With an early appointment at the university, I found myself in need of a breakfast roll on the banks of the river Kelvin, so stopped in at Offshore in Gibson Street.
A spacious and beautifully corniced corner building, it’s a really smart spot peppered with comfy seats and sofas.
My needs were simple, so I ordered a roll on link sausage then took a seat. Their coffee was Matthew Algie, so I saved myself the pain and subsequently picked up drinks at nearby Artisan Roast.
The friendly counter man was quickly about the task of preparing my roll. It arrived looking neat and tidy enough.
Upon closer inspection, the roll contained three halves of lengthwise-sliced sausages, so a total of one and a half. This struck me as incredibly weird and pointlessly mean. Surely this just ends up leaving them with spare half sausages lying around, unless they have a perfectly even number of customers each day? It will be the lingering memory of this visit.
That’s a slight shame as the sausages were of good quality, with a light herbiness. The roll was decently fresh, too. But that extra half sausage would have rounded things out much more satisfyingly.
So overall, Offshore was a very smart place but has some room for improvement both on their sausage accountancy and their coffee. With fairly minor tweaks this could be a really good venue. For now, it will remain my prime source of sausage anecdotes for the coming weeks and months.
Blythe scores Offshore
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: roll on sausage
I wore: navy blue
Total bill: £2.50
Address: 3-5 Gibson Street, West End, Glasgow G12 8NU