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Cafe Gandolfi

€€ - €€€European, British,
64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
+44 141 552 6813
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“haggis” (78 reviews)
“black pudding” (65 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:30 Hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have eaten here on many occasions but took family for lunch and found it disappointing . Husbands linguine was ok but goats cheese salad was way overpriced for a few walnuts, two half cherry tomatoes and some goats cheese on a bed of leaves. Think...More

Thank Cairolass_12
Reviewed 6 days ago

Booked for 3 at 11.15 Saturday brunch. Havent been here in years since my college days at Glasgow Food Tech so I was looking forward to a visit for a long time and finally made it. Nice tables -rustic wood. Staff nice and friendly. Did...More

Thank FamilyP41
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh local dishes cooked to perfection. Great atmosphere and friendly efficient staff. The venison was beautifully cooked. The trio of pate were so tasty. The wee bar upstairs does amazing cocktails.

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Gandolfi has been one of the best places to eat in Glasgow for decades. It is fantastic. I just love it. The menu is a fusion of Scottish and international ingredients and is unique. In other words it's not just a bog standard samey...More

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken here by friends so we knew nothing about it. It is not large but it is well laid out. The food was delicious we all had starters and the Cullen skink was probably the stand out though the black pudding and mushrooms...More

Thank Susanne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened on Cafe Gandolfi while through Glasgow from our time in the highlands. Great reviews + haggis on the menu is what brought us in and WOW we were pleased. Not only was everything we ordered absolutely delicious, we were met with welcoming and...More

Thank susie30q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we mentioned we were going to Cafe Gandolfi, our Glaswegian friends were very enthusiastic. They all seemed to have fond memories of the place, and it's clearly a Glasgow institution. Sadly it didn't quite live up to our expectations. It was fine, with good...More

Thank cmac21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cullen skink, followed by the smoked haddie - extremely tasty food. Nice decor and wooden furniture. Not the cheapest option for a quick lunch though.

Thank manparadigm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used to spend a lot of time here as a student way back in the day and try to pop in for lunch whenever I’m back in Glasgow. It’s comforting, reassuring and always excellent. The caramel shortbread is as gorgeous as ever. The sea trout...More

Thank TAmember8
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

For me, Cafe Gandolfi is all about the tranquil top floor bar. Choons, vibe, ambience. No stress. No nonsense. No fakery. No problem. Cool artwork for sale. Cool beers on tap. Cool friendly staff. Nailed. The ground floor restaurant on the other hand feels tired....More

Thank Pedalpower
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$46
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 552 6813
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"Deagh bhiadh, deagh bheannachd" Well fed, well blessed. It's this sense of Hebridean hospitality that makes Café Gandolfi such an incredible long standing institution in the Glasgow scene. Opened in 1979, and pioneering the Merchant City into becoming the hub of bars and restaurants that it is today, Gandolfi is a truly well loved and frequented corner of Glasgow. From the main café with its iconic Tim Stead furniture downstairs, the hidden treasure bar up in the attic boasting gorgeous cocktails and atmosphere, to the glamorously sleek Gandolfi Fish two doors up with its adjoining little sibling Fish To Go, this little section of the Merchant City looks set to continue keeping the bar toweringly high when it comes to all things good food, good wine and great hospitality.
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