Review on The Left Bank

Don't expect much in the way of Rive Gauche Gallic trappings at this fashionable hangout on upwardly mobile Gibson Street. Voted 'Best Scottish Urban Restaurant 2009', it's a laid-back, modishly groovy place close to the 'left bank' of the nearby River Kelvin, overlooking the leafy expanses of Kelvingrove Park.

Inside, it's a mix of über-hip bar and modish all-day eatery, with eye-catching textile floral prints from the Timorous Beasties, low-hung butterfly hologram lampshades, swathes of exposed brick, sleek low benches and lots of natural woodwork.

The food is a riot of eclectic influences, with esoteric ingredients plundered from around the globe - although the kitchen keeps the die-hards happy with the likes of beer-battered haddock and char-grilled Angus steaks. Otherwise expect elaborate combos along the lines of chilli salt squid with Vietnamese cucumber, beansprout and scallion salad, yangon-spiced chicken coated in sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds with lime and coriander gremolata, or honeyed duck breast with prunes, chestnuts and balsamic shallots. Smoothies, trendy cocktails and some sassy modern wines suit the drinkers. There are all sorts of foodie deals at various times of day, while breakfast and brunch are big local hits.

The Left Bank is also featured in: AA Guide

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Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 9.00am (10.00am Sat & Sun)
Lunch: until
Dinner: 10.00pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Left Bank

  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 75 covers


The Left Bank
33-35 Gibson Street
City of Glasgow
G12 8NU

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