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Cafe Cossachok

10 King Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G11LH, Scotland (Merchant City)
0141 553 0733
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Ranked #393 of 1,732 restaurants in Glasgow
Cuisines: Armenian, Russian, Ukrainian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Merchant City
Description: Opened in 1998 and is Scotland’s first and only authentic Russian Restaurant. This venue aims to keep its Russian roots intact, bringing cuisine, hospitality and culture to the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City.The kitchen’s allegiance to former Soviet territories - from Russia and Moldavia to Armenia and Georgia - is evident on the menu featuring borscht, country soup made with cabbage, tomato, beetroot, garlic and coriander; Rostovsky platter, a duet of beetroot-raisin and carrot-garlic salads; aubergine ratatouille accompanied by just-baked pancakes.
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75% Recommend
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I visited this restaurant shortly after its opening at its old location years ago, and was really impressed, so this trip was really disappointing. The service was absolutely fine. However, the appetiser was really disappointing, as was the main, beef stroganoff. Ok, but nothing to write home about. Nice place to sit, though. Might return to try the desserts, but... More

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Loch Lomond
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited this place on a Saturday evening and it was more or less full. They found us a table for two and we asked for the menu option of two mains and a bottle of wine for £25. The wine was a very nice red Pays d'Oc. I ordered the borscht as an extra and it was OK. My... More

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Thornhill, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were disappointed with our visit to the Cossachok today. Our starter of smoked salmon on blinis was nice but there the good report ends. The mains were weak - particularly the Russian Burger which is supposedly one of the chef’s specialities! It was dry and grudgingly filled with a few strands of pulled pork. The melted cheese and the... More

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was somewhere I had never come across before and after my visit I couldn't think why. Lovely open venue with welcoming and attentive staff. An interesting selection of cocktails to start with some great names, 'Putin's Smile' comes to mind. The food was delicious with good cross section of the region, having eaten in Russia before I spotted a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The service was quick, polite, and friendly; The food was excellent. The music not too loud and the atmosphere relaxed and welcoming. Cafe Cossachok is apparently Scotland's only Russian cafe it has an interesting menu and as interesting decor, I never thought of doing that with old sheet music! This is not just a meal out, it is an experience,... More

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2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The guy who served us was cuuuteee:)i will definetely go again but alone;):) he was really friendly and served us despite kitchen was going to close..music,food staff were nice and place was cosy..definetely recommend.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We discovered this restaurant by chance at approximately 10:50 p.m. We were looking for a good place with good music and food and which is open till midnight. Though the restaurant was due to close at 11:00 o'clock and in Glasgow it is hard to find such kind of place at this time, the friendly staff greeted us and was... More

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Looked really interesting and food lived up to reviews, cheap and very tasty. The Borscht was really fantastic huge selection of vodka shots which went well with russian food (£25 two mains and bottle of wine offer). The kinetic theatre was wonderful

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Nice place for when your out and about in the otherwise rip off merchant city, the food is well presented even the pudding. The drinks are cheap as chips and a good selection, the service can be improved by hiring another [ off the two guys there it seemed that the only one of them was waiting on so service... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Been there with a Russian friend to be sure I got the right dishes. He confirmed the flavors are genuine and properly cooked. I can confirm I liked it. Nice place too. Staff was friendly and the restaurant was warm and quiet. Deffo to try.

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