Stravaigin: Café Bar

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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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: Café Bar

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 Sunday, 16 May 2021

Another fab night at Strav .The service is legendary . Olivia goes above and beyond to give everyone the warmest welcome and ensures its a smooth running experience for all with a great team of staff . Lovely wine and cocktail selection too .

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Visited On Sunday, 16 May 2021

Food was outstanding. Service was relaxed and informal which suited the style of food and building. Cannot wait to come back soon!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 May 2021

Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent and cocktails in the sun were a great end to the day!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 May 2021

Great food, safe and hygienic environment, fab service

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Visited On Sunday, 16 May 2021

Love this place. Staff always extremely friendly and such a lovely atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

Great to be back at Stravaigin - can’t wait until it’s fully open again.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

The food was delicious!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 May 2021

It was lovely to be back in stravagian! My only gripe would be bring back the Nasi goreng! Genuinely considering starting a petition lol! Lovely staff and food as per.

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

The best beer & wine bar in the west end - it’s so good to have it open again! Great for food too, whether snacks or meals. And the staff are lovely too.

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Visited On Friday, 14 May 2021

Fantastic staff (genuinely blown away by how great they were), delicious food and great beer. The booking process was very straightforward - managed to get an outdoor table for lunch only 90 minutes before showing up, so that was great. If you are sitting outside, you'll be on the street by a fairly busy road, so that's something to keep in mind.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Had a lovely evening in the Cafe Bar

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Great service, great pub.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 May 2021

brilliant service and the food came so quickly! will be back and recommending. also great vegan options.

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

Great service!

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

Really nice lunch experience! The service was really friendly and fast, and they were really helpful with all of my dietary requests, ensuring I had loads of gluten free and dairy free options! The food was delicious, with a huge variety of different flavours. Would definitely go again!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

All staff were friendly snd professional. Always been one of my favourite venues Food was excellent, varied, and interesting. and all dishes reasonably priced. We had a lovely time. Sadly, we couldn’t have drinks, but next time it will be different! Thanks to all who looked after us xx

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

Friendly service

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

Once again food and service really great. Loving the new menu! Pavement dining on Gibson st not ideal but from next Monday wine with food indoors!!

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Visited On Monday, 10 May 2021

Always my FAVOURITE place and first choice when choosing a place for food, but the service this time was a little slow, and I guess the sitting outside rather than in a busy restaurant changed the vibe of it. That said - I will of course be back many many many times more!! Thanks!!

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Another lovely Friday evening spent with friends in the sunshine :). Those chunky chips are dangerous haha!!! See you soon x

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Great to be back as always service was 5* as was the food and drinks.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

We came for some drinks outside and had great service! Very quick and efficient which is particularly important at the moment with limited time slots.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Great food and love the atmosphere,

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Always the friendliest warm welcome. Delicious food and drinks with excellent service. It’s so great to be able to come back in Stravaign.

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