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City Cafe

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Finnieston Quay | Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow G38HN, Scotland
+44 141 227 1010
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went for my sparkling afternoon tea with my friend using a Wowcher deal. I love this place and have been several times for dinner. We were given our prosecco once seated and asked if we had any dietary requirements which we didn't. The display of sandwiches and cakes when they arrived were fantastic, and they tasted as good as... More 

Thank CatherineCat
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wow, just spent £60 of my hard earned money on the worst food I have ever eaten. I received what looked and tasted like an ASDA Veggie Burger. £13 for for it and chips, nothing else. It was just awful. Do not eat here.

Thank Shayne M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with my partner whilst staying within the hotel, and was left wishing I had dined elsewhere. Firstly the risotto. It was bland and watery, and overall lacked in every sense. After self seasoning with a lot of salt (desparate to find flavour) there was still no flavour, we were really wishing for that intense squash to come through... More 

Thank Mattie R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I booked a pre-theatre deal prior to a gig at the Armadillo. 3 courses for £15 was really good value. Chicken wings to start were decent. The blue cheese sauce was nice but the wings could have been spicier. Mains of chicken (again! - was in a chicken mood!) were every good - really nice sauce. Cheesecake for dessert was... More 

Thank StuGla1
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was not disappointed at the selection of lunchtime light dishes and the view of the river. It proved to be a quiet and relaxing place to eat. The waiter was attentive but not intrusive. The soup and sandwich were tasty.

Thank Patricia V
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very good to eat here before a show at the SECC - they are able to serve promptly to allow you to take time to eat before a show. The set menu does not have a large choice but definitely enough to suit most people looking for a reasonable meal before a show offering a choice of two or three... More 

Thank Graham S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I would like to say you get what you pay for, but you don't. Prices are high and, while the food is perfectly edible, there is no consistency in the preparation of the food. Waiters don't write orders down which means you don't always get what you asked for. I admit there is nothing more impressive than a waiter who... More 

Thank Olonda
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

early doors menu 5 pm to 7pm 2 courses for £12 3 courses for £15 .Plenty of choices for breakfast in addition to full scottish breakfast.

Thank Margyh64
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

At the Hilton Garden inn. With the one of the best riverside garden on the Clyde Glasgow in a sunny day. Walking distance to The SSE Hydro and Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre. Good for a meal before a show or an after show drink.

Thank Arnold A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Lunch here today was certainly not worth the £97 for 4 when 2 of us only had "salads". The staff were very attentive and friendly but the quality of the food and choice certainly did not warrant the prices. The novelty of dining beside the Clyde and the Squinty Bridge is still there but go for a drink only and... More 

Thank Christine T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Finnieston Quay | Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow G38HN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > Anderston
  • Neighbourhood: Anderston
  • Phone Number: +44 141 227 1010
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?