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279 Cafe Bistro

) #280 of 1,942 Restaurants in Glasgow $$ - $$$ British, , European
279 Dumbarton Road | Partick, Glasgow G11 6AB, Scotland
+44 141 337 2859
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  • Average3%
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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 15 May 2017

Yet another great evening spent at 279. Everything delivered to usual high standard....food, service, ambiance...all just spot on. 279 is a calm, special, understated restaurant. Perfect place for enjoying chance to catch up with friends...over some seriously good food.

Thank LockieGlasgow
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Nipped in with my wife and had a magic wee bowl of spiced sweet potato soup. Certainly put the heat back in the bones after a walk along Dumbarton Road. Friendly welcome and one for the "I'll be back" to sample the menu in more...More

Thank AnnieBrie
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Just happened to walk up for mother's day lunch with my wife and little girl. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating to my little girl since it was a set menu. The food was fantastic and at a great price. We will definitely go...More

1  Thank Fenn19
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Visited once again with my daughter and the food as ever was great. Bruschetta and haloumi starters delicious followed by lasagne and lamb shank. I being a glutton had a bit of both and they were first class. A few drinks and then sticky toffee...More

Thank Bobby G
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

One of the best meals I have ever had! The lasagne is to die for!!! Vincent is the perfect host! My only regret is not being able to finish it all!! 😢

Thank Suzie G
Reviewed 18 March 2017

What a tasty meal! Food was lovely and fresh. Service was excellent. Great value. Location so accessible if you are not driving as train, bus and underground are right on the door step. Without a doubt I will be heading back soon.

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A firm favourite of ours as it never fails to deliver on outstanding service and food. All food is freshly prepared to a very high standard. 100% satisfaction all the time.

1  Thank tamsamal
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I cannot praise this restaurant enough. Absolutely flawless experience from start to finish. Food was unbelievably good, wine was great and the service was faultless. Reasonably priced too. One of the nicest meals I have ever had in this area!

Thank annemariewestend
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Can't fault the food in here, I have been quite a few times and have never been disappointed. The only downside for me - sometimes come out smelling like a chip shop - something to do with the ventillation/ extraction? Otherwise very good.

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We went here last night for our work's xmas night out. Had the xmas menu which was quite small but everyone was happy with their selection. Veggie options of peppery lentil soup, veg stroganoff and chocolate fudge cake were declious...in fact I'd say the best...More

Thank shasmac
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Joyce B
Do you have a vegetarian menu
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
Can't find a website for this bistro - would like to see the menus
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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 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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