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Vic Cafe & Bar

Students Association 20 Scott Street | The Art School, Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association, Glasgow G3 6PE, Scotland
+44 141 353 4530
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
19 Feb 2018
“After dinner drinks”
26 Nov 2017
“Brilliant bar in heart of the city”
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Bar, Healthy, Cafe, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Students Association 20 Scott Street | The Art School, Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association, Glasgow G3 6PE, Scotland
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

My lovely art school daughter took me here for drinks. It has a great atmosphere. I can recommend having a "lobotomy" here. An unusual ( and cheap) cocktail.

Thank purplechrissie
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Vic Cafe & Bar is somewhere I have wanted to visit for a while, but was always a case of never finding myself in the area (when in Glasgow on Sauchiehall street I rarely venture past West Nile Street as it is just endless Tartan...More

Thank wanderer_scotland
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We came to see Vessels here. It is a good-sized venue with great sound. It is a proper shape and is clean and organised, unlike some venues. You won't stick to the floor and can get served at the bar. Drinks will be decanted into...More

Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Using a voucher, we ordered a double cheeseburger and the jack fruit bahn mi. Both were lovely, the pulled jack fruit was full of flavour and the pickled cucumber and carrot were an absolute game changer. No complaints whatsoever, staff were lovely and meals didn't...More

Thank jemmamoir
Reviewed 3 December 2016

After wandering round for quite a while trying to find somewhere to eat we settled on here. We were a little dubious at first when we realised it was the student's union but we absolutely loved it. We had the halloumi and baba ganoush burger,...More

Thank limpetlove
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for a refuel during a walk around the city and a stop off at the Art School. We enjoyed chicken flat bread rolls and salad. Great value and atmosphere.

Thank buffalogal619
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This was my students union so find it funny that it's now a far cry from the sticky floors and awful toasties. Atmosphere is of a quirky cantina with a budget vegan and veg friendly (but not exclusively) menu. Host of eclectic dishes that changes...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Fantastic Saturday brunch: good quantity for a reasonable price and very very tasty! There are different dishes to choose, vegetarian, non vegetarian and many others involving eggs. To remark the vegetarian option with Italian sausage and veggie haggis... really amazing! Just a note: the coffee...More

Thank Tetresh R
Reviewed 27 November 2015

I went to the art school to try out their new brunch menu, I have been many times before having previously studied at the Glasgow school of Art but how times have changed! The food here is beyond amazing, well done to the chef!, for...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I have been here twice in the past few weeks to use up vouchers bought from itison. I had bought the deals for a meet up with 3 friends and both were £8,50 for a burger with chips and a glass of wine/pint of beer...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Students Association 20 Scott Street | The Art School, Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association, Glasgow G3 6PE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 353 4530
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The Vic Café & Bar is situated opposite the historic Mackintosh building, and is affectionately know as the Vic. The building opened in 1927 as a textile studio for the Glasgow School or Art, before being converted into a café using the remnants of the original Victoria Café in Glasgow Southside, including the old wood-panels for the interior, the seating and the original stained-glass windows. The vitreous marble signage was reinstated at the café in 2014. Continuing the legacy of our Scottish and Italian heritage, the café serves handmade pizza and burgers, in addition to an extensive contemporary menu that’s both eclectic and affordable. The new menu showcases options from around the world, including some adventurous Asian-inspired dishes. All food is freshly prepared in-house. Aware of the needs of the modern diner, there are plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, and the menu is complemented by a list of daily specials. The bar serves a wide range of international spirits, stocks a hand-picked choice of wine and also offers beer from local breweries such as West, Williams Brothers, Drygate and Cromarty.
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