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Caulders Braidbar Restaurant

#490 of 1,959 Restaurants in Glasgow}
€€ - €€€Cafe, British,
Mearns Road | Mearnskirk, Glasgow G77 6RS, Scotland
+44 141 639 9777
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (30 reviews)
“meringues” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (13 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 18:00All hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Mearns Road | Mearnskirk, Glasgow G77 6RS, Scotland
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Whenever I visit my parents, we regularly pop into Caulders for lunch. Their menu is fantastic, and the kids menu is just as good. The staff are always welcoming, and do everything they can to make your lunch a pleasant experience. I can recommend the...More

Thank Lesley K
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Lesley! We really appreciate your feedback. I will certainly make sure the team at Braidbar receive your lovely comments and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

As i haven't been at Braidbar's for over 2 years, I thought it time too pay another visit on a Sunday with my partner and elderly in law's. Not much has changed in terms of the speed of service during busy periods on a Sunday....More

Thank Scottish21
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your Bacon, Brie and Cranberry Panini - it's one of our best selling items. If you ever have any issues with any of your food please, please let our...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

The restaurant doesn't open until 9am. My friend and I were early and pleasantly surprised that, although it was just before 9am, the shop and restaurant were already open. It was a driech morning but the view from our table over the surrounding landscape was...More

Thank j1mpatterson
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. It certainly sounds like you had a fantastic visit - even in spite of the weather! It is indeed a wonderful place to watch over the city and see four seasons in one day from the warmth of the...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

An outside seating area in addition to the spacious enclosed area. Great views of the hills and a wildflower meadow below. A hearty breakfast with a vegetarian option and smaller breakfast snacks as well. Well priced and a good range of home baking as well...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thanks for your comments. Hopefully you managed to grab one of the outdoor seats whilst the sun was shining - I know it can seem a rare treat in Glasgow! If you have any special dietary requirements, please do not hesitate to speak to our...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

This cafe/restaurant is attached to a garden centre shop. It seems busy every time we visit. The food is varied, plain but passable. It's really for an informal meal without frills. There is considerable choice. The staff are attentive and helpful. The decor is pleasant....More

Thank MDG121
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Thank you for your review. It is so nice when someone else does the cooking or you are looking for a wee day off! I am so glad we are able to help and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 22 May 2017

We often pop-in here for a nice lunch bite, but it can get busy over the main lunch time. Not simple to get to without a vehicle, but with one it is only 5 minutes or so from the centre of Mearns. The food is...More

Thank David R
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

What a lovely review! Thank you for posting your review of your recent visit. Each of our centres has a very different view, but I must admit to having a wee soft spot for the view from Braidbar! I would certainly recommend booking a table...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and food with stunning views. Great place for a bite of lunch. Bought some empire biscuits to take home with us. Delicious

Thank Lesley l
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

What a nice visit you have had - lunch, beautiful weather giving us great views across the city and a wee take home empire for a cuppa later! Sounds like my ideal afternoon! Please come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

O.K. I have told you a million times I don't exaggerate! but how else do you describe this place Exquisite Afternoon tea (Two people £16 ) Great food service value. I could spend a couple of hours in the attached shop fantastic selection of exotic...More

Thank Gerry M
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thanks you for your wonderful review about your recent visit to Caulders Braidbar. I am delighted to hear that you had a great time - not only in the coffee shop but in store too! Please do not hesitate to ask our team for assistance...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We have visited this garden centre quite a few times and the food and service are great. However this time I chose the Cullen skink, it has to be the best I've ever tasted. Absolutely delicious. Another great visit and we'll be back

Thank swilson1999
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your most recent visit to Caulders Braidbar. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the catering team and let them know that the Cullen Skink is a hit! Best wishes Debs

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Thought I would try the "stack of pancakes" and coffee for £4 at caulders. What arrived was two small pancakes you could buy for 20 pence pathetic!!! When was a stack ever two!!!!!! A total rip off!!!More

Thank paul s
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit. I am sorry for the misunderstanding, but the £4 'Coffee and Pancake' deal and the ‘Stack of Pancakes’ are two different things. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate...More

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17 June 2017|
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Response from Deborah R | Property representative |
Hi there. As a Garden Centre restaurant we are open 9am to 5pm, seven days a week with last orders at 4.30. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Kind regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mearns Road | Mearnskirk, Glasgow G77 6RS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 639 9777
  • E-mail
Like their two previous centres, Colin and Mandy chose a fabulous site to build their next garden centre. Located out in the country, but only a small 5 minute drive from Mearns Cross and a 7 minute drive from East Kilbride, Caulders Braidbar provides the peace and tranquility of the open countryside however has the convenience of being close to Glasgow and easily accessable. Caulders Braidbar follows in the same ethos of both Mugdock & Kirkintilloch and has its foundations as supplying great plants and garden products. Together with fabulous catering offering great food. The views from The Garden House Restaurant at Braidbar look spectacularly over Glasgow, onto the Campsies and beyond. The gift shop at Braidbar is placed with great and unusual gift ideas and the garden centre is always stocked with a fantastic range of plants. As you wander through the plant sales area you will notice that the garden centre has been built around the historic Gowkstone. This stone is thought to date back to the iron ages, the name comes from the Scotts word Gowk which means cuckcoo. The Gowkstone was a meeting place for the covenants in the 1600's and later was thought to be a special place with special powers - we still believe it is a special place!!!
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