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Glasgow bar Munro's to reopen as The Bull - with new look, menu and beer garden

Munro's bar on Great Western Road in Glasgow has been revamped and will reopen this month as The Bull.

Published: April 22, 2021
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Scottish hospitality group, MacMerry 300, will open The Bull - a new bar and restaurant - on 26 April.

Located at 185 Great Western Road, the new venue will focus on premium Scottish ingredients, with a specific focus on Scotch beef, seasonal cocktails and craft beers.

Doors will open for the very first time on Monday 26 at 11am - with customers able to enjoy the substantial outdoor area and a refurbished indoor dining room.

Currently MacMerry 300 operate 11 venues across Scotland, mainly in Dundee, including Abandon Ship, Draffens and King of Islington, as well as Gracie’s café in Broughty Ferry.

The Bull is one of three new venues that marks MacMerry 300’s move into Glasgow.

Earlier this year the group opened The Luchador on Glasgow’s south side and, more recently, took over a prime city centre site, which will be transformed into a second Abandon Ship venue complementing its Dundee flagship.

Further expansion is forecast for later this year, with an additional three sites earmarked for summer openings.

Talking about the group’s latest Glasgow venture, AJ McMenemy, operations director of Macmerry 300, said: “Ultimately, our aim is to be a fully encompassing neighbourhood venue offering consistency and quality right across the board.

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"Our nationally renowned cocktail bartenders - lead by the global cocktail champion, alongside our top chefs have trained in some of the best establishments across the UK.

"We have big ambitions to bring something quite special to Glasgow and we very much hope people welcome us with open arms. We’re most excited to share with you our new meeting home.”

The newly refurbished west end location is a blend of old and new - from the traditional gas-lamp lighting to textures of tangerine velvet and terrazzo tiling.

As well as its core menu of pub classics, the venue will serve up a daily set menu (£25 for three courses, £20 for two courses), ‘Brunch at the Bull’ seven-days-a-week and a steak selection featuring four different cuts of Scotch beef - all supplied by Macduff Beef Farmers.

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On the drinks menu, guests can look forward to a hand-picked selection of 26 beers spanning craft, draught and local favourites.

Highlights from the cocktail list include ‘Loco con Coco’ - Cachaca, Guava, Coconut Water, Absinthe, Soda - and the ‘Platinum Bullet’ - Buffalo Trace bourbon, Slow Roasted Pineapple infused bitters, Coconut carpano vermouth.

AJ added: “Our menus are thoughtful, delicious, and interesting - designed to cover all those moments in the day from brunch to lunch, dinner and beyond.”

Open from 11am every day - until 8pm indoors and 10pm outdoors, The Bull is open from Monday 26 April.

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Once restrictions allow, the Bull will extend its opening hours until 1am, seven days a week.

Bookings are being taken online now.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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