Van Winkle West

4.5
61 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 61 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great attentive staff and relaxed, warm bar with a ‘buzzy’ atmosphere. Grab a booth or front window for a group of you and you could easily be there all night.

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JamesW
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, burger was amazing and the fries were spot on

Service was fast and friendly

Would definitely recommend and I’ll be visiting again myself before concerts

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GaryK
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great wee bar. Nice staff. Good was okay not sure if there was a problem with the kitchen when we were there as there was a long wait for food. But still enjoyed evening

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CharlieB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening out - thanks all for great service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Philly cheesesteak had 2 slices of meat, and looked terrible. They were happy to change my order to the burger which was much better.

We then ordered cocktails and they didn’t have the ingredients for most of what we asked for.

They were very apologetic and the service was good, just the food and drinks that brought the experience down.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and well priced. Drinks where a little bit pricey but ok overall. Service was also amazing and the bar itself is lovely.

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AndyC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend if you have a dog!

Service was first class! Staff are great with humans and dogs!

Food was lovely! Portion size was bang on! Big tasty chicken wings. Chicken and waffles with gravy and maple, sounds weird but it really works!

They even have a dog menu!!

All round 5 stars!

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MorganH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Would definitely recommend especially to dog owners - it's a very nice atmosphere as well as having good service. Fresh water provided for the dog and she got her own food there too. Great staff who are super friendly and chatty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice wee place, food was lovely as was the lady who served us. Will be back!

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MichelleC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family meal! Adults kids and dogs all enjoyed their food! Service was great and couldn’t have accessed for better, definitely recommend

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Captain
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The staff made this bar very welcoming. I used to come to this bar years ago when under previous ownership but eventually stopped due to the surly unwelcoming staff. Gave it a try now under new management and what a difference. The two young lady staff members could not have been more pleasant, welcoming and attentive, perfect. The food was ok, chef smothered mine in their signature bbq sauce which others may like but I'll know next time to ask him to go easy on it. Yes I'll definitely go back.

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HazelH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was lovely, staff were atentative and kind.
Will be back

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CarenG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Tasty food, good drinks, nice atmosphere, great value.

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joanned
Hampshire
11 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Friendly staff.

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Stef
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Food was great!

Service wasn't up to scratch. Rather rude member of staff. Sadly put a damper on our evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Ok. At best.

Sandwiched between a loud table and one with a huge dog despite the place being empty.

“Starter” came half way through main

Plain burger wasn’t plain

Hot sauce was actually BBQ

Food was fine, but probably wouldn’t come back as there are far better places in the west end where the service and Attention to detail is great.

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GeorginaA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so lovely! As soon as we came in we had a really friendly server who was chatty and thoughout the meal was happy to recommend us a cocktail. I would definitly recommend going for a meal/drinks here😊

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Daezy
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A midweek treat indeed, lovely service and even better food. Best wings I’ve had in a long while and we look forward to having Van Winkle be our new local.

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CraigS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Excellent service and dog friendly. The staff were all outstanding. Will definitely be returning and recommending.

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RossH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent the day here with friends and the staff were great, very friendly. Would definitely come back!

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RebeccaM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We loved that there was a dog menu, our cockapoo thoroughly enjoyed her rice, beef and veg. We had the chicken and waffles, macaroni cheese and one of the burgers. The chicken and mac were very good, the burger was mediocre. Worth a visit if you're looking for dog friendly and a chilled out environment with very pleasant staff.

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Susanna66
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed my meal here. 1st time eating in this pub. Only thing that would’ve made the experience better would’ve been if we’d been seated in one of the booths. Otherwise loved the atmosphere, food & service.

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CharlieS
Glasgow
18 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit to Van Winkles, the food here is superb, big portions and really tasty chicken wings and barbecued meats, definitely wont be our last visit

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Dave
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really helpful and friendly staff. Nice pub and good location.

Van Winkle West
Responded on 21 August 2021

Thanks for the great rating Dave!

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StevenM
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff amazing,food great...unfortunately you can't control some members of the public who come to your great function and drink to much and become really loud....but over all a super night as always and see you soon.

Regards

Mr Steven Mclaughlin

Van Winkle West
Responded on 21 August 2021

Thanks Steven, we will pass on your comments to the team who work very hard to look after our guests.

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joanned
Hampshire
12 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and super welcoming staff. Very dog friendly our Dog was also made very welcome.

Van Winkle West
Responded on 21 August 2021

We are glad you all loved Van Winkle, our four legged friends are always made to feel very welcome.

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BevT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was not even warm. Should have complained at the time but didn’t.

Van Winkle West
Responded on 21 August 2021

We would please ask if there is ever an issue that you raise this at the time of dining to allow us to rectify the problem. I do apologise and will chat to the team about your visit.

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Ruby
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Why do restaurants add food when it’s not listed on the menu? My burger was riddled with onions but there was no warning this would happen when I was reading the menu.

They also didn’t have half the beers on tap that was on the menu.

Van Winkle West
Responded on 21 August 2021

We can only apologise about this, our burgers do not contain onion and we will follow this up with the team to ensure the correct spec is delivered. Sadly at the moment you may be aware there are huge supply issues with the delivery of beer which means we are not always able to get our deliveries. We do hope this situation resolves itself soon and we can offer our full range.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing for dogs! Love the dog menu and the pulled pork burger is fabulous!

Van Winkle West
Responded on 21 August 2021

Thanks for taking time to give us great feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your meal and your pooch as well.

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NickB
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cracking night,food and staff were excellent, £4:50 for a blue moon was my only gripe. Thank you for a great night.

Van Winkle West
Responded on 21 August 2021

Thanks Nick for the feedback, glad you had a great night.

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CraigA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you love food then you'll love Van Winkle... Friendly staff, great service and just a great experience.

Van Winkle West
Responded on 7 August 2021

Glad you enjoy our great tasting food!

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SuzanneM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there n really enjoyed it!! Staff were really friendly & helpful

Van Winkle West
Responded on 7 August 2021

Thanks Suzanne, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us.

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LauraMiller
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place I have been to for a long time, music was pretty much my Spotify list which made it amazing. Cocktails were lovely and food was so nice, service by staff was great, we're very welcoming and helpful of we needed something. Will defiantly be back

Van Winkle West
Responded on 7 August 2021

Thanks Laura, we will pass on this lovely feedback to the team.

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AdamC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good drinks and nice service from Dan :) didn’t have any food but looked great!

Van Winkle West
Responded on 7 August 2021

Thanks Adam!

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JacquelineB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I tried this as it is right beside my work so very easy for a quick lunch. Staff were very friendly and shrive was excellent. Food is good an inexpensive.

Van Winkle West
Responded on 7 August 2021

Thanks Jacqueline, we do hope to welcome you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited few times now, great food, cocktails & nicest staff experience.

Van Winkle West
Responded on 7 August 2021

Thanks for taking time to rate and review us.

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SamanthaH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
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

Van Winkle West
Responded on 7 August 2021

We are so glad you love Van Winkle, we will pass on your comments to the team.

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JulieW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely food, great cocktails and great service x

Van Winkle West
Responded on 23 July 2021

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 on 23 July 2021

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 on 23 July 2021

Thanks for the great rating and review

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FAQs

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

Van Winkle West is rated 4.5 stars by 61 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.