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“Good but could be Great”
Review of Bothy Restaurant

Bothy Restaurant
Ranked #56 of 2,411 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $38
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The Bothy is a unique Scottish restaurant located just off Byres Road in the West End of Glasgow. Experience a return to Scottish home cooking, the traditional way with the likes of haggis, neeps and tatties, grilled Scottish salmon and steak pie amongst others. No matter how stuffed you are you'll not want to miss dessert with dishes such as pistachio creme brulee or mango and raspberry iced parfait to name but a few.The combination of friendly service and a delicious, hearty menu make The Bothy the perfect location for family and friends to enjoy dinner in welcoming, Scottish surroundings. If you are in a group it won't cost a penny more to hire one of the private rooms just for yourselves.Free wifi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you've got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.
Reading, United Kingdom
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799 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 491 helpful votes
“Good but could be Great”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Nice venue with buzzy atmosphere. Great food and plentiful portions. Service is a bit mechanical and comes across as going through the motions but not unfriendly, just a bit insincere. Would return for the food and atmosphere.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Donald M
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Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Euro-Traveller000,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We a thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and atmosphere and we will endeavour to make sure our service is much more personable from now on.

Many thanks,

The Bothy
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for Sunday lunch. Food was good, nice atmosphere, service was definitely not rushed! If you're looking for a nice, relaxed way to spend your Sunday afternoon then I'd definitely recommend it. If you're running to a tight schedule then it's possibly not for you.

  • Visited September 2013
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Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear KDA50, many thanks for taking the time to post a review.

Great to hear you enjoyed the food and atmosphere, most of our guests like to take their time on a Sunday however if you have a tight timeline in the future please do not hesitate to let us know and we can move the service along more promptly for you.

Hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards

Colin
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Nice atmosphere and a relaxed setting”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile


Staying away on business , five of us decided to try out the Bothy. The food was very much Scottish Bistro and was excellent. Slightly disappointed that there was no grouse on the specials board, as had run out due to its popularity, but we had lovely pieces of lamb rump, and the puddings were all excellent too . Service was very relaxed and customers were allowed to take their time over the meal. Overall a lovely meal.

Visited September 2013
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Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear U411483, firstly let me thank you for taking the time to post a review.

It's great to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the food, sorry the grouse had sold out but hopefully next time you are up we will have it on(season permitting). It has been one of our most popular dishes since the season began.

Hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards

Colin
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Another great meal”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had a fantastic meal here on a Saturday evening. We booked and got a lovely table. I had chicken stuffed with black pudding served with champ and a delicious jus. The meat was excellent quality and plentiful. We had nice wine and the service was friendly and efficient (if a little disingenuous at times). We really like the setting and the décor, which make for a really cosy atmosphere. I'm looking forward to going back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear George M, thank you for taking the time to post your review.

Great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, it would be great to hear more specifics on the waitressing if you could possibly get in touch. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards

Colin
bothy@g1group.com
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Minneapolis
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“Great food and Staff.”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Eight golfers showed up on a Saturday night in August with no reservations... good luck. They put two picnic tables togther in the outdoor bar area to serve us and we had had a excellent meal. Our waitress "Jet" was professional and attentive. Food / wine / beer were all excellent... a memorable evening for all of us! I would highlly recommmend Bothy to anyone... just make reservations in advance!

  • Visited August 2013
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Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear Threeputt2013, (love the name by the way!), thank you for taking time out of your travels to post such an enthusiastic and positive review.

Jet was thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us as were the Kitchen team.

Look forward to seeing you again, the next time you are this side of the pond!

Kind Regards

Colin
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