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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 Sunday, 21 April 2019

delicious food. good choice. the nicest atmosphere even though staff were clearly run off their feet over the bank holiday

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Every single time we dine in the Stravaigin is a treat!The staff is amazing, and the food is exceptional!I can only recommend it!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Fabulous meal and service

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

We really enjoy going to Stravaigin. Laid back vibe, great food and service.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Staff were great, professional but friendly. The food was amazing. Was our first visit but won’t be the last. I would actually make a return trip to Glasgow especially! (I live in Nth Lancashire!)

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

Lovely lunch. Local venison specials were delicious

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Very accommodating to a change in booking, staff were fantastic

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

First time eating here. Excellent food and flavours. Presentation of food v good too. Good to have another choice of a high quality restaurant for food in Westend Will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Service was pretty slow for a Sunday lunchtime. A lot of staff milling around, and took an exceptionally long time for our food order to arrive. We asked for sauces for our lunch & were provided condiment bowls, but without any serving spoons. A request to a waiter to provide them also went unanswered. Apart from staffing issues surrounding the basics of service, the quality of the food (when It did arrive) was great, and we would go back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

Amazing food and service!!!! As always.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

My chair broke and I fell - not hurt but that was very lucky. Think you need to keep an eye on those chairs - a few other ones looked pretty shoogley too! Apart from that the food and service was excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Food was great (eggs benedict) but I expected the portion size to have been a bit bigger for the price. Conversely the children's portion size was huge! Nice busy atmosphere at it was Mother's Day, but still waiting staff were very attentive and accommodating.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Great food, great service consistently each time I visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Fantastic mother's Day treat. Still holds its own as a place to meet and eat.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Everything as good as we remembered! Ambience great. Selection and quality of food and drink excellent. I had the hake which was excellent. Haggis and ham stovies as good as ever. Only slight criticism was that the spicy items like the almonds were ultra spicy. We’ll be moving back to the area soon and look forward to regular visits.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Lovely lunch of large sharing platter and bottle of wine Service friendly and attentive Great local bar/restaurant Thanks

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Visited On Thursday, 28 March 2019

Good, pleasant restaurant for an informal meal with friends. Lots of detail was spot on, such as the cod, flaky and cooked just right, or the lovely chargrilled fennel, still full of bite. Tasty meal but conservative on the seasoning - a sprinkle of salt was welcome on everything. Still, absolutely worth a visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Great food

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Great food, served quickly, and dog friendly

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Excellent choices, friendly service

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Great food as always - the mussels were amazing! Lovely atmosphere and service was good. Was charged twice for starters but a small mistake which was rectified quickly and efficiently. Well done!

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The food was really excellent. Varied, tasty and surprising. Top-notch. The atmosphere 4 stars was not really your fault, but a noisy table next to us. 4 stars for service related to being asked slightly more often than seemed necessary how our food was. I appreciate it is regarded as good service, but it felt slightly intrusive (but only slightly)

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Loved the food, and the fact that my dog could join us for dinner, which was amazing! The quality of the food was excellent, and everyone enjoyed their meals, so definitely value for money there. A very nice, and cosy vibe and very busy which was nice to see! The service was very slow, however. A very long wait from ordering drinks to receiving them, which seemed out of line with the rest of the experience. I would recommend to others, but think the speed of the service could be improved.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Staff are most helpful and friendly, the food is great and we just love eating here. Excellent wine list too❤️

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

I would have rated the dining experience higher, but for 2 things. The main course for myself and my friend arrived cold, as did our side dishes. The staff were very apologetic and quickly and efficiently replaced them with the same items we had chosen. Second time around they were perfectly warm. However, my main reason for 3 stars is that I have eaten here for years. I always go back, as the food is almost always well cooked, innovative and very reasonably priced for the quality provided. Last night I found the menu to be much more ordinary, with less choice of unusual dishes, as was the wine list. (I understand and commend the reason behind the current wine list, but think it should be combined with the regular list and not in place of) I’m particularly fond of game dishes and there are none on the menu now. This is disappointing. Also, the main I had was the beef in Indonesian or Polynesian spices -similar to their Nasi goring, which is excellent. However, the spices were not evident in the flavour. Dont get me wrong, the steak was cooked beautifully and was very succulent, but that’s to be expected from this establishment. The additional flavours that i had anticipated weren’t there which was a a shame. The atmosphere in Stravaigan is usually very good but last night it was a bit flat. I’m left wondering if this is in any way linked to the sudden drop in overall quality. Again, it was still good - just not Stravaigan good.

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