Exterior

Exterior

For the first time in living memory, I ventured to the westernish parts of the fine city of Glasgow today. Whilst not quite getting as far as the depths of the West End, I did reach Finnieston, home of the wine glass sausage and mash, and just a little beyond, eventually alighting upon Roast.

Simple shop with elegant cornicing and rather informal seating, they specialise in sandwiches of considerable character and are purveyors of well-poured Dear Green coffee. I had a quick espresso and was suitably impressed.

From their chalkboard, I chose the indecisive man special, their slider selection which offers their three roasted meats in mini-bun form. This comprised brisket, pulled pork and cheese steak.

Slider selection

Slider selection

These little morsels arrived promptly and were refreshingly presented on a plate. The cheese steak was first up and it was nothing short of magnificent. The meat packed flavour of almost limitless depth and the good, strongly matured cheese was robust enough to match.

The pulled pork and brisket were both very good, too, but I’m 100% clear on what I’d eat next time and what I’d recommend you sample.

Interior lighting

Interior lighting

So overall, I thought Roast was one of the finest sandwich shop cafes I’ve come across in a good long while. They match great coffee with fantastic sandwiches for a really pleasing experience. I look forward to my next cheese steak and hope to see you there when I visit.

Scores
Blythe scores Roast
4.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20

I ate: sliders (pulled pork, brisket, cheese steak)

I drank: espresso

I wore: brogues

Total bill: £7.50

Roast on Urbanspoon

Written by BKR