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Kings Cafe - CLOSED

71 Elmbank Street, Glasgow G2 4PQ, Scotland
+44 141 332 9451
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
16 Dec 2016
“BEST CHIPS!”
13 Sep 2016
“Fried everything”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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Fast food, British, Scottish, Cafe, Seafood
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71 Elmbank Street, Glasgow G2 4PQ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 13 January 2017

My hubby and I were here on a Groupon Fish tea deal. The fish and chips were to a good standard and we were served by a very overworked and pleasant girl. The place itself is very retro which just adds to the experience.

Thank Kirstyanne108
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Visited here in November had a fish tea in between pubs/gig. Have to say they were the best, chunky chips I have had for ages - not greasy at all, the fish was lovely and great pot of tea. The staff were friendly and funny...More

Thank ktumblety
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Went for breakfast, food was cold, place dirty and standard of service absolutely terrible, staff member very rude and food way over priced. Nothing like the old café, if you are looking to eat I would not recommend this place when there are plenty of...More

Thank 193greendoor
Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you want to try all those fried and battered items (pizza, blackpudding, etc) that you've heard about, this is the place for you. It's a basic cafe near Saucciehall Street and you can take out or eat in with the hen nights in a...More

Thank LargelyMonk
Leewas23, General Manager at Kings Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Hi LargelyMonk, thanks for taking the time to write us your review. So glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you back in soon. Lee

Reviewed 11 September 2016

Found this little gem whilst staying in the ibis and boy I'm glad I did.it was empty(dont know why) and I had fish and chips, the thickest tastiest chips I've had and the fish lovely and crispy.wife had steak pie and thoroughly enjoyed it.its old...More

Thank bahnjoe
Leewas23, General Manager at Kings Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Hi Bahnjoe, thanks for taking the time to let us know how your recent visit to the Kings Café went. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and the food that was served. We hope to see you back in soon. Lee

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

As a lad, this used to be my weekly pilgrimage on the way to Grants and CC Music with mate. Just introduced my two boys to the joys of fritters with brown sauce. As good as I remembered!More

Thank old-bugga
Leewas23, General Manager at Kings Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, so glad we are doing the basics right. As mentioned in the earlier review, we took over on the 9th of May this year and are over the moon you enjoyed your visit. Thanks...More

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Visited a couple of times as it is so near the Kings Theatre and wanted something to eat before a show. The chips were fantastic, good old fashioned proper chips, served on a quirky square shaped plate. My husband had sausage and chips, his chips...More

Thank Valerie W
Leewas23, Owner at Kings Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Hi Valerie Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your food and overall experience in the Kings Café, we look forward to seeing you back in soon. Lee

Reviewed 16 December 2015

Visited here recently with my Dad before going to a show in the Kings Theatre. The food served here is greasy and disgusting. Give this place a wide berth.More

Thank Scottish21
Leewas23, Owner at Kings Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Hi Scottish21, Would like to invite you and your Dad back in to the Kings Café, we took over in the 9th May this year and would like your opinions on how you feel we are doing. We have changed a lot in terms of...More

Reviewed 7 July 2015

Fast food including meat pies, sandwiches. But nothing special or out of the ordinary except for the large number of mirrors which gives it a unique look.

Thank kansasrod
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Loved this place - a bit small (or rather, cosy) - but a really authentic feel to it - the food was traditional and very reasonably priced. Noted that behind the counter there was a note from a famous doctor (who could that be) so...More

1  Thank AlanP00le
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$6
Cuisine
Fast food, British, Scottish, Cafe, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:30
Thursday
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:30
Friday
09:00 - 04:00
Saturday
09:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Elmbank Street, Glasgow G2 4PQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 332 9451
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Description
The Kings Cafe is a Glasgow institution. Situated just off Sauchiehall Street on Elmbank Street and across the road from the Kings Theatre (Hence the name!) it has been providing fish teas to generations of Glasgow theatre goers. Under new management from 1st February 2013, a new focus is going to be put on restoring the menu to homemade classics and traditional wholesome Scottish food.Homemade soup, lasagne and macaroni cheese are now on the special boards - and the fantastic fish teas are still to be had.So whether you're looking for a soup & salad roll at lunch or an after theatre fish supper; the Kings Cafe is the Glasgow institution you should visit.
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