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Cafe Source

#133 of 1,929 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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Stirling, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I ever need to be treated to excellent food,fantastic staff and completely delicious indulgence I come here. The Cullen skink is the best ever,our special tonight was haggis and steak pie. It was fabulous. I always attempt to leave space for the pudding but was outdone by the main course. The meal was finished with a pot of tea... More 

Thank tropicaltrio1972
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here before and was lovely. However I eel like the food was not up to much and not the freshest. Service was limited for table service had to ask every time at the bar I wanted anything even though it was quiet. I have recommended many people to here but I personally won't be back.

Thank elaine_pm
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of Glasgows best kept secrets! Had a great lunch, lovely food, great staff. A little bit of a walk from the centre of town but well worth it!!!

Thank Peshwa5
Bangkok, Thailand
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144 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The food was nice, reasonable price with a wee dark atmosphere. The bar was cool but I didn't order alcoholic drink that day. Anyway, music was cool. I used Gourmet Society card for 50% discount too...super duper deal.

Thank JIBP
Level Contributor
51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Hadn't been to cafe source for a couple of years and we were not disappointed. They have just started their Sunday lunch menu so we thought we would give it a go . We had the best Cullen skink and Roast Beef ever . The meal was fantastic and very pleasantly served. Great value for money. We will defo be... More 

Thank SandraGlasgow
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My wife and I had the pre theatre lunch. I had the pork cheek and my wife had the haggis bonbons as a starter. I followed this up with the fish and chips which came with mushy peas (Perfectly cooked) and tartare sauce. My wife had the beef linguini with parmesan and black pudding. Both dishes were delicious and piping... More 

Thank midimanmac
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here on Friday night with a couple of friends, had never been here before and stumbled upon it on 5pm deals - 3 courses and a glass of wine for £20. It was a lovely wee surprise. The atmosphere was so comfortable and warm and the staff were so welcoming and friendly. I had the haggis Bon bons, the... More 

Thank Nicole L
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner on a 5pm deal with a couple of friends, £20 for 3 courses and a glass of wine. We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the atmosphere of the place in general. All of us loved every dish we ordered . Particular favourites were the lamb main and the beef bourguignon, the... More 

Thank hdawg89
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Just ate in Cafe Source for the first time tonight before going to the theatre and it was really good. The service was prompt and attentive, just what you want when you have limited time to get to a show. The menu was varied and had several choices of starter, main and dessert. We had goat's cheese with pear and... More 

Thank David T
Stirling, United Kingdom
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397 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Fist time I'd been down that part of the city in years and it was worth the trip. I had lunch with friends and family and really enjoyed it. The building and history was interesting; lots of traditional Scottish/folk music style pictures. Need to visit at night. The menu was good and they have a separate gluten free one; good... More 

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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
British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?