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“No consistency”
Review of Clark & Sons - CLOSED

Clark & Sons
Cuisines: British, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“No consistency”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I just don't know what to make of this place. The decor is very tasteful, but the food and service is very hit and miss.

We decided to pop in for a quick lunch, and after our last meal a few months ago we expected it to be good. OK it was only for the soup and sandwich deal. However they only had one filling: tuna, we're both vegetarian so we asked if they could do a veggie friendly filling; no they couldn't (seriously? Cheese n pickle or relish is too much of a stretch?). So we ordered the Parmesan, white onion and thyme soup - the one they told us was on the menu - chips and chilli corn on the cob. What we got was tepid tomato soup (eh?) Followed by bog standard frozen chips and if there was chilli on the cob they must have waved it over it, because I couldn't taste any.

The barman was very helpful but I got the impression the manager who he had to route everything through just could not be bothered.

What's disappointing is the two previous times we ate there it was lovely food, the staff were really helpful and they accommodated our dietary requirements. So the best thing about our visit today? Well that would be the lovely pastries we bought in a supermarket outside.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank gothomson T
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English first
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Okay local eatererie”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Went here last night with the family and as a local restaurant which caters for children serving reasonably priced average food it is okay. The interior of the restaurant is bright, spacious and contemporary but the food is only average and not very warm. The worst thing about this place though is the service which is awful. On the positive side it is child friendly and reasonably priced.

Visited April 2014
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Thank amanager9
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106 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Despite all the dreadful recent reviews we had a good night”
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

There were a few things that could have taken the edge off of our evening, such as the inexplicable change of my online booking from a week earlier, from 8pm to 10pm via email 40 mins before we were due to dine or being ignored for ages when we wanted to order after initially declining 5 mins after being seated. The food was fine and I would happily go back. We were advised to play it safe and don't choose anything too clever, so we had nachos to share between 3 of us to start, which were fine and I had a burger to follow. No complaints with what I had to eat and we were clearly enjoying the company as were eventually asked to leave our table as we were the last people in the restaurant!

Visited March 2014
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Thank DJMonty
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“So disappointing”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Came here after I heard a while back that it was a decent place.
But it turned out to be terrible.
Poor service throughout, right from the moment of entering the door. Food was sub-par, and for a meal so mediocre the value for money was shockingly bad.
Unless it turns around I don't see this establishment lasting too long considering the patronage of this town.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank coffeeleaf
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“BACK TO OLD SELF”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Was in for lunch only to find they have the specials back on,£9.50 for two courses and glass of wine using the Express lunch menu , the menu was good with good portions, plenty for a lunch, they also have pre theatre specials on cannot remember price on that but the Lunch time deal is first class will be back for lunch again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank kovwirana
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