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Cafe Gandolfi

) #89 of 1,951 Restaurants in Glasgow $$ - $$$ European, British,
64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
+44 141 552 6813
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“haggis” (69 reviews)
“black pudding” (61 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We used to eat here often ,went tonight and it was ghastly I've eaten better food from a snack van/ hamburger stall. Seamus needs help this place is ruined the food was barely edible and at a premium price Sadly this is a restaurant that's...More

2  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in Glasgow and came across Cafe Gandolfi what a find. Went for breakfast on a Sunday at 9am and the place was really busy, no wonder. The rustic interior is brilliant. The menu is extensive and the eggs Hebridean was amazing. We will revisit...More

1  Thank tenerife1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always lovely to visit. So friendly and great that owner always comes round tables to say hello. Food fab as usual- especially the duck and rack of lamb. Fabulous wine list. All perfect!! Stewart.

1  Thank stewart162
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were presently surprised not to have to wait for a table on a Saturday morning, the waitress told us that she could give us a table but we wouldn't have to give it back around an hour later which was fine with us. Breakfast...More

1  Thank Dipsy97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Cafe Gandolfi yesterday with my daughter. We felt like treating ourselves to a late breakfast and Gandolfi was absolutely the place. The staff were lovely, making sure we had everything we wanted. Neither of us could resist the temptation of stornoway black pudding...More

1  Thank K8tie59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travel to Glasgow for our daughter's graduation from RCS. Booked a table from the plane in Bristol. When I walked in, realised I had been at Cafe Gandolfi before. 29 years before! Eggs Hebridean,massive success! Great food, service and ambience. Well be back.

1  Thank dormercottage98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not very often you need to book a breakfast! This Glasgow institution is somewhere I have been meaning to visit for ages. We stayed locally so went in on the off chance and managed to get a table. Really good brekkie menu and had a...More

Thank andhewittscores
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Glasgow Institution - haven't been since I was a student. Fab décor especially the unique chairs. Food good but overpriced, and nothing you cant get elsewhere - should have a 2/3 course lunch menu during the week. More than 6 quid for deconstructed carrot...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the third time we have eaten here - we visit Glasgow only once a year - and we had another great experience. I booked and requested a certain table - which we had. Friendly and chatty server - thank you Lynsey. Varied menu...More

1  Thank winerunner52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here a few times over the last couple of years and have to say up front that this is a good restaurant with a vibrant atmosphere. The menu has lots of local produce and all the food I've had here has been tasty,...More

1  Thank Denniselite67
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$46
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 552 6813
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"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.
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