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Cafe Source

#121 of 1,903 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1 St. Andrews Square, Glasgow G1 5PJ, Scotland
+44 141 548 6020
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit here last night and definitely worthwhile. Food was superb,we all enjoyed our food. Staff were excellent nothing was too much trouble for them which always makes it a more enjoyable night. Look forward to going back.

Thank winnie17claire
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I got married at St. Andrews in the Square in 2011, so I must admit that I am a bit biased! I love Cafe Source. The food is delicious! I had the haggis bonbons and fish with risotto. My husband had haggis bonbons *and* a haggis main. (We no longer live in Scotland, so we stock up... More 

Thank PurpleSunset
Level Contributor
43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Under an 18th century church this restaurant has bags of ambience! The menu isn't huge but the food is superb! The Cullen Skink is beautifully served and tastes wonderful! Friendly staff and excellent food makes this a must to visit in the city! Check when Celtic Football Club is playing at home. If yes then wait till the match is... More 

Thank Alistair R
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

My colleagues and I were booked for a very expensive dinner and ceilidh. I couldn't make it and although I gave plenty of notice they absolutely refused to help. All I asked was that I be able to come another night. They just quoted the contract and instead are going to cook and serve the full meal to an empty... More 

Thank HardctopleasePiscy
Glasgow, Scotland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I found the staff to be efficient, welcoming ,pleasant and helpful. The decor was nice. The band ( Cosmopolitan) was amazing...but what made this a lowly 2 is that they had no vegan options on the menu. While the staff did their best i ended up with a bowl of tomato soup and a small piece of bread, then a... More 

Thank KoshkaMaloshka
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Visited on a Sat night and it was busy, however service was friendly and efficient. Some good Scottish fare on offer and out of our party of 6 no one had a bad meal quite the opposite. The setting underneath the church is unusual and has a little of a cafe feel but in a good way. Whilst on outskirts... More 

Thank JohnMac1962
Scotland, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We were visiting friends in Glasgow and they suggested giving this restaurant a try as it was highly rated on Tripadvisor. The restaurant is in an unusual location and is situated underneath a church in a quieter street off the main thoroughfare of Merchant City. I thought the food itself was great (haggis bon bon starter – worth trying) and... More 

Thank msg84
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This wasn't expensive but the food could be compare with pub grub. The ox cheek with mash starter was good, the linguine with braised beef and black pudding was strange and didn't work and the fish and chips greasy and I wondered if they were frozen .......sorry just didn't enjoy this

Thank MurielH51
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The setting is incredible- under an eighteenth century church! The menu is intriguing with the best Cullen Skink in the world! The mains are delicious but the sweets top the lot! A visit to Glasgow wouldn't be complete without a visit to St Andrew's Square!

Thank Alistair R
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, good portions and service. Definitely vfm here. Tucked out the way a little but worth the short walk off the main drag

Thank DoonHillRace

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 40
British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Andrews Square, Glasgow G1 5PJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 548 6020
Cafe Source is located beneath the magnificently restored 18th Century St. Andrew’s Church in the Merchant City, Cafe Source offers a relaxed and informal dining experience for those wanting to sample some gutsy “real” Scottish fare. Traditional favourites such as Haggis, Stovies and the ever popular Cullen Skink figure on the menu, however you will also find a wide range of contemporary dishes. Pre-Theatre and Dinner Menus are also available offering excellent value for money. Specials change on a daily basis and with an extensive choice of Malt Whisky, fine wines, Scottish beers and lagers you will surely find Café Source a truly relaxing place to enjoy a taste of Scotland. 10 Mins from Central Station. 2 Mins from Glasgow Cross/Glasgow Green.

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