Stravaigin Restaurant

28 Gibson Street, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G12 8NX
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Mon–Fri 10am–1am
Sat–Sun 11am–1am

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining

About Stravaigin Restaurant

A Glasgow institution Stravaigin was established 24 years ago with a think global eat local mantra. Stravaigin is an old scots word meaning to wander and that’s what the kitchen does creating a menu full of culinary wanderlust. Using the finest sourced produce from Scottish farmers and coastal waters the kitchen hits hard with spicy inventive dishes.

Steamed buns with soft shell crabs and sambal oelek, an assorted Scottish fish bowl with Pernod and fennel broth topped with a curried egg, Scottish venion osso bucco, Loch Fyne mackerel with rhubarb and pear kimchi. Stravaigin also offers vegetarian and vegan dishes with Syrian lentil and mint koftas and rose pickled onions, or wild Scottish mushroom baklava if the season is right. Squirrel, rook, goat and sea urchin have been known to make it onto the menu on ‘special nights’ such as the DNA Dinner, the Phylum Feast or the Weird and Wild Extravaganza.

The wine list is just as well travelled picking the best from sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines.

Drinking wine in the restaurant, meeting pals for cocktails in the café bar or al fresco dining on the pavement. Stravaigin has a lot to offer. On a cold and windy day in Glasgow, snuggle in around the stove, eating our haggis and nursing a whisky. Beautifully sunny and our doors will be fully open letting the rare Glasgow rays bathe you while you sip your Grillo and nibble on a Mediterranean platter. Bands, poets, writers, artists, gourmands, and gluttons - all can be found in Stravaigin!

Lunch, brunch, dinner, cocktails, wine or beer - Stravaigin abides and delights.

Cuisine: Scottish
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Thank you for a wonderful evening! The service was wonderful - attentive without being too much, and it was clear your staff are very knowledgeable about the dishes offered. The food was excellent and we appreciated being able to stay at our table beyond our “slot” for a few extra drinks. We also felt very safe, staff specifically asked us to put masks on to go to the toilet or elsewhere which I haven’t noticed elsewhere. Very clean and well distanced from other diners. Hopefully we will return soon. 😊

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

The service was unfortunately poor. We waited over 30 mins for our mains which arrived after a table of diners who arrived 20 mins after us.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

menue is terrible

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

We had a fabulous meal and the service was top notch. The only thing which would have made the meal more enjoyable would have been if we were sat in the upstairs section (rather than the basement, which sort of lacked any ambience / atmosphere). Have already recommended you to friends visiting Glasgow next week. Thanks for a great night!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Basement restaurant was drafty. Upstairs is much better.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 August 2020

Can't fault the quality of the food although the Hake portion for the main was a tad stingy. The restaurant is looking more care-worn than shabby-chic (our table wobbled, was sticky and had seen better days). Service was perfunctory (pour your own wine) and the bog-standard paper napkins and "bucket" of cutlery came as a bit of a surprise. Toilets? Spend some money on them!

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Visited On Friday, 21 August 2020

Great food, but we were downstairs and not the same atmosphere as upstairs Staff were fantastic.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 August 2020

Loved it ! Amazing thank you

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Visited On Friday, 21 August 2020

Food was delicious but what really made a difference in these tricky times was the amazing staff. Everyone trying so hard to make customers feel safe and ‘normal’. Very helpful, just the right amount of attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Well done everyone

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Visited On Friday, 14 August 2020

Food was exceptional

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Great service and food for our first meal out in Glasgow since lock down.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Lovely meal. Shared two starters...pulled pork and scallops were both delicious. We all loved our mains. This is my second time eating in this resturant and both times consistently good. Would definitely recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Amazing food! The sharing platters were fantastic

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Both waitresses were friendly and helpful. Seating was quiet and social distancing rules were respected . Definitely will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 18 July 2020

The food and service we enjoyed, were both exceptional! Each member of staff made us feel so welcome, taking time to chat to us as well as making sure that all of our dining needs were met. The food was amazing. We loved every single dish. It was so great to finally be back in your restaurant. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 July 2020

We were delighted to return to stravaigin for our first date night out of lockdown. The 4/5 is only as it was quiet and this could not be helped. The staff were fab(no issues at all, even though our reservation was lost) and our waiter, whose name I’ve forgotten, was so lovely and she made sure we got a table outside for a drink after our meal. The only disappointing part was that there wasn’t an option for gratuity on the card reader, we would have liked to leave a tip and were unsure if cash would be appropriate. Thank you all for a wonderful meal!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 July 2020

The services was fantastic and staffs very friendly. food, very delicious . Definitely come again .

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

This restaurant is just outstanding. Our party of 6 included vegetarians, vegans and a dairy allergy and we all ate and drank very well. Staff were very attentive & knowledgeable. The food was excellent, all fresh ingredients lovingly prepared, flavour combinations were amazing. We were seated in the restaurant and although it was busy it wasn't noisy or too full of people.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

The atmosphere and service was fantastic. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. It didn't strike me as a place I would normally dine so wasn't sure if it was for me, but each member of staff was so nice I felt very comfortable immediately. The waitresses who helped us were very attentive without being too overbearing, and the food was excellent. I asked if my compliments could be passed on to the chef and the waitress was happy to do so. Also, the decor of the place is amazing. I loved how it felt inside, like a sort of classy indoor treehouse! I'd definitely come back, thank you so much for everything. I had a great night!

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Our second time here and we loved it. Staff and food was excellent!!

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 March 2020

We were at the restaurant twice in a week and it was great both times. Food is excellent compliments to the chefs . Great place to eat ...

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Staff were incredibly helpful and the service exceptional, even though it was very busy, food was fabulous. Very pleased that the gluten free and vegetarian in our party were well catered for. Can't wait to return. Loved it. Thanks to your knowledgeable and hard working staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Food was outstanding as were the staff. Tremendous value for money. Will return.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

Really great dinner! Great food, great service, can't fault it! The bar is really pretty and cosy with all the fairy lights too, and the restaurant downstairs is also cosy and not too formal. Would recommend!

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