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Caulders Braidbar Restaurant

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Cafe, British, Scottish
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Mearns Road | Mearnskirk, Glasgow G77 6RS, Scotland
+44 141 639 9777
09:00 - 18:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought I would try the "stack of pancakes" and coffee for £4 at caulders. What arrived was two small pancakes you could buy for 20 pence pathetic!!! When was a stack ever two!!!!!! A total rip off!!!

Thank paul s
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit. I am sorry for the misunderstanding, but the £4 'Coffee and Pancake' deal and the ‘Stack of Pancakes’ are two different things. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to ask your server, or indeed give me a call. Best wishes More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant situated a short distance from Mearns Cross is part of the Caulders chain but the location is spot on with fantastic views. The food is superb and the staff are friendly and efficient. I would thoroughly recommend this venue. Have a look at the wide variety of plants available after your meal.

Thank william m
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this review

What a lovely recommendation. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback and we hope to see you back again soon. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Love lunching here. Combo lunch is my favourite, homemade soup and sandwich with lovely chutneys. Coffee and great cakes, the meringues and strawberry tarts are enormous. Service is fast and friendly. The Afternoon Tea looks great, need to try it sometime. Then there's a nice browse afterwards: outside for plants & gardening items or in the gift shop.

Thank craftyalice
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit. I would certainly recommend trying the Afternoon Tea on your next visit - you won't be disappointed and we will have lots of lovely new stock arriving as spring draws near so it's always worth a wee browse afterwards to walk of some of those calories!!... More 

Giffnock, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I think we've been here about 5 or 6 times now and every time it's wonderful! The staff are so nice and the food is great. The minor blip would be perhaps giving an extra teabag with the pots of tea as the brand used makes a weak cup of tea but other than that it's fantastic.

Thank RoseHepburn
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - I am so glad that you enjoy our 'Old Fashioned' Afternoon Tea! If you do find your tea a little on the weak side for your liking, please ask your server for assistance - tea is such a personal preference, as I know from years of trying to get it 'just right' for... More 

East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Have visited Caulders, on few occasions, and have always found the service and food, excellent. Had the soup and sandwich deal, and the carrot and coriander soup, soooo lovely, and the turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich, just perfect. With friendly service, reasonable prices, will defiantly be back.

Thank 64raymond
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this review

You can;t beat great home made soup! And we offer such a large variety that I am sure you are always going to find one that you like. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit and i am glad that you found food and service to be top notch. Please come back again soon... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

My husband, myself & our friends has a reservation yesterday, (which was accommodated by the staff last minute), had a wonderful experience of Christmas Lunch. Everything about our meals were more than perfect. Excellent food, beautifully & expertly cooked by Vhari, complimented with a couple of bottles of wine. Staff extremely attentive & highly recommend this establishment for value for... More 

Thank Liz B
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. We are so glad that you had a lovely lunch and I will be sure to pass on your comments to Vari - it is always nice to know when your efforts are appreciated. Whilst we are not open on Christmas day, we are open again as of the 27th and we hope... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

After seeing tv advert for Caulders Garden centre, decided to go on sunday afternoon. What a find , the garden centre had plenty of xmas pressies but the best was yet to come. The restaurant/ café is probably the best ive ever been in. Food fantastic, very quick service in packed restaurant. Staff very pleasant and effeciant. Prices very reasonable... More 

Thank sam m
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that our advert prompted you to pay us a visit - and delighted that you found everything to be to your liking! Christmas is always such a busy time for everyone so it is always lovely to find a nice wee treat and a great cuppa! Now that you have found us we hope... More 

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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Came in for a quick lunch and was not disappointed. Food is always good, service is prompt and it's reasonable value for money. Fantastic selection of cakes too and the afternoon teas are superb and great value. While the age profile is certainly "older" there are usually family groups and younger couples/groups who know a bargain when they see it.... More 

Thank anniem49
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a great visit! Thanks for your feedback on the teapots - we have actually been trialling a nice funky coloured ceramic teapot range in some of our restaurants - hopefully if all goes well you will see them soon! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Afternoon tea here has become a family favourite. It's always busy due to both the quality of the offering plus the price. Great view to Glasgow from the tables near the windows as well as outside

Thank marminiac
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Aaah - someone else who shares my passion for the Afternoon Tea! Nothing nicer than sharing a lovely tower of goodies! Thanks for taking the time to let us know that it is also a favourite in your family as well! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Consistently great food - very varied menu! All staff are helpful and friendlyand can cope even when the restaurant is busy

Thank JohnKerrBrown
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. The team are always pleased to get feedback from customers and I am delighted that you had such a lovely visit. Please come back and see us again soon. More 

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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
Cafe, British, Scottish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mearns Road | Mearnskirk, Glasgow G77 6RS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 639 9777
Like their two previous centres, Colin and Mandy chose a fabulous site to build their next garden centre. Located out in the country, but only a small 5 minute drive from Mearns Cross and a 7 minute drive from East Kilbride, Caulders Braidbar provides the peace and tranquility of the open countryside however has the convenience of being close to Glasgow and easily accessable. Caulders Braidbar follows in the same ethos of both Mugdock & Kirkintilloch and has its foundations as supplying great plants and garden products. Together with fabulous catering offering great food. The views from The Garden House Restaurant at Braidbar look spectacularly over Glasgow, onto the Campsies and beyond. The gift shop at Braidbar is placed with great and unusual gift ideas and the garden centre is always stocked with a fantastic range of plants. As you wander through the plant sales area you will notice that the garden centre has been built around the historic Gowkstone. This stone is thought to date back to the iron ages, the name comes from the Scotts word Gowk which means cuckcoo. The Gowkstone was a meeting place for the covenants in the 1600's and later was thought to be a special place with special powers - we still believe it is a special place!!!

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