Banana Leaf Glasgow - Byres Road

(7 Reviews)
5 & 9 Byres Road, Glasgow, Scotland, G11 5RD
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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday & Wednesday to Thursday: 12:00 - 22:15
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 22:45
Sunday: 12:30 - 21:45.

Restaurant description

With intimate lighting, dark woods and plush furnishings, Banana Leaf Glasgow Byres Road is an inviting space to enjoy exotic Malaysian and Chinese delicacies. The interior also features a chic lounge area and bar with stool seating, which is the perfect setting to enjoy cocktails before a meal.

Recipes passed down through generations are made with the freshest ingredients on the Banana Leaf menu. A selection of starters make perfect sharers, such as fried squid rings with chilli mayonnaise, and salt and chilli tofu cube with peppers and onions. Aromatic soups include one made with fresh prawns and chicken dumplings, while hot and spicy additions can be found in recipes like the beef brisket with curry sauce. There are specialities like venison served on a sizzling plate, and flavoursome rice and noodle creations also. The vegetarian and gluten-free options on offer make it a truly versatile menu.

Traditional desserts are served at Banana Leaf in Glasgow, and include banana fritters with sweet syrup, and pandan pancakes with set custard. There is a concise wine list, and a selection of unique cocktails.

Serving exotic recipes in an intimate, sultry setting, Banana Leaf Glasgow Byres Road is a 9-minute walk from Partick Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Banana Leaf Glasgow - Byres Road
(based on 7 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • business (1)
  • dinner (5)
  • lunch (3)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (1)
  • By Maggie G from Glasgow
    2 October 2020

    Delicious food and the lunch menu was such good value. Excellent service too. Will definitely goo back.

  • By Linda M from Glasgow
    10 August 2019

    Lovely, pork belly and soft shell crab were excellent

  • By Jim McCarte MBE M from Dumbarton
    15 December 2018

    Really warm welcome and very friendly staff. Food was simply superb, not too spicy but very very tasty indeed. Kung Po chicken and another chicken dish with a lemon sauce were particularly nice

  • By SH H from Nottingham
    3 February 2018

    I'd booked the restaurant for 4 people to done at 7pm. We arrived on time and were shown to our table. Given a little time to peruse the menu. We ordered a bottle of wine which came promptly and we then ordered the food. The starters took a little time to come and in the meantime our glasses seemed to be replenished quite liberally. I asked the waiter to not do that - we'd help ourselves. A lot more time went by and the waiter came back and started replenishing the glasses again and was asked again to not do that as this was now our second bottle and we still didn't have our main course! In the meantime one of our party, who was not feeling very well anyway became quite unwell and needed to use the facilities. One of the waiters then had the cheek to ask if our friend was drunk! Eventually, after some badgering our main course arrived at 8.50pm. It was extremely tasty but the portion size was a little small. After waiting so long we were very hungry so it was a little disappointing to get such small portions. Our overall experience was disappointing particularly as it had been highly recommended.

  • By Carrie M from Glasgow
    28 October 2017

    Food was terrible , not a great choice on menu and when it arrived it was not good so much so I didn't eat it. Would not return to this restaurant. Also over priced for what it is and the quality of the food.

  • By Annonymous G from Glasgow
    14 October 2017

    Actually the food was a bit bland. Ordered nasi goreng and it was really quite tasteless. There was no description of what was in the nasi goreng and when it came it had lots of things in it that weren't for me. That said, service was great and atmosphere lovely. Maybe we just ordered the wrong dish. Did think it was quite expensive for the food and drinks.

  • By Margaret W from Glasgow
    4 February 2017

    We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The staff were friendly, attentive and efficient? My husband thought that the Kung Po chicken was the best he has ever tasted.

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Banana Leaf Glasgow - Byres Road
5 & 9 Byres Road, Glasgow, Scotland, G11 5RD