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The Calabash African Bar and Restaurant

57 Union Street, Glasgow G1 3RB, Scotland
+44 141 221 2711
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“cassava” (2 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
“african food” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:59 PMAll hours
CUISINES
African
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
57 Union Street, Glasgow G1 3RB, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

fantastic, wonderful holiday ,weather was great . everything about this place is wonderful . So easy abnd cheap to get around. Beaches are superb and within easy reach ,just a bus ride away. People asked me ...Marseille for a holiday?...its a place that I have...More

Thank horseandbarge
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Busy restaurant and bar down stairs on Union street. Authentic African menu, pumping music, great service and really reasonably priced. This place with its layered spices was a godsend after weeks of bland, stodgy food. Someone in that kitchen really knows what they're doing. Will...More

Thank Abernethy1
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

If you want the full African experience, look no further. Music, food, people & atmosphere.... All there

Thank Cruel J
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Dinner with friend did not go too well. We ordered and paid and was waiting for the food for 1.5hours. We did remind them in between but nothing changed. Once the food came I was tired of waiting and lost appetite. The food is tasty...More

Thank gumna96
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I used to live in Kenya and have been desperately trying to find food with authenticity to the region. I discovered this restaurant and was so wonderfully surprised by the high quality of the food and great service. I had the ugali, the green banana...More

Thank jkoletic
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I had been to Calabash more than 20 times before tonight, and regularly sang its praises to anyone who would listen. As a South African ex pat, I loved nothing more than visiting Calabash for a cold Castle and a boerewors meal. But tonight my...More

Thank StefLachHack
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Spent a week in the Paphos Garden Hotel having booked half board. Everything about the hotel was superb. The accommodation was ideal, the food could not have been bettered. The staff were friendly and efficient and the hotel was just an easy 20 minute walk...More

Thank DesGilmore
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I have been here a couple of times and I would love to have posted something positive as the staff are very pleasant but I'm afraid the quality of the meat used lets it down badly. I have had a Nigerian dish and also an...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant and was blown away by the friendly atmosphere and amazing food. The food was simply some of the best I have had in Glasgow. There is something to suit the taste of everyone. Great for kids as well. We had lamb, rice,...More

Thank Imranfarid
Reviewed 28 January 2017

So I had a takeaway so can only talk about the food quality (although the delivery man was adorable), which was excellent int he extreme. We had a big range of food and dipped into everything and there was no disappointing dish - all hearty,...More

Thank GNR88
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Union Street, Glasgow G1 3RB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 2711
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