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Cail Bruich

725 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8QX, Scotland (West End)
0141 334 6265
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Ranked #2 of 1,732 restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $58
Cuisines: European, French, Scottish, British
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: West End
Description: 2 AA Rosette 2012/13Michelin Guide Recommendation 2012/13Winner Entertainment Awards Scotland 2013 - Best RestaurantNominated Scottish Restaurant Awards - Best Use of Social MediaCail Bruich is located in the bohemian district of the city's west end, adjacent the hinterland of the Glasgow Botanical Gardens.Under the guidance of chef patron Chris Charalambous we offer a range menus adhering to our principled aim of seasonality and freshness. Our respect for Scottish food and a passion for evoking that special dining experience for our customers mark our uniqueness in our industry.
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94% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were early, but warmly welcomed, shown to our table, given drinks and menus. Starters were delicious; then we opted for the specials - fillet steak- for main courses. The waiter recommended a relatively cheap wine to go with it. It was amazing. The steak was one of the best I have ever tasted, and the wine and food definitely... More

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

my daughter treated me to a belated birthday lunch and it was definitely worth the wait. We had the 5 pm market menu which included a glass of delicious house wine. The meal itself was superb. I had the pea and mint velute to start followed by the hake which was cooked to perfection and tasted delicious. To follow we... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Myself and partner dine out all over the country including Michelin restaurants and we were really impressed with the quality, standard and service of this establishment. They were kind enough to move a reservation to keep our business and were warm, welcoming and accommodating. The place was nicely panned and the food 5 taster was to an exceptional standard at... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We arrived a bit early. They were not even opened yet. But they said our table is ready and offered us drinks anyway. You can order a tasting menu with matching wines which was stunning. Everytime you get a new course you get a description and the matching wine. Service is brilliant all the saff know what they are serving.... More

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Cardross, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I purchased a special offer voucher for a seven course tasting menu with matched wines. We went last night for our first visit to this restaurant. The meal was the best I have eaten for a long time, each course being more delicious than the previous. The wines were well chosen and generous measures. The service was friendly and attentive.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Can't rate this place enough, and go every time I am back in Glasgow. The lunch menu is incredibly cheap for what you get, the service is outstanding, with the manager boy/guy who is friendly attentive professional and great at advising wine and food. Couldn't find a fault if I tried. The decor is also lovely, with nice dim lights... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Having grown up in Glasgow I've experienced my fair share of restaurants in the city. Cail Bruich was by far and away the best meal I've ever had here. From the start of the booking experience to the end of the delicious dessert I couldn't fault it. The table was booked for a double family celebration and although there were... More

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Chris C, Owner at Cail Bruich, responded to this review

Hello Beclansdell, I want to personally thank you for the fantastic review you have left for us. It was our pleasure to accommodate your group and it really is no trouble to cater for dietary requirements. You were all great guests! Your review is very detailed and positive and I can only say thank you for going to the trouble.... More

Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is one of the best meals my wife and I have ever had; and we've eaten in Michelin starred restaurants all over Europe. The service is excellent, the ambience relaxed and informal, and the food is sheer perfection. We went for the five course tasting menu with wine (and with a cheese course as an optional extra). Every course... More

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Chris C, Owner at Cail Bruich, responded to this review

Thank you Quentin, It's great to know we're getting things right and excellent reviews like yours really help us out; so thank you. It was our pleasure and if you return again soon you will see that consistency is also a key part of our offering. Thank you again, and take care Chris More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Took my wife here last night for the first time. We had the 7 course tasting menu. Everything about this place is impeccable...decor, staff,service,food..fantastic experience. The service was snappy, not too formal, good chat from the staff, freindly, informative and a pleasure to experience. Every morsel of food we tasted was immense. From the arrival snacks..to the superb pork belly...to... More

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Chris C, Owner at Cail Bruich, responded to this review

Hi Gordon, Thank you for choosing to dine with us. I'm delighted to read that you had a great first visit. I'm glad we are doing things well. Consistency is indeed a key part of our offering and I will certainly make sure your next visit is just as good if not better. The tasting menu is ever changing, so... More

Dunoon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were treated to a seven course taster menu by a good friend so decided to book for early yesterday evening. Restaurant was empty when we arrived and staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. The first four courses were delicious, the "main" course however was not really enjoyed by either of us however due to the sheer quantity we had... More

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Chris C, Owner at Cail Bruich, responded to this review

Hello there MJMACLLH, Thank you for leaving us a great review. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy one of the courses so much, with your feedback though we can take a look at this and make sure we teak it and ensure we get it right next time. But all in all it sounds like you had a nice time and... More

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