6 Royal Exchange Square, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 3AB 9AM - 10PM, Mon - Sun 0141 248 4721


    Please note: Our liquer licence has been applied for, we are currently operating a BYOB policy (corkage fee £2.50)



    We are classic European trained chefs “on the never ending quest to improve, perfect and deliver”, taking American BBQ techniques with the Asian philosophy of marrying five basic flavours, sweet, sour, bitter, salt and umami.

    SMOAK lives eats and breathes BBQ!

    The Smoak Team


    Where it all began
    SMOAK started like all good revolutions on the street – bored with the standard fayre catering establishments were producing we aimed to blow some smoak in their faces. Hours were spent in rain and shine perfecting our techniques over hard wood smokers till we were happy with the quality of our slow cooked meats. It was time to take our “meat to the street”

    We have done it all the hard way from building our own smoker “the big unit” which could smoak 160kg of pork shoulder in one go to custom building Glasgow first gourmet food truck we don’t let a little hard work get in the way of creating a revolution.

    Over the years we have had several residences and pop ups such as Variety Bar, Street Food Cartel, Pivo Pivo, The Sanctuary and TriBeCa now the time has come for SMOAK’s first restaurant. Our mission – deliver the full package of music, drink, service and atmosphere to complement the mouth watering food that we are very proud of.

    Smoak pulled themselves a piece of the dining scene as one of the first gourmet street food companies in Scotland, with regular pop up appearances across the land, using our food truck to take Smoak’s unique BBQ flavours to events and festivals nationwide. We are always at the heart of the party bringing bold flavours, relaxed friendly attitude and uncompromising quality.

    • Excellent food!! Smoked Hot Dogs with BBQ smoked pulled pork and pulled pork tortillas to die for. Excellent value - will definitely be back....
    • this restaurant is the bees knees fantastic food, amazing service and Chris is the best
    • Used to go here at lunch time when I worked in the west end. Best pork sandwich I've ever had!

    AboutThe Wood

    Scottish Whiskey Oak Wood Chips

    We’re so fond of this wood that “it’s in our name” a common hardwood that imparts a mild to medium smoky flavour in meat. Barbecue enthusiasts largely consider oak one of the best staple smoking woods as it complements most meats, including beef, pork and chicken and yes we couldn’t agree more!


    Even though this tree is only found in southern regions of the country, it is the most common and most popular hardwood used for smoking in the United States due to its pungent, smoky irresistible flavour commonly used for beef, brisket and lamb.

    Apple Wood

    The smokiness in this wood tend to be mild, with hints of sweetness. The mild woods pair best with more delicate meats like chicken pork and fish, where a little smoke goes a long way.