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Cafe Cossachok

10 King Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G11LH, Scotland (Merchant City)
0141 553 0733
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Ranked #343 of 1,720 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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74% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
Senior Contributor
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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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

W e went on Saturday night for the first time with an Itison voucher . It was a separate menu for the deal so I found it a bit limited. We had the pate and the smoked salmon blinis to start, and we both had the pulled pork burgers, which were amazingly tasty. It was followed by apple pie and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I eat here a lot and the latest visit was great as always. I normally have the chicken stroganoff, which is is to die for. The homemade vodkas are amazing, so much so I bought a bottle to take home. The hazelnut is especially good. Try the platter of bites for starter, it's so delicious! This is a really different... More

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Were made welcome and it was no problem to get a table despite us being half an hour early. Had a lovely cocktail made up with polish vodka and cinnamon apple juice while browsing menu. Our starters were very impressive - blini was fab 3 light crepe sized pancakes with lashings of smoked salmon. also mixed Russian pickles excellent .... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Its a wee bit different from the normal a nice little piece of Russia where I have visited many times,the staff are excellent the menu quite good and the atmosphere is really nice and when the live music is playing most enjoyable

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place came across our bows and in we went despite our reservations as we are veggies. But, all of our worries were dispelled. Lots of tasty wholesome attractive looking veggie food, no Russian beer so had to make do with Latvian or Lithuanian. Then some delicious Russian Tea to end it all.

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