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Babbity Bowster

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#507 of 1,944 Restaurants in Glasgow}
££ - £££, British,
16 - 18 Blackfriars Street, Glasgow G1 1PE, Scotland
+44 141 552 5055
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“cullen skink” (17 reviews)
“pie” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
££ - £££
16 - 18 Blackfriars Street, Glasgow G1 1PE, Scotland
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

An overcast Glasgow sky, ushered off the Merchant City streets and into the "Babbity Bowser", for a casual Lunch. The character of the interior is minamalist Scottish, with dark Hardwood tables, some long seating maybe 7, to those for 2 or 3. All with comfy...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Visited for drinks yesterday at 8pm and it was reasonably busy; managed to get a seat though. Large airy pub, with lots of wine choices and guest ales available. Didn't eat but the food smelled good, and it has an outdoor area which I imagine...More

Thank rh00byT
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Dropped in for some after work drinks and ended up staying for dinner. Seafood Chowder is amazing and I could have easily have had seconds, my colleagues all wished they'd chosen it too. Others had Stovies and declared it hit the spot, the duck also...More

Thank 645CTM
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Smashing Chicken Pie traditional Scottish food and music great place to sit and relax, friendly staff.

Thank U4040RVthomasd
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Great service and food and an excellent atmosphere with a group playing traditional music and asking for suggestions from the crowd. Great guest beer

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Nice place right in the proper Merchant City, always a lively atmosphere and good selection of drinks

Thank stuart w
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting the Babbity Bowster regularly since I started working in Glasgow 5 years ago. This has got to be my favourite pub. Tucked out of the way behind Merchant City it offers a great range of cask's (Jarl being my favourite) with...More

Thank Adrian H
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I cannot go to Glasgow without visiting Babbity Bowster ever since discovering it back in the early 80's. Congenial atmosphere, great selection of beers and Scotch. The traditional Scottish cuisine is food for the soul - wonderful soups, breads and the best haggis, neeps and...More

Thank BostonElsie
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We've been going to Babbs every Friday for over 20 years and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. In the Summer, there's a great wee beer garden. In the Winter there's a big wood fire. On big sports occasions you can watch, inside and out,...More

Thank Graeme H
Reviewed 1 October 2016

As regular visitors to Glasgow we always head to Babbity's for a bit of refreshment. Staff recognise us now and always greet us with a smile and an update on what we have been up to. Food is tasty and seafood based and there is...More

Thank Anne Marie S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$21
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 - 18 Blackfriars Street, Glasgow G1 1PE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 552 5055
  • This restaurant is at Babbity Bowster
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