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“A pre-theatre surprise”
Review of Shandon Belles

Shandon Belles
Ranked #154 of 2,408 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $20
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Anderston
Description: The Shandon Belles is a quirky and cosy bistro on Argyle street, conveniently located downstairs from Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery and only a stone's throw from the Marriot, Hilton and Hallmark hotels. Comfortable corners, stained glass and exposed brickwork add real character to the welcoming decor, creating a warm delightful ambience. Specialising in quality, hearty fare using great Scottish ingredients, our set menu offers superb value for money with seasonal choices to suit every palate. Daily specials, a competitively priced wine list, and a sumptuous cocktail menu, makes the Shandon Belles one dining experience you won't want to miss!
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“A pre-theatre surprise”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

My partner and I dined at Shandon Belles for the first time recently and tried out the pre-theatre offer. Our main aim was to grab a quick bite before seeing a show at The Kings Theatre, and I did not expect the level of gastronomic excellence or service excellence that accompanied our experience. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were made very welcome. The service was attentive, but relaxed, which helped create a nice ambiance. I was pleasantly surprised at the choice of menu for a fixed price pre-theatre menu and also that a bottle of wine was thrown in for good measure, even better that I was not the driver, and my partner had only a small glass! The food was excellent, and every course was a delight. I would most definitely recommend The Shandon Belles and will definitely return in the near future.

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Linlithgow, Scotland
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309 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Return visit - same quality and value for money”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

I last visited the Shandon belles at Christmas, when the the festive menu/experience was great. Returning with friends, we enjoyed a different and varied menu which achieved the same high standard for food quality and value for money.

I won't list what everyone ate, but the dishes we collectively identified as the best would be: posh beans on toast; steak pie; sticky toffee pudding. That said, we all really enjoyed our individual meals and would happly return.

Finally, service was super.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

2 course meal for £15 or 3 courses for £18 - half bottle of wine for £6. Sits underneath the Two Fat Ladies restaurant and provides the same high standard quality of food and service

  • Visited February 2013
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glasgow united kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Went Extra Mile”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Fantastic food' great service and lovely atmosphere. Friends birthday and they gave her a plate with happy birthday piped on and a circle of mini cakes. The coffee was also for her birthday. You really do deserve rave reviews as we couldn't fault you in any way. We will be back when we visit Glasgow again.Thank you for making our evening so special.

  • Visited February 2013
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North Uist, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Relaxed with Fab food.”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Travelled up from Northumberland to a meet friend down from Uist for her birthday. Shannon Belles was the perfect setting for a lovely meal. Great food in a lovely relaxed setting. The staff could not have been more friendly and attentive, great to find a place that understands how to make a meal special.
Lovely that they threw in a few birthday treats but even without that I would have no hesitation in recommending this place and will be back when I'm next in Glasgow.
Thank you Shandon Belles for great food and a lovely evening.

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