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Cafe Cossachok

#123 of 1,865 Restaurants in Glasgow
#131 of 2,021 Places to Eat in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
City Centre
Russian, Latvian, Ukrainian
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10 King Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G15QP, Scotland
+44 141 553 0733
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Opened in 1998 and is Scotland’s first and only authentic Russian...
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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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent lunch deal

3 course lunch, good portions and very tasty for just £8.95. The setting is unusual with lovely artwork. Nice for something a little bit different. Russian food probably not known all that well but at this price you can afford to explore. I highly recommend that you do!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Sarah W
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

3 course lunch, good portions and very tasty for just £8.95. The setting is unusual with lovely artwork. Nice for something a little bit different. Russian food probably not known all that well but at this price you can afford to explore. I highly recommend that you do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

what a surprise! excellent food and great value, well worth a visit. staff where very helpful in describing the dishes, all the food we got was tasty and hot,

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We love coming into Glasgow to visit this place. The lunch time menu is a fantastic deal and as a vegetarian its good that there are a few options available.. seems to have been recently extended, also there is now also a children's menu too.. the cakes are lovely too.. if you have enough space as the food is tasty... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Went here with friends as they had been before. The food is good for something new or different to try and will appeal to a lot of people but not everyone. The service when we went at half 7 on a Thursday night was the worst I have ever received anywhere in over 35 years of eating out. 3 staff... More 

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Donatas777, General Manager at Cafe Cossachok, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear about the bad experience you had. It was a new girl serving you and it was her shift, she made your drinks order but didn't send it to the bar so it made the delay. I am sure you would have excellent service if you come to our restaurant again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

located just off merchant city-- which is probably why it's quieter than it should be, this was my first eating at a russian restaurant. I cant say if it were distinctly russian, but the food was flavourful, large portions, very good prices with the set menu. wide range of inexpensive cocktails and delicious dessert too! staff are polite and friendly.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Best meal we've had in months. We had the Ravioli and stuffed pancakes as well as a superb Napoleon Cake for desert. Mixed with some of the best cocktails we've ever tasted (including by far the best White Russian we've had), it made a fantastic evening. Brilliant service and brilliant decor with Russian films silently displayed on a projector onto... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

In case you didn't know the Russian Commonwealth would include areas of the former Soviet Union, so you'll find Georgian and Baltic influences in the cooking here as well. In any case, I came upon this cheerfully decorated establishment by sheer happenstance when I was put off by the place I had originally intended to eat at with two companions.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Came here with an Amazon local voucher and no preconception of Russian food. Pleasantly surprised! Everything on the menu sounded delicious and had quite a wide variety. The salad here tastes incredible even if it is just on the side of a main. I got the Salmon pancakes and lamb stew both of which were very tasty. Would recommend the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

5pm deal for the two of us 2 courses and shot of vodka each. Portions for both courses were huge, tasty and very filling. Nice surroundings with high ceilings, friendly staff. We weren't sure what to expect (I've eaten in Russia before) but can say the cooking was excellent hot and flavoursome. Wine is reasonably priced along with the cocktails.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Popped in here for a cheap lunch not expecting too much and oh yes I was wrong. Cheap lunch menu that was completely amazing. Both me and my partner were blown away by the tastes of both the starters and mains. And at such a budget cost. Beer was great too and usual price for the city. We would have... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Cossachok

Address: 10 King Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G15QP, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 553 0733
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Russian, Latvian, Ukrainian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 King Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G15QP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighborhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 553 0733

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Russian, Latvian, Ukrainian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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