Located on the corner of Woodlands Road and Lynedoch Street, The Drake brings some elegance to Glasgow’s West End. With its original exposed brickwork, cosy coal fires and stylish decor, The Drake is the ideal location for celebrating a special occasion or for a romantic date. Upstairs you’ll find a contemporary dining room serving up British classics crafted from locally-sourced produce with and boasting seasonal menus, and downstairs at The Drake resides a lively bar area with live Dj’s playing music on the weekends. We recommend heading to The Drake on a Sunday and tucking into their traditional roast dinner, while the sprawling garden area is perfect for some al fresco dining in the summertime. To guarantee a table at this sophisticated West End joint, make a reservation beforehand.
If your idea of a killer weekend is enjoying a long brunch in the sunshine, or a cosy Sunday roast during the winter months, followed by some live music in the evening – well, The Drake is for you! Located in Glasgow’s West End, The Drake oozes a cool and trendy vibe, and boasts a seriously impressive British-inspired menu. For weekend brunch, get around The Drake breakfast packed with eggs, smoked Ayrshire bacon, pork sausages, Stornoway black pudding and mushrooms, while enjoying a brunch-time cocktail perhaps?
For later, this Glasgow favourite has a range of options ideal for a date-night or for catching up with friends. Opt for a few small sharing plates, like the beetroot and Sloe Gin cured salmon with lime creme fraiche, chicken liver pate with fig chutney and melba toast and haggis scotch egg, with celeriac remoulade and pepper sauce. Or for those with a heartier appetite, keep an eye out for the wild mushroom and caramelised red onion risotto, king prawn and chorizo linguine or Louisiana fried chicken burger packed with all your favourite toppings, and hand-cut chips alongside. Whatever your preference, The Drake has your sorted. You’ll find this British gastropub on the corner of Woodlands Road and Lynedoch Street in West End. Book your spot asap!
my partner & i had a superb sunday roast here - he had chicken while i had beef, and both were excellent! took our little pup along & they could not have been more accommodating, despite her endless enthusiasm for tearing up & down the restaurant! the friendliest staff & nice laid back vibe. will definitely be back soon!
Very friendly cosy place to be on a cold winters day. I was impressed by our starters, and the quality and choice available. We will definitely be back
Gastro pub with great atmosphere, excellent food and good staff. Pork Belly was superb as was the filo pastry dish. We had sticky toffee pudding and cheese and oatcakes to finish. Will be back.
Customer service is great and there is always great food , with a lovely atmosphere - always feel welcomed here. Its home from home for me.
Good menu, good service, good food ! I had the delicious soup to start , my friends had the smoked salmon and scotch egg respectively - all great! Then I had the beer battered fish, friends had the Drake burger ( huge ! ) and the linguine. All the food was very tasty. Only wee complaint was the severe lack of prawns in the linguine. However would certainly recommend The Drake if looking for a relaxed meal
I chose the Drake because of the great experience I have had in the past and wanted somewhere for a family pre Christmas get together before my husband and I left for Australia. Decided to go for the Sunday roast as they are legendary. Roasts advertised on the website as on the menu from 1-9 on Sundays. Arrived to a cold and frankly unchristmassy venue. Ordered drinks - as designated driver I ordered fresh orange and lemonade. Only for the waitress to return and say there was no lemonade (there is a supermarket across the road! surely they could have bought a few bottles???). drinks delivered and we were asked if we would pay for them then and there - had already said we were waiting for other guests to arrive and we would decide if we would eat from the regular menu. Gave our order for food. I ordered fillet steak instead. Waitress returned to say there was no steak! Meanwhile my husband went to the fire to put coal and wood on it as it was very low - the place was freezing - only for the (I suppose) duty manager to rush up and demand that he stop what he was doing as the fire was too smoky! He and a member of staff then had a rather uncomfortable exchange and he proceeded to bang chairs around! Having cancelled the food order (immediately on being told there was no steak) we decided enough was enough and made to leave. The 'duty manager' came up and apologised. When I suggested they make their website clearer to reflect the potential lack of availability of said roast he became very defensive said the website did not state they were available 1 - 9. His attitude was very poor to say the least. Thankfully the waitress was very good and extremely apologetic. I have never had to write such a negative review of anywhere - never mind somewhere I thought had an excellent reputation. Never again - ruined what should have been a lovely family gathering.
I had a wonderful time during my visit to The Drake. The staff were nice and friendly and the food was delicious. The atmospher was pleasant.
The Drake is always a great night out. Food was lovely and fun atmosphere. We were there for the music night which was good fun.
Food was lovely as always and service was good. It was quite busy so food was a bit slow coming out but it was delicious once we got it. My booking didn't go through to the restaurant despite getting conformation email but they were still able to find us a space so it was fine.
Head chef changed within the last two weeks and the menu on the website had not been updated to the new one so we were a bit disappointed to find that we weren’t able to order what we hoped. We also found out at 7pm on a Saturday night that they had ran out of steak which seems far too early for peak season, this was disappointing.