Van Winkle West

4.6
25 reviews
£25 and under
American
Welcome to our new Van Winkle West End location, we look forward to welcoming 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 at Sandyford Place, Sauchiehall Street with easy access from the City Centre or the West End.

Don't forget our fantastic beer garden out the front and back, a great spot to enjoy a beer or two.

We offer a sit in, takeaway and home delivery service via takeaway partners Just Eat and Uber Eats or you can order online for collection at www.vanwinkle.co.uk

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 25 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamanthaH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are brilliant, drinks are lovely and I’ve previously ate and really enjoyed the food. The staff re very good though, will definitely be back

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JulieW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely food, great cocktails and great service x

Van Winkle West
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks Julie, delighted you got to sample the great cocktails.

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RJJJ
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good restaurant with a nice outdoor seating area. Value for money was pretty good and the staff were more than helpful. Would go again !

Van Winkle West
Responded 2 days ago

We will pass on your lovely comments to the team!

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MorvenL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The drinks were great especially the whiskey sour!

Van Winkle West
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the great rating and review

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RoisinF
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this bar, it has been transformed since it became Van Winkle. The staff are all so lovely, helpful and really good to our dog as it's a doggy friendly bar. The food is fab - chicken and waffles, burgers, and even a doggy menu which goes down well with our Dachshund. The outdoor space is ideal, esp since the front has more tables so they usually can fit you in with a walk in but the online booking system is nice and easy to use. Great place!

Van Winkle West
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks Roisin, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and your pooch too. We very much look forward to welcoming you back.

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Mathew
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for food and drinks with great customer service.

Van Winkle West
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks Mathew for the lovely feedback.

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SheilaG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really friendly staff , good wine recommendations and nice atmosphere

Van Winkle West
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking time to rate and review us, we appreciate the feedback.

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britj
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing,staff very friendly,good atmosphere!!

Van Winkle West
Responded on 8 July 2021

Thanks so much for the great rating and lovely comments, we really appreciate the feedback and will pass this onto the team.

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Robinson
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely staff and venue, food was average was slightly dissapointed good price however !

Van Winkle West
Responded on 1 July 2021

Thanks for taking time to rate and review us, we will follow this up with the team.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food very good and excellent value

Van Winkle West
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thanks for the feedback, we will pass on the comments to the team.

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PickyPanda
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Our server was lovely but unfortunately the food was terrible. I ordered southern fried chicken and waffles with gravy and a ‘drizzling’ of maple syrup. The waffles were soggy. The chicken breast was processed meat. The gravy was sickly sweet (it clearly contained the ‘drizzle’ of syrup). I also ordered onion rings which were swimming in oil. I couldn’t eat either meal. I voiced my issues with the server who was very nice and took the food away and offered to replace the meals. At this point I didn’t want to eat there anymore and asked for the bill. Since I hadn’t consumed more than a bite I honestly didn’t expect to be charged for the food (just my drinks), but when the bill arrived it included both dishes. I questioned the server who went and discussed it with a manager. It was clear he was trying to charge me for meals I didn’t eat. Luckily the server sorted things out for me. Needless to say, I won’t be returning.
12.06.21 5.45pm Booking #532

Van Winkle West
Responded on 1 July 2021

Thank you for your feedback, we will look into this further with the team.

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CharlotteM
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Staff and atmosphere were great but the food was really poor.

Van Winkle West
Responded on 14 June 2021

We are very sorry to hear of this and will follow up with our manager and chef to look into what went wrong during your visit. This is not the standard we strive to deliver.

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ChristinaB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Van Winkle west. Really relaxed atmosphere. Staff friendly and helpful. Food was really nice and will definitely be back

Van Winkle West
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thanks Christian, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to Van Winkle West End and do hope to welcome you back again soon.

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MarkE
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great day, menu is brilliant, great selection of food and cocktails. Even had drinks and treats for our dog. Staff were brilliant, friendly and attentive.

Van Winkle West
Responded on 14 June 2021

Thanks Mark for your kind comments and feedback, we will pass this back onto the team.

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Angelam
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cracking location, friendly staff would highly recommend.

Van Winkle West
Responded on 6 June 2021

Thanks Angela, we are delighted you found us at our new West End location!

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JodieL
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. First night of level 2 and the staff were friendly and quick.

Van Winkle West
Responded on 6 June 2021

Thanks Jodie, glad you enjoyed your night with us and hope to see you again soon.

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Daiz
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service with a great outside area which we sat in.

Van Winkle West
Responded on 6 June 2021

Thanks for taking time to rate and review us, we really appreciate your feedback and kind comments.

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Hannah
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were brilliant! Made the evening really good!

Van Winkle West
Responded on 6 June 2021

Thanks Hannah, our team work really hard to deliver excellent customer service and we will pass on your comments.

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sarahpots
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yummy food nice location server was nice would recommend burger

Van Winkle West
Responded on 6 June 2021

Thanks Sarah, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and do hope to welcome you again soon.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are all gems, and the chicken burger is deeeelish! 😍

Van Winkle West
Responded on 6 June 2021

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

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KathleenW
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, who were super fast and helpful. Good prices for cocktails in the city centre. As much as the outside area was quite small, it was really lovely and had a great atmosphere

Van Winkle West
Responded on 30 May 2021

Thanks Kathleen, we appreciate your feedback. We are working on getting our back beer garden ready as well which will create more outside space.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were brilliant , good outside area .

Van Winkle West
Responded on 30 May 2021

Thanks for the 5 star rating!

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ConnorDonald
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere. Hidden gem between West end and city centre.

Van Winkle West
Responded on 30 May 2021

Thanks for the lovely feedback, we are delighted you found our new venue between the West End and City Centre.

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Julie
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We arrived on time for our Opentable booking on a weekend night in the city to find that the restaurant was closed to the public due to a private function!
It's notoriously difficult to get a table in Finneston Glasgow at the weekend so we were left hungry and with no booking.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service by waitress poor one of my friends asked for the cheese burger without any relish or sauces he specifically asked for a plain burger. First burger came without the relish but had a mustard coloured sauce on bottom half of burger bun plus a gherkin on top of bun. When we politely asked waitress to change our order to what we asked for she was none too pleased, body language was poor. Second burger came with no mustard sauce or gherkin but with relish, we again politely asked and reiterated our request for plain and simple cheeseburger and it finally came on the third attempt but with a sarcastic tone. They also say they cook their burgers on the rare side as standard. We did get 15% off bill but will not be back. Used to be a really nice place. Shame

FAQs

Van Winkle West offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0141 339 9993.

Van Winkle West is rated 4.6 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

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.