Situated in former stables in Ashton Lane in the heart of the West End, Brel has much to offer in the way of food, drink and entertainment. It's a great destination whether you are after a leisurely lunch, quick drink or special evening out. You can also 'Chill on the Hill' on a summer's day quenching your thirst with Belgian beer to live jazz.
Connoisseurs will be impressed by the extensive list of and wines beersand wines on offer and the bar is one of the West End's most popular meeting places. The coffee is also superb and it's a brilliant place to catch up with friends and chat in the relaxed atmosphere. All customers are equally welcome, whether you are in for 'the works' or just a drink.
High quality Belgian food dominates the dinner menu with moules being the signature dish - you can have little pots or large pots served with frites £9.95. Variations are impressive and enticing - sweet chilli, lemon and sping onion, tomato and basic or the ever popular garlic and white wine. Or alternatively you can have your moules 'grilled open faced' with a variety of dressings and salad. Prices are very reasonable.
There is a leisurely feel about Brel, somewhat denying the vibrancy and attention to detail behind the scenes which makes it able to offer so many enjoyable and varied experiences. I've enjoyed sitting contentedly in the conservatory enjoying a quiet lunch of freshly made soup and brussels pate, whilst overlooking the student strewn garden; busy with young people drinking, discussing and subathing to the free live jazz on a saturday afternoon.
Brel is a popular entertainment venue and participates in all major events and plays a key role in the West End Festival.
Glasgow's Belgian Restaurant comes highly recommended:
"This Scottish/Belgian hangout is particularly tipped for its fantastic moules and wonderful sausages"
Hardens Top UK Restaurants 2001
"The speed at which our seafood disappeared reflected not only how hungry we both were but also the excellence of the food."
"Our meal was delicious and well served in generous portions which was exactly what we were looking for"
Diner Tec, Evening Times 22 November 2001
"The Belgian chocolate mousse, Brel's own dark velvety caress to the tastebuds, provided the resolution to every chocolate-coated craving you've ever had (or at least those that can be mentioned in a family newspaper)"
Gillian Glover, The Scotsman, 27 October 2001
39 Ashton Lane, G12. Telephone: 0141 342 4966
Web site: http://www.brelbarrestaurant.com