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Hillhead Bookclub

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17 Vinicombe Street, Glasgow G12 8BH, Scotland
+44 141 576 1700
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Chico, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun building, quirky and classic. They were busy and understaffed so the service was poor, but the two wait staff were running around doing their best. I ordered dinner, the smoked salmon appetizer and the haggis stuffed chicken, both were delicious.

Thank Woodra
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great place for food, and a great place for cocktails and music, but it was hard to sit and eat a meal (with a relatively large group) and be able to talk to each other- I would recommend going for cocktails and beer- maybe skip the food if you want to have a meal where you can... More 

Thank Andrea O
Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun place, very interesting which good ambiance, fun playing table tennis, food was good, not great but good

Thank katherinegallagher
Brussels, Belgium
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular interior with great music. Simply in for coffee (good), loved the water with mint and strawberries. Very nice service. Will be back for more.

Thank Eric B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

table tennis and pints. Good range of hearty menu options, and some humorous takes on vegan options.

Thank WestwoodTrekker
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancée and I had our engagement party here (50-60 guests), and had a great experience! Many of our guests complimented our choice of venue; the atmosphere was great, we (effectively) had our own bar (the cocktails, and beer selection was superb), and the buffet supplied was great (and plentiful) Highly recommended.

Thank Euan M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great prices on a Sunday for drinks, food was delicious and a great portion. Staff could be a bit more friendly. Good music!

Thank kaiser
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere in here, I had the eggs a la bookclub with a side of fries as it was almost lunch time! Found the meal to be really tasty and fresh with a nice latte. Understandable about some of the bad service reviews - I will say it was a little slow but the staff were... More 

Thank Aleece1
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here while looking round the West End based on reviews elsewhere. It's a large bar come restaurant over 3 floors and includes a table tennis table! It's very chilled and informal, so suits singles to groups. It's got an amazing ceiling that dates from its days as a cinema. Drinks wise it's not sophisticated. The guy at the bar... More 

Thank Steve J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, friendly staff, they're dog friendly which is great but the food is a bit ordinary in its quality.

Thank Alan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $23
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Vinicombe Street, Glasgow G12 8BH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 576 1700
A venue where left and right handers can exist in harmony without fear of persecution. A licensed land of milk & honey where the ping-pong is plentiful the computer games are retro, the cocktails arrive in gramophones and the strawberry mojitos cost nought but 3 pounds. Vintage fairs on Sundays, sewing clubs on Tuesdays, bingo on Wednesdays plus a host of other relatively interesting tit-bits. Happy days. If you're into this kind of thing..

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?