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The Forge | Parkhead, Glasgow, Scotland
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Bensons have 2 cafes within the Forge Market in Glasgow and several other out lets in the shopping centre across the road . The foods is cooked from fresh so expect a bit of a wait but the food gets 10 out of 10 every time it always comes to your table hot and smelling delicious , and i can... More 

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Glasgow
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

If visiting the forge you can stop here for a coffee or something more substantial. The food is fresh and reasonably priced.

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Thank Macorrite
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Used this place a lot in the past and never had a complaint but don't think I will be back again as it seems to have went downhill. It's always busy and the staff do an excellent job of serving everyone quickly but I think this is mainly due to the fact that there isn't really anywhere else to eat... More 

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Thank A J
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Me the mrs and kid visited here I had an omelette and chips wich was below average my Mrs had poached eggs which she she said was lovely and wee one had macaroni and chips which she didn't finish it looked sloppy I also had a mocha which was excellent the staff where smart as a button presentation wise one... More 

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Called at the Forge market last week and as I hadn't had breakfast I decided to try Bensons. It appeared at a distance to be a typical market diner. It is actually a very well run restaurant, spotlessly clean with table service. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the allday breakfast was delicious. Not a place I would go... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Good selection of food on the menu to cater for most tastes. Nice, friendly staff and a good atmosphere in this busy cafe. Its become a weekly visit for us while out shopping.

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Thank Sandra B
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

First problem was we couldn't sit where we wanted to due to "cleaning that side" surley you would do that when your finished? But whatever.....so we ordered food I had the macaroni which I thought was average not too bad my partner had steak pie which she said was lovely but a curious thing happened when we got the meal... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

Was in the Forge Shopping Centre on 27 August 2015. Was hungry so I decided to go to get something to eat. I went to Bensons in the In shops. The waiting staff were very friendly but that is where the pleasant experience ended. The food was Aweful!!!!! The fish was full of bones overcooked and dry. It had more... More 

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Thank Tom T
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

We frequently go to Bensons whilst out shopping in The Forge. We find it to be a friendly cafe with a good choice of basic dishes and we always find something for all of us. They do good burgers and also my mum enjoys the fish and chips, although its a big plateful and she struggles to finish it. The... More 

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1 Thank Sandra B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

was here with my daughter recently . got the full monty breakfast which was disgusting was like they heated up left overs . mushrooms were black ! . no bacon ( which should have been there ) and my fried egg .if u could even call it that. also seen 2kitchen staff walk throught the front area and they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Forge | Parkhead, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow

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