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North Star

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Italian, French, Bistro
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108 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow g20 8nz, Scotland
+44 141 946 5365
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Takeout
Description: North star is a little cafe bistro, we offer you a good selection of...
North star is a little cafe bistro, we offer you a good selection of breakfast lunch, sandwiches,panini and also special dishes every day. We are making everything fresh by order ,we also have a good selection of home made cakes and scones. North star is the perfect place to have your breakfast,lunch or coffee break!!!!
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    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Amazing Italian cafe in glasgow

Absolutely brilliant, brilliant service, coffee and brunch. Definitely worth waiting for a table as they are always busy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Absolutely brilliant, brilliant service, coffee and brunch. Definitely worth waiting for a table as they are always busy!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visiting North Star Cafe was a great experience. Staff was very enthusiastic and seeing them chatting with customers made the whole experience seem like a lunch at friend's house. Food was amazing with quality of the fine restaurant (we had Specials of the day- Risotto and Ravioli, both extraordinary). All with an Italian twist of course! Highly recommended :)

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Another one in this unpreposessing street run by Italians and serving great coffee. Hard to choose between the sandwich and the French toast. Difficult to get a table sometimes, but that's a function of how good it is - if you can't get in, go back later!

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Some of our food met our expectations- fresh but some was not met. Coffee okay, perhaps a little thin? Was a little place with good energy and some of the food looked great. Appreciated the positive welcoming staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Everything here was wonderful. The food and the service. It was like a tiny slice of Italy stuck in the middle of Glasgow!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great small typically Italian cafe, serving great fresh produce and amazing coffee. I had amazing Scottish mackerel Italian risotto, thing about this cafe, you might have to wait a 5 minutes on your food but it's because everything is cooked fresh, magnifico!!! The service is amazing and the nothing is a problem. Always a pleasure to visit this hidden gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

this is a fantastic little cafe very welcoming and the food is fantastic lots of pasta dishes with great specials every day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Only had time for coffees but wish we could have had a meal there. The place was full, many tables showing off beautifully presented food that made us drool. The wee sweet treats on the counter looked delicious too. Coffee was OK, tasted good but was too thin for my liking. The lady who served it apologised in advance, said... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Lady serving made a mistake with the bill, and indirectly accused us of being thieves. Dealt with extremely poorly, and left us feeling very angry. I hope when she cashed up and found she was not £8.50 short that she felt like as much as an idiot that she made us feel. I will not visit here again. My recommendation... More 

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Maurizio R, Owner at North Star, responded to this review

Dear Graham, I am totally surprised and saddened by the experience you describe. The staff at The North Star always enjoying serving their customers, want them to feel at home here, to be well fed and happily well treated. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went to one of the West End of Glasgow's longest existing cafe in Queen Margaret Drive for brunch with the family. While waiting for a table (the place was packed) we watched the owner/chef prepare Sea Bream quiche and other tasty looking dishes. Once allocated a table we ordered breakfast type dishes for three and sat back with the papers.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow g20 8nz, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 946 5365

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Bistro

Description

North star is a little cafe bistro, we offer you a good selection of breakfast lunch, sandwiches,panini and also special dishes every day. We are making everything fresh by order ,we also have a good selection of home made cakes and scones. North star is the perfect place to have your breakfast,lunch or coffee break!!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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