Waxy O’Connor’s in Glasgow

Waxy O’Connor’s is an Irish bar in Glasgow city centre with live music and sport, especially rugby.

Just around the corner from Buchanan Street, Glasgow next to Buchanan Street Underground Station, and near Glasgow Queen Street Railway Station is Waxy O’Connors.

Known as Waxy’s, the bar has 3 floors and what seems like a million areas to get lost in. Bars can be found throughout with seating suiting lunch, dinner or just drinks.

On Sundays, there are music sessions and it can get busy when the rugby is on.


It had been a while since we had last been to Waxy O’Connor’s and we were sad to see that their delicious mussels, which we had always liked, we now off the menu. Gah, need to pick something else now.

So we ordered our food and drink and waited….and waited…and waited. After half an hour, we asked where our food was “there’s a half hour wait” says the bar…nice to let us know that when we ordered. So we wait, again. Then a member of staff comes up to let us know that the order was lost when they were re-booting the machines so the order is in now. Ordered at 12 and arrived at 13:15.. just as well we had a lot to catch up on!

What we ate

We picked the Guinness braised Ox cheek and chuck pot pie with colcannon and roast honey and mustard carrots. (£12). I’m sure you will agree that this is a bit of a scrawny portion of colcannan and carrots. The gravy could have been thicker as well otherwise a tasty and easily demolished lunch.

Chicken and bacon pot pie with puff pastry, double-cooked chips, buttered savoy cabbage, peas and tarragon (£12). Back in the day double cooked chips were called re-heats, but seemingly they are classy now. Joking aside, these aren’t the best chips never mind double cooked chips. The savoy cabbage and peas was overly seasoned with salt, no taste of the mentioned tarragon but did spot some leaves in the pie gravy. Big chunks of chicken in the pie, which would have been good with some browning to give not only some colour but some flavour.


Meh. Apologies and refund for the delay but we had to chase initially. The food was finished,however I feel this was more to do with the fact that we were hungry when we arrived and by the time the food arrived we had very rumbly bellies. OK food, but sadly not a patch on what Waxy’s food used to be.


Waxy O’Connor’s, 44 West George Street, Glasgow

Glasgow Foodie
Author: Glasgow Foodie

Writes for here and Foodie Explorers website. Usually found napping.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.