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The Left Bank

#281 of 1,862 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West End
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33-35 Gibson Street, Glasgow G12 8NU, Scotland
+44 141 339 5969
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a table online as I had heard good things about the food here. The 4 of us had drinks along with our main and dessert. The fish & chips were rally tasty, but the Goan Chicken was easily the stand out. Good selection of beers on tap, was very happy to see both Drygate & Williams Bros available.

Thank Garry M
Juton, General Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Heya Garry & Co, First off thanks for booking online! We've not had resdiary too long now and it's nice to see it get utilized more often these past few months. I appreciate your taking time to leave us a review and even mention specifics about what foods and bevy you enjoyed. The head chef, new to us quite recently,... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice original breakfast options with some unusual choices like the banana bread. Good coffee too bad they don't have freshly squeezed juices

Thank alaindp
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gibson st is adjacent to Glasgow Uni and hosts some hidden gems for dining for breakfast lunch and dinner . The left bank is a favourite lunchtime place for me and the food is excellent for me as a vegan .Menu is as creative as you will find and I enjoy the variety served by staff from many different countries... More 

Thank Hugh S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in with friends for lunch, started our afternoon with some very unusual and delicious cocktails. The food was great, we shared a variety of plates and everything was lovely. The wine was also excellent. Very good service, will be back soon.

Thank katie120370
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For starters we had the bang bang prawns and the chorizo salad both amazing so much flavour and you could tell the chefs put love into the food they make Mains i had the sweet potato burger that was out this world and excellent value for money my partner had the fish and chips which to be fair we both... More 

Thank Kieron M
Juton, General Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Heya Kieron, Thanks for your review of our cafe & restaurant this week! We're working hard to improve all levels of service at the left bank; I'm sad to hear of the unattentiveness due to distractions from generic fruit based devices and will be having a word. Moreover I am disappointed with our coffee, as normally it is absolutely spot... More 

Troon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful venue and very helpful staff. We left decorations and balloons and arrived the next evening with our party of 18 family and friends to celebrate our sons 21st birthday and the mesenine area was all decorated. Staff were very attentive and they even gave us a lovely seating area for after the meal. We pre-ordered and the food all... More 

Thank CL3X
Juton, General Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Thanks... For your glowing review of our unqiue and quirky establishment, the staff that roams its halls, both above and below, every one of us is always on the edge of being at our best; so we are very glad that you had a wonderful evening and your son's 21st was an excellent party of great remembrance. Cheers, Juton More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last night for dinner for the first time and I'm so glad we did because this will probably become a regular favourite with us. The menu isn't massive but it catered perfectly for all of us and we could have quite happily have chosen from various items on the menu. The choices for vegetarian were totally different to the... More 

Thank Danii T
Juton, General Manager at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Cheers Danii, Thanks for stopping by our wee restaurant this past week and being so bold as to leave us a review on the world wide open web! I am literally beaming at your positive experience all around! Thank you again and please be back soon. Cheers, J More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant with my parents the day I was moving to Glasgow for university, and what a place to settle any nerves of moving to a new city! The staff were friendly, the restaurant allows dogs which is a perfect addition and really contributes to the laid back aura of the establishment. However the food was anything but... More 

Thank Martin B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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327 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Spent a pleasant couple of hours here enjoying a beer and blethers with an old chum. Excellent service and good selection of beers. Comfortable seating and well presented floor and mezzanine. But oh dear, the gents toilet was shabby, in chronic need of thorough cleaning and redecoration. The electric hand drier has less breath than terminal asthma and the general... More 

Thank Nicky S
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Although the menu looks small it covered all the tastes. Main course looked deceptively small but my lamb was very filling. No real space for dessert but I had to have some cheesecake, yummy. Service was attentive not intrusive. Price for 6 with starters,mains, 2 bottles of wine,3 desserts - £220.

Thank Gerard C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $17
Scottish, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33-35 Gibson Street, Glasgow G12 8NU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 141 339 5969

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