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Cafe Cossachok

10 King Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G15QP, Scotland (City Centre)
+44 141 553 0733
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Ranked #263 of 1,876 Restaurants in Glasgow
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Russian, Ukrainian, Latvian
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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
Glasgow
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I met an old friend here for dinner and we were both very impressed. I had the lovely beef stroganoff which was delicious and filling. The wine is very nice too. The waiting staff are very pleasant and the surroundings very nice.

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Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Went in this place for lunch and honestly expected more as its says its all russian food but its only copy.( the waiter didnt have a clue about food) .Soup was nice good borsh,but beef was spicy that in russian kitchen we dont use spices much. Plus lunch menu was poor to choose so we only got one main course.... More 

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Glasgow
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked this "cafe"for me much more of a resturant on 5pm on Saturday on a Christmas shopping trip to honest for the price 2 courses for£8.95, so had no great expectation,but boy what a delightful surprise greeted warmly at the door ,probably some of the best waiting staff ever to have been served by,had the lamb goulash superb,drinks very... More 

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Donatas777, Owner at Cafe Cossachok, responded to this review

Dear Customer, I would like to thank you for taking your time and writing the review. We are very glad that you liked the food and drinks. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards, Donatas More 

Glasgow
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Every visit is excellent. The staff are always so attentive, but never pushy, the decor and music create a lovely ambience and the food is always delicious. The menu is large and varied. It caters for every taste and has a nice veggie section. The Russian dumplings are incredible and are still one of the best meals I have ever... More 

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Donatas777, Owner at Cafe Cossachok, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your review and for choosing Cafe 'Cossachok' as your favourite place to dine. We are extremely glad when our customers enjoy their experience at our restaurant. We hope that you will be back to Cafe 'Cossachok' in the future. Kind Regards, Donatas More 

Motherwell, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

With temperatures dipping, what better time to sample hearty dishes from the east? Plenty of flavour on offer too in starters of borscht soup and pickled herrings nicely washed down with shots of cranberry vodka. For mains it was delicious chicken stuffed with various fruits and covered in an orange sauce. Ravioli-style dumplings filled with potato and served in a... More 

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Donatas777, Owner at Cafe Cossachok, responded to this review

Dear Customer, I would like to thank you for writing your review about Cafe 'Cossachok'. We really try to keep our customers happy, so we are very pleased to read good responses about our restaurant. We hope you will be back to Cafe 'Cossachok' again in the future. Kind Regards, Donatas More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Forget any preconceptions or doubts you may have about Russian food and try this place. Many delicious and interesting choices. Good veggie options too. Huge portions and keenly priced. Beautiful decor too. Has a genuine Eastern European feel about it. Also lots of artwork on the walls and a gallery. Some nights they have folk singers too though you have... More 

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Donatas777, Owner at Cafe Cossachok, responded to this review

Dear Customer, The whole 'Cossachok's team would like to thank you for writing such a nice review about our restaurant. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind Regards, Donatas More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent meal here at lunch time yesterday. Nice choices on the day menu & excellent value - cheap even! All freshly cooked & very tasty. Very relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Donatas777, Owner at Cafe Cossachok, responded to this review

Dear Customer, I would like to thank you for taking your time and writing the review. Your opinion is really important to us. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant and we hope you will choose to visit cafe 'Cossachok' in the future. Kind Regards, Donatas More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

We went there as part of a groupon deal. The menu had around 5 choices of starter and 5 mains. Personally I found the food very plain but that might suit others. The service was very friendly and staff were keen to help with any choices you made. We also had a bottle of red which was keenly priced followed... More 

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Donatas777, Owner at Cafe Cossachok, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking time and writing a review about cafe 'Cossachok'. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant. We are constantly working on our menu to pleasantly surprise our customers. We hope that you will be back to cafe 'Cossachok' in the future. Kind Regards, Donatas More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We live really close to this restaurant and constantly walk past it on our way to places. So after a few years, we finally decided to give it a try a couple of weeks ago. It's really big inside wit lots of choice re seating. We sat beside the window which felt nice and cosy as the nights get darker... More 

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Donatas777, Owner at Cafe Cossachok, responded to this review

Dear Customer, I would like to thank you for taking your time and writing such a detailed review. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant. We hope that next time you won't pass by cafe 'Cossachok'. Kind Regards, Donatas More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We visited in a large group (I think 18 people) and had a great meal. Every member of staff was very friendly and helpful. Even though we were a large group the service was organised very well, with everyone's meal arriving within about 5 minutes of each other. They even apologised for the wait but nobody had been getting impatient... More 

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Donatas S, Owner at Cafe Cossachok, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Many thanks for taking your time and writing the review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant. We are glad that you liked the food, as well as the service. We hope you will choose to visit cafe 'Cossachok' in the future. Kind Regards, Donatas 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, Ukrainian, Latvian

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