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“Great Lebanese Food”

Byblos Cafe - Glasgow
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Ranked #301 of 2,428 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Lebanese Food”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Visited this cafe for the first time on a Living Social deal. Immediately struck by the fact that this is a rather basic little cafe and not a restuarant. The decor could do with being refreshed and the toilet was poor. There was some background Lebabese music but the place lacked a little bit of atmosphere. Nevertheless the menu was good with a large choice of dishes which offered good value for money. The owners were enthusiastic, helpful and made us very welcome.

Our voucher gave us 4 tapas style dishes, 2 sandwiches plus a glass each of homemade lemonade. The lemonade was awful so we ordered a couple of cans of coke. For our tapas dishes we had hummuss, falafel, dolmades and batata harra which was a Lebanese kind of patatas bravas. This came with a small salad. For the sandwiches we opted for kofta kebab and shawarma chicken. Despite all of this food, we got talked into buying 2 more dishes which were soujouk (spicy Turkish sausages) and mouttabal (aubergine puree). We clearly had enough food but felt obliged (or pressed!!) to buy more. The food was tasty although a wee bit lukewarm and there could have been an element of reheating.

All in all, good food and great, friendly service. But for the toilet, decor and pressure to buy more food we would have rated this cafe excellent.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Irvine, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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“Good value friendly staff”
Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Went to try this place on a wowcher as it offered something unusual. The food was authentic and delicious. Service was fast although that said the place is small and it was only us and another table. It is a cafe so don't expect a restaurant setting. Place lacked a bit of atmosphere seems a bit bare. Needs to be warmer looking. There was a separate menu choice for wowcher and social vouchers which was fairly limited but still good value. The main menu looks great and reasonably priced. Also if your a veggie plenty for you too. What we got was lovely and authentic, lovely mix of flavours. The staff were very enthusiasts and helpful and interacted with customers and made them welcome. They genuinely feel pride in their business food and home town of Byblos.
Overall we enjoyed what we had and will probably go back to try the main menu. Worth a try if you're wanting something a wee bit different.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fast, good value for money and delicious food!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

I ordered take away from here tonight. I would have to say that the meal was lovely, still hot (even when we live a fair distance from the shop), very healthy options (but also more usual takeaway options) and good value for money! The cheapest takeaway I've had in a very long time.
The service was great. The order was here within 30mins and the delivery man had a smile on his face (very unusual with other takeaways).
We will definitely be going back again!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Amy251191
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very good food...lemonade debatable”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Visited here with a Living Social deal.4 dishes and salad and sandwich between two with lemonade.Very good value and food was very good...lemonade not so (bit tasteless)and not able to change it.Houmous, falafal was very good.Would suggest deal was far to much and maybe offer less for less money?Service very good and friendly but dont like to get asked to review on Trip Advisor (i always do anyway)Will visit again and would recommend.

  • Visited December 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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“Very nice !”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

He bought a voucher and used in this restaurant. Very nice a polite young gentleman was serving us. Was quiet because of bad rainy day but the food was very delicious. Start from potato soup and following of 5 mezze dishes - Absolutely cooked to perfection. Only missing home-made bread with hummus because the hummus was excellent too. Will recommend & will be back.

  • Visited January 2014
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