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“Lovely little restaurant”
Review of Number 16

Number 16
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Ranked #3 of 2,450 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Award- winning restaurant in the heart of Glasgow's West End. Number 16 is a cosy, well established and much loved neighbourhood favourite offering quality food, friendly service and great value in relaxed surroundings. Run by a tight- knit, experienced and dedicated team; Number 16 is proud to bring fresh and unusual ideas to modern Scottish cooking. Our ever- changing menu features imaginative, balanced flavours; strong international influences and a commitment to using seasonal produce. We strive to make each dining experience a relaxing, unique and memorable one for every customer. In 2010, Number 16 was awarded an Eat Scotland Silver Award and won best restaurant in the 'Smart But Casual' category at the annual Glasgow Restaurant Awards.In December 2011 Number 16 was awarded an AA Rosette.
Glasgow
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Lovely little restaurant”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Have had lunch several times here, and a recent pre-theatre meal. It's all good! Value is excellent on the set menus, the menu is always inventive and the cooking spot-on. Most recently, I had a generous and tasty fishcake starter, and a main of unctuous pork belly which fell apart into the accompanying broth (the latter a little salty for perfection). And yes, I found I did have room for a tarte au citron with passion fruit sorbet, which was deliciously tangy and not too large or heavy to round off the meal pleasantly.
Service is always friendly and helpful, the ambience cosy and informal. Overall it's always a pleasure to eat at Number 16. Back soon!

Visited October 2012
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Aberdeen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good find”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Stayed in Glasgow on business and this place was found by a colleague. Proved to be a good choice with an interesting menu, good wine options and pleasant atmosphere.
Service was very good as was the food, although the biscuits and cheese was slightly over-priced (in my opinion - and I've had a better variety at many other restaurants). On the plus side, the presentation was nice. Certainly deserves a strong recommendation.

  • Visited October 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Booked lunch through 5pm last Friday and had 2 courses plus glass of wine for £14 - great value. The gnocchi starter was delicious-lovely light pasta parcels with a creamy leek sauce - perfect start to the meal. I had the coley served with crushed potatoes and my mum had the chicken pie. Both mains were delicious and good sized portions. Waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. Perfect start to the weekend.

  • Visited November 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“good food”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were off to the cinema and decided to eat out and make an evening of it. We had noticed this restaurant before and thought we would pop in. AIthough we did not book, we were given a warm welcome.The restaurant is small and intimate; the mirrors and candles make it so, giving it a good ambience which adds to the dining experience. There is also extra seating upstairs, and you can hear the footfalls above your head, which reminded me of old country hotels, I liked that. The food was excellent, nice portions and very flavoursome. The staff were very polite and friendly but not too much so. We did not have time to linger so we only had two courses. What we did have whetted out appetite, so we will be back to sample more.

  • Visited October 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Lovely food but slightly exhausted staff.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Firstly, I really enjoyed the food. Top marks.
Although perhaps it was the fact that our booking was so late (9:30) that all the staff were exhausted and therefore somewhat off-hand. Which spoilt our enjoyment.

Otherwise there's not much to fault it. Perhaps they need to employ some more people?

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