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279 Cafe Bistro

#209 of 1,959 Restaurants in Glasgow}
$$ - $$$British, , European
279 Dumbarton Road | Partick, Glasgow G11 6AB, Scotland
+44 141 337 2859
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British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
279 Dumbarton Road | Partick, Glasgow G11 6AB, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went this morning with partner for the first time to 279 bistro heard very good things about restraunt. Definitely the best breakfast iv ever had. Massive portion all food boiling hot can't wait to return. Staff very friendly what a find in the middle of...More

1  Thank great_white_cal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this bistro, what a service and the food was outstanding. The staff were really nice and lovely music in the background, not intrusive at all. We both had the veggie stroganoff and it was freshly made, the different tastes were very noticeable and...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service in 279 is fantastic. Spent Friday evening in there with a couple of friends and we left raving about our meal. Freshly cooked, plentiful and absolutely delicious. I had haddock and black pudding risotto which was packed with flavour and perfectly...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Friends invited us to lunch today at this cafe. The quality of the food was excellent. The service first class, friendly and unobtrusive. It has a lovely warm atmosphere and we will definitely be back.

Thank 109jim
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We have visited 279 a couple of times for dinner at the weekend. The decor is nice with lovely wooden tables. The food has always been of a really good standard, easily good enough to compete with restaurants on Byres Road and Finnieston. The place...More

Thank traveltigger
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Dinner again was exceptional. Can highly recommend the bruschetta, then again, can highly recommend all the starters and mains! Never been disappointed. Vincent and the team have defo got the right balance with friendliness and service. It quickly became our fave! Ps the home made...More

Thank Marionandles
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Popped in a got a table for 3 in this local Bistro, 2 Lasagnes and a fantastic spicy beef on Ciabatta and 3 folk were satisfied. The food was very good and service was top notch, a place I will return to.

Thank ferretGlasgow
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Just had lunch in 279 Cafe Bistro which is a little gem. Staff were friendly and helpful and service good. Lunch was freshly cooked and presented well and was delicious. Would certainly go back when I am next in that area. To be recommended.

Thank Jan T
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I have visited here many times and have never had a bad experience in here. Staff are very friendly here, the food is delicious. The menu does change from time to time which makes each visit very exciting. Book a table in advance as it's...More

Thank Adam A
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Yet another great evening spent at 279. Everything delivered to usual high standard....food, service, ambiance...all just spot on. 279 is a calm, special, understated restaurant. Perfect place for enjoying chance to catch up with friends...over some seriously good food.

Thank LockieGlasgow
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Questions & Answers
Joyce B
12 May 2016|
Response from vincent f | Property representative |
We do not have a specific vegetarian menu , but we always have options on our menu and all of our dishes are made and cooked on the premises which allows us to change dishes to suit our customers needs
Carol B
12 May 2016|
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Response from Susan-Mosedale | Reviewed this property |
Hi I know they change the menu quite often, the only suggestion that I can think of is to contact them via Facebook. I hope you manage to visit the cafe/restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 Dumbarton Road | Partick, Glasgow G11 6AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 337 2859
Established in 2008, 279 Cafe Bistro is a family owned and managed bistro in Glasgow's west end just a short walk from Partick train station situated between Partick and Kelvin Hall subway stations. We serve fresh, cooked to order food from our small but very capable kitchen. Our menus have changed slightly over the years to keep things interesting but the quality of food and personal service has always remained the same. Recently our Bistro has taken on a more casual dining style and our openning hours and menus have changed to meet local demands.We open from 10am until 4pm from Monday to Thursday and from 10am until 10pm on Friday and Saturday.During the day we offer brunch,small dishes, pastas, burgers & ciabattas aswell as great coffee and treats. Then on a Friday & Saturday evenning we offer a fixed price menu which changes from week to week
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