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Cafe Source

#78 of 1,935 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Scottish
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1 St Andrews Square, Glasgow, Scotland
0141 548 6020
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 203
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  • 96
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
memorable

From the moment we arrived we knew we had made a good choice. The ambiance (on a cold evening) was warming and the welcome very friendly. The service throughout was excellent and the food looked super and tasted even better. We tried some things that we’d never seen on a menu, let alone had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
StephenPatrickC
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Twickenham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

From the moment we arrived we knew we had made a good choice. The ambiance (on a cold evening) was warming and the welcome very friendly. The service throughout was excellent and the food looked super and tasted even better. We tried some things that we’d never seen on a menu, let alone had the chance of eaten before and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This evening was a celebration (Husbands 70) we were a party of 14 including two babies The food was the usual high standard as everyone opted for different meals from vegetarian to meat. The staff gave excellent service and some family members who had never eaten there were wowed by the whole experience. My daughter is being married in july... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Booked for pre theatre meal,could not fault meal or wine and staff were very attentive,very good value for money ,would recommend to anyone for an excellent meal and ambience.We will go again.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Hi we really liked the venue, cosy and intimate. Food excellent however the guy who served our table wasn't very attentitive, didn't offer set menu option, water etc. which was a shame as it would have made the experience perfect. Girl at bar very pleasant, where one has to pay if paying by card.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We have been visitors here on many occasions.I like basement restaurants. they always seen cosy. Even on a Saturday evening with an almost full house it was far from noises.Many tables are set in bothers which helps keep the noise down.The menu is diverse with a strong emphasis on Scottish cooking using locally sourced food. The staff are good at... More 

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glasgow
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16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

As a first time visitor I can honestly say this restaurant really hit the mark. The food, service and atmosphere were all equally first class. the service was attentive without being intrusive. The barley rissotto with ham hough was to die for and the macaroon with the coffee a very nice touch. all in all a great night and great... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Visited Café Source most recently on Friday night, 6th March 2015. I have visited Café Source a good few times and it has yet to disappoint. I always try something different on the menu and have been for both dinners and lunches. My dad thinks it is some of the best sausage and mash he has had, and with the... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Visited with relatives on Saturday night. We had booked through the cafe source website for the theatre menu, £16.95 for 3 courses and glass of wine included, this was a very good deal. The waiting staff were all very helpful and cheerful. The menu was very good,with the smoked salmon starter was lovely, as was the goats cheese and red... More 

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Kinghorn, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We went to a birthday party at Cafe Source. The staff were so attentive, friendly and helpful. The food was superb from the cullen skink to the beef daube and the pork belly. It was all delicious. Atmosphere was good too. Would definitely return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great atmosphere, great food and good value. Will definitely go back. We got the 25 pounds per head plus a bottle of wine per couple. Food was delicious and lovely wine. Just a five minute walk from Merchant city area, so handy for all the bars...this might become a regular haunt.

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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: 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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