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279 Cafe Bistro

$$ - $$$British, , European
279 Dumbarton Road | Partick, Glasgow G11 6AB, Scotland
+44 141 337 2859
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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“lamb shank” (5 reviews)
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British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
279 Dumbarton Road | Partick, Glasgow G11 6AB, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

We visited 279 previously and were very happy with the food and service. We were not disappointed when 7 friends and family visited at the weekend . The food and service were excellent and the friendly ambience ideal for our informal gathering. For such high...More

Thank SL2014SL
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Vince and the team were, as usual, amazing! This was a birthday meal for 17 family and friends and the service, choice of menu, and atmosphere was terrific. Bruschetta is ALWAYS my starter here, so apologies to the chef for having to make so many...More

Thank Marionandles
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Friday evening for our first visit, it was quiet when we entered, but full when we left and I can see why. A really friendly welcome, nice bottle of wine, delicious main courses and a cheesecake that was every bit as good as the website...More

Thank xingu123
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Our group of five friends visited this delightful neighbourhood cafe on a Friday night. The food was delicious and represented great value for money. The staff were very friendly and I would highly recommend this delightful bistro. We will be back.

Thank Discodivael
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing place in the heart of Partick! The owners have maintained consistency of quality and service for years now! It's a truly unique little place with a great atmosphere and I hope it always stays that way!

Thank tamsamal
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This bistro had been on my list for a while and I finally visited using a Itison voucher for a lunch for 2. Service was lovely and friendly, food delicious and such a relaxed atmosphere. Really looking forward to visiting again and experiencing their wonderful...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious brunch with my friend. We also had our children (baby and 3 year old) with us. I had the best French toast I'd ever tasted with bacon and maple syrup, which was amazing! I've been in 279 a few times and have...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We have been living up the road for 2 years and not discovered this place. So glad we found it tonight. Excellent food, great staff, an enjoyable experience, we will definitely visit again.

Thank robert j
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Went this morning with partner for the first time to 279 bistro heard very good things about restraunt. Definitely the best breakfast iv ever had. Massive portion all food boiling hot can't wait to return. Staff very friendly what a find in the middle of...More

1  Thank great_white_cal
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We visited this bistro, what a service and the food was outstanding. The staff were really nice and lovely music in the background, not intrusive at all. We both had the veggie stroganoff and it was freshly made, the different tastes were very noticeable and...More

Thank Tom A
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Questions & Answers
Joyce B
12 May 2016|
Response from vincent f | Property representative |
We do not have a specific vegetarian menu , but we always have options on our menu and all of our dishes are made and cooked on the premises which allows us to change dishes to suit our customers needs
Carol B
11 May 2016|
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Response from Susan-Mosedale | Reviewed this property |
Hi I know they change the menu quite often, the only suggestion that I can think of is to contact them via Facebook. I hope you manage to visit the cafe/restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 Dumbarton Road | Partick, Glasgow G11 6AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 337 2859
Established in 2008, 279 Cafe Bistro is a family owned and managed bistro in Glasgow's west end just a short walk from Partick train station situated between Partick and Kelvin Hall subway stations. We serve fresh, cooked to order food from our small but very capable kitchen. Our menus have changed slightly over the years to keep things interesting but the quality of food and personal service has always remained the same. Recently our Bistro has taken on a more casual dining style and our openning hours and menus have changed to meet local demands.We open from 10am until 4pm from Monday to Thursday and from 10am until 10pm on Friday and Saturday.During the day we offer brunch,small dishes, pastas, burgers & ciabattas with the recent addition of a VEGAN brunch menu, aswell as great coffee and treats. Then on a Friday & Saturday evenning we offer a fixed price menu which changes from week to week
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