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9 of the best places for brunch in Glasgow

Who's ready for a weekend of brunching?

Published: July 6, 2021
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Glasgow’s residents are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to the sacred foodie ritual of brunch.

Whether you’re in the mood for a whopping great full Scottish fry-up to cure your weekend hangover, or a fat stack of fluffy pancakes with all the toppings, Glasgow has something to satisfy your brunch-time cravings.

Partick Duck Club

(27 Hyndland Street, Mansfield Park, Glasgow, G11 5QF. 0141 334 9909)

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A much loved local gem at the heart of Partick in Glasgow’s quaint West End, the Duck Club serves an unbeatable all day brunch menu, jam-packed with offerings such as Orkney crab and avocado on toast, Turkish eggs or the infamous beef shin and duck egg benedict, finished with a helping of buttery hollandaise sauce.

The loaded duck fat fries are also a must-order, or perhaps a deep-fried cinnamon bun for dessert will do the trick?

Gnom

(758 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow, G41 2AE. 0141 258 2949)

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Gnom in Southside takes your typical brunch dishes to the next level by switching it up from the go-to classics with dishes like spiced coconut porridge with cardamom yoghurt, sticky sesame bananas and ginger syrup.

Their savoury options are equally likely to tantalise your tastebuds – perhaps your Sunday morning requires a smoked haddock thermidor with parmesan and thyme popover and sautéed spinach, alongside a freshly brewed
coffee.

Gnom is currently open Wednesday – Sunday with a brand new menu to try.

Epicures of Hyndland

(159 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, G12 9JA. 0141 334 3599)

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From the talented team behind Michelin Star restaurant Cail Bruich, Epicures of Hyndland is serving up some of the most luxurious (not to mention beautifully presented) brunches in town.

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Indulge in steak and eggs, fried chicken waffles or a slow cooked ham hough benedict, covered in spicy nduja hollandaise. Just the ticket if you’re looking for a brunch date to impress.

Café Strange Brew

(1082 Pollokshaws Rd, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 3XA. 0141 440 7290)

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One of Shawlands most popular cafes, and for good reason! The team at Café Strange Brew are endlessly creative when it comes to dreaming up new brunch dishes to tempt in their customers far and wide.

Here you’ll find pancakes piled high with toppings from tropical fruit to chocolate ganache as well as savoury skillets, French toast and plenty of top quality hand-roasted, barista-crafted coffee. Perfect for any kind of weekend treat.

Urban West

(537 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8HN. 0141 334 3068)

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Popular with locals and students alike, Urban West is bound have something on their menu to suit any taste.

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The Mexican Benedict (with chorizo, avocado and sriracha hollandaise) is a firm customer favourite, as are the full breakfasts and filled bagels.

For those with a sweet tooth, there are fluffy, American style pancakes or breakfast waffles towering high with smoked bacon, blueberries and maple syrup.

The ideal location to kick off a day of wandering through the heart of the West End.

Singl-end Café and Bakehouse

(15 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1HP. 0141 552 4433)

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With restaurants in both Merchant City and Garnethill, Sing-end have all bases covered when it comes to brunch.

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Their signature baked eggs are the talk of the town but the loaded, cheesy nduja and veggie croque sandwiches are also the stuff of legends.

If you can find room afterwards, one of their freshly baked cakes never goes amiss, too!

Grain and Grind

(50 Battlefield Rd, Glasgow, G42 9QF. 0141 387 4069)

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Home to their own roasted coffee from their branch in Inverness, Grain and Grind not only have the best ingredients for your weekend caffeine fix, but their café in Battlefield has a fantastic brunch menu, too.

Their £10 menu (which also includes any hot drink of your choice) features exciting new dishes from pork belly Huevos Rancheros to a mushroom Welsh rarebit, served with skinny fries.

Ocho Café

(8 Speirs Wharf, Glasgow, G4 9TB. 0141 332 6229)

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Ocho is a cosy canal-side café with a menu featuring all the old favourites as well as some more unique dishes of their own creation, such as spinach pancakes with smoked salmon and poached egg.

With full breakfasts catered for meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike, here you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy.

For those struggling to choose, the ‘Build Your Own Brunch’ option should disperse any uncertainty or fear of missing out.

Saint Judes

(190 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HG. 0141 352 8800)

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Brand new to Glasgow’s brunch scene, the popular city centre bar, kitchen and venue Saint Judes is now serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Their Biscoff cheesecake French toast and mixed berry pancakes are definite highlights, or why not try out the black pudding stack, served on sourdough with eggs and a potato scone for something a little more ‘Glasgow’?

For those looking to welcome in the weekend with a bang, you can also order Bloody Marys or Mimosas to accompany your meal - cheers!

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