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The Left Bank

West End
British, International, Spanish
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33-35 Gibson Street, Glasgow G12 8NU, Scotland
+44 141 339 5969
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Worth going to!

Great food, very good value for money. Will definitely come back. This was my second visit, two days from now will be my third. Do not miss the chipotle mayo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Paula H
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food, very good value for money. Will definitely come back. This was my second visit, two days from now will be my third. Do not miss the chipotle mayo.

Thank Paula H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical west end - to trendy to be friendly mentality. If the chefs doing such a good job downstairs knew how their customers where being treated they might demand new staff where brought in. The staff seemed inpatient when taking an order with no real serving etiquette to speak of. This place will always be popular to locals because of... More 

Thank abcdef55
Brian L, Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this review

hello, We are very sorry about your experience at the left bank. If you look through our previous reviews you will see that this is not the standard we expect from our servers. We are a friendly fun, bunch but on the day you dined we were a staff member down (sickness) and the staff that were in were having... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Glasgow with three girlfriends who had never been to Scotland before and stayed in a flat around the corner and happened on the left bank while out exploring the area. We first had breakfast and were so impressed we had a further breakfast and dinner. Isabelle our waitress and Brian the manager were brilliant made us very welcome... More 

Thank barbara j
Leeds, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten at the Left Bank a few times and the food is consistently tasty. In particular I enjoyed the the Asian-inspired mains and the veggie brunch with veggie haggis sausages, homemade beans and tattie scones!

Thank BlueBeare
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first time I had been here and hopefully it won't be the last. Staff were really helpful and friendly. Food was great and a good selection on the menu. One of the party is a vegetarian and there was a good selection for them too. Can highly recommend the fish and chips and the warm chocolate and... More 

Thank Margaret L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Stopped off for a bite to eat after a wander around the Kelvin Grove Art Gallery. The restaurant was very busy and we were told on arrival that we should expect a wait of 20-25 minutes for food. However, the service was prompt and friendly and the waiter made sure we had plenty of drinks whilst we were waiting. Both... More 

Thank Derek S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I popped in here randomly while I wanted a coffee and work on my iPad on my own. The coffee was good and people working here were nice. I haven't tried the food yet, but saw other people eating and they smelled delicious. Surely will come back to try some dinner soon. :)

Thank Ryan K
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Stumbled into The Left Bank with no recommendations or preconceived ideas and were totally blown away. It was quiet for a Thursday night (Scotland game was on TV) and we received fantastic service from a knowledgable and attentive waitress. We both went for burgers and chips and when they arrived they looked great. On cutting my burger I found it... More 

Thank Dixkot
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Visited here for a late lunch having wanted to try it for some time. Food was delicious fresh tasting and bursting with flavour - goan curry, ribs to mention a few of the dishes we had - will visit again soon and recommend to friends

Thank Franky21_12
New Jersey, USA
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I've eaten here a few times over the last couple of years and have held off writing a review because when I am visiting Glasgow, my friends who love this place, always want to meet here. But I fail to understand why! The location is good, and I like the actual restaurant, good atmosphere, but I am not a huge... More 

Thank Scottytrish

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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: British, International, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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