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Cafe Cossachok

#42 of 1,988 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
City Centre
Russian, Eastern European, Ukrainian, Latvian
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • 218
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  • 92
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 11
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A dive into Eastern European Kitchen

Having a Ukrainian wife, and having spent plus than six month in the Country, it is not easy to impress me when it comes to Eastern European dishes. At Cafe Cossachok dishes of the different local Eastern European traditions are presented in a way that preserves taste and scents by exalting their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Luca G
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went in just for a coffee and desert in the late afternoon and although the restaurant was half full, it seemed a big deal to accommodate us at a table. The food and drinks were good and at a reasonable price, but the service was quite slow, probably because we were in just for coffee and tea. Still, it... More 

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Thank Fabio M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here a good few times and originally many things attracted me to the place: exotic food, the interesting decor and the music. Despite an expensive refit, enlarging, the restaurant and gallery space, the decor is still very much of the same theme. The menu hasn't changed much also in all that time, meaning I've probably had everything... More 

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Thank Panchito1966
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having a Ukrainian wife, and having spent plus than six month in the Country, it is not easy to impress me when it comes to Eastern European dishes. At Cafe Cossachok dishes of the different local Eastern European traditions are presented in a way that preserves taste and scents by exalting their characteristics. Unmissable blinchki with salmon and sour cream,... More 

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Thank Luca G
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Back home in London, Russian restaurants are few and far between - delicous but over priced Georgian food was the closest thing I could find when searching for a place that could offer my girlfriend a taste of home. So, needless to say, Cafe Cossachok was a pleasant discovery. Firstly, the interior is beautifully arranged: a colorful collage of Russian... More 

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Thank Ben M
Accrington, Lancashire
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143 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My oh my, what a find!. We had heard so many good things about this place, and as we were on our way to a gig at the Old Fruit Market, it was perfectly located. It wasn;t just the location that was perfect. Food quality and service were spectacularly good and the Hazelnut Vodka at £1,50 a shot helped me... More 

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1 Thank swampbeastie
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place with good food, nice waiters, great location in the city centre. It is pleasant to note, that every month the restaurant improves the quality and presentation of dishes. Now we come here every 3-4 weeks.

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Thank TeanaOr
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the places that I have been meaning to go to for years but never have until now. I had an Amazon Voucher for a 2 Course Dinner to try it. My friend and I started off with the Borscht , which is a Cabbage , Beetroot & Tomato Soup with Sour Cream & Rye Bread. It... More 

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2 Thank Jim N
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the table with a friend who had recently visited Russia. We had an excellent time. Food was delicious and and the service was great. Our waitress was very patient and the restaurant were able to seat us despite being 45 mins late (We did call before hand about t his). If you haven't tried Russian food before then... More 

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Thank Kim M
Paisley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant with fairy lights decorating the window, giving it a cosy feel. The food was great, fish of the day was delicious! Chicken stroganoff was also good! Great value for money.

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Thank EmmaaH25
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't expect to be impressed by this cuisine but it was thoroughly enjoyable. Ordered fish of the day. Good serving and great atmosphere. Stroganoff is ok. Would recommend other stuff though

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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, Eastern European, Ukrainian, Latvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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