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The Arches

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Address: 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL, Scotland
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+44 141 565 1000

One of Europe's leading cultural venues, the Arches is both an arts...

One of Europe's leading cultural venues, the Arches is both an arts receiving and production house with an international reputation as an exciting hub of ground-breaking creativity. Housed within seven Grade A listed Victorian railway arches in Glasgow city centre, the venue presents a year-round programme of theatre, performance, dance, visual art, live music, club nights and creative learning.

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Great cafe, food is fantastic, day or night!

One of my favourite places for a quick lunch or evening meal when in Glasgow. The Burgers never, ever disappoint. The standard beef, (the haggis and pork seems to have disappeared... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2013
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2013

One of my favourite places for a quick lunch or evening meal when in Glasgow. The Burgers never, ever disappoint. The standard beef, (the haggis and pork seems to have disappeared to be replaced with a newie, honey and paprika pork...), the patties are always packed full of flavour, and cooked just right. The chips/wedges again, superb, they must double... More 

1 Thank crispoke
London, United Kingdom
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603 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013

I went there with some friends on Saturday night to see Robert Hood. The venue is great, the music was brilliant, the prices for the drinks are reasonable! Great night!!!

Thank Chrysteria64
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2013

I recently attended a Jaguar UK, F Type Car Launch at the Arches and was most impressed by the Venue, Staff and Food. I had no idea the Arches was also an Arts Centre so was very surprised when I found out the Event was to be held here, even more surprised when I arrived and found that two Cars... More 

Thank Montana5
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

Not being very knowledgable about music was a bit sceptical about going here with a friend to see Tom Baxter (no doubts about the artist just the venue!) However was pleasantly surprised about the location. Staff were great and venue perfect for a gig novice like me lol. All in all a great night. Will definitely be returning here again... More 

Thank Jacque333
Mauchline, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Oh my God ! I am just back from spending a very hard earned £10 at a much hyped day out at Alien Apocolypse at the Arches (very hard earned), and I'll tell you I wish I had stayed home and painted a door (more exciting). The guys that run this rubbish are literally laughing all the way to the... More 

3 Thank 69JOHN69
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Good quality food in the cafe ,The manager Liz very helpful got us tickets for the club .Nice staff well run for such a big place

Thank jamie g
Northern Ireland
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2013

This is a great spot for both food and evening entertaining - my son did some DJ nights and always huge crowds and always proves popular

Thank coffeetime93
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72 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2013

Apart from a minor blip with the booking, which incidentally was dealt with very professionally, the food and staff were excellent. I would def recommend eating here and can't wait to go back!

1 Thank Christina1965
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126 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2013

Right by Central Station, offers wonderful food at reasonable prices with a good choice of fresh ingredients. Wide range of music throughout the year. Access to bar cafe is by steep stairs. didn't notice whether or not there is a lift. Ideal meeting place.

Thank BakersLoafing
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Went with friends for a deal via 5pm, 3 courses and a glass of wine for £12, a great price so wasn't expecting haute cuisine however the food was very good. Starters of veg tempura were a little small, 4 pieces, however for the price completely reasonable. My main of pig cheeks was delicious as was the fish my friend... More 

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