Byres Road’s Number 16 has topped the Glasgow Times’ restaurant power rankings this week.

The restaurant, which reopened under the management of Joel Pomfret in 2009, serves “modern Scottish” cuisine in a friendly, cosy and relaxed setting in a small spot at the end of the West End thoroughfare.

Pomfret says he eats in the restaurant a few times a year and his most recent favourite dish was the one he had just before Christmas.

Although he usually prefers the restaurant’s meatier dishes, he said the fillet of Scrabster cod, with shaved fennel, mussels, caviar, pickled samphire and fish skin crackling was his new favourite.

He said the restaurant prides itself on its “very high level of service, which is also relaxed and informal”.

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On topping the Glasgow Times restuarant power rankings, he said: “We’re delighted to hear that we’ve made number one, it’s really finished our Christmas period off on a high.”

The restaurant is a new entry to the rankings, which rates Glasgow’s best restaurants every week.

He and Gerry Mulholland, who were former employees of the restaurant under the old management, resurrected the West End spot after its sudden closure in 2009.

The restaurant has won plaudits before, most notably spots in the Waitrose Good Food Guide and AA’s Restaurant Guide in 2012.

The Herald’s Joanna Blythman, in a 2019 review described it as a reliable go-to favourite for her.

The restaurant is a stones-throw away from Kelvinhall subway station and is open every day of the week.

It has a set two or three course lunch every day and serves an a la carte menu for dinner, along with a generous selection of wines.