Van Winkle

4.6
164 reviews
£25 and under
American

Top tags:

Casual
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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff 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 164 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.7
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4.4
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food wasn’t great, chips where cold… received wrong order and rolls where a bit stale.

Van Winkle
Responded 6 days ago

Robert, please can you let us know what date you dined with us in order to look into this further. We get food deliveries daily, therefore your rolls should have been fresh. We are keen to ensure this does not happen again in the future.

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DeanM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good atmosphere, got great staff, no issue with food

Van Winkle
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Dean for taking time to rate and review us.

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SusanF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around enjoyable lunch. Good food. Good service. Good atmosphere. I recommend eating here. I will be back.

Van Winkle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks Susan, we are glad you enjoyed your lunch and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were amazing, will definitely be back.

Van Winkle
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking time to rate and review us, we really do value all feedback.

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MarkN
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service accommodating for dog - food was great value for money.

Van Winkle
Responded 6 days ago

We are glad you and your pooch enjoyed their visit with us and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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DS241
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Food was really disappointing, only vegetarian options were halloumi and Mac and cheese, more variety please!

Van Winkle
Responded 6 days ago

We will take your comments on board and will look at this when revising our menu.

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MurrayG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beers wasn't bad either. All at a great price

Van Winkle
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Murray!

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RossL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Waited an hour for food and no one else inside was waiting - don’t know what outside was like but waiting an hour anywhere isn’t good even with everything going on just now. Wings were amazing burger quality too and staff were nice. Unsure if I’d go back simply due to the length of time we waited.

Van Winkle
Responded 6 days ago

Ross, we can only apologise for the length of time that you had to wait for your food and will most certainly follow this up. We do hope you will give us a try again.

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MrUnit
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were only customers in but still enjoyed the vibe. Food was brilliant, staff were attentive. Will be back

Van Winkle
Responded on 8 July 2021

Thanks for the great rating and feedback.

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Natty
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are always friendly. Tables were set out to coincide with new guidelines. Booking the table was easy. Food was delicious as always, tried a cocktail for the first time and it was so nice. The place wasn't too noisy even though it was fully booked, the music reminds me of being a teenager again!
Love having this place on my doorstep.

Van Winkle
Responded on 8 July 2021

Thanks Natty for the lovely comments and feedback, we hope to see you again soon.

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Daz4x4
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly, really good pub grub and good atmosphere. Dog friendly.

Van Winkle
Responded on 8 July 2021

Thanks Daz for the feedback and rating!

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, cool decor and decently priced. Best Bloody Mary my friend had ever had and the food was decent. Nothing fancy but nice.

Van Winkle
Responded on 8 July 2021

Thanks for the rating and we are delighted you enjoyed our Bourbon Mary.

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AmyB
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service as always!

Van Winkle
Responded on 8 July 2021

Thanks for your comments Amy and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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KarenG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff always friendly and quick service! Food as always fresh and tasty

Van Winkle
Responded on 1 July 2021

Thanks Karen for the super rating!

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Katey
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for the past few years and never fault the food or the service! Halloumi fries are my fav!

Van Winkle
Responded on 1 July 2021

Halloumi fries are our favourite too! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere. Excellent service and friendly staff. Good value for money!

Van Winkle
Responded on 8 July 2021

Thank you for taking time to rate and review us.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

End of term celebrations in the most difficult of times were made really easy and enjoyable at Van Winkle’s. We booked the Guinness Pod at the back, which we loved. Having your own heater was great. The staff were superb, as was the food and drink. We are already looking forward to returning. And. There. Were. Dogs! Enough said!

Van Winkle
Responded on 1 July 2021

Thanks for the great rating and review, we do look forward to welcoming you back again soon. We even have a dedicated dog menu for our four legged friends!

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CMac
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a fantastic wee place with excellent friendly service and great quality food at reasonable prices. The small but well spaced beer garden is great and they have an amazing selection of Bourbons if that's your thing!

Van Winkle
Responded on 1 July 2021

We are glad you got to try our Bourbon range. Hopefully you will be back to try more!

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Squareslice
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great good food attentive staff been before and will go again Thanks.

Van Winkle
Responded on 1 July 2021

Thanks for taking time to provide feedback, we do hope to welcome you again soon.

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RaymondM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foot was really nice, servers were friendly and pints were spot on.

Van Winkle
Responded on 1 July 2021

Thanks Raymond, we will let the team know.

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jgggg
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with helpful staff and delicious food, absolutely recommend to everyone

Van Winkle
Responded on 1 July 2021

Thanks for the great rating and lovely feedback.

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PaulM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Quiet (12pm booking). Food was very nice. Good selection of beers and value for money.

Van Winkle
Responded on 1 July 2021

Thanks for choosing Van Winkle Paul and for the great feedback.

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Gavin
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff drinks and atmosphere pre Scotland game. Staff couldn’t have been any nicer

Van Winkle
Responded on 1 July 2021

Thanks Gavin, we will pass on your lovely comments to the team.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely wee place - the food is brilliant, but the portions can be either massive or quite small depending on what you get - I got the main meal portion of Mac and cheese and it was tiny. I asked the waiter and he said that was the full size portion so I can only imagine how small the side one is!
Drinks are always delicious, servers are lovely. The gazebo thing they have up in the beer garden is terrible though - it gets really clammy and warm, if it’s windy you feel like the whole thing will collapse on you!

Van Winkle
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking time to provide feedback, we will look into the mac n cheese portion with the chef. We have put up a gazebo to keep guests warm and dry when the Scottish weather isn't as kind as it could be.

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GaryT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding service, Great food & very Friendly Staff

Van Winkle
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thanks Gary, we will pass these fab comments onto our team

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BethanW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, especially halloumi burger. Great that they allow dogs too

Van Winkle
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thanks Bethan, we especially love our four legged friends. The halloumi burger is one of our most popular dishes. We do hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Steven
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were amazing as always! Place was lively and distancing was handled well.

Van Winkle
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thanks Steven, the team has been working very hard under these new working conditions.

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JuneL
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Can’t praise the staff enough , their service and friendly attention was outstanding . First time here and will definitely be going back . Cocktails wow

Van Winkle
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thank you June, we will pass on these lovely comments to our team and do look forward to welcoming you again.

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, HUGE portion sizes, excellent service and a nice atmosphere. We'll definetley be back!!

Van Winkle
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thanks Luke, what lovely comments. Thank you for the feedback.

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SarahD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience loved the food great service wonderful place to eat

Van Winkle
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thanks Sarah for the fab comments, we will pass these onto the team.

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Niquef17
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service as always. So glad to be back

Van Winkle
Responded on 6 June 2021

Thanks for taking time to rate and review us.

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Steven
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is constantly on another level, would recommend this place to visit!

Van Winkle
Responded on 6 June 2021

Wow Steven thank you! We will pass on these cracking comments to the team, they will be delighted to hear this.

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Salirving
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best night with the girls at Van Winkle! Thanks for the cracking booth (probably for the best with our noise levels having not caught up for months!), and the service from the lovely Chris was excellent. Will be back to sample more bourbon and burgers! 😁

Van Winkle
Responded on 6 June 2021

So glad you had a great catch up at Van Winkle. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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GlynE
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We got the Chilli and Bourbon BBQ pulled pork burgers and although you may think at first that sounds heavy the food was fairly easy going. Just the right thing for a mid day meal to set you up for the rest of the day. The Fudge Sundae is awesome with a bourbon infused cream on the top and plenty of chocolate and toffee sauce.

Van Winkle
Responded on 6 June 2021

Thanks Glyn, we are glad you got sample our Pulled Pork Burgers and our favourite the Fudge Sundae!

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SarahE
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very tasty and reasonable food and drinks.

Van Winkle
Responded on 3 June 2021

We are delighted to hear you had a great visit, we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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SusanF
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful attentive waiting staff.
Hot well prepared food.
Reasonable pricing.
Recommended.

Van Winkle
Responded on 3 June 2021

Thanks Susan for the lovely comments, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Richard
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place with a great outdoor set up. Service was excellent given it was only two staff on and the outside area was full the whole time, as well as some ‘challenging customers’.

Van Winkle
Responded on 3 June 2021

Thanks for your lovely comments Richard, we will pass on your feedback to our team, they work incredibly hard.

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SharonM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Did not have food, just drinks. Beer garden not very nice, very small and very cramped, the service was ok. Good value for cocktails. Would not be my first choice.

Van Winkle
Responded on 3 June 2021

Thanks for your comments Sharon, sadly we only have a small beer garden with very limited tables, however very much adhere to the social distancing guidelines.

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SeasonedTraveller
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was disappointing. Tacos weren't tacos, they were tortilla wraps. BBQ sauce tasted out of a jar. Cramped tables outdoors.

Van Winkle
Responded on 30 May 2021

We are extremely sorry to learn of your experience and will follow this up with our dedicated team.

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Pavalicious
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, perfect wee hideaway protecting us from Glasgow's unpredictable elements. Would highly recommend!

Van Winkle
Responded on 30 May 2021

Thank you for your 5 star rating!

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FAQs

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

Van Winkle is rated 4.6 stars by 164 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 bookings at the moment.