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Cafe Gandolfi

#79 of 1,925 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Centre
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64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
+44 141 552 6813
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08:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Derby
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202 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a delicious breakfast here on Sunday. Not too busy so service was attentive but not pushy. Delicious fresh orange juice and freshly prepped food. Great range of options and lovely decor. Would certainly eat here again!

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Thank Roxanne C
Inverness, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked via the website - a nice simple process. Definitely recommended as the cafe is doing a roaring trade on a Saturday morning. The menu warns of anything up to 30mins for service as food is freshly prepared to order and this turned out to be the case. Opting for the full Scottish breakfast it was worth the wait... More 

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Thank Duncan I
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Tim Stead furniture sets the scene and the food and service does not disappoint. This long established restaurant is a must visit and although little has changed the standards and quality remain amongst the best in Glasgow. If you can only manage breakfast or lunch it would be my number one choice in the city centre and equally it... More 

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Thank jmacarchitect
Scotland, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not been here for some time but won't wait so long till we're back. Excellent food...Stornaway white pudding then Smoked Haddock and Prawn linguine...and the service was top notch too!

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Thank JACF815
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for breakfast - Avocado with seeds on sourdough bread with poached eggs and the sweetest cherry tomatoes I've had for ages - bit different and very tasty. Quality coffee too. Large rustic wooden tables and chairs. Good service.

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Thank A20man
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stephen and I came here on our first date and it's one of my favourite restaurants in Glasgow. Food is always great and I especially love the haggis neeps and tattoos here. Get the people new to Glasgow or Scotland to try it - it's amazing Dessert yummy and service great.. no more to say - Go try it and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been here a few times and enjoyed every visit. The food is excellent, the staff are very helpful. Great classic place to enjoy dinner.

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Thank Terry G
Walney
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in here for breakfast whilst stopping in a nearby premier Inn. The place was packed which spoke for itself. A full Scottish breakfast was the order of the day but with plenty of continental options available too. We liked it so much we returned the following day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food Superb experienced professional staff Wonderful unpatronising attention to the kidlets Seumas and his team always serve great food great coffee and great bAnter

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Thank Nicoladuffy
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

an outstanding restuarant with amazing staff who can talk knowledgeably about the food, the wine, the cocktails and anything else you may wish to ask! we were a party of 37 (no mean feat at lunch!) and had an assortment of fish dishes, veggie meals and good solid Scottish fare - always with a little twist (highly recommend the Haggis,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 43
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 552 6813
Description
"Deagh bhiadh, deagh bheannachd" Well fed, well blessed. It's this sense of Hebridean hospitality that makes Café Gandolfi such an incredible long standing institution in the Glasgow scene. Opened in 1979, and pioneering the Merchant City into becoming the hub of bars and restaurants that it is today, Gandolfi is a truly well loved and frequented corner of Glasgow. From the main café with its iconic Tim Stead furniture downstairs, the hidden treasure bar up in the attic boasting gorgeous cocktails and atmosphere, to the glamorously sleek Gandolfi Fish two doors up with its adjoining little sibling Fish To Go, this little section of the Merchant City looks set to continue keeping the bar toweringly high when it comes to all things good food, good wine and great hospitality.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?