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Cafe Source

#111 of 1,892 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1 St. Andrews Square, Glasgow G1 5PJ, Scotland
+44 141 548 6020
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Glasgow, Scotland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found the staff to be efficient, welcoming ,pleasant and helpful. The decor was nice. The band ( Cosmopolitan) was amazing...but what made this a lowly 2 is that they had no vegan options on the menu. While the staff did their best i ended up with a bowl of tomato soup and a small piece of bread, then a... More 

Thank KoshkaMaloshka
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Sat night and it was busy, however service was friendly and efficient. Some good Scottish fare on offer and out of our party of 6 no one had a bad meal quite the opposite. The setting underneath the church is unusual and has a little of a cafe feel but in a good way. Whilst on outskirts... More 

Thank JohnMac1962
Scotland, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting friends in Glasgow and they suggested giving this restaurant a try as it was highly rated on Tripadvisor. The restaurant is in an unusual location and is situated underneath a church in a quieter street off the main thoroughfare of Merchant City. I thought the food itself was great (haggis bon bon starter – worth trying) and... More 

Thank msg84
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This wasn't expensive but the food could be compare with pub grub. The ox cheek with mash starter was good, the linguine with braised beef and black pudding was strange and didn't work and the fish and chips greasy and I wondered if they were frozen .......sorry just didn't enjoy this

Thank MurielH5
Level Contributor
37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is incredible- under an eighteenth century church! The menu is intriguing with the best Cullen Skink in the world! The mains are delicious but the sweets top the lot! A visit to Glasgow wouldn't be complete without a visit to St Andrew's Square!

Thank Alistair R
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, good portions and service. Definitely vfm here. Tucked out the way a little but worth the short walk off the main drag

Thank DoonHillRace
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can honestly say that the food we had in this restaurant tonight was the best I have had in a long time. I took my inlaws who are the fussiest eaters I know and they came out astonished at the food and service. Everything tasted so fresh and home cooked. The service was friendly and efficient. There was nothing... More 

Thank SallyBruce_11
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food , great service and the jazz band a truly unexpected surprise. Didn't know there was a band playing and it made our night.

Thank janeyjones2015
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Had the most fabulous night here on Friday. Food and service excellent and the Cosmopolitan jazz band had everyone on their feet,they were truly great. Would recommend this restaurant and especially the jazz nights to everyone.

Thank Josephine J
Watford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this a lunchtime after tour of church earlier by very helpful guide. Food was great, service excellent. Given discount. We drank St Mungo on draught. One of Glasgow's best kept secrets!

Thank Ray R

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Andrews Square, Glasgow G1 5PJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 548 6020
Cafe Source is located beneath the magnificently restored 18th Century St. Andrew’s Church in the Merchant City, Cafe Source offers a relaxed and informal dining experience for those wanting to sample some gutsy “real” Scottish fare. Traditional favourites such as Haggis, Stovies and the ever popular Cullen Skink figure on the menu, however you will also find a wide range of contemporary dishes. Pre-Theatre and Dinner Menus are also available offering excellent value for money. Specials change on a daily basis and with an extensive choice of Malt Whisky, fine wines, Scottish beers and lagers you will surely find Café Source a truly relaxing place to enjoy a taste of Scotland. 10 Mins from Central Station. 2 Mins from Glasgow Cross/Glasgow Green.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?