R.I.P. Velvet Elvis
Here at LAKE&LOCH, we're big fans of Partick - we lived in Partick for many years and have fond memories of our time there. For those that don't know, Partick is on the periphery of the West end of Glasgow, but not outrageously priced. Just yet anyway.
Some of our greatest memories of Glasgow were formed when we lived in our one-bedroom flat on Peel street, across the road from Stumps pub. From strolling through the Farmer's Market at Mansfield Park (every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month) to hitting up Cottonrake Bakery for some amazing pastries (sadly now based on Great Western Road) to whisky sessions in The Lismore to rummaging through all the secondhand shops dotted around the neighbourhood.
The Lismore - previously mentioned "old man's pub" with a great selection of beer and whisky.
The Sparkle Horse - another great pub where, most of the time, we have been able to get a seat (important at our ages) and enjoy great beers. Also has a fantastic selection of tunes on their jukebox. They also have a quiz every Monday night, religiously attended by some.
Three Judges - again! yet another pub. Hey, what can we say? Glasgow does great pubs. Anyway, they have an amazing selection of real ales and cider. Great choice of beer and live jazz on Sunday.
Number 16 - another institution in Partick and Glasgow at large. A great restaurant where - until recently - their head pastry chef was Helen Vass, part of the winning team of BBC2's Bake Off Creme de la Creme. We love pastries at LAKE&LOCH (who doesn't?) so base a lot of eating out decisions on a restaurant's dessert selection (anyone else do this?)
Cafezique / Delizique - Is this still Partick or Hyndland? We'll go with the former. Cafezique and Delizique are owned by the same people and nearly side-by-side (separated by a close doorway). They both offer breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake and the Cafe bit also does dinner.
Kaf Coffee - Great coffee. Amazing food. Man, Partick is killing it in coffee at the moment.
For Fika Sake - Fairly new coffee shop with a Scandinavian slant which we haven't been to but have heard great things about.
Kimchi Cult - Another place we haven't been to but have heard great things about, specialising in Korean-style fast food.
What are some of your favourite spots in Partick?