This review is from a meal we had at Bread Meats Bread, on St Vincent Street, Glasgow on Monday 20th September 2021. We went here to celebrate Tori’s birthday before going to see Dodie live, you can check out my review of her latest album here. Also I usually include photos of my meal with these reviews but I got a new phone inbetween eating the meal and taking the photos and lost all the pictures during the transfer. Enjoy!
Classic Big Poutine
Tom: The cheese curds on the classic big poutine were rich, creamy and moreish, not to mention massive. The chips were very tasty, as well as being somewhat soggy from the gravy but that’s kinda the point so it’s all good. Speaking of which, the gravy was so tasty and flavourful. It has a nice, rich stock which works well making a warm, homey and delicious dish. Full disclosure, I have never been to Canada and so I have never tried authentic Canadian poutine, so I cannot judge this on authenticity but it is super tasty and is certainly a new favourite of mine. I think my only complaint if I had one was that there wasn’t enough of it but then again I was sharing it with Tori B Bearly so maybe next time I’ll just get my own portion.
BBQ Chicken strips
Tori: So the BBQ chicken strips have a very smoky sauce which is very tasty. The chicken itself is very moist, and the breading is nice, but not as crunchy as I was expecting. But seeing as it never claimed to be crispy, that isn’t a negative. Overall very good, and set me up perfectly for the main course.
Tom: So this is easily one of the best burgers I’ve ever tried. It manages to be unique, tasty and enjoyable enough to be both a novelty and a regular treat. Everything really works well together. The beef is so juicy, and the bacon adds depth of flavour and saltiness. The cheese brings a richness and creaminess which when added to that the sweetness of the actual donut bun creates something that is somehow sweet and savoury in equal measure, making eat bite truly amazing. Also the sauce, I don’t know how to describe it but its so good. I will say, I’m usually against eating a burger with a knife and fork, mainly because any burger that requires it is usually one that’s over the top, and prioritises style over practicality but this one its worth going back at it with utensils just to avoid getting messy. It’s just so good though, theres crunch and chew, sweet and meaty tastes, you go through the full gambit of flavour and texture so I can see why the menu recommends it as a must get.
Sunshine on Beef
Tori: This was delicious. I’m not usually a fan of pulled meat but this burger is a welcome exception. It’s not too sweet. A perfect balance of flavour. The mayo isn’t too spicy, mild enough to be inoffensive but spicy enough that you still get a little heat. The first couple of bites were subtle, but then the flavour really started to come through and intermingle. I also liked that you could pick out each individual aspect as well as enjoy it as a whole.
Tom: I’m not the biggest fan of sweet things. Despite the plethora of sugary treats I’ve reviewed for the site but I am super glad I ordered this. It’s so rich and creamy, and the chocolate is really deep and moreish. It’s also a really decent size considering the price. I enjoyed this more than any milkshake I’ve had in a while. It did remind me of a bourbon infused milkshake I had at Ed’s Easy Diner, an American themed diner which was located in St. Enoch Centre. So with that in mind I will tell you that Bread Meats Bread also sells Jack Daniel’s, the very popular Tennessee Whiskey so if you are so inclined I would recommend that you purchase a shot of Jack Daniel’s and add it to the milkshake as the chocolate and milk with their robust flavour and sweetness counterpoint the alcohol giving it a lovely little boost. It is however delicious without the Whiskey so I would try it either way.
So this place has great ambience. I was a little hesitant at first because the restaurant in the city centre (which is just one of their awesome locations) has a lot of large glass windows, which for some might be great but for me makes me feel on show but once we finally managed to make it inside it was lovely. The decor was appealing and quirky, with tables which were well spread out for privacy and in the current climate with COVID-19 for safety as well. All of the servers were incredibly sweet and attentive, they served us quickly and were happy to chat. About the only non awesome part of the evening was when the fire alarm went off and we were cleared outside for 15 minutes but even that didn’t really ruin the experience.
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