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The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant

€€ - €€€European, British,
30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow G4 0HW, Scotland
+44 141 353 0220
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cullen skink” (11 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow G4 0HW, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited here twice recently and loved it both times. Great and very varied menu that is suitable for meat eaters and vegetarians. I particularly enjoyed the Cullen skink, which is a thick and creamy fish soup. Just across the road from the Theatre...More

Thank RunRuss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant online and we were very happy. Fab food and a friendly staff. Well worth a visit. Good menu that we all enjoyed.

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 18 March 2018

This was our first stop upon landing in Glasgow, and we enjoyed a nice breakfast with incredible service. There is parking on the side street, but also a parking garage not too far from the restaurant/hotel. The restaurant is connected to the National Piping Centre.

Thank Kassie A
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Thanks for a lovely meal on a soggy Glasgow evening. As usual the staff were warm and welcoming and the food was great I really enjoyed the goats cheese starter! Cant wait for next time!

Thank theleef
Reviewed 26 February 2018

This is a little known secret. Next to the pipers school, A bit out of the way from the main areas of Glasgow city shopping streets but only a 5 minutes walk from the theater area. The food was excellent and I can not fault...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We had a family birthday lunch in this charming restaurant. Between our group we have visited 4 or 5 times. The menu is always well thought out , food beautifully cooked and presented and the restaurant is warm and captures just the right tone of...More

1  Thank Stanleyodd
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Ate here with 3 friends for a late lunch after a Celtic Connections gig. Waiting staff very knowledgeable and helpful with my coeliac disease requirements, and a friend's many food intolerances. Always reassuring. Food excellent. Jugs of iced water with lemon readily refilled and no...More

1  Thank Ev
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Visted this for the first time after having walked past on many occassions. All I can say is it was fabulous. Everything from the staff to the food was excellent. We ate from the a la carte menu which had a great range of choices....More

2  Thank Cairnser
TNPCManager, other at The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Dear Cairnser, We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for leaving such a glowing review! We pride ourselves in sourcing local produce which our chefs use to create the best meals possible and we are glad you enjoyed yours. We hope you...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018

Visited this restaurant for a pre-theatre meal (on the advice of friends) and weren't disappointed. I don't like dishes containing butter/cream, so when I asked if I could have a tomato-based sauce to go with my sea bream instead of the lemon butter sauce, and...More

1  Thank Elizabeth C
TNPCManager, other at The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Dear Elizabeth C, Thank you for leaving our restaurant a lovely, 5 star review! We are delighted you enjoyed your meal. We like to pride ourselves in accommodating any food requirements that we can and are glad the meal could be altered to suit your...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

In between Christmas and New Year my wife and I went for lunch. Excellent service and delicious food. We both had the Cullen skink - creamy, fishy with potato and bread - yummy. Then pea risotto and macaroni with bacon and spring onion for me....More

1  Thank Airvicemarshal
TrystManager, Team Pipey at The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi Airvicemarshal, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We couldn't ask for more than 5 stars! We are so glad to hear the you enjoyed your meal and the service. We hope you will get the chance to...More

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Lorraine B
30 July 2015|
Response from TNPCManager | Property representative |
Hello, our menu can be viewed on our website, or email us and we shall send it to you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow G4 0HW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 353 0220
  • E-mail
The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant is attached to The National Piping Centre in Cowcaddens and is something of a hidden gem in the city centre. Available for breakfast, lunch, pre-theatre, a la carte dining and private hire the intimate 40 seater restaurant provides an authentic experience of modern Scotland. The dining room is a relaxed space boasting a well stocked whisky shelf and locally brewed beers. The menu is full of Scottish produce, from Stornoway black pudding to Mull of Kintyre cheddar. Locals and tourists alike frequent The Pipers' Tryst taking full advantage of Scotland's famous hospitality. Above the restaurant are 8 cosy bedrooms, available for single and double occupancy throughout the week. The National Piping Centre is also a highly sought after venue catering for weddings, civil partnerships, conferences, special events, exhibitions and concerts.So why not take a wander up Hope Street to explore everything they have to offer
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