Bread Meats Bread’s west-end location has been open for business for a few weeks now and after attending the launch night, I decided to leave a few weeks before popping in for the real dining experience. The menu is bigger, the restaurant is bigger, there’s plenty of booths and a bar too. This is, essentially, Bread Meats Bread XL.
BMB West occupies the old Royal Bank of Scotland on Great Western Road and the old building has been completely transformed into a stunning restaurant location. Where the original Bread Meats Bread consists mostly of floor to ceiling glass windows and long wooden tables, the west end location features lots of hidden nooks, grand light features and lots of little small details and decoration that’ll catch your eye.
The menu is twice the size at Bread Meats Bread west and we decided to go for a couple of new additions. First up, the Royale with Cheese. I don’t know about you, but I can’t say “royale with cheese” without doing the infamous Pulp Fiction Sam Jackson accent. I just about managed to restrain myself from saying it to the member of staff who took our order, though…
As we ordered, we were informed that the royale with cheese is the favourite burger of many of the staff members at Bread Meats Bread, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a simple combination, but one bite in and it was already my favourite Bread Meats Bread burger yet. Consisting of two thin smashed patties, double American cheese, chopped onions, umami ketchup and mustard on a sesame bun.
Remember the MacDonalds double quarter pounder with cheese? Well, imagine that but fresh, pimped-up and handmade and you’ve got the royale with cheese. Simply put, it’s one of the tastiest burgers I’ve eaten in Glasgow. The cheese was perfectly melty and was dripping over the sides of the bun like pure burger porn. The ketchup was incredibly moreish and combined with the mustard, helped achieve that fast food flavour. It’s not a huge burger either and was perfect to just pick up and eat. The smashed patties were juicy, well-seasoned and nicely cooked. I’m glad to see Bread Meats Bread really running with the smashed beef patties. I tend to enjoy them more now than huge slabs of beef on a bun.
We also ordered the buttermilk fried chicken burger, which comes topped with pickles, lettuce, tomatoes and harissa mayo. The coating was rich and crunchy and the toppings complemented the burger well. The harissa mayo wasn’t too overpowering either, which was nice. There’s other options for the fried chicken, like adding cheese and a few other things. I’ll save that for my next visit! There’s a BBQ pulled mushroom bun on the menu that’s definitely on my hit-list too!
If you love Bread Meats Bread, you’ll love the new west-end location!
Price: Royale with cheese £7 / Fried Chicken Burger £6
THE JUICY BITS
+ Classic double quarter pounder with cheese flavour.
+ Smashed patties are excellent.
+ Perfect size.
+ The buttermilk coating is very moreish.
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Bread Meats Bread West
701 Great Western Road
Tel: 0141 648 0399
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