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Cafe Cossachok

10 King Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G15QP, Scotland (Merchant City)
0141 553 0733
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Ranked #380 of 1,751 Restaurants in Glasgow
Cuisines: Russian, Ukrainian, Latvian
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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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English first
Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We always drove past this place and said - we must try that place. It looks different and interesting. We didn't know what to expect but, were pleasantly surprised by their menu. There is a wide variety of what you can order. There are vegetarian, chicken, pork and beef dishes. So certainly something for everyone. We started with a starter... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We visited it with our two small kids who are picky eaters. They loved everything from borsch to bliny. The food was delicious and I would recommend this place to everyone!

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Lanark, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

One of my friends suggested going to the Cossachok cafe for something different, and it was amazing! Fantastic menu and great service. The food was absolutely delicious, quick to come, and beautifully presented.Would highly recommend this place and suggest you visit it

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I arrived with my wonderful girlfriend early on a Saturday evening, and had absolutely no problem being seated,as the place was rather quiet. We were seen to attentively by the waiting staff and our order was taken promptly. Between the ordering and arrival of the starter, the place began to busy up, highlighting how popular this atmospheric Russian/East European cafe... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've now had several great visits to Cossachok. As I am vegan and trying to be wheat-free I didn't know if there would be anything I could eat, but there were a few things to choose from, which I was delighted about. The borsht is out of this world and I highly recommend it, and the vegetable stew I had... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My friend and I booked through 5 pm and the deal was excellent value for money. Salmon for starters and pork for mains. Food was excellent and portions large, we even had desert which was light and refreshing, ice cream with an expresso coffee Service was slow but didn't bother us, plenty of time to chat. We would go back

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We thought the menu looked good so decided to try we ordered from the lunch time menu which at £6.95 each for a two course meal seemed like a good deal , however we did not see any of the food we ordered it was bad right from the start I had to go up to the bar to get... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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