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5 Houstoun Square, Johnstone PA5 8DT, Scotland
+44 1505 325772
09:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 09:30 - 17:00
Fri - Sun 09:30 - 23:00
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East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here several times and the food, level of service are always of a high standard. Good to have a place of this standard in the town. Really central and offers great food for both lunch and dinner.

Thank David R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant. Quality food. Good staff. Great location. Lovely decor. Breakfast lunch afternoon tea evening meal or just a coffee.

Thank IMTA
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic first visit this evening, and it definitely won't be the last. The service was great, the choice on the menu is vast, we all had different starters that were beautifully presented. The mains were delicious too. Can't wait to return and bring other family members. Thanks Papamacs, keep up the great work.

Thank GM74S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I hadn't read any reviews of Papamacs before my meal, as I visited with my best friend, who spoke highly of it, so we decided to give it a go. We came on a Tuesday (around midday) for brunch and were pleased to see they offer an all-day breakfast, as well as a lunch menu. We decided to order their... More 

Thank MymyRara
Johnstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal & friendy staff. Set just off the johnstone square. Always busy but can manage to find a seat.

Thank paula1710
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy visiting Papa Macs when we get the chance. Particularly excellent breakfasts choices imo.

Thank bryan1234
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Had a lovely meal here on a Friday night. the food was tasty. I had the pork loin for my main and it was presented beautifully. It wasn't piping hot though. The bill for 2 starters, 2 mains, 2 liqueurs and a bottle of wine was £65.

Thank crazycross
United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Papamacs is something of a hidden gem: I for one didn't expect to find food this good in Johnstone. I've been for dinner and lunch and been dazzled every time, but it's the breakfasts that really blew me away. As a vegetarian, a good breakfast is sometimes hard to find outside a city, but Papamacs excels. Their vegetarian sausages are... More 

Thank Andy C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My husband and I went for lunch today for the first time . my husband had the steak sandwich which he said was excellent and i had one of the sandwiches which I thoroughly enjoyed. We would certainly call back for lunch again.

Thank Carol A
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and found the cafe to be vibrant and busy. We waited a short time on a table and were looked after well by the waiting staff thereafter. I ordered soup & a sandwich - food was made in a good timeframe and the quality was also very good. We found the cost to be a little... More 

Thank AM20121234

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$39
British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Houstoun Square, Johnstone PA5 8DT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Renfrewshire  >  Johnstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1505 325772
Open every day from 9:30 am. Serving breakfast,lunch.Also open for dinner every Friday , Saturday and Sunday night. NB: Sunday nights advance booking only and the kitchen closes when the last booking is done

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