Review: The Winged Ox Bar & Kitchen
The Winged Ox Bar & Kitchen
Saint Luke's, 17 Bain Street, Glasgow East End G40 2JZ
What an awesome place! I'm not sure it counts as new anymore but we finally made it in for dinner before seeing Future of the Left at the gig space, Saint Luke's. It's all really part of the same building but the restaurant & bar has it's own name. They've also just added on a marquee out the front which is perfect if you're just in for drinks (I think this was only temporary for the Restless Natives festival... bring it back!).
We booked dinner for 6pm but showed up early and the staff were happy to seat us at a spare table which I appreciated (I was starving!). We ordered a bunch of stuff - mac cheese, spinach dip, wings (they were 1/2 price) and a burger each - I got the southern fried chicken burger and Graeme got a beef with bacon and chicken. The waitress was really helpful and really knew her stuff about the menu.
The food did take a while to arrive, nothing horrific but perhaps about 10 minutes longer than I expected. That being said, it all arrived at once so we were able to dive right in. I'd say the chicken wings were just OK but I really liked everything else - the mac cheese had an unusual flavour (perhaps curry powder mixed through) and the spinach dip was really nice but actually a really massive portion. Nice tortilla chips with it, the home-made ones, not packet ones. My burger was massive and I had to take the chicken breast out and eat it with cutlery. It was really dark on the outside but the chicken inside wasn't overcooked.
I really liked it here - it's a nice space, the staff were friendly and the food was decent. I don't know that I'd go out of my way to eat here but I was happy with what we had. The only downsides really was the noise - it was SO noisy with FOTL warming up, and even after that they had the music up too loud, and that they had the sport on TV when clearly no one was watching it.