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55 Bearsden Cross, Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire Council

55 Bearsden Cross

3.5
3.5
33 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 17:00–00:00 Wed–Sun 12:00–01:00
  • Phone number
    020 3000 0000
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Glasgow

    Neighbourhood gem

33 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were delighted with our evening, haven’t been to 55BC in ages but saw there was new chef and we were not disappointed. Excellent service, food was also very good. We’ll definitely be back!

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  2. PeteMac

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a very good experience, the service was spot on and the food was very tasty and they accommodated for my gluten free food. Maybe there sweets could be a bit better for gluten free.

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  3. DEBORAHT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited 55Bearsden Cross a few months ago. It was very disappointing. Visited again last weekend. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. The new manager and his team were excellent, including the food. Definitely would recommend. Will be back very soon.

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  4. JoanneL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly service, good value food with nice options

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked table, arranged baby sitters as had an impromptu night off - turned up at restaurant to find closed for private function, made to feel I was lying when said I had an exsisting booking - showed confirmation email & was told “that shouldn’t have happened “

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  6. KatrinaD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I took my mum for lunch but just as we were about to order we were told there was a problem in the kitchen & we would be unable to get any food. That was the end of our lunch trip!

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  7. IainK

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool decor that really added to the atmosphere. Attentive service and great choice of food and drinks

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  8. HughS

    Dunbartonshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On arrival taken to our table by a pleasant young man ordered drinks came quickly then ordered some starters they arrived in good time and very tasty table cleared quickly then mains fabulous really tasty and we had one dessert which was great first class service from a young waiter will be returning

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  9. AnneL

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s really not a place to go now for good food. Staff very pleasant but everything just a bit haphazard. We’d booked a booth but the staff had a laptop set up at the only one left . Quickly rectified but … Food not the best …in fact one member of party couldn’t eat hers. One order was wrong. Fries were cold. Toilets poor - needed attention. Staff need direction . As a pub it’s a good place to go …lively but not rowdy . A bitova buzz but not too noisy. I will go back but not to eat.

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  10. ShirleyM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service very slow , food average, seating area cold

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  11. JoannaB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We went there on 24.12.23 table booked for 12.15 for Xmas brunch, got table. Waited wee while for someone to come and take our order, restaurant was absolutely empty only us. 2 waitresses and guy behind the bar. First of all the barmaid was using f words quite loudly on the front of my children. Secondly the chef was picking his teeth with his hand 😳 Thirdly waited for our food over one hour nobody came and apologise whatsoever. Food was cold and my poor husband had to wait for his breakfast while we were eating ours. They forgot about our chips as well. Never again and wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

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  12. gayles

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Manager stormed over to our table and said .. what’s the issue .. we were shocked look at him and replied we thu k you have the wrong table ! Totally shocking customer service .. turns out he was supposed to come to our table to advise they didn’t have an item we had ordered! How he stormed over and said what’s the issue instead of I’m Sorry we don’t have have xx is rather strange ! Food took forever to arrive there only was about 4/5 tables for food, lots of items unavailable.. the only plus point was the waitress I think her name was Emily or Emma she deserves a medal to work there !

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  13. Julie

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for breakfast for santa. Lovely food and Santa experience, had a really enjoyable morning would absolutely do it again.

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  14. LISAF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for a meal with our 6-year-old granddaughter. Friday early evening, just before Christmas, saw the place buzzing - although not fully booked, so maybe the locals knew something we didn't. The interior (I understand the bar has recently undergone a refurb) was pleasant and welcoming with several different seating options (velvety booths, high tables with bar stools, lower tables etc). We were seated in a booth which was lovely - comfy and with lots of room. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The one blot on the escutcheon was that the food wasn't great. It was edible (which for around £15 per main course is a pretty low bar) but I would not eat here again. The batter on the haddock was gluten free and was as tough as shoe leather. I ended up discarding it - the fish inside was very nice, though. My husband's burger was reported as 'not great' being a bit greasy and tasteless. Worst of all, both kinds of chips, triple-cooked and skinny French fries, were soggy. I feel that the ability to cook decent chips is pretty fundamental and in an age when we've all got air fryers, a soggy chip is inexcusable. We didn't raise any of these issues at the time as they were irreparable and we wanted to devote our time to our granddaughter. Despite the food, we really enjoyed our visit to 55 - the ambience and service making up for the 'not great' burger, inedible batter and soggy chips. We would return but only for a drink unless there is a radical improvement in the kitchen.

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  15. ElaineP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and wine that we had was nice and we enjoyed our main courses. When we finished them the waitress asked if we would like to see the dessert menu. When we hadn't received it 15 minutes later (around 8.50pm) we asked the waitress what had happened to it and were advised that the kitchen closed at 9pm and we could not have a dessert!! The waitress then disappeared to get changed and sat at the bar with her colleague having a drink. If the waitress had given us the dessert menu when was asked for it there would have been plenty of time for the kitchen to provide desserts. We were very disappointed by this poor service and the lack of communication from the staff and are unlikely to return.

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  16. LindaM

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely lunch service. Staff were great, very attentive. Food was lovely, we had small plates all presented well and were super tasty. Will definitely come back for more

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant experience. My daughter is gluten free and they were extremely accommodating with lovely tasty options for her. We enjoyed our food too. Excellent friendly service in nice surroundings.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sent for a breakfast with Santa, service was good, santa experience also good. Food could do with work. Pancakes were not American fluffy very thin. Full breakfast potato scone was deep fried and dry, egg over cooked, sausage was dry.

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  19. LynnM

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fish in raco was greasy, as was meat burger. Oil obviously not at correct temperature. Was also lukewarm - maybe sitting for a bit. Only 2 veggie options and one of them was a cold salad - in winter.

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  20. BrianS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Just visited the restaurant there for my partners birthday gift. I cannot begin to tell you that the whole experience was nothing short of shambolic. We waited over 1 hour for our food when no one in the place eating ? got told 50mins in that my partners burger was not ordered properly so had to do it again and will need to wait 10mins which didn’t make sense as we had waited 50mins so far. We then got the toast freezing? Dinner came quite clear my dinner has been made and sitting heating while waiting on the burger to be made. My Chips solid , fish hot on the outside cold in the middle. My partners chicken was cold and undercooked as shown in pics. We decided to call it a day. We had to pay wow. No offer of a discount Just to say it’s not been the greatest day and I hope youse get things sorted

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  21. Erica

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and ambience but the food is tasteless. Ordered the Buttermilk Chicken burger, marinated, seasoned and slaw on top yet it was completely bland.

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  22. DavidM

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a long wait for food. The chicken schnitzel was extremly dry. Fish and chips should have come with minted peas and tartare sauce - just normal peas and no tartare sauce. At £15 it is a bit over priced compared to other local restaurants. Beef burger was tasty but came with a small cup of string fries and head of letuice with some sauce drizzeled over it which had congealed under the lights on the pass. This was our second visit and will probably be our last for food. Pity as it is a local restaurant we can walk to.

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  23. CharlieH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Almost every item on the menu had something missing or was unavailable. When the food arrived was overcooked and items like Coleslaw missing. The staff tried their best and gave us complementary drinks and a reduction on the bill but we won't be hurrying back. To be fair I believe this was a bad day and normally would be much better.

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  24. AlisonW

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Relaxed casual good “pub grub’. Service a wee bit slow

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  25. WillieM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a lovely, relaxing evening meal at 55 BC yesterday. Food as always was excellent with nice size portions and very friendly and attentive staff. Re-booked for a lunch for 4 on Saturday on spur of the moment. Nice that the great start the new business has made has been maintained.

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  26. JayneA

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Venue was lovely but service was slow for it being quiet and food was not great

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  27. Emma

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful food, however kitchen service seemed very slow for a quiet Sunday evening.

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  28. CarolW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were in a corner, did not feel very comfortable, table was unsteady, food choices for vegetarian limited, made enquiry about 1 vegetarian option and staff were unable to provide information.

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  29. JohnM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Good selection of food, nice atmosphere and good drink options! Service lets it down a bit, steak was very poor quality for the price and no follow up once we received food, couldn't get plates cleared or another drink and had to go to the bar to ask for the bill. Hopefully that's just teething problems as it's recently reopened again.

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  30. Martine

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time here since its redecoration and new menu. What a difference to the old 55 BC! In a very good way. 👍 Really nice buzzy Friday night vibe. Service good. Waiters look v smart in blue waistcoats, Emma very friendly. Salmon v nice, bigger bit for money wld be good. I'm just a wee person but my 6 foot son wld have thought this wee bit too small a portion. He enjoyed his chicken burger though. We'll definitely be back. Love to have such a nice local bistro. 😀👍👍

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  31. JohnL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food, atmosphere, we'll be back.....

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  32. JeanetteM

    Glasgow

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit and just as good as the first. Food good and we shared a bottle of wine which was very nice

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  33. JackieG

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food tasty,staff amazing and friendly.Overall a fantastic night atmosphere was spot on.

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55 Bearsden Cross is rated 3.5 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for 55 Bearsden Cross

128 Drymen Rd, Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire Council G61 3RB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 17:00–00:00 Wed–Sun 12:00–01:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
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