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Cail Bruich

725 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8QX, Scotland (West End)
0141 334 6265
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Ranked #3 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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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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Yoknapatawpha
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107 reviews 107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW 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
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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

Vienna, Austria
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We are from Vienna, Austria and were on a short visit to Glasgow. We can highly recommend this restaurant. Wonderful food, excellent service, great wines.

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

Hello there, Absolutely delighted to have you come by, and I am very grateful for this highly rated review too. Please feel free to visit us again if you find yourselves back in Glasgow. Chris More

SCOTLAND
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We booked Cail Bruich for my birthday lunch and am so very glad we did! We had the set lunch menu, the choice was varied and the food was excellent. We were greeted by a lovely girl who showed us to our table, she fully explained the specials available and most importantly made us feel very welcome. We were then... More

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

Hello Casper, I'm very happy to read that you had a great time and I'm also thankful that you chose to dine with us on your birthday. I hope you had a great day. The feedback and review you have left us is great, thank you for going to the trouble of doing that. We're looking forward to seeing you... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had a family meal here as part of a 60th, having not tried it before I booked on the basis it was attaining far better reviews than its competition, most of which had been tried. There was no disappointment, indeed I can now happily add to the list of glowing reports of Cail Bruich. Our table of 8 ate a... More

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

Thank you for leaving us a great review, I'm glad we're up there with some of your favourites in Glasgow, I'm also pleased that you feel we offer great value too, we have created the market menu to do just that. I hope the other diners in your party had a great time too, and I'm really looking forward to... More

Perthshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I took our 3 daughters out for a family meal after youngest's Graduation. We had superb food in a relaxed and friendly restaurant, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Great value also. We will be back!!

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

Thank you for the great feedback, And for taking the trouble of writing us a review. I'm always pleased to know we are getting things right. I do hope despite everyone now graduating that we can entice you all back somehow! Thank you again and take care. Chris More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My daughter booked here for her post-graduation dinner. Exepected over-priced fuss with reasonable food but got truly excellent food served in a relaxed environment at very reasonable prices. A place to revisit now she has decided to stay in this lovely city.

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

Thank you for the honest review Marty, It's good to know that we didn't live up to the expectations! It was our pleasure and we'd be delighted to see you back again soon when you next visit Glasgow. Chris More

Paisley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Having previously criticised The Cail Bruich's wine accompaniment with the taster menu, I am delighted to say that this restaurant is back on top form. The Taster Menu was exquisite with a wonderful wine to compliment each course. The staff were attentive and friendly and we had a truly lovely evening, I would highly recommend this restaurant and cannot wait... More

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

Thanks Fi, Good to know that we managed to respond appropriately - which we can only do with your feedback - so keep it coming! Thank you for taking the time to leave us another great review. See you soon. Chris More

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