You know that moment in the morning when you are just awake but desperately trying to fight consciousness? Normally, when I am in that state it just takes one thought to enter my head and it is all over for me, and I am wide awake.
Well, yesterday’s waking thought was – Hang on a second, have I done a blog post yet on Bread Meats Bread West End?
Unbelievably the answer is no…how could this possibly have happened? No word of a lie, since this place opened I have visited a minimum of twice a week….every week! I am very much their best customer and I can not believe I forgot to write a blog post – what a doofus!
So, with this in mind I am not going to review a one-off meal as such, but just give you an overall vibe for BMB west and why I love it.
Located on Great Western Road, I would describe Bread Meat Bread West as the sexy older brother of Bread Meats Bread Glasgow. The space is bigger, the tables are spaced out nicely, and the vibe generally is a slightly more grown up version of the original. Don’t worry though, this is Bread Meats Bread so of course it’s still fun – there is wooden trays stuck to the ceiling, a giant BMB sign and the leather booths are mustard yellow, so it’s still funky…just slicker.
The staff – well I am in so often now I practically feel like I am part of the team. I honestly can’t fault them, sure in that first week there were a few teething issues – but in a large brand new team that is to be expected. They have definitely found their feet now though, and the service is just as fast and friendly as the city centre restaurant.
It’s not just the decor which has been elevated up a level, the menu has too. With lots of great new additions which all sound so bloody delicious, I defy you not to be moaning in pleasure and wiping a wee bit of drool off your chin once you have finished perusing the choices now on offer.
Of course all the favourites are still there – The Pastrami Burger (my personal favourite) the Luther Burger, the Great Western Wolf, and the Cali to name a few. Which continue to sit alongside the orgasmic grilled cheese (another personal favourite) hot dogs, poutine, sides, etc…
I have more of less now eaten my way through most of this menu over the last few months, so rather than talk about a meal I am going to give you a few of my highlights…of which there are many.
So to start with, let me just say that the burgers at BMB are always juicy and cooked well, and are served on delish fresh brioche buns which always hold up well under the pressure of these massive burgers.
Now let’s talk toppings……
The Pastrami Burger – swiss cheese, smoked in-house pastrami, purple slaw and tangy BBQ sauce. This is my go to burger at BMB because I am a bit obsessed with pastrami and there is no where does it better than these guys. The Burger holds together really well, and the combination of the nutty swiss cheese, smoky peppery pastrami and sweet BBQ sauce is one of my favourite flavour combinations. This is my number 1 BMB burger.
The Pepperoni – spicy nduja sausage, marinara sauce, salami, jalapenos, shavings of parmesan and Scamorza-smoky mozzarella. With so many of my favourite ingredients included this was a total taste sensation for me. Although I do have to confess I found it way too hot for my taste buds with the jalapenos, but once I took them off it was totally up my street and just hot enough with the nduja sausage.
The Classic Fried Chicken Burger is INSANELY good! Made in-house freshly each day using succulent chicken thigh meat and their own special secret coating. The chefs at BMB have created one of the nicest fried chicken burgers I have ever had. The burger is everything you want it to be – juicy and tender on the inside, and crispy and crunchy on the outside…it’s perfect.
Sidenote: The new nuggets side is made in exactly the same way, and is also a fantastic new addition to the menu. It’s a must order now whenever I visit and well worth trying.
As well as new burgers, they have also added new poutines and sides to the menu which are awesome
The Frankfurtine is a knock out – classic poutine topped with chopped up beefy hot dog, fried onions, fiery mustard and peppadews. Whenever I visited BMB in town I hardly ever ordered Poutine, but I am addicted to this gooey spicy bowl of deliciousness. The gravy is sensational, it has such a deep meaty flavour…I think I could just drink it by the glass, and with the mustard and the sausage it is such a brilliantly addictive dish.
Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Fries….I don’t even think I need to say any more on this because you know….maple….bacon….sweet potato fries! ‘nough said!
These are just a few of my highlights, honestly I have tried virtually the entire menu and I have loved everything. Actually that I a lie, I don’t like the Clockwork Orange which is two chillies & onions smashed American burger patties, American cheese, umami ketchup, jalapeños, fiery mustard and harissa mayo. This was WAY too hot for my tastes however it is MrG new favourite, so this is purely a personal taste thing – but if you like ’em hot and heavy this is one for you to try.
Price wise, obviously I don’t have a bill because these were all consumed over many many visits. I would say whenever I visit I’m usually about £20-£30 for MrG and I for a couple of burgers, drinks and maybe 2 sides. I am always delighted with the value for money at Bread Meats Bread and more than happy with the bill when it arrives.
This is an easy 10 star review for me. The decor is spacious and comfortable, the staff are fantastic, the food is consistently excellent and the value for money is brilliant – it’s really no wonder that these guys are my joint favourite restaurant in Glasgow.