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Cafe Source

#78 of 1,889 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
British, Scottish
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1 St Andrews Square, Glasgow, Scotland
0141 548 6020
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cafe Source is located beneath the magnificently restored 18th Century St...
Cafe Source is located beneath the magnificently restored 18th Century St. Andrew’s Church in the Merchant City, Cafe Source offers a relaxed and informal dining experience for those wanting to sample some gutsy “real” Scottish fare. Traditional favourites such as Haggis, Stovies and the ever popular Cullen Skink figure on the menu, however you will also find a wide range of contemporary dishes. Pre-Theatre and Dinner Menus are also available offering excellent value for money. Specials change on a daily basis and with an extensive choice of Malt Whisky, fine wines, Scottish beers and lagers you will surely find Café Source a truly relaxing place to enjoy a taste of Scotland. 10 Mins from Central Station. 2 Mins from Glasgow Cross/Glasgow Green.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

Four of us visited on a Saturday night and chose from the £25 three courses with wine menu which has plenty of choice. We all chose differently and there wasn't a single complaint with the food, the excellent merlot or the very attentive service. We will certainly return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Four of us visited on a Saturday night and chose from the £25 three courses with wine menu which has plenty of choice. We all chose differently and there wasn't a single complaint with the food, the excellent merlot or the very attentive service. We will certainly return.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Didnt know this place existed until my boyfriend suggested it for a meal. Absolutely amazing food. Had the cullen skink and the pork and black pudding burger. Would go back again and again. Thoroughly recommend

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Our first visit to Cafe Source, we were going to see a band upstairs, so we decided to push the boat out and have dinner too. We were both impressed with the ambience, and friendly staff. We had pulled pork and pate to start, both excellent and full of flavour. This was followed by smoked haddock and leek risotto and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is more of a cafe / bar and not so much of a restaurant in appearance. A friendly welcome and attentive service at Cafe Source was followed by tasty food served in reasonable sized portions. We dined on the 3 corse offer with complimentary half bottle of wine. The Cullen Skink was excellent as was the Raspberry mess, let... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went for a meal at Cafe Source with family in Glasgow. I have a gluten intolerance and my boyfriend has a severe nut allergy so eating out is always a bit difficult, and we were a bit apprehensive since it was a busy Saturday night. However, we had a great night at Cafe Source, they had a gluten free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited earlier this year with a friend. Got seated straight away and the staff were very attentive and helpful. The service was very good as well. It wasn't too busy but the atmosphere was good. Had a main course and dessert and both were absolutely fabulous. Good value for money too. Would definitely recommend and will be back!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I can't say enough about this restaurant. We loved it so much we went three times while we were in Glasgow. The food is fantastic. The service is excellent. If you are in the city, it is worth making a special trip to enjoy this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had a great meal for two. Chose from the £25 menu with a bottle of wine included, which turns out to be really good value. Staff were very friendly, but never overbearing. Atmosphere was very nice an relaxed. Would definitely go again soon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

5 of us enjoyed a lovely meal there last night a terrific menu great value, lovely place, and a lovely waitress called Emma served us !can't wait to go back!

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Been a few months since we last visited Cafe Source and the menu has been expanded....£25 each for three courses including a bottle of wine per couple, still great value. Excellent food once again & service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 St Andrews Square, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: 0141 548 6020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 40
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Description

Cafe Source is located beneath the magnificently restored 18th Century St. Andrew’s Church in the Merchant City, Cafe Source offers a relaxed and informal dining experience for those wanting to sample some gutsy “real” Scottish fare. Traditional favourites such as Haggis, Stovies and the ever popular Cullen Skink figure on the menu, however you will also find a wide range of contemporary dishes. Pre-Theatre and Dinner Menus are also available offering excellent value for money. Specials change on a daily basis and with an extensive choice of Malt Whisky, fine wines, Scottish beers and lagers you will surely find Café Source a truly relaxing place to enjoy a taste of Scotland. 10 Mins from Central Station. 2 Mins from Glasgow Cross/Glasgow Green.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?