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Shandon Belles

#121 of 1,928 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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652 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8UF, Scotland
+44 141 221 8188
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Only came across this place in the off chance they had a table on an early Saturday evening. Much to our delight they had a lot of bookings however could fit us in. The decor was lovely. Took me back to the old days of bistros French style service. Menu was limited but that's a good thing. You know the... More 

Thank William G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

my bf and I found ourselves having a baby-free Tuesday, so decided to go out for dinner. had a quick look on 5pm and saw a deal for Shandon Belles for £8 for 2 courses. I had been before (and liked it - see previous review) so decided we couldn't really go wrong. Tbh, we weren't expecting that much, because,... More 

Thank L_hendo26
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Really looking forward to visiting here after having a fantastic experience at the sister restaurant 'Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery'. Really disappointed with the quality of food and service. The choice was poor and even the dishes the food was served in were poor, we were also over charged for wine. Won't be back!

Thank balcomie22
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I was looking for a restaurant in Glasgow that had a particularly romantic setting and this definitely fit the bill. I have also dined at The Buttery and even though that restaurant is typically more renowned, I actually prefer Belles. There is a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere unlike most other places in the city centre and the price of... More 

Thank Andrew M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Nice place, tasty food, decent value, good service and a bit quirky. Enjoyed dinner, would go back and recommend.

Thank Anon092
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Went eary evening and had the 2 course special. Very good. Service ecellent. wine well priced at £6 half bottle. £12 full bottle. Location a bit off the beaten track the other side of M8 from city centre

Thank 2onholiday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We tried to get a table at the Two Fat Ladies, but it was full. So we went to the Shandon Belles and were pleasantly surprised. Cosy place, good food, good value.

Thank neumanth
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful little place hidden on the other side of Argyll street. Excellent food. Served by Natalie who made the experience great. She was friendly, kind and approachable. You could tell she was experienced in her job. Loved the decor. Really lovely atmosphere. Will be coming back soon.

Thank MissHavisham25
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Thought this would be a great pace to finish off a day at the BBC Food Show in the SECC. Unfortunately we were disappointed. Like other reviews the service was poor. In fact it was incredibly slow as if there were a couple of staff members down. Now the food when it came was very good and it was at... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The food is good and the service is ok, but the building is cold which takes away from experience . Not the best lunch experience I have ever had, but being with good friends helped

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$19
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 652 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8UF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > Anderston
  • Neighbourhood: Anderston
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 8188
The Shandon Belles is a quirky and cosy bistro on Argyle street, conveniently located downstairs from Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery and only a stone's throw from the Marriot, Hilton and Hallmark hotels. Comfortable corners, stained glass and exposed brickwork add real character to the welcoming decor, creating a warm delightful ambience. Specialising in quality, hearty fare using great Scottish ingredients, our set menu offers superb value for money with seasonal choices to suit every palate. Daily specials, a competitively priced wine list, and a sumptuous cocktail menu, makes the Shandon Belles one dining experience you won't want to miss!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?