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568 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, Scotland
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A very quiet evening in Glasgow

The only diners on Easter Monday but the special menu was very good and the staff were excellent, very attentive and friendly without being overbearing. The food was excellent and the menu very good value, it's just a pity it was so quiet. Very pleasant place for dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
SuartA
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The only diners on Easter Monday but the special menu was very good and the staff were excellent, very attentive and friendly without being overbearing. The food was excellent and the menu very good value, it's just a pity it was so quiet. Very pleasant place for dinner.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We went in after dinner in velvet elvis and honestly the cocktails are amazing. Good place to sit and relax after a lovely meal

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Thank Stephanie W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Good food and drink, friendly service, perfect for an after work catch up wiith friends, always a good experience!

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Thank siobhan_flute
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The criterion is owned by the same people as Velvet Elvis next door and shares the same kitchen. It is quite retro in style and could have a great atmospheric quality, with several old style original booths. It is. Much more peaceful atmosphere than Velvet Elvis, but often feels the more neglected of the two venues. On the other hand... More 

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Thank RussellH39
glasgow
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Have been here on a few occasions and consistently good food. Not fancy fare but great burgers and well priced. Quite popular with the locals and has a bit of vintage charm!

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Thank glasgowscott_7
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Popped in on 'date night' with the other half on Saturday. In comparison to Velvet Elvis next door the place was quiet, so we bagged a seat at the window and had a few drinks. Bar staff were friendly, good selection of drinks, not that expensive, the decor is great and we love it. Will be back again.

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Thank BarryH0pez
Glasgow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

A great place to grab a bite to eat during the week or to have a lazy brunch / lunch at the weekend. Very very informal feel but lots of the food is big on taste. The fish and chips is particularly good!.

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Thank ACupofGlasgow
Essex, UK
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We've eaten here twice now and found the service good. Much of the food while quite simple is locally sourced and always very tasty.

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Thank HalfCenturian
Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We've been here with the kids loads of times for pizza and love it. We went on Saturday and the barman was strangely brusque when we asked for pizza's. Turns out these are now on the bar snacks menu and are only a fiver- maybe he was a bit annoyed that we were taking up a table for such a... More 

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Thank Ailsa_10
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

I have lived around the corner from the Ciriterion for about a year and it has become my 'Rovers Return'. I have always found the bar staff helpful and welcoming without exception. You can also eat in there if you wish. It is generally quieter than VE next door which helps if you are afflicted by hearing loss (aka chuffing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 568 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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