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Cafe Cossachok

#154 of 1,891 Restaurants in Glasgow
#168 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
City Centre
Russian, Latvian, Eastern European, 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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 163
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
From Russia with Love

Borscht soup was lovely. Mains were traditional russian. Great to have a Russian meal in the UK. Thanks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Tried this place to see what it would be like. Nice ambience, pleasant waiting staff, drinks reasonably priced - FOOD POOR - tasteless, chewy lamb for main, lack of variety. I wont be going back and do not recommend this place.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, relaxing atmosphere and great service. The best meal I've had out in a long time. Nothing else really to say - I will definitely be back!

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Borscht soup was lovely. Mains were traditional russian. Great to have a Russian meal in the UK. Thanks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is the second time I have visited here and have enjoyed meal both times (would recommend the stuffed peppers). The service is good and the restaurant has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. They also make great Cosmopolitans!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited twice with 8 months apart. Same experience: Service is good. Food is mediocre at best. Wine is terrible. Starter: Pancakes were chewy, microwaved? Smoked salmon not properly cut. Sour cream tasteless and watery (cheap). Main: Duck breast was ok, finished with lemon. Proved by the pip found on mine. Vegetables are overdone and lukewarm. Potatoes too salty. No dessert.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

My husband, 9 month old daughter and I had dinner here on the itison 2 course dinner offer one Friday night and thoroughly enjoyed it. To start we had the borscht and the soup and for mains we had the stuffed peppers and the pork in beer. The food was delicious and heartily portioned. We also had a vodka palate... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very Friendly Staff. Explained menu and advised on shot of vodka. Meal was well presented and very tasty. First time here but found the food choice covered all tastes. Was bust for a Sunday afternoon - looked like some regulars in. Would advise a visit

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have visited this restaurant four times now and received good service. The food is really good and the portion size is ample. First impressions are that there is not a big choice on menu but every time I have visited here there is something different to taste. Give this place a visit you will be pleasantly surprised. We take... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Been there 3 times so far, first time couple of years ago I liked it, second time last year I thought chef had a bad day but yesterday with my in laws it was fail. Oversalted potato pancakes, watery chicken stroganoff, raw (I would say nearly frozen ) potato chip out of packet mixed with what they called fresh grilled... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Authentic looking Lituathian and Russian cafe cum resturant. Very friendly staff with a lack lustre menu. Food was cooked ok but I think the choice of starters was poor. For example " mini bites" were three separate cabbage dishes all brightly coloured although one had mixed veg in it. Plenty of cheap vodka to add flavour to the food should... More 

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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, Eastern European, Ukrainian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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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