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The Left Bank

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West End
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33-35 Gibson Street, Glasgow G12 8NU, Scotland
+44 141 339 5969
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Today
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Left Bank, Right Food

As a trio of friends, we were wandering around the West End and found this delightful place for a spot of early Sunday luncheon. As it was the weekend, the brunch menu was running until 5pm and even as a raging carnivore I could not resist the tempting Lebanese Breakfast (fried halloumi, shakshuka... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Ian A
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Montrose, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Montrose, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

As a trio of friends, we were wandering around the West End and found this delightful place for a spot of early Sunday luncheon. As it was the weekend, the brunch menu was running until 5pm and even as a raging carnivore I could not resist the tempting Lebanese Breakfast (fried halloumi, shakshuka, battata harra & toasted pitta) and their... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great for brunch and lunch - haven't tried dinner. Great menu with something for everyone - all homemade and heathy options. Not your usual standard fare although some standard items done their way e.g. their famous chilli. Great vegetarian options especially the super salad, humous and chickpea fritters. lovely people and good service. Lots to like!!

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Tarbert, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I've enjoyed both of my recent visits here. Interesting and exciting choices on the menu at very reasonable cost. Good service, even with a large group. Nice atmosphere, will be back.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Time filling so popped in for soup, oriental chicken noodle, good soup with well judged spice level and very nice bread but equipped with a knife but no butter came and no sign of chicken. Coffee good in Italian style with background music at sensible level but a bit light for my taste, ok they called it The Left Bank... More 

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Brian L, Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this review

hi mackay8102, Sorry to hear about the no chicken soup, I had a bowl myself which had big chunks of chicken but I think the soup must not been properly stirred for your bowl, apologies, I will pass this onto our chef. With regards to the butter, you should have been offered this when your soup was brought up, I... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took the dog along to have a fantastic meal in this gem of a restaurant. Casual dining at its best. Good was fantastic, pulled pork chilli is outstanding. Staff were excellent. Great choice for a casual dinner in the west end

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Milan, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Today I've been for the first time here and I need to say: it was great! I was at The Left Bank for lunch with my peers and I chose a falafel wrap with salad. The food was soft and delicious. Furthermore, the waitress who served me was really nice, If you come by the Glasgow Uni have a lunch... More 

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Glasgow
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was my second trip here (the last time I went for dinner and enjoyed some soup and nibbles). Very tasty brunch and the service was good but did not particularly stand out. I would go back.

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SCOTLAND UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Pleasant staff, comfortable, relaxed environment and overall good service! Was in for coffees with a friend and allocated a lovely corner sofa area. Ended up staying for hours we were so comfortable! Will definitely be back.

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Scotland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Had breakfast here today. Scrambled egg, bacon and toast. The scrambled egg was overcooked and a bit cold as was the bacon. The two pieces of toast were a bit underdone and a bit cold, and I had to ask for butter. All in all not good. The restaurant itself is very nice but the food is very variable, and... More 

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Brian L, Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this review

hello, Apologies for your experience at The Left Bank. Our brunches are very popular and recently received a glowing review from Joanna Btythman in the Sunday Herald. Obviously our food wasn't up to standard for your visit. If you had let us know when we checked back with you then we would have happily replaced it for you. More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

good value for money and a unique menu that is refreshing to chose something from. It has a charming atmosphere too and will definitely be back to try the dinner menu.

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Brian L, Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Hi Fraser, Great to hear you enjoyed the choice and value available on our menu. We strive to offer high quality, interesting meals that won't break the bank. We look forward to welcoming you back for our evening menu (can i recommend the pork belly - scrumptious) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33-35 Gibson Street, Glasgow G12 8NU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 141 339 5969

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 21
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?