Review: Phillies of Shawlands
Phillies of Shawlands opened in 2018 and I was really excited to see this place back to life – it had previously been a G1 venue and laid empty for years. It’s a neighbourhood bar which is relaxed, welcoming and most importantly, dog friendly. It’s owned by the folk who run Redmonds in the East End which is another top bar (and dog friendly) so I’ve been to this place loads since it opened. The music is great, the staff are friendly and I really struggle to find fault with the place.
What’s it like inside?
It’s a really large space with entrances from Kilmarnock Road as well as Pollokshaws Road. The Kilmarnock Road entrance has Curious Liquids – a takeaway bottle shop/bar which you can walk through to get into Phillies.
The space is huge, well-laid out and with loads of table/booth and couch seating. There’s a large bar area with loos upstairs.
What’s on the menu?
The menu is pretty simple with small plates and pizzas for the main offerings.
At brunch, they have crispy eggs (deep fried poached eggs, a little bit like a Scotch egg), waffles, pancakes, full breakfasts and pizzas. I’ve tried the pizzas a couple of times and really like them – simple sourdough pizzas with interesting toppings. The brunch is epic and probably my favourite reason to go to Phillies. Topped off by the excellent fact that you can book a table for brunch which suits me perfectly.
Where can I find Phillies of Shawlands?
The hint is in the name, it’s in Shawlands. Near the intersection of Pollokshaws Road and Kilmarnock Road, it’s easier to find from Pollokshaws Road. On Kilmarnock Road, look for Curious Liquids and head in there.
Want to know more?
They’ve got an excellent website with all their menus and are on social media too.
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