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Stravaigin Mezzanine

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

Mon–Fri 10am–1am
Sat–Sun 11am–1am

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Disabled Access
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Event Space
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Children's Menu available
  • Business Lunch
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Bar
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About Stravaigin Mezzanine

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
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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

The food here is usually exceptional. However I was really disappointed with my food. I ordered the curried cod croquettes and they were very rubbery. The main course of partridge was too tough to eat. The waiting staff very kindly offered me an alternative main. I chose the cod but it was tasteless. I ate it mainly because I was starving by this point. I was surprised as I love this restaurant. The service was great and I appreciate that nowhere is perfect all the time. Just disappointed this time round.

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Visited On Friday, 04 January 2019

Highly enjoyed the whole experience. Family of 4 for a combined celebration, speculative booking as other people's feedback looked good - justifiably so. We all had different things, and everything was good. Outstanding even. Well presented and flavourful. Very flavourful. The fusion style of cooking was well judged: Scottish/European/Asian. The standout for me was the Hake on Dal with Sprouts greens. The Dal was so good that alone would have been excellent. But I love hake, which was well cooked and its delicate favour and texture not at all overpowered by the punchy dal. Maybe more greens would have been a good thing. We ordered the garlic chile pak choi as a side. Twice. SO good. If the pigeon had been on I might have ordered that. It was replaced by partridge which I generally like but the accompaniments were really suited to the planned pigeon. Perfectly nice, but not the combo for me but wife and daughter enjoyed. Son delighted with spicy mussels in generous profusion with parathas. Scallop special starter was a standout too. Scallops often hit or miss in quantity and quality. This was a hit on both counts. Korean sesame pork was delicious but perhaps a bit wee. Puds were all attractive and well done too. Good service and advice from a bright, friendly, knowledgable and engaged server only regret that cocktails weren't mentioned before we got into ordering G and Ts. A really enjoyable evening.

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Visited On Monday, 17 December 2018

Stravaigin is great though being on the mezzanine we did have one or two service niggles with staff seeming to forget we were up there

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Staff exceptional so friendly and go out of their way to look after you. Food was great but a little overpriced. Lovely atmosphere in restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

One of my favourite restaurants in Scotland. The mezzanine is a great mix of fine dining and bar atmosphere, and the food and service are excellent. Staff are helpful, efficient, and unobtrusive, and the locally sourced food is a wonder.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Slow service, very noisy in the mezzanine area so it was hard to hear each other. Menu sounded great but didn't always deliver. My dish of duck breast was cooked well but lacked a sauce or seasoning. Bit of a disappointing experience overall and rather expensive

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Everything was delicious except the Sri Lankan curry was not a success. 2 of us had this. The vegetables were too al dente ie too crunchy and for one of us, the dish was not tasty or enjoyable! maybe you need to re think this curry.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

With no hesitation I have to say that this was the best meal i’ve had in 5 years of living in Glasgow. Of course, i’ve been here before, with ups and downs, but last night’s meal, for all three of us, was just spectacular! I had the Massuman duck curry, with a masterly combination of shrimp sambal and a sticky rice mix that contrasted well, in both taste and texture, with the curry. The other two in our group were just as impressed with 1: the Cod and a risotto that included almonds, fennel and was highly recommended by our delightful waiter, and 2: the roe deer venison, which melted in the mouth and was presented to both visual and taste perfection with sweet parsnip slices. We had an interesting sharing plate of meats, fish melange and pico de gallo and ended the meal with the choice of 5 cheeses pasteurised and raw, accompanied by a delicious chutney, oat crackers honeycomb and grapes. The liquid accompaniment was a very good Chilean pinot noir, served in the bottle, and a top-up carafe. It’s heartening that somewhere like Stravaigin can offer such fine dining in a setting that is also an every day bar, lunch venue and casual eatery. We’ll be back (very soon).

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Visited On Friday, 02 November 2018

Food was great as usual - many thanks.

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Visited On Friday, 26 October 2018

Excellent buzz

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Visited On Monday, 22 October 2018

Hi, Great dining experience: food was inventive and dead tasty. Restaurant was, as always, atmospheric and cosy. Only critique would be that despite intentionally choosing that booking timing to coincide with the pre-theatre menu option, it was the one menu not presented to us upon arrival! I had to ask for it, the waiter had to “ask” the kitchen if it was allowed, and this all delayed our ordering and slightly detracted from the start of the evening. When the food arrived, all was forgiven......

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Hi, family meal which everyone enjoyed. Service and food great. Hadn't been in for years as we live overseas, didn't disappoint!!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

The food and drink definitely lived up to expectations here. This is a new favourite!

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

The Stravaigin never lets you down - food was fantastic, service first class and made to feel really welcome. A must visit in Glasgow, great pub downstairs too.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Excellent menu and service and atmosphere. Recommended wine choice was ideal

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Visited On Monday, 24 September 2018

Very good service!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 September 2018

We had a great evening together at this beautiful restaurant. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 25 August 2018

Great place to eat and have a few drinks with a lovely atmosphere and nice surroundings, we'll be back (again)

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Visited On Saturday, 25 August 2018

Very accommodating staff who delivered an excellent service to a large group including some boisterous children!

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Great staff, great food

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

We were a party of 3 people and we absolutely loved our lunch at Stravaigin. We had drinks at the bar before our meal and there was a good range of cocktails. We then went upstairs for our lunch. We all had three courses and the food was delicious. We could not fault it. Stravaigin has a really nice relaxed atmosphere. All staff were friendly and attentive but not over the top. We will definitely be back again when visiting Glasgow and we will recommend to others.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

The portion of hake was very meager and not good value for money (an £18 dish!) the tomato heirloom salad was also a bit disappointing, Good, but not good enough.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Have been many times but felt this time the menu could do with refreshing. Starters and deserts overpriced I felt for what they were

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Always great food and atmosphere!

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