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“Traditional Breakfast, not a greasy spoon in sight”
Review of Cafe Gandolfi

Cafe Gandolfi
Ranked #91 of 2,407 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $45
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Centre
Description: "Deagh bhiadh, deagh bheannachd" Well fed, well blessed. It's this sense of Hebridean hospitality that makes Café Gandolfi such an incredible long standing institution in the Glasgow scene. Opened in 1979, and pioneering the Merchant City into becoming the hub of bars and restaurants that it is today, Gandolfi is a truly well loved and frequented corner of Glasgow. From the main café with its iconic Tim Stead furniture downstairs, the hidden treasure bar up in the attic boasting gorgeous cocktails and atmosphere, to the glamorously sleek Gandolfi Fish two doors up with its adjoining little sibling Fish To Go, this little section of the Merchant City looks set to continue keeping the bar toweringly high when it comes to all things good food, good wine and great hospitality.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Traditional Breakfast, not a greasy spoon in sight”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

The first time I have visited for breakfast and I was impressed. Lovely setting, friendly staff and good food. The ingredients were all top quality and the atmosphere relaxed. Spot on for a weekend morning.

Visited May 2013
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Somerset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great wine, ok food.”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

The staff at the Gandolfi are quietly professional, which is fine but when you're dining early with a couple of kids I'd expect a little more engagement and effort. The wine we choose was excellent but the food lacked something all round. My boys Mac and cheese was uninspired and unfinished, a first I think for a family favorite. My Orkney steak was missing a little flavour but the chimmichurri that came with it was awesome! More seasoning please!

  • Visited May 2013
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good all round...”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Really good, friendly atmosphere. The food was lovely, interesting choices for veggies and fish eaters - but some serious looking meaty stuff too. All well presented and high quality. The caramel shortbread was fantastic treat! The service was excellent too.

  • Visited May 2013
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glasgow
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very disappointed”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is one of my favourite places in Glasgow but on a recent visit in April I was very disappointed by the scallops which were offered on the specials board - they were as tough as old boots. This was a family night out as a treat by another family member so I was reluctant to cause a fuss. Another member of our group also felt that the fish they had ordered was not up to the mark. the atmosphere here is always good and the service was excellent but the food was not to the usual high standard.

  • Visited April 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fishing”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a lovely fish restaurant in the Merchant Quarter which has an excellent vibe. The staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. They provide a comprehensive fish menu and the meal we had was very good in particular my Ginger chilli clam Chowder. If you are a fish fan this is definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
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