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Review of 279 Cafe Bistro

279 Cafe Bistro
Ranked #205 of 2,511 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Established in 2008, 279 Cafe Bistro is a family owned and managed bistro in Glasgow's west end just a short walk from Partick train station situated between Partick and Kelvin Hall subway stations. We serve fresh, cooked to order food from our small but very capable kitchen. Our menus have changed slightly over the years to keep things interesting but the quality of food and personal service has always remained the same. Recently our Bistro has taken on a more casual dining style and our openning hours and menus have changed to meet local demands.We open from 10am until 4pm from Monday to Thursday and from 10am until 10pm on Friday and Saturday.During the day we offer brunch,small dishes, pastas, burgers & ciabattas aswell as great coffee and treats. Then on a Friday & Saturday evenning we offer a fixed price menu which changes from week to week
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Don't spend funny money in the West End when just along from Byres Rd is this hidden gem. Great atmosphere, chilled out staff and a first class menu which offers plenty of choice to suit all tastes. The fajitas alone are worth going for!

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1  Thank Michael H
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

We came to try the bistro's new menu full of hope and apprehension that our firm favourites might not make the grade. We were pleasantly suprised to find some of the most remarkable past courses from their 'specials' taking their well deserved place in the revamped menu.

Starting with the Crostini, it came on lightly toasted bread delightfully covered in soft garlic mushrooms.

This was followed by the loin of Cod wrapped in parma ham and washed down with a glass of Chilean white wine. The cod crumbled beautifully into the accompanying potato mash and pea puree and held together with the flavoursome parma ham.

With the enjoyment of the previous two courses a dessert became a must. Most restaurants can often provide two of three outstanding courses but are often let down by a false tasting final course. Instead, a lemon and lime cheesecake followed as a refreshing change to the rich courses that preceded.

Overall, a splendid meal which capped off a lovely sunny afternoon.

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1  Thank Gerard B
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Recently visited 279 for my birthday, food is fantastic, prawns for starts is a must and steak was perfect.

This is a small intimate but quirky place which delivers fantastic service so much so I have been back twice. this is a must try restaurant in the west end I am sure you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Papa78
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Door opens into small venu and always cold and drafty to sit in comfort - some staff a little frosty - food limited in terms of only wheat based breads and pasta no spelt or gluten free - soups nice

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We eat here pretty regularly and it's about time we said how good this wee place is! Vince, the owner and maitre di (if that's not too grand), is always the friendly hospitable host and the team are a delight. This is a cosy, relaxed and welcoming bistro style restaurant, reasonably priced. The food is consistently good, always with some 'specials' and the soup invariably excellent. The smallish wine list is inexpensive. With dozens of restaurants in the west end we return here because it is a favourite!!

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Thank Daviren
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