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Cafe Gandolfi

€€ - €€€European, British,
64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
+44 141 552 6813
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (37 reviews)
“haggis” (72 reviews)
“black pudding” (64 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great place to eat, lovely hand made wooden furniture and handy location in the heart of Glasgow’s lively Merchant City quarter. We enjoyed starters of Cullen Skink or smoked salmon, both good followed by haggis, neeps and tarries or smoked haddock. The...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here on a recommendation from the hotel. Without a reservation they were happy to accommodate us. I had a traditional Scottish smoked haddock meal which was very good. My spouse had a very nice salmon meal and she was quite pleased. Prices were...More

Thank LovinEurope
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast here today. Coffee was smooth, service was excellent, and surroundings were very warm and inviting. Had Eggs Hebridean - eggs were done to perfection. My son had the full Scottish breakfast and raved about it. Will certainly go there again.

Thank Lucy N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live in Glasgow nearly two decades ago and Cafe Gandolfi was one of my favourite haunts. I was delighted to see that it hadn't changed in terms of layout and decor - a combination of art deco and rustic. I was delighted...More

Thank M J
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to Café Gandolfi, visited Saturday lunchtime for catch up with my friend. Quickly shown to a table and given a glass of iced water with lemon. Had the soup of the day, curried parsnip soup with crusty bread , my friend had the...More

Thank pauline m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent small restaurant superb for small friend or family gatherings. Great service and food. Focused menu with a couple of specials maintains its high standards of quality and presentation. Attentive whilst non-intrusive staff providing great service. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Thank WelshyandLainey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great choice of restaurant for a family get together. Our party of 9 were very well looked after. We all enjoyed the choice of menu which managed to suit everyone and the wine was reasonably priced and gave a good choice. It...More

Thank Claire Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my aunties, mum, and grandma for a Friday lunch - the decor is lovely and the place clean. Our waiter was great, even going the extra mile standing on a chair to get a good group photo! My fish was lovely and...More

Thank katiemox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you don't confuse this restaurant with Gandolfi Fish, which is two doors down; part of the same business but not as friendly! Excellent atmosphere inside and really bustling on a Wednesday lunchtime - make sure you book in advance. Food was very good...More

Thank Cliff J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ahead of some important bridesmaid duties, 5 of us dropped in for a pre booked table for brunch. We recieved excellent customer service from one of the gentlemen who left us to browse the menus whilst taking our drinks order. Our bloody marys were perfect!...More

Thank sunseeker0223
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$47
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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