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Ghiloni's Cafe

77 Townhead, Kirkintilloch, Scotland
+44 141 775 1158
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
“ice cream” (43 reviews)
“homemade soup” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
77 Townhead, Kirkintilloch, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I popped in here as much to get out of a sudden heavy shower as anything else, but it did look welcoming in other ways, especially in the context of Kirkintilloch's rather dour main street. Maybe it was a bad moment to arrive because it...More

Thank Rosalind M
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

My family organised my 70th birthday tea at Ghillonis 8 kids, 11 adults. The staff were so helpful and friendly, the food was great, especially the ice cream birthday cake! It was great for the kids - they could relax and have fun. I can’t...More

Thank Meg L
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favourite places, a classic Scottish Italian cafe with exemplary fish and chips and top notch Italian gelato. Staff are lovely and friendly, real family atmosphere. We had my mum's 70th birthday party here and it was great, they went out...More

Thank CattOfTheGarage
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Ghiloni's has been a favourite of mine for several years. It's the go to place for food when in Kirkintilloch. The food is always tasty & good value for money. It has a great atmosphere and the core staff have barely changed since I was...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I went into ghilonis after the kirky puffer annoying me for the last time and what a decision it was. My nephew and I got to sit in peace without the coughing and spluttering and dirty tables that we left behind in the puffer. We...More

Thank M10C1083
Reviewed 18 April 2018

I've been coming here for years. I love the fish teas and the lasagne. My daughter loves the milkshakes and it's a great, old fashioned style Italian café. What's not to like?

Thank Claire R
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch at a busy time on a Saturday but found the the quality of food and the service were as good as on our last visit last summer. The staff were really friendly and helpful and happy to adjust the menu to...More

Thank Diana I
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

My daughter took me here for breakfast today for Mother’s Day. Was so delighted when the waitress offered us a complimentary glass of prosecco because it was Mother’s Day. Lovely touch and lovely breakfast, thank u!

Thank stuallie
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here since I was a kid. The food is always at a high standard. Friendly staff and nice home made selection. Another plus for me is that it's table service. Love the home made soup and the macaroni and the ice cream. My...More

1  Thank DonnaMLobrien
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Staff are friendly and prices are great! Kids love it. We come here regularly for ice cream and lunch, and will continue too do so!

Thank mrsbain_x
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11 February 2017|
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Response from Jane W | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - Although I am not certain, I don't think there will be a gluten free option, as the food is cooked in the same fryer, as Rosiemee has stated. I imagine if they were contacted they would provide gluten free meals... More
Mary M
30 September 2016|
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Response from Jane W | Reviewed this property |
Hello there - I thought I had answered it yesterday but here goes again: They are open 7 days a week from 9 am to 7.30pm. Great food and service whenever we go there!
11 July 2015|
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Response from Gary H | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry you feel this way. I note the many positive reviews! I am very critical, many years in the hospitality industry has led me to be this way. So I pick up on little things! As I said it's worth a visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Townhead, Kirkintilloch, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Dunbartonshire  >  Kirkintilloch
  • Phone Number: +44 141 775 1158
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