This more casual spin-off of Michelin-starred Glasgow bistro Cail Bruich is a contemporary neighbourhood joint serving up brunch classics, soups and sandwiches, as well as a selection of tempting goods from the in-house bakery.
Epicures finds itself on a spacious corner lot of Glasgow’s Hyndland Road, complete with a streetside terrace of tables and benches that are well suited to small groups looking to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining on the city’s warmer days. Inside, the airy dining room follows a cutesy and cosy aesthetic, featuring twinkling fairy lights wrapped around indoor plants, light wooden fixtures and colourful scatter cushions dotted along the banquette seating that runs along one wall of the room. Large windows let in plenty of natural light, while there are also a few seats up at the counter if you are just looking for a quick pit stop or are dining solo.
At Epicures, you won’t find Michelin levels of presentation or faff, because the menu simply does not demand it, instead making way for a parade of casual, yet high-quality daytime snacks. From the regular menu, you can enjoy the likes of breakfast rolls stuffed with sausage, bacon or a vegan take on haggis, or a luxe take on a classic toastie, filled with truffle mac ‘n’ cheese.
There are plenty of brunch dishes to try out too, such as French toast with streaky bacon, maple syrup and powdered sugar or eggs benedict, while there are a few less conventional plates too - think an ox tongue and chorizo hash or a milk roll stuffed with crispy soft shell crab and BBQ prawns, slathered in coriander mayonnaise.
If you are in need of a sugar fix, the in-house bakery has plentiful supplies of brownies, pain au chocolat, cinnamon buns, eclairs and doughnuts. To help you wash it all down, there’s a wide range of teas and coffees, plus wines and beers for later in the day.