Van Winkle

4.6
208 Reviews
£25 and under
American
Welcome to Van Winkle, we look forward to serving you. We’ve sampled food all across the USA but our heart fell in love with the taste of classic BBQ and Grill dishes from Kentucky. Comfort food for the soul and incredible flavours.

Serving the largest selection of Bourbons in Scotland along with an awesome array of beers, wine and cocktails.

All our food is locally sourced, using on the highest quality products and prepared fresh, in house at Van Winkle.

We are in a great location, opposite the Barrowland Ballroom. Easy access from the City Centre or the East End.

Don't forget our hidden gem, The Jack Daniels Beer Garden, a great spot to enjoy a beer or two.

We offer a sit in, takeaway and home delivery service.

We are partnered with Just Eat, Deliveroo and Uber Eats for takeaway or you can order online for collection at www.vanwinkle.co.uk

Support Van Winkle during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Guinness Pod & Dinner for 4 to 6 People

    £15.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    At Van Winkle, Barrowlands we are delighted to launch our ‘Guinness Pod’ in conjunction with Guinness Raising The Bar. Installed with your own heater and lighting, this is a cosy pod for you and your friends to enjoy in our Van Winkle beer garden. Included in this package is 4 or 6 of our classic burgers served in a brioche bun with Van Winkle sauce, gherkins, shredded lettuce and served with fries, 2 sides of onion rings and a pint of Guinness for every guest. *Guinness can be substituted for a pint of Tennent’s upon request.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 208 people are saying
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PaulM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was top notch

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fionac
Perthshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for food before going to barrowlands. Menu limited to mainly burgers but they were delicious. Staff were very friendly, attentive and obliging( we arrived 30 mins before our booking but were happily given our table) .

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ScranMan
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Simply class👍

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely brilliant, food was delicious. Staff were so friendly as well. Would absolutely recommend.

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CatrionaD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lovely staff and great atmosphere.

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DavidS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good honest food and good drink selection. Staff very pleasant and attentive. No complaints at all.

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SootyH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food good, ambience good, service good and straight across from the Barrowlands! What more do you want?

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Anon
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot for some good grub and drinks. Very attentive staff!

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DanielR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and choice of drinks. Decent music.Definitely will be coming back.

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JulieM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff were lovely, polite and very efficient.
Food was good and all round a lovely place to visit.

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VickiW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Friendly staff, music way too loud. Service slow but food ok but quite a limited choice. Drink choice good.

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IEhggg
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

We were asked to leave due to one of our dogs barking. It was mortifying.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing plenty there good value for money staff was really friendly and atmosphere was excellent. I would definitely be back.

JB
JoannaBa
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible no chicken in the wrap !! Lack of service snd

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elainec
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly relaxed service, nice atmosphere.
Food was lovely, tasty, good portion and all sounded delicious was hard to choose.
Do note if you don’t want to see football you can’t avoid the big screen.
Really enjoyed and will be back, thanks

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MarkT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was a perfect volume. Too many places have ridiculously high music. The food was good value for money. We went before the Barrowland and will be back. The 2 lads serving on Wednesday 22nd September were friendly.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Place to eat and drink will be back again

DG
DawnG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty meal. Staff were very helpful and kept our table when we had a series of mishaps trying to make it on time...

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JoFung
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and it was fantastic. The staff were great, friendly and helpful. They made me a cocktail that wasn't on the list!
The food was lovley, amazing wings!
We will definetly be back

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GillyA
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit & def won't be our last! Great service, lovely food, HUGE choice of drinks & great value!

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TobiA
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great music, good food at reasonable prices. Would go back agian

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night! Staff were incredibly polite and friendly! Ended up going back here the same night because we couldn’t get enough, would recommend 100%

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Setting and decor is lovely. Food is tasty and excellent value. Good service staff are friendly.

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Jack
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff, attentive and friendly. Really good food and drinks menu too.

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LouiseB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were lovely. the food was great. The atmosphere was brilliant before our first concert in a long time. Love the decor and just the general feel of the place. we will be back

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HollyR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all round. Seated straight away to our preference, we’re informed of a slight delay to our food coming out due to a large takeaway order, but that wasn’t an issue as the person serving us was incredibly attentive and friendly, and check d in and communicated with us on a regular basis. The food was very well cooked, really tasty and the portion sizes were more than generous. Didn’t catch the name of the guy serving us but he was a great representation of Van Winkle as a business. Would happily come back and eat here again.

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JohnM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy an evening at Van Winkle (even if I don't like whisky or bourbon!). Staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly. Atmosphere is great. So good to have somewhere like this in the East End of Glasgow.

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PaulM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service will definitely be back, good variety of beers etc too

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fionan
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. Food and staff were great. Will definitely return

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AdamJ
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, drinks and staff... Think we'll be treating ourselves to a cheeky second visit before our week here is out.. Many thanks guys!

Van Winkle
Responded on August 21, 2021

Thanks Adam, we will pass on your great comments to the team and see you again soon!

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KyleF
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Unfortunately I had an awful experience. Went in for a quick bite to eat. Ordered a beer, 6 wings and a small plate of chicken tenders.

Beer arrived, however no food. 15,20,30 mins passed before I chased because I had to leave soon only to be told the food order never reached the kitchen.

My first experience of Van Winkle and unfortunately my last. If they can't get an order for one person correct on a Wednesday afternoon I have no faith their service is up to much.

Van Winkle
Responded on August 21, 2021

We are very disappointed to hear this, we get praised on our great food and service and would ask that you do give us a try again to rectify the experience you had on this occasion.

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Especially the food, the staff awesome

Van Winkle
Responded on August 21, 2021

Thanks Nicole, we have a cracking team at Van Winkle, we will pass on your comments.

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AlistairM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. Waitress chose a tasty whisky for me from their extensive selection. Very convenient for Barrowlands where we were going.
10/10 would recommend. Got another 2 shows here this year. Look forward to coming back before them.

Van Winkle
Responded on August 21, 2021

Thanks Alistair, we will pass on these fab comments to the team and very much look forward to welcoming you back.

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IainS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very helpful, food delicious thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Van Winkle
Responded on August 21, 2021

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our food and service, our team work incredibly hard to deliver excellent customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic bar in a great location.
Food was delicious and the service excellent!
Will definitely be back!

Van Winkle
Responded on August 7, 2021

We are glad to hear your enjoyed our food and drink and do look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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FionaM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice bar and really helpful staff. Good food and great range of cocktails

Van Winkle
Responded on August 21, 2021

Thanks Fiona, we will pass these lovely comments onto the team.

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NicoleW
London
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service from staff was outstanding. Nice guys, prompt service.

The menu appeared to be limited from what it was prior to the last lockdown which is understandable.

The music was terrible though. Its a bourbon bar/restaurant, should be playing some bluegrass or something, not late 90s frat boy pop rock. I wondered if that was an attempt to be 'American', as an American myself from the South, don't do that.

Van Winkle
Responded on August 7, 2021

Thanks Nicole, we do hope to increase our menu over the coming months now that restrictions have begun to ease. We will speak to the team about the music, we normally get great feedback and will check that the correct music has been playing.

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LizaM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, good grub and very dog friendly, they have a dog menu!!! Def be back. Super friendly staff too!

Van Winkle
Responded on August 7, 2021

Thanks Liza, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and your pooch as well.

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Margaret
London
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying this hidden gem, great beer garden, food and staff amazing! Will definitely be back.

Van Winkle
Responded on August 7, 2021

Thanks Margaret, delighted you found us!

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Jacqueline
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wee night . Nice place n definitely would recommend

Van Winkle
Responded on August 7, 2021

Thanks for taking time to rate and review us.

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FAQs

Van Winkle does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Van Winkle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0141 552 1177.

Van Winkle is rated 4.6 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

Van Winkle does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.vanwinkle.co.uk.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.