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Bar Square

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5 Bell Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NU, Scotland
+44 141 552 3232
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Popped in on the off chance yesterday (12/09/2015) for an evening meal, and by luck a table was available straightaway. Our server was amazing, fun, chatty and hugely personable - an absolute star! The food was brilliant (our eyes bigger than our bellies however!), so would definitely recommend. Service alone makes this worth a visit.

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Thank Gareth B
Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

Went here on 22/8/15 for a meal for my mums birthday. The restaurant is in a good location, and in a relaxing atmosphere. The waitresses were helpful and friendly. The food was nice and reasonably priced, considering its in the heart of the merchant city. However you can get same meal for a couple of pounds cheaper elsewhere in Glasgow.... More 

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Thank Angie L
Glasgow
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235 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Had dinner in here on a very busy Saturday night in Glasgow City Centre, and enjoyed the experience and especially the atmosphere generated from the other restaurants and bars in the square. Meals were good, but chips were very poor, it looked like they were the last of the batch, very tiny and hard, these should never have been served... More 

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Thank jman26
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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353 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

It is a place I've been to many times over the last several years, sometimes just for a few beers or other times for a bite to eat. It is always good for both.

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1 Thank Robert M
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Food was good but nothing special. Service was attentive. Not sure what the waitress who served us is name was but she had blonde hair and was very nice and chatty.

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Thank Raymond W
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Tasty food, good sized and priced pizza. Sounds cheap but rest of food is tiny portions. "Lots of fries it says. ...errrrrr no, would have had more in a happy meal. Can of Fanta. ...... £2.50 EACH

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1 Thank emma h
Glasgow
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208 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

The place was busy, however there was plenty of team on, so much so they just congregated around the till area and spoke for a good duration of our time there Prompt with menu and taking our order, however food took 40 mins to arrive, one meal was over cooked and bland, portion sizes on the other very small indeed... More 

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Thank krdoc79
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here tonight...meal was fantastic, scampi was the best I've had in a long time and was piping hot. Only downside was the guy who served us...was nice enough but was so dour and and I think a smile would have cracked his face. Tell your staff to be a bit more cheery.

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Thank AshMac26
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Well first we waited 30 mins for the Starter to arrive it was nice got haggis pakora Then we waited a further 45 mins for Main Course I ordered Steak Pie (with sausage) and Mash When it arrived What I got was Sausage pie and mash a lot of sausage in and only 3 bits of Steak so sent it... More 

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Thank David H
Alloa
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We visited Bar Square on a busy Saturday teatime. We had a table reserved and were shown to it immediately and a drinks order was taken. We all ordered food and it came reasonably quickly with no argument that there were some in our petty who didn't want to eat. The food was all lovely and everyone enjoyed it in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Cuisine
Bar, British, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Bell Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1NU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 552 3232

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