Cranside Kitchen Garden

4.3
951 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 951 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenniferJ
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and service was good. Brilliant atmosphere and amazing food.
Ordered food from every kitchen and we cleared the lot.

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DavidF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, drinks weren’t great, Cocktails esp mojhito were lacking in flavour. Staff and service were top class. Only thing to improve is the drinks. Would defo come back tho.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Good wee day out but ordered pancakes and they were raw on the inside. It’s a shame you can only stay x2 hours but understand why so others could sit outside and enjoy the sunshine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic and service really fast and staff were so friendly! The music was a bit loud for us and we found ourselves having to shout over it but other than that we had a great time!

KM
KarenM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an Amazing experience and will definitely be back!

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HelenB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I spent more time ordering and paying on my phone than I did speaking to my friend. We couldn't hear due to music and had to raise our voices. Romano food was poor - tasteless arancini and over done calamari although the focaccia was lovely. Everyone very pleasant.

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rossd
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere what more do you want!

JR
JesseR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff member RJ was OUTSTANDING. Top quality service

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Boosh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great selection of drinks, great covid compliance and easy online forms for table service. Would go again and totally recommend

SD
SteveD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great varied selection of food and drinks. Definitely worth a visit

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EwanF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit and definitely not our last. Fantastic food, service and experience!

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RowenL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great venue, lovely food.
Staff great & very friendly.

Maybe a little slow service but nothing major

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Emma
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was good and service was quick, the only little issue was plates were left to pile up on the table after we’d finished so when it came to ordering desserts when they were brought over we had no where to put them. Other than that a really good venue and would be happy to go back.

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Aliy
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great venue with a great atmosphere! Staff are very friendly and get to you as soon as they can . Plenty of food and drink options available

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Katy
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful spot in the sunshine with great food!!

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GeoffA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cranside Kitchen is a really pleasant restaurant. We ate outside in the sunshine which was very nice. The ordering process is online and a bit fiddly (not for the tech illiterate). The choice of food is extensive and offers different experiences if your group requires it. The prices are a little high but the overall experience is good.

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Cranside Kitchen. We really enjoyed the variety of options for food and the ability to mix and match our choices from a variety of kitchens. The table service was great and the vibe was really upbeat, with lots of groups gathering to catch up. A great warm-weather option in the beer garden, I'd be keen to try inside when the weather cools down.

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GillianE
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to sit outside and chill, with good food.

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FrankC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Small plate portions at large plate prices! Food was fantastic just pricey imo, great service 👍

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DonnaM
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night out, service was excellent. Loved the mixing of menus from all establishments and the ability to order whenever you wished.
Would have liked more info on the menu as to what was in each dish though. Menu was very basic with respect to descriptions

FH
FionaH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was busy but it was a summers night . A tad noisy but service and food was lovely and reasonably priced

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MichelleG
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our party has food allergies and had notified Cranside ahead of our visit. She was given a designated server who ensured that food choices were suitable. She did the order separate to ensure there was no cross contamination and took complete ownership of the meal.
Outstanding service and very much appreciated. Made for a very relaxed evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and service but well overpriced

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great visit, very relaxed atmosphere. Great food.

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Simba
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to come with the family. All enjoyed our food and it was good to order from the different places. Just hate plastic cups for drinks when it’s £7 a cocktail and comes in a crap cup!!

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AsmaraA
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The three pasta dishes were beyond al dente and when brought back out was slightly better but not much. Very undercooked. The two bruschettas were rock hard and chewy. Only halfway through did I realise they were burnt black underneath. Because we had returned all three pasta dishes we didn’t say anything about the bruschetta. But in general very disappointed with the food as a whole. Asmara

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KatyM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice set-up and great selection of food and drink. Service was quick and friendly too :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed very much

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Jackquirk
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kirk really made the day for us. The whole team is always so happy and friendly, that’s the main reason we come back so often.

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SusanG
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cocktails were lovely! Atmosphere and setting fibrant

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Angelabdc
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

First visited Cranside in 2019 when it was fairly rudimentary but food and service good, so we wanted to try it again for a summer outdoors meal. This time the ambience was very different. Music blaring at club level met us on the way in and our party of six was sat right next to speakers. The person showing us to the table pointed to the QR code and told us to order using that, but no other instruction leaving us confused and with plenty of questions. We had to flag down staff to ask. There is no option to pay cash which caught out one of us, and no info about whether food from the different restaurants would come together or separate. We needed a lot more advance info about how booking food works, it would be nice to be able to speak to and get advice from the harried waiting staff. Also we had to ask for our table to be cleared. Not great.

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GarethJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Good atmosphere but having 5 restaurants and being able to communicate only via the app meant that trying to flag down a waiter for something as simply as cutlery was pretty frustrating. Generally the app system slows things down, and the delivery times weren't great.

food was good though. It's a fun environment for drinks accompanied by sides rather than a proper sit-down evening meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be back, great atmosphere, lovely staff, lovely food !

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Sarah
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great outdoor experience can’t wait to come back

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Kirsten
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely day out in the outdoor garden yesterday. Food and cocktails were lovely. The sun was shining so the outside area was perfect. Thank you.

MH
MichelleH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fantastic food! Easy to order, quick service!

JS
JamesS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent venue, we sat outside service was great with an explanation of how to operate QR code for menu and how to order. Different restaurants operate there so if you order fro 2 or more different places your order wont come at same time. Brilliant pint of Peroni, good food but it could have been a little hotter. Next time we visit we will say zap it before bringing it out to us. Otherwise an excellent few hours.

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jiffy
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed this experience very much, loved that the food was hot on arrival, loved the choice and lovely food. I thought that despite my 66 years, the ordering and paying paperless system was great.Next time I will study the menu more carefully at home!

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LorraineL
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thai beef curry was beautiful highly recommend
Chicken gyro was dynamite
Hangover pizza dynamite
Katsu curry dynamite

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MhairiM
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The food was OK. One of the waiters was quite rude when visiting the table and his attitude was like he just didn't want to be there. The music was VERY loud. Had a table booked for 2 hours but after an hour 15 minutes, we left as we couldn't take it anymore. If you like Ibiza club anthems being blared out of speakers at top blast at 6pm on a Thursday evening, this is definitely the place for you. Unfortunately, we'd assumed the music would be quieter and had taken our 7 month old daughter to dinner with us. She wasn't a fan of the music either and we had to leave as the volume was upsetting her.

FAQs

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

Cranside Kitchen Garden is rated 4.3 stars by 951 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.