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Cail Bruich

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West End
French, European, British, Scottish
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725 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8QX, Scotland
+44 141 334 6265
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Mon - Tue 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 2 AA Rosette 2012/13, Scotland's Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year 2014...
2 AA Rosette 2012/13, Scotland's Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year 2014 (Food Awards Scotland), Michelin Guide Recommendation 2012/13, Winner Entertainment Awards Scotland 2013 Best Restaurant, Nominated Scottish Restaurant Awards, Best Use of Social Media. Cail 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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 574
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious

Had the tasting menu and, as should be expected, it was delicious. Exquisitely presented by knowledgeable and friendly staff. The matching wines were an interesting and most enjoyable complement.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Mark R
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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692 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Had the tasting menu and, as should be expected, it was delicious. Exquisitely presented by knowledgeable and friendly staff. The matching wines were an interesting and most enjoyable complement.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We had an evening meal here after reading the reviews on trip advisor. The food is certainly of a high standard, although the desert (custard and rhubarb tart) was a little plain. The portions were very small which meant we were still a little hungry after a 3 course meal. As a result, we were left a little disappointed.

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Rutherford, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were lucky to get reservations for Crail Bruch. The service was impeccable in this family-run business. We were told the food was Scottish, but it was not the touristy Scottish food. The food was obtained locally and the dishes were all original and delicious. My beef was delicious, as was the veloute starter. The wine list... More 

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

Thank you Michele, Delighted to welcome you to us on your visit to Glasgow. I hope your time in the city was enjoyable and if you find yourself here in the future, please stop by. Take care Chris More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It has been a long time since I ate such such beautifully cooked, outstandingly presented food. We had the 6 course tasting menu, which turned into 8 courses when we opted for the cheese board on top of the "bonus" starter of mushroom, coconut and peanut mousse. Highlights were the steak tartare and the wild garlic and pea velouté, but... More 

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

Thank you for the very kind words Keith! It is our pleasure, and I am very happy to hear the consistency was high throughout your tasting dinner. Looking forward to cooking for you again. Take care, Chris More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Our children bought us the tasting menu for our Christmas, but it took us till now to 'cash in'. What were we waiting for? It was absolutely lovely. The amuses bouche were fabulous. The steak tartare was the best I've ever had. The scallops and pork belly were perfect. It's invidious to compare the courses, and by the time you... More 

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

Hello Paul, Thank you for leaving us a review, and thank you to your children who purchased the voucher too. Glad you had a great first experience and I do hope we can cook for the whole family at some point in the future. In the meantime take care and thanks again, Chris More 

Glasgow
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had the absolute pleasure of eating here last week using an Itison voucher for the Tasting Menu. To say we were extremely impressed is an understatement. The delicious courses just kept on coming and coming. If you plan on experiencing the Taster Menu, top tip, don't eat all day, and I guarantee you'll still be full to bursting. The... More 

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

Hello Sandra, Thank you very much for the great review. But can't believe your moving to England soon! Ah well, I'm sure there will be many family visits back to Glasgow. Glad you enjoyed the dinner and we'd love to see you again. Thanks Chris More 

Bishopbriggs, Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Meal was delicious, each course was better than the previous one. Each course was well balanced and led to the next one. We were wishing that we had taken the wine selection option.

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

Thank you for the great feedback Patricia! Chris More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have now been to Cail bruich 6 times and have not been disappointed once. Great food service and ambience. Secret gem!

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

Thank you for the review Craig, And many thanks again for your repeated custom, it's with support from customers like yourself that enable us to keep going and continually push ourselves. Thank you Chris More 

Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I t had been a while since we last visited and were, as always and as regulars, we were made very welcome. We admired the new understated décor and perused the menu which is, as usual, interesting and different. What we ordered was delicious, beautifully cooked and presented and using the best of ingredients If you are visiting Glasgow and... More 

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

Thank you Malcolm! Great to hear such positive feedback and thanks for taking the time to do it too. Hope to see you again soon, Chris More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Been on numerous occasions, will be revisiting shortly following the revamp. We usually have the tasting menu which complete with wines with each course is not cheap, but the food and service is first class. Well worth a visit, especially if its a special occasion, you only live once.

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

Thank you for the high feedback and ratings Joe! Must also say thanks for your repeat custom. From myself and all of the team we really appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you again Chris More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 725 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8QX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 141 334 6265

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 89
  • Cuisine: French, European, British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

2 AA Rosette 2012/13, Scotland's Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year 2014 (Food Awards Scotland), Michelin Guide Recommendation 2012/13, Winner Entertainment Awards Scotland 2013 Best Restaurant, Nominated Scottish Restaurant Awards, Best Use of Social Media. Cail 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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