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Shandon Belles

#167 of 1,913 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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652 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8UF, Scotland
+44 141 221 8188
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent new menu at the Shandon Belles last night, the warm apple and black pudding starter was delicious,as was the spanish stew and homemade soda bread. Lovely refreshing mocktail. The staff were courteous; efficient; knowledgeable about the menu; and very welcoming. They play a big part in the lovely atmosphere!

Thank julieannebrown
United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shandon Belles has a comfortable and cosy atmosphere, with a traditional feel. The set menu was sufficient - I liked the concept that the chef would rather limit the menu and take the time to prepare it well, instead of spreading themselves too thinly and presenting a variety of mediocre selections. I enjoyed a well prepared and hearty meal in... More 

Thank MiLe_Travels
Scotland, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was once one of my favourite restaurants in Glasgow. There was nothing wrong with the service or food but left the restaurant thinking I would have been better eating at home. At one time I would leave wondering when I could return. Menu has always been small but still gave a varied selection. Now the menu is rather dull.... More 

Thank JiminNice
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1 review
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Everything else is great: friendly staff, nice decor, cosy atmosphere. But the choice on the set menu was simply not interesting. It £15 for 3 courses is good value but I'd rather pay £20 or £25 and get something a bit more special. I had deep fried mozzarella followed by steak pie - two dishes I could have got in... More 

Thank David A
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Been here several times and very good. On recent visit very disappointing. Limited menu. Standard of food no better than average/poor pub - fish and mushy peas, dry steak pie and over salted stir fry. Will not go back.

Thank V225PXgrahamm
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Have been to the restaurant about 6 times over the years, the menu has changed significantly since our last visit! Why would you go out for a meal to what is supposedly one of the better restaurants in Glasgow just to get mince and tatties, or fish and mushy peas. Staff and food all remain good, and is good value... More 

Thank jmoodie m
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Went to The Shandon Belles on 5pm deal with friends. We were the only table occupied and the restaurant was very cold. I have been here before and to the restaurant upstairs but the food was not good. My starter was ok but the main course was Steak pie it was dry, not much meat and it tasted sweet. The... More 

Thank Hathor06
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I took friends who were visiting here and they were surprised by the quality for the cost. I always find the staff friendly and attentive without being overbearing. There is a limited menu, as it is set, but there is usually something for everyone, even if they do specialise in seafood. Always a lovely atmosphere and one of my favourite... More 

Thank cjroct
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Booked this on a 5pm deal before the Hydro, great staff and food and amazing price, will definitely be back. Also has parking and walkable from town (over new bridge) or Finnieston.

Thank andyglasg0w
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Only came across this place in the off chance they had a table on an early Saturday evening. Much to our delight they had a lot of bookings however could fit us in. The decor was lovely. Took me back to the old days of bistros French style service. Menu was limited but that's a good thing. You know the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$19
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 652 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8UF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > Anderston
  • Neighbourhood: Anderston
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 8188
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!

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