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The Glencairn Lounge

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15-19 Bridge Street, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 1NY, Scotland
+44 1389 732816
12:00 - 19:30
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Sun 12:30 - 19:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 20:30
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite places to eat, food is great. You get massive portions for a very cheap price. It's busy though so it's best to book if you don't want disappointed.

Thank paul c
Lacey, Washington
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week in Scotland, staying a small "castle" we found on AirB&B. We've spent a lot of time in England, and enjoyed pub meals there, so we thought we would enjoy the same thing in Scotland. There weren't a lot of "pubs" to choose from in the Cardross/Dumbarton area that we were in, but this one was great.... More 

Thank wyzik
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with the whole family and had another fantastic meal. The portions are superb and worth starving yourself for so you can try and fit in the chocolate fudge cake. We visit the Glencairn at least once a month and have never had a bad meal. Get along but worth booking a table if it's the weekend

Thank davrat
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The glencairn is a small venue and always busy. They do not take reservations so if you go in at a busy time, you may have to wait at the bar and be served by the friendly staff. The portions are big, tasty with good choice on the menu and good value. They also offer very good daily specials. Only... More 

Thank Anndee1960
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Dont have a starter..Main meal is awesome..Top quality pub grub..Very reasonable priced..Far to much on plate..would happily pay that price for kiddies portion

Thank davymeechan
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Really great food and very helpful staff . I have to have gluten free diet and they have a full list of choice which is fab My family have the normal menu which is also great the portions are really big and all freshly made So worth a visit .

Thank Elaine p
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

5 star ain't enough fantastic food, service and price. Chicken and mushroom pie was probably best av ever had, only grumble I have is portion size ohh boy plate was over flowing I couldn't finish and hate to waste food. Highly recommend

Thank burghlad28
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Five of us dined at retardant on Saturday night coming from the town this was the first time that I had personally dined at retardant going by all the positive comments that I had received, the retardant certainly never let us down they allowed as to make a early 6.30pm booking I found the retardant more spacious than I imagined,... More 

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The food on offer is fab; never had a bad meal. The portion sizes are huge and excellent value for money. They offer a take out service and be advised, you get the same amount of food. Love this place cx

1 Thank Mullzers
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Very busy not always able to get a table if you don't book. Food is delicious and lots of it, I thought the steak pie was a sharing plater. Lovely food, lovely price

1 Thank Hazy255

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 18
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-19 Bridge Street, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 1NY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  West Dunbartonshire  >  Dumbarton
  • Phone Number: +44 1389 732816
A family run business based in the historical town of Dumbarton providing a variety of main meals, snacks and beverages and a variety of daily specials with prices to suit everyone.

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