Lazy Sunday at Curlers

I’ve been having a craving for a good Sunday Roast for a while but haven’t been lucky enough to get my hands on one. So on Sunday when asked “Where do you want to eat?”, all I knew is that somewhere with a Sunday Roast is where I wanted to go. Remembering someone I know mentioning the roast they had in The Curlers Rest a couple of weeks back, we decided to go there.

Writing this, I’ve realised that was the first time I’d eaten in Curlers after they bought the pub from the Scream chain. I had eaten in the previous incarnation but the food in Scream pubs is enough to put anyone off pub food for life so maybe that’s part of the reason!

After deliberating which type of roast to get, I decided on the 21 day aged beef with all the trimmings. Al (my other half) decided on the homemade cheeseburger with BBQ pulled pork, which I’d read good reviews about. We sat waiting for our meal with an Aspall each – very few places in Glasgow serve Aspall on tap so anywhere that has this gets a big tick from me!

Our dinner arrived & all I can say is there was a lot of food on my plate! The beef was accompanied with mixed veg (but no sauteed cabbage as was advertised on the chalkboard 😦 & someunknown white veg), a big yorkshire pudding, an army of roast potatoes & red wine gravy (which I had on the side). This was right up my street! I have to say I did enjoy the meal & surprisingly the gravy. I’m not a bit gravy fan, hence why I had it on the side but it was really tasty, the red wine giving it a less overbearing meaty taste I’ve found with other gravies. The only part of it I can really fault it the yorkshire pudding which was a bit too crispy for my liking, but that could just be me!


The cheeseburger with the pulled pork was also a hit. Al struggled to pick it up as the pork was falling out from all angles. I took a sneaky bit & it was really nice. The pork was melt in the mouth, with a nice subtle BBQ flavour whilst the burger rounded it off. By the time the burger was finished, there was enough pork on the plate to fill another burger! The exact description of the fries was “you could get these in McDonalds” & I have to agree. They were of the same consistency of McDonald’s but without being drowned in salt. 

All in all, Curlers was a hit all round & we will definitely be back. I want a burger with pulled pork for myself!

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