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“Hidden Gem”
Review of Shandon Belles

Shandon Belles
Ranked #213 of 2,522 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $20
Cuisines: Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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!
Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

For anyone trying to find this place it's around the corner underneath the two fat ladies.

My booking was also lost however we were found a table. I did push why they couldn't find my booking when it transpired they share the same phone line as the 2 fat ladies. So make sure you mention which restaurant your booking.

The ambiance is perfect for a romantic meal, the menu slightly limited however cooked to perfection ish (9/10)

Good selection of wines & spirits plus bottled beer only

Great value for money and would definitely return.

Thank ouryard
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Turned up on a rain soaked Saturday night to find they had lost our booking. the booking system looked like an old school jotter. So whoever took our telephone booking hadn't written it down.
No apologies, no attempt to book us in later, or into one of their other restaurants.
back into the rain

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Thank A B
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had lunch on a Friday with my mother.

The restaurant decor is lovely with an eclectic collection of furniture - almost Bohemian.

The staff could not be more attentive (without overdoing it).

The food was excellent. The menu provides enough choice that everyone can find something to their liking. The sea bream was excellent.

The location is a little odd.Taxi may be a good idea. There are stairs down to the restaurant. Accessiblity could be an issue for some.

Highly recommended.

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Thank Sutherland1964
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

had a mid-afternoon lunch last Saturday whilst on a visit to Glasgow. The locale is a bit stark but that all changes as soon as you go down the steps into this lovely little bistro. It's not big, but that's part of its attraction: a place where you can relax. It made me think of dining in an old galleon. Service was just the best - not intrusive but attentive. The food was really good - not a large choice, but enough to make it difficult to choose. Must commend the beef stifado, which tasted as good as it is in Greece. Up above is The Two Fat Ladies, a more formal restaurant which looks very welcoming and comfortable inside.

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Thank Macallan10
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Booked this for a largish group celebrating Golden wedding anniversary,.

Menu has a mixture of popular stuff like fish & chips and slightly more adventurous stuff ((shell fish, risotto etc). This was great as had some older relatives who a bit fussy in what they eat. The food is not in itself award winning but for £20 for three courses cannot expect this. Food is really good and well presented. They have house wines for £12 which are very good value.

The staff were very friendly, helpful and patient.

A great little restaurant with very good food and excellent attentive staff.

Very highly recommended.

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Thank johnsmclean
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