Cranside Kitchen Garden

4.2
842 reviews
£25 and under
International
Cranside Kitchen Garden brings together Glasgow's best restaurant traders in an open air courtyard.

The free-to-enter destination is located beside the iconic North Rotunda building in Finnieston, on the banks of the River Clyde and offers food and drink menus from some of the city's most loved restaurants as well as featuring Glasgow's biggest outdoor beer garden.

Food traders include Halloumi, Pickled Ginger, Kilmurry & Co, Xi'an and YUZU with frequently rotating new food and drink pop-ups every month. A mouthwatering cocktail and drinks menu features all the classics as well as wine and spirits and the huge outdoor beer garden bar serves cold draught beer and ciders.

Cranside Kitchen will add a raised platform DJ Terrace as well as room for gigs and events, drawing inspiration from festivals. Cranside Kitchen is a multi-faceted dining, drinking, and entertainment venue.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 842 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was really good, food was very tasty. Drinks slightly overpriced

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InspectorHail
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were on the ball with orders, NHS Check-In, and directions. Good outdoor space, and would come back to dine and drink indoors.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dunbartonshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick and easy service, good quality food and drinks, reasonably priced!

CM
ClaireM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked cranside for dinner and drinks after a day of wedding dress shopping, amazing food, great staff and brilliant atmosphere/buzz about the place. Can’t wait to book again!

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SusanS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved my first time at Cranside - food was amazing but big portions - only improvement would be to note on the menus (sushi mainly) how many pieces there are to avoid over ordering

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great to get together with team; food & service were great. Thanks

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Laura
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & drinks

JC
JaniceC
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great visit. Although thinking about older generation who do not have smart phones

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Glasgowgirl
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

atmosphere was great, music was fab and service friendly! Just wish the menu had better descriptions in some places but definitely be back!

TS
TaraS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from every single server, drinks was sooo good. Great atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere and food was amazing! Would definitely recommend.

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Mike
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Toilets are absolutely disgusting. Both gents and ladies. We all commented on this.
Ok adding hand towels etc might be a nice touch. But still overshadowed by tatty run down and dirty loos.
Poor show.

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WendyH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food from Halloumi was fabulous as always. It was quite noisy while we were there as there were some football fans in but it did not bother us.

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SarahA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here a few times since lockdown relaxed. Food and drinks are always fantastic, plenty of space and very accommodating staff. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back!

AM
AlisonM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great set up and lovely place, was sat right infont of the bar which wasn't ideal but still had a great time. will be back!

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SophieL
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fast and friendly service, great atmosphere in beer garden.

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Dalan
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good staff nice food and decent music will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Given a table in the furtherest corner with no heaters! Wind was piercing! Asked manageress if we could move (there were spare tables)
Her response was awful, complete lack of understanding or social skills. Have always had a great time here. Not last night. To be avoided!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100% recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend to the Cranside for the first time yesterday as we continued her birthday celebrations. The atmosphere was the best we have experienced since Covid changed everything. The food was great, some items were a little overpriced but we were impressed by the quality and great table service. If you want a great outdoor setting in Glasgow with a lively atmosphere, the Cranside Kitchen is the place to book! Will definitely be back for a visit soon. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon for my Sisters birthday!

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martinem
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outside venue which is a pleasant experience for Glasgow. The table for two that we had was a bit on the small side and when we lowered the sun umbrella we couldn't see each other, so it had to stay up. Also as only 2 of us we could only stay 1.5 hrs instead of 2. Would go back but will welcome when the restrictions are eased a bit.

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CThomson
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere. At times the length of time waiting for cocktails was a little longer than you’d expect.

JG
JoannaG
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were having trouble with the app and it was frustrating that we were unable to have a menu to look at, also refused change for parking meter and asked for another plate for pizza as sharing and did not receive this.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super quick ordering and delivery

EB
EwanB
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice, great and quick service at decent prices. Food was exceptionally tasty.

Only downsides were limited (working) heaters and quite exposed on windy days, could also be improved such that tables could be set up to deal with parties larger than 6.

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Clare
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fantastic service, food and drinks! Will definitely be back!

GM
GregM
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quick service. Delicious food and drinks.

LG
LeeG
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very speedy service for drink & food, food was amazing. We loved it here and will definitely be back on our next visit to Glasgow.

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Gill
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I would have loved to have seen more vegan options as this was very limited and that would have drastically improved my experience if there had been a good choice of foods to eat.

RG
RyanG
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic choice of foods , best was the Bab Bang Cauliflower which was outstanding!

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great set up here with proper overhead cover outdoors and plenty of choices for food. Would like to have seen more cocktails on the drinks list though!

SC
SteffiC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was all amazing. Cannot fault it at all. However the drinks were not the best. Cocktails very watery and spirits in very small tumblers. Drinks not worth the money. The Prosecco was also flat. However would 100% come back for the food.

They had good music on. It was quite loud in the area we were in considering it was dinner time but great tunes.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and set up

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Alix
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing atmosphere with amazing food and cocktails. A little on the pricey side but it’s a lovely little restaurant and definitely worth visiting.

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alistaira
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent service, outdoor heating. Well worth a visit.

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GillianN
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of food. Fab atmosphere! Just visit 🙌🏽

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RebekahP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The music was so loud it made it hard to hear each other speak. The prices were extortionate and the food was mediocre. The cocktails were strong so perhaps somewhat worth the price. Didn’t like how we could only order from the app - made it quite difficult to socialise and seemed rude. I’d requested 2 tables together as my friend had booked for the same day and time. We were reassured they’d be together and instead we were back-to-back. We’d have been better off sitting at opposite sides of the restaurant as this made it incredibly difficult to speak. Quite disappointed, definitely not worth the hype.

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StefanieC
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great day out, will be back! Quality of the food was outstanding, great drinks and a quick service!

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WeeTerry
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good for a relaxed bite to eat outdoors. Seating not very comfortable though.

FAQs

Cranside Kitchen Garden offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0141 847 0110.

Cranside Kitchen Garden is rated 4.2 stars by 842 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.