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Cafe Gandolfi

$$ - $$$European, British,
64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
+44 141 552 6813
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“haggis” (70 reviews)
“black pudding” (64 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our first ever visit to this excellent place. Three of us, two had full vegetarian breakfast, one had full Scottish. All simply excellent , beautifully presented, well cooked and very tasty indeed. Coffee was delicious. Service was great and a lovely, lively atmosphere. WE WIlL...More

Thank JohnMalpas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time in Scotland and I was looking for a place to try traditional Scottish Haggis. This cafe definitely deserves attention. One could enjoy authentic Scottish interior and traditional food. Overall, food, wine and staff could be ranked as excellent. I would...More

Thank Iryna B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A family reunion on a very wet night in Glasgow. The staff were attentive but not over. The food was excellent. It lived up to its reputation.

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

i was looking for a good scottish breakfast and found it here. best black pudding ever. also the waitress (red hair as i remember) was VERY polite and helpful. the coffee was strongand at the same time creamy as i love it.

Thank PietroGW83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here before, and it was lovely so decided to come again 2 years later. the staff were lovely, so friendly and welcoming! food was great too, I had the eggs Alba (eggs royals) and my partner had the full Scottish. I ordered tea,...More

Thank Jaybird113
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my boss here and they delivered in spades Fantastic looking, warm welcome and great food From the coffee to start to the great Scottish Breakfast this place is faultless Worth the walk from the apartment we had hired for 2 days so good we...More

Thank Colin w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not quite sure why the barmaid who served us in Bar Gandolfi was so brusque and unpleasant, as we were perfectly civil to her. Perhaps daily reminders of some bad choices made in tattoo parlours over the years has made her a little...More

1  Thank Bhunabhoy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great menu with interesting Scottish flavours. We had a long Saturday lunch and the place was packed with loud Glasgow gals having a reunion. The service was friendly and quick (not too quick). Prices are a tad higher than elsewhere in the city but not...More

Thank CRL03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had been working a long week and very much look forward to a Monday with my partner and daughter. came to the cafe for for a spot of breakfast and was an absolute treat. Funnily enough, the last time we were here was when we...More

Thank Concious_of_effort
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had been shopping in the old fruit market and decided it was time for a bite to eat. We looked at the range of eateries in the market but none were getting particularly great reviews on TA and the place was a bit noisy. It...More

Thank scubatroopers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$47
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 552 6813
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"Deagh bhiadh, deagh bheannachd" Well fed, well blessed. It's this sense of Hebridean hospitality that makes Café Gandolfi such an incredible long standing institution in the Glasgow scene. Opened in 1979, and pioneering the Merchant City into becoming the hub of bars and restaurants that it is today, Gandolfi is a truly well loved and frequented corner of Glasgow. From the main café with its iconic Tim Stead furniture downstairs, the hidden treasure bar up in the attic boasting gorgeous cocktails and atmosphere, to the glamorously sleek Gandolfi Fish two doors up with its adjoining little sibling Fish To Go, this little section of the Merchant City looks set to continue keeping the bar toweringly high when it comes to all things good food, good wine and great hospitality.
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