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“Amazing little bistro. Worth the detour.”
Review of Shandon Belles

Shandon Belles
Ranked #176 of 2,447 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$19
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Anderston
Description: 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!
York, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
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“Amazing little bistro. Worth the detour.”
Reviewed 3 August 2012

This place is a little away from the city centre - maybe a 15 minute walk from Central station - and is not per the postcode here. Look on the restaurant's website for the correct postcode or you'll end up a mile away.
Once you get there, though, it is so worth the effort. A basement bistro below Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery.
The service was impeccable. I was eating alone (away with business) and playing with my phone; the waiter proactively offered the restaurant's wifi code for me. A lovely touch of class and very considerate. Throughout the meal, the waiter and waitress gave just the right level of service - polite but discrete. I was allowed to enjoy my book in peace, but know that they were keeping my glass topped up etc.
The food is not haute cuisine; it is very good hearty bistro food from a compact menu. I started with a very clever goats cheese tart (there is cold salad in a filo shell, topped with hot cheese and tomatoes. Very nice.
My main was a vege lasagne, which was one of the best I've ever tasted, having been made with a delicious smoked mozzerella. The portion was hearty and had a really generous side order of roasted veg.
Dessert was a lovely big slice of delicious praline cheesecake. I couldn't say no for only £3 extra! The total bill was £22 - £15 for three courses, £5 for a half bottle of ok Merlot, and £2 for coffee. Brilliant value.
Overall, I absolutely cannot fault this place. Next time I am in Glasgow, it will be top of my list. It blows places twice the price out of the water.

  • Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Well Hidden Gem!”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Have visited this great wee restaurant on two occassions recently and we were not disappointed. The staff were excellent and were very attentive and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious and great value for money! £10 for a bottle of wine?? £12 for two courses? Excellent!!

  • Visited July 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Fabulous fresh fish, excellent service”
Reviewed 27 July 2012

We were visiting from Canada and we went to this restaurant because of Trip Advisor. It is a bit off the beaten path in Finnieston but well worth the trip. The service was the best we had in Glasgow.

Visited July 2012
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GLASGOW
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152 reviews
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“great place and good food”
Reviewed 25 July 2012

First(of many) visit - lovely restaurant with really good food and great value - £15 for 3 courses and £10 for a bottle of wine. Cannot be faulted, and staff simply excellent - well done!!

  • Visited July 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Lunch”
Reviewed 17 July 2012

After reading a review in the Daily Record magazine on Saturday we decided to give Shandon Belles a try for lunch, we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service could not be faulted. For great food at a great price I would have no hesitation in recommending this little gem.

  • Visited July 2012
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