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Cafe in the Botanics

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland
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san Diego
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 June 2016

A great stop for a light or more serious treat the staff were friendly and the food great all within the city and garden

Thank bzbaeren
Congleton, Cheshire
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193 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Good staff very pleasant, reasonably quick service and very comfortable and clean in the cafe. If you do the bus tour you get a 10% off voucher in their booklet for this cafe. We had a lovely pot of tea and excellent scones with butter cream and jam. Not a wide menu but I would revisit.

Thank zenith1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I have been here several times now and although it is a nice idea, it always just fails to hit the mark. It is let down by staff who are slow to serve customers, in some cases chatting to their colleagues seems to be a higher priority. On five different occasions I have been there at breakfast time only to... More 

Thank CML42
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Went in with grandchildren for cake and coffee and juice. Nice looking tables and chairs but they need some cushions. They take to long to ask what you want and ages to bring it, although apologies given and staff friendly. Possibly not enough staff. Great coffee and cake.

Thank alfoquia
Inverness, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Upmarket bar serving a good range of beers (Morretti on draught etc) and food. Relaxed atmosphere and busy on Thursday,. You're gonna be £5 a pint.

Thank j0hnmac1314
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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711 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

A craft fair was on in the Hopkirk Building nearby so we came here for a coffee and cake, etc beforehand. The lady serving us seemed to be the manager and provided us with exceptional service with coffee top ups and attention to every detail. The afternoon teas were very well presented and the other dishes were very fresh and... More 

Thank Rossergruffydd
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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627 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We dropped in here on a couple of occasions, as we were staying in the area. On each occasion we were able to sit outside and enjoy the views on the gardens We had teas, cakes, sandwiches and soups. All of them were tasty and reasonably priced and served by mature friendly staff. A very pleasant cafe in a lovery... More 

1 Thank SarahOB79
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Visited here recently for a cuppa, but when we saw the sandwiches coming out we ordered ham with mustard, it was excellent came with a little side salad and plenty of ham. Perhaps a little pricey. The staff are very friendly and busy. Outdoor seating and in the cafe.

Thank twixeey
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

I have been here a few times. So you might think I must like it and the truth is the food and facilities are reasonable . They have good toilet facilities if you need baby changing facilities . Food is not bad at all but rather simple . They have fresh soup and sandwiches baked potatoes and the usual things... More 

Thank Saiedp
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

As the title says the staff were so friendly and chatty. They seem over worked so my coffee did come out warm and not hot and the same with my jacket potato- but their friendliness made it all worth while- and of course you have the beautiful surroundings of the gardens so your view is beautiful. Would return.

1 Thank KristinWatson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?