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“Kitchen service a little slow but amazing food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of City Cafe

City Cafe
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Ranked #785 of 2,387 Restaurants in Glasgow
Price range: US$14 - US$34
Cuisines: British, European
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Good for: View, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Anderston
Description: Enjoy freshly prepared, made-to-order food in City Café Bar & Grill and take in the stunning views of the River Clyde through floor-to-ceiling windows. City Café Bar & Grill offers a fantastic casual dining experience. Guests can choose to dine indoors or alfresco on the stunning outdoor terrace space. Due to our location beside the SECC, demand can be high and booking a table in advance is strongly recommended.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Kitchen service a little slow but amazing food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

We booked the pre theatre menu before attending a concert at The Hyrdo. The waiting staff were very good, however, we had a 45 minute wait between courses and our drinks were very slow to arrive at the table. The choice and quality of food on the menu was great. I had the duck terrine followed by Venison which was delicious. I was however starving by the time our main course arrived and we over heard a couple of people complaining about the wait and the choice of music....it was a little dancey for my taste!
I would eat here again but perhaps not on the pre theatre menu or at peak time. Not sure the kitchen can cope with a full on service.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Jaxamillion
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GlasgowOpsManager, Manager at City Cafe, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear Jaxamillion

Thank you for your review.

All of our food is freshly prepared and cooked to order, 45 minutes between courses is not acceptable though and I apologise.

Kind Regards,
Brian
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

We were so disappointed by the meal and the service when we had a meal here recently. Staff member told us soup of the day which two of the party ordered to be served with something different. Waiter not at all happy when we said it would have to go back as not what we ordered. Eventually said it was a mistake in the kitchen and they would bring the right ones. Other members of the party had had their starters by then. Ordered glass of water to go with the wine which we had to request another twice before it was brought. Food average too worried about their party night I think.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank holidays_yippee_12
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GlasgowOpsManager, Manager at City Cafe, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Dear holidays_yippee_12

Thank you for your review.

Please accept my apologies for not delivering our normal high standards of service.

Kind Regards,
Brian
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Villamartin, Spain
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great food great view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

We love this place it is stylish yet fairly priced . The staff are friendly and welcoming . We enjoyed a yummy bowl of home made soup and some baguettes which helped us get through a cold day in Glasgow

Visited January 2013
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GlasgowOpsManager, Manager at City Cafe, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Dear Golf4uAlicante

Thank you for your review.

We have listened to feedback over the past year and believe our pricing offers great value for the quality of freshly prepared food we serve.

Kind Regards,
Brian
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

We booked for Sunday dinner. Selection was ok.
Food was a little on the cool side.
Lovely location on a nice day.
I would like a bigger lounge to sit in prior to dinner.
We were shown straight to our table, I would have liked a drink before hand, then chose to leave once we had eaten.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Elizabeth D
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GlasgowOpsManager, Manager at City Cafe, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Dear Elizabeth D

Thank you for your review.

Our location is indeed fantastic on a sunny day with our extensive outdoor seating area.

Kind Regards,
Brian
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

I have visited The City Cafe on many occasion and have never been disappointed. I regularly stay in the hotel so I eat in the restaurant a lot. The food is very good and they regularly help us with special orders for those of us with special dietary requirements, which I find fantastic. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. It is a pleasure to dine here.

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Thank JulyF
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GlasgowOpsManager, Manager at City Cafe, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Dear JulyF

Thank you for such a positive review.

We fully appreciate that guests who stay regularly may want a change from what is on the menu and our team are always happy to make any dish as long as we have the ingredients!

Kind Regards
Brian
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