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Caulders Braidbar Restaurant

$$ - $$$Cafe, British,
Mearns Road | Mearnskirk, Glasgow G77 6RS, Scotland
+44 141 639 9777
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (29 reviews)
“cakes” (14 reviews)
“meringue” (6 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mearns Road | Mearnskirk, Glasgow G77 6RS, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a regular visitor to all Caulders venues Braidbar/Newton Means is still the favourite. Food excellent. Service excellent. Prices very reasonable and a well stocked garden centre and shop to boot. Thoroughly recommended.More

Thank william m
Deborah R, Admin at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks William for such a lovely review! I will certainly make sure the teams hear of your comments - it is always great to hear from customers. We do hope you will be back again soon - especially now that the snow is finally melting...More

Reviewed January 23, 2018

The quite large restaurant has a lovely outlook to the fields. The service is excellent. The food is home made, lovely scones and cakes and soup. Sandwiches and baked potatoes and the coffee is good quality. All reasonably priced. The gift shop is a delight...More

Thank mgt063
Deborah R, other at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you for your review of your recent visit - sounds like you had a lovely time - despite the awful weather! You can always warm up with a hearty bowl of soup or cuppa! If you are ever in need of any assistance, please...More

Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for coffee and cake yesterday. Great cake and coffee served by lovely staff. Quite busy at lunchtime so atmosphere was good and afterwards had a wander through the great Christmas department.

Thank rke79
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I hope you managed to grab a great festive bargain and kick start your present buying for Christmas! please do come back again soon. Best wishes.

Reviewed August 14, 2017

Whenever I visit my parents, we regularly pop into Caulders for lunch. Their menu is fantastic, and the kids menu is just as good. The staff are always welcoming, and do everything they can to make your lunch a pleasant experience. I can recommend the...More

Thank Lesley K
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Thanks Lesley! We really appreciate your feedback. I will certainly make sure the team at Braidbar receive your lovely comments and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes.

Reviewed August 14, 2017

As i haven't been at Braidbar's for over 2 years, I thought it time too pay another visit on a Sunday with my partner and elderly in law's. Not much has changed in terms of the speed of service during busy periods on a Sunday....More

Thank Scottish21
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Thank you for your recent review. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your Bacon, Brie and Cranberry Panini - it's one of our best selling items. If you ever have any issues with any of your food please, please let our...More

Reviewed August 11, 2017

The restaurant doesn't open until 9am. My friend and I were early and pleasantly surprised that, although it was just before 9am, the shop and restaurant were already open. It was a driech morning but the view from our table over the surrounding landscape was...More

Thank j1mpatterson
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. It certainly sounds like you had a fantastic visit - even in spite of the weather! It is indeed a wonderful place to watch over the city and see four seasons in one day from the warmth of the...More

Reviewed July 13, 2017

An outside seating area in addition to the spacious enclosed area. Great views of the hills and a wildflower meadow below. A hearty breakfast with a vegetarian option and smaller breakfast snacks as well. Well priced and a good range of home baking as well...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Thanks for your comments. Hopefully you managed to grab one of the outdoor seats whilst the sun was shining - I know it can seem a rare treat in Glasgow! If you have any special dietary requirements, please do not hesitate to speak to our...More

Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

This cafe/restaurant is attached to a garden centre shop. It seems busy every time we visit. The food is varied, plain but passable. It's really for an informal meal without frills. There is considerable choice. The staff are attentive and helpful. The decor is pleasant....More

Thank MDG121
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2017

Thank you for your review. It is so nice when someone else does the cooking or you are looking for a wee day off! I am so glad we are able to help and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed May 22, 2017

We often pop-in here for a nice lunch bite, but it can get busy over the main lunch time. Not simple to get to without a vehicle, but with one it is only 5 minutes or so from the centre of Mearns. The food is...More

Thank David R
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

What a lovely review! Thank you for posting your review of your recent visit. Each of our centres has a very different view, but I must admit to having a wee soft spot for the view from Braidbar! I would certainly recommend booking a table...More

Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and food with stunning views. Great place for a bite of lunch. Bought some empire biscuits to take home with us. Delicious

Thank Lesley l
Deborah R, PA at Caulders Braidbar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

What a nice visit you have had - lunch, beautiful weather giving us great views across the city and a wee take home empire for a cuppa later! Sounds like my ideal afternoon! Please come back and visit us again soon.

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June 17, 2017|
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Response from Deborah R | Property representative |
Hi there. As a Garden Centre restaurant we are open 9am to 5pm, seven days a week with last orders at 4.30. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Kind regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mearns Road | Mearnskirk, Glasgow G77 6RS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 639 9777
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Like their two previous centres, Colin and Mandy chose a fabulous site to build their next garden centre. Located out in the country, but only a small 5 minute drive from Mearns Cross and a 7 minute drive from East Kilbride, Caulders Braidbar provides the peace and tranquility of the open countryside however has the convenience of being close to Glasgow and easily accessable. Caulders Braidbar follows in the same ethos of both Mugdock & Kirkintilloch and has its foundations as supplying great plants and garden products. Together with fabulous catering offering great food. The views from The Garden House Restaurant at Braidbar look spectacularly over Glasgow, onto the Campsies and beyond. The gift shop at Braidbar is placed with great and unusual gift ideas and the garden centre is always stocked with a fantastic range of plants. As you wander through the plant sales area you will notice that the garden centre has been built around the historic Gowkstone. This stone is thought to date back to the iron ages, the name comes from the Scotts word Gowk which means cuckcoo. The Gowkstone was a meeting place for the covenants in the 1600's and later was thought to be a special place with special powers - we still believe it is a special place!!!
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