Big Counter

British, Mediterranean, Modern European·

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££££ - £30 - £49
British, Mediterranean, Modern European
Cool, Fun, Lively, Quirky
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Big Counter is based in Glasgow, and has a bistro style dinner space, with a weekly changing seasonal menu that focuses around meat and fish. Inside, the minimal decor reflects the simple but delicious ethos of the cooking, with striking red tabletops contrasting against natural timber benches. 

One of the standout dishes at Big Counter is the chistorra butter sauce with fish and croutons. This masterpiece features succulent fish bathed in a rich and flavorful chistorra butter sauce, creating a harmonious pairing of smoky notes. For those with a sweet tooth, the fresh cherry pie with a crisp crust and extra thick cream is a must try. Each slice is a symphony of sweetness, with plump cherries encased in a golden crust.

For hearty appetites, there are also big steaks with blue cheese fried potatoes and sun chokes. The clams served with mortadella and leek dish showcases the delicate flavours of clams paired with the boldness of mortadella, all enhanced by the subtle sweetness of leeks. There is also an ox tongue bordelaise on the menu, which is a dish that transforms the humble ox tongue to gourmet heights. The bordelaise sauce, rich with red wine, butter, and shallots, has a luxurious depth of flavour to the tender ox tongue.

In terms of the vibe, expect a local, neighbourhood feel with atmospheric lighting and quirky interiors. Think an eclectic art selection in off-beat positionings, vintage-style lighting and retro, cherry-red tables. You'll no doubt spot a couple of cool cats here as Big Counter has been doing the rounds on social media and certainly racking up a cult following quick. 


When is it open?

The restaurant is open for dinner Thursday to Sunday.

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How do I book?

You can ring the restaurant directly at 0141 258 1191.

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76 Victoria Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow, G42 7AA

01412 581 191 01412 581 191


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 18:00-21:00
Fri 17:00-21:00
Sat 17:00-21:00
Sun 16:00-20:00


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