It’s hard to always be sure of making an impression in the West End of Glasgow, jam-packed as it is by so many different pubs, eateries, shops and nooks and crannies to explore. I always feel a little guilty returning to the same place when I know there is so much to adventure around, but The Squid and Whale has oh so many reasons to keep me coming back for more. It was an integral part of my favourite day in Glasgow; The Commonwealth Games were gearing up, the temperature was over 30 degrees, and we’d spent all afternoon in the Botanic Gardens eating sandwiches from North Star. The sun was dipping below the horizon and the opening ceremony was looming, so we headed off in search of a place to watch it.
The Squid and Whale was where we ended up. Located on Great Western Road, it boasts a variety of imported beers and friendly staff who don’t seem to mind even the most annoying day drinkers such as ourselves.
Menu wise, they specialise in South American and Mexican dishes. We went for ‘Devil’s Shrimp’ tacos and chipotle dusted fries, but they also do bigger dishes ranging from pulled pork, fresh fish and burritos complete with vegetarian and vegan options. Make sure your glass is full – this stuff has a serious kick.