Eighty Eight

4.7
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39 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Good Vegetarian Options
A short walk from Kelvingrove art gallery & Scottish Hydro. EIGHTY EIGHT is an intimate restaurant with a daily changing menu of seasonal small plates using quality local ingredients. fine wines & cocktails.

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2 plates and a drink: £15

...from a set menu with beer, a wine or soft drink.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 13 February 2020

Ends: 13 August 2020

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-15:00

What 39 People Are Saying
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AJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Would 100% recommend - the food was great and we only spent £66 for 2, including a bottle of wine. The staff were very good also, always serving with a smile the only point to pick up for me was that they seemed understaffed, although a third server came in midway through our meal and that remedied the situation. Definitely worth a visit.

LO
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb and plates weren’t small at all. The lunchtime deal is amazing value too

G
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, flavours of each course were amazing. Service was great. Lovely wee place. Will definitely go back again.

KB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious, inventive food. There are only small plates on the menu, giving the chance to enjoy lots of different foods and flavours in one meal. Brilliant service from knowledgeable, friendly and attentive staff. Lovely wine too. Highly recommend.

MM
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food sand service were outstanding, I loved it. Yummy cocktails too.

BJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat. Just looked at the high star rating and menu and decided to give it a whirl. Cannot recommend enough. Excellent service. Chefs were engaging in addition to being wizards in the kitchen. Wine list not the longest list but what we had was very scrumptious. Fine dining in a a relaxed and casual environment. Give it a try.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Original, food well served, owner came round with explanations of food , will definitely go back. Menu changed according to availability of fresh food.

KM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were absolutely fantastic. A very nice atmosphere too. Very good value too. Would recommend it to anyone.

HP
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an early dinner here before a gig on Saturday. The quality of the cooking is exceptional there wasn't a dish we ordered that was just okay, everything was great. We ordered six plates and bread between two of us and that was more than enough, in fact we sadly had a few bites we just couldnt manage. I would also highly recommend not skipping pudding as again it was a magnificent plate of food. I understand that because they use fresh seasonal ingredients that the menu changes frequently but if you visit and the Jerusalem artichokes are available I strongly urge you to get them. The food aside, we had attentative but not intrusive service from both our waitresses who were genuinely lovely and really enhance the dining experience. The chef came out and chatted too, whom again was lovely and good fun, it was obvious from our brief chat with him how much heart abd soul goes into the food something you can really taste. I'll be back again soon. Finally the bill came in about twenty pounds under what you'd expect to pay for a meal like that, best value meal in the West End.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The service and food was great! The dining room could do with a bit of work I think and then it would be perfect!

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food again. New flavours and tastes. Quiet midweek lunchtime great service. Give it a try!

R
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, love sharing plates, food beautifully made and presented but most importantly tasted wonderful. Friendly and accommodating staff, highly recommend.

DR
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and excellent food, will definitely be going back!

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The restaurant serves small plates and they are indeed small.
The food was tasty but very expensive.
Restaurant is small and the tables are very close together. The music was not to my taste and I found it detracted from the atmosphere. I agree music is a personal preference. It was turned down when I asked.
I would not recommend

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and fresh. Beautifully presented and came quickly from tiny open kitchen! Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended.

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food wonderful and service great- a perfect lunch!

JL
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to 88.Did not disappoint. Stunning food, beautifully presented

KM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small restaurant with fun interaction with all staff who are a team. Great cooking.

L
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still can’t stop thinking about how good the Jerusalem artichokes were coupled with the freshness of the salsa verde. Atmosphere and set up of the restaurant we’re both spot on too. I will be definitely be back!

CS
Glasgow
18 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Some lovely plates. I didn't realise it was a set lunch menu until I arrived, so maybe knowing and being able to see that prior to the visit would be good. Very enjoyable, though a little short on the choice of hot drinks available. Limited teas and no decaf coffee. Waiting for a delivery apparently.

GH
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive but non obtrusive, charming, knowledgeable service. Refined and relaxed and the perfect date spot. Wines are all by the glass and better for it! A must visit.

JS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Read loads of great reviews and we were really looking forward to it. The reception on arrival wasn't particularly warm. The tables are extremely small which proved to be a problem, given the 5/6 plate recommendation. We ordered some sourdough with honey and thyme butter - the portion of bread was ridiculously measly and served with heaps of the butter. £4 for that was insulting. The tagliatelle was another rip-off - the pasta was quite thick, tasteless and undercooked, served with an egg yolk, a few shavings of parmesan and 3 pickled walnut halves. £9 for this. The atmosphere wasn't great either which, for a new restaurant on Hogmanay, was a let down. Cold and basic decor, especially in the front section. Slightly cosier feel to the back. We would have given zero for value if an option. There is far better value and experience available in the area. We can still hardly believe the reviews, definitely won't return.

ME
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening, with a sizeable amount of vegetarian options. Friendly waiters and wonderful wine.

CW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at 88 after we arrived late on the Sunday evening between Xmas and New year.

We could not have asked for any better hospitality. The food was outstanding - the rabbit and cod were fantastic and the artichoke phenomenal. We were expertly guided in our wine choice. We will absolutely be returning.

As in many other reviews of late - get in there while you can. Wonderful ambience. A real gem in the current Glasgow food scene.

Thank you again everyone at 88!

LM
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cracking place, this menu far surpassed what my expectations were. The staff went above and beyond and provided an excellent level of service to the point where they went to get tomato juice to make us bloody Mary’s (which were excellent). Great food, service and ambiance, would highly recommend.

j
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing Sunday lunch for 4 people. We sampled almost the whole menu between us and had a really lovely meal. The wine list is also great.

OT
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal. A lot of interesting and some unusual flavours and combinations. Especially liked the beetroot three ways and the lamb ribs.

DI
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Who would have thought brussel sprouts could be a star dish?

CS
Glasgow
19 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a very enjoyable meal and experience. Some of the food was exceptional and delicious, like the Jerusalem artichoke and mushroom ravioli. The staff is very nice, and friendly. The concept of small plates was made far more enjoyable by bringing one dish at a time rather than in some other restaurants where you end up with them all together and cold. Some plates worked better than others, not convinced by the lamb ribs. However overall a lovely experience and will definitely be back.

OB
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good small plates. The outstanding savoury plate was lamb ribs with dukkah. The ribs could have been a bit more salted, but they were a delicious combination with the dukkah! There were two desserts, a chocolate orange whihc was sublime but the other one was excellent too. some skill in the pastry department! Thanks! (PS the recommended wine was good too)

ES
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time and lovely meal. Red wine selection not particularly great but white certainly seemed better.

N
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding new venue in what was the two fat ladies.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal (again) and fantastic burgundy like wine
I could eat the hispi cabbage every single day, relaxed and friendly service, its a must try in Glasgow

P
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine, service & ambience. Loved the “veg led” theme. Artichoke with leek emulsion is not to be missed!!

W
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was bloody delicious!! Super fresh and well thought out menu. Cocktails were superb too. Can’t wait to come back.

ST
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star all round - incredible food and service - heavy on the seasonal produce which was a big plus. Great cocktails too!

M
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit all the food was extremely tasty ,good variety of small plates lamb ribs with dukkah the best, orange fennel another stands out will be back .

JM
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Drinks were really good, balanced and tasty. The team can cook for sure but my favourite dish was the pasta. Really good. New opening so need to come back once they have bedded in. Would recommend and sure to become a staple in Glasgow and West End.

AC
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and friendly service, we felt so welcomed and they were very accommodating for one of the party who was a coeliac. All of the small plates we tried were great, with the stand out favourites being the Jerusalem artichokes with crowd is and the roasted lamb ribs. Will definitely be returning to try the cocktails!