Stravaigin: The Cellar

28 Gibson Street, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G12 8NX
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Opening Information

Mon–Fri 10am–1am
Sat–Sun 11am–1am

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining

About Stravaigin: The Cellar

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, 07 May 2021

Friendly service, lovely atmosphere, tasty food. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Great atmosphere & service. Portions a bit small.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Lovely brunch,lovely staff, great service!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

Such a lovely vibe by the fire and food was great :)

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Portion sizes were very big, staff was very friendly and happy to help

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Visited On Saturday, 14 November 2020

Wonderful food and excellent service from the moment we arrived. Would highly recommend to any one looking for something a bit different.

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Visited On Friday, 20 November 2020

Fabulous brunch on a rainy day

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Visited On Saturday, 14 November 2020

Food and service was great. The only downside is that we were given the table next to the restroom door while during all the time we were there other tables were available, even with social distancing being considered.

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

Thanks for an excellent lunch and the typically friendly and efficient service as you face into another forced lockdown despite all your faultless endeavours to make Stravaigin a COVID-19 safe zone. Hope to see you again soon and that good sense eventually prevails in the regulation of such well-run establishments as yours.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 October 2020

Brilliant service with really good food!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Fantastic friendly and attentive service! We had a selection of small plates which were all stunning. Highly recommend!!

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Visited On Friday, 02 October 2020

Amazing food and lovely staff

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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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