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“Great food let down by non existent service” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Roastit Bubbly Jocks

Roastit Bubbly Jocks
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Ranked #82 of 2,356 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 31
Cuisines: European, British, Soups, Scottish
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food let down by non existent service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

We went as a slightly larger party (7). Booked in advance and our table was ready for when we arrived. We didn't realise they charged corkage on wine, which is a pity as their selection was very poor (as was their beer selection - corona and peroni, the embodiment of Scotland, apparently).

The menu was diverse and very Scottish with everything incredibly well priced. Due to time constraints we had to skip desserts and ordered a nice selection of mains.

I have the pork belly which, although delicious and tender, was a little dry - perhaps from sitting around too long before being reheated. Several people on the table had the beef shin which was exquisite. Positively melted off the bone - a real highlight.

The mains came out quicker than anticipated so we decided to order desserts. Within 2 minutes of getting out desserts we were asked to order - the most proactive service we received all night. We share 4 between 7 and told our waitress as much. Alas, once they arrived we had 3 spoons between us all and no knife for the cheeseboard we'd ordered (he had it sent back as it came with a meagre 3 slivers of cheese). They had no cranachan so made us an eton mess instead. It was delicious but we would of preferred to have known before we ordered.

Throughout the evening we didn't get checked back on once, we also never got asked for new drinks when we ran dry, instead we found ourselves constantly having to accost passing waiting staff to get more drinks.

Running tight on time we booked at 8:40 for 9pm and at the same time asked for our bill. After asking for it 4!! times, we finally received it at 9;10, and due to the lack of reception in the restaurant missed out on our taxi. Our waitress acknowledged our wait but made no attempts to remedy it.

They also only have 2 whiskys (Famous Grouse and Bunnahabin), which again seemed a little bizarre for such a Scottish themed restaurant.

Hopefully our experience was down to external factors as it really ruined the lovely atmosphere and great food. I don't think I've experienced such non-existent service, which is a real shame.

I'd be tempted to go again, if only for the beef shin, but it's certainly not top of my priorities and if you are in a bigger group don't be running on tight timetables (although 2 and half hours for 2 courses seemed like a sensible window of time for us to have allocated for a meal). Total bill was £160 including service, 7 mains, 4 desserts, beers and wine.

  • Visited February 2012
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Glasgow
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309 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Great food and lovely atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

This is a lovely restaurant serving fabulous mainly Scottish dishes which are beautifully prepared. Come here on either the Market Menu or A La Carte and enjoy a delicious meal. The staff are really lovely and friendly also and the atmosphere in the place is very nice. Living in Glasgow we tend to always want to try different restaurants, but there are three or four that we keep coming back to and this is definitely one of them. You can also Bring Your Own Bottle to the restaurant which may be useful to some although we haven’t bothered .... yet.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank flan_1969
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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Amazing food with great service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

We had an excellent meal here. Everything was delicious and well presented.
Staff are good - no pretentiousness in this place. love the atmosphere - so cosy!
Note - they dony take credit cards so make sure you have cash on you.

  • Visited February 2012
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3 Thank MultiTripper
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A true homage to Scottish food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

This quirky little place ticks all the right boxes. The staff are very friendly and attentive; always available when you need them but not too intense.

The selection of food is incredible - the Stornoway Black Pudding is a must!

Cracking atmosphere! Well worth a visit!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Luke H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fantastic Scottish food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

I went in a party of 8 and had a wonderful night. The selection from the menu was great with about 10 choices per course. The venison casserole was devine as was the bread and butter pudding. The BYOB option made it a really inexpensive evening. The service was faultless. It would really recommend this restaurant.

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4 Thank Sharanne F
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