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The Raven

4.6
4.6
118 Reviews
£25 and under
American

The Raven is a bar and restaurant located in the heart of Glasgow’s city-centre and we’re a proud part of the Glaswegian tradition of great scran and tipples. We specialise in roast meats and craft beers. You can find us nesting on Renfield Street – a stone’s throw from Glasgow Central. Many a lucky wanderer has discovered the gem that is The Raven on the hunt for food before a gig or in search of a place to refuel after a hard day’s shopping. Glasgow’s famed for its cultural offerings and we’re lucky enough to be conveniently placed near Queen Street: step off the train and into The Raven. We’re near the cinema and the theatre too – on your way to a play or film? Catch a bite beforehand.

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Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 16:00–22:30
    Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
    Sun 12:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    0141 332 6151

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Electric Darts Ochey (Off-Peak)

    £5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Take your pub trip to the next level with our new and improved Electric Darts. We've revolutionised the classic pub game with a plethora of gamemodes that suits beginners and experts alike. Each darts booking lasts for 1 hour and includes as many games as you can fit into the timeslot. Minimum 4 people Monday-Wednesday.
  • Electric Darts Ochey

    £5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Take your pub trip to the next level with our new and improved Electric Darts. We've revolutionised the classic pub game with a plethora of gamemodes that suits beginners and experts alike. Each booking includes a private area for 2 hours and 1 hour of darts - more hours can be purchased on the day.
  • Electric Darts Ochey (Off-Peak)

    £5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Take your pub trip to the next level with our new and improved Electric Darts. We've revolutionised the classic pub game with a plethora of gamemodes that suits beginners and experts alike. Each booking includes a private area for 2 hours and 1 hour of darts - more hours can be purchased on the day.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 118 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Glasgow

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. C

    Customer

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience2

    Darts electronic system did not work well. Booked 6.30-7.30 but the board was not set up until 7.45, and then did not work properly, sensors seemed to be broken.

  2. GS

    GinoS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Easy to book a table : Staff are extremely helpful throughout our visit: Adhering to all of the protection measures that were currently in place, face coverings, table service, cleansing of tables , “ void tables “ were maintained . I/we will be back

  3. V

    V3g4punk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place, showed up early and they sat us at a smaller bar table for a few drinks and were very prompt in finding us a table for food. The staff were all very friendly and very nice, the food was incredible, one of the best burgers I've had in Glasgow hands down. The bill came and I was expecting to pay £100+ but when it was just over half I was shocked and very happy. Well recommended.

  4. GM

    GraceM

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic service was excellent couldn’t find a fault with anything

  5. IS

    IsabellaS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Only visited during lockdown so not a true reflection. Really nice bar but food was a hit and miss. Second visit wasn’t as good as the first. Staff were on the whole really attentive. Nice ambiance.

  6. PC

    PaulC

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff are excellent , very attentive. Friendly pub, reasonable prices .

  7. FG

    FionaG

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We only had drinks, but I have eaten here before and I would highly recommend.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and lovely place. We will definitely be returning

  9. M

    Mark

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Place is first class, only place I’d come to in town for the darts. Good beers on tap and the staff are all really nice not a bad word to say about this place at all.

  10. TN

    TonyN

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent staff Good food good atmosphere Decent overall 👌🏼

  11. HD

    HDon

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great beer, great food, nice background music, good service with friendly staff, a great bar..

  12. KM

    KirstieMc

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fresh and so tasty, excellent table service

  13. HB

    HazelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Have been in a few times for drinks but this was the first time for food and we will certainly be back. My son and I really enjoyed our meal, good portions and quick service on a fairly busy night. Would totally recommend. Well done The Raven 😃

  14. M

    Mark

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great night with good service and lovely food. Will definitely revisit.

  15. RM

    RhiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was quick and regular, there was always staff walking round the tables. All staff were very friendly and accommodating. We only had dessert but they were lovely and great selection of drinks. Also very covid friendly with staff requesting you check in for track and trace, hand sanitiser available all through the venue and on the tables.

  16. GJ

    GrahamJ

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere fantastic attentive staff great food

  17. SF

    StuartF

    Perthshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Booked and paid for the interactive dart board for 2 hours. After 1 hr it cut off we there then informed we needed to pay a further £30 to use the dartboard. Not really sure why when we had already paid £50 for the dart board and we had 12 people spending a lot of money behind the bar.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We arrived early and the staff were happy for us to come in have a drink before eating the food was great everything was perfect

  19. S

    Skilly

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Out for the evening booked this restaurant come bar on the reviews. Very relaxed evening. Was quite loud in the main bar. Our table was situated around the corner from the bar. Could here the music but you could talk. So win win. Staff very attentive and polite. Food was off a high standard. Would recommend.

  20. AD

    AudreyD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bar is great good value for money food is amazing staff are great can be a but rowdy but it was very busy, I had my 73 year old mum and mother in law but they were OK in the bar till our table was ready. We were a party of 10 and everyone loved it.

  21. IR

    IainR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Given that it was a few weeks before Christmas the service, food and atmosphere was 1st class. Highly recommended but you still have to book and are only given a 2hr slot so you have to plan it out if you want to stay longer.

  22. AB

    AngelaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab service from the team 👏 Really looked after us. Thanks!

  23. SC

    SandraC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food, will be back. Especially as the service was great.

  24. E

    Emma

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Didn't actually eat here but would recommend for a fun, easy-going, chilled vibe. Great place for a few drinks with friends.

  25. AM

    AnnM

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had burgers. Chips were homemade and excellent. Excellent gin choice.

  26. JM

    JamieM

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Booking system was annoying. Had to play electric darts which was fun but I didn’t have a choice. Had to pay for a second hour and told I didn’t need to at first.

  27. a

    amandad

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    The food was cold and the service awful! Not enough staff on for a very busy Saturday afternoon. We noticed some people walking out as the service was so slow.

  28. NW

    NikkiW

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fab, there was so much choice and we all loved everything we ordered. The staff were also great!

  29. SF

    StewartF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice wee joint recommend. Haggis bon bons and bang bang chicken very good so was bacon cheeseburger. One negative the smoked macaroni wasn't smoked and it was very, very dry. Just tasted like pasta. All else Brill though.

  30. MS

    MarilenaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was indeed outstanding! We had the smokehouse burgers they were really good! Portions are big too!

  31. CC

    ChrisC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    Booked a table for two hours with electronic darts. Only got the darts for one hour and management said they knew the website was misleading in the booking but that we had to pay more for the second hour of darts. Not interested in talking when we complained even though they admitted the booking did say the booking was for 2 hours. Not impressed and won't be back

    The RavenResponded on 23 November 2021

    Sorry you left unsatisfied. I talked to you about booking the second hour of darts initially. I said it might be slightly confusing having the space for 2 hours but I certainly didn't mean to imply it was at all misleading, as It does say this at the time of booking. It's so that you can have some food/drink in the area without using up your darts time. I wasn't aware you took this further and complained on the day, I was and am still happy to discuss further: stuart.harrison@signaturepubs.co.uk

  32. G

    Gaz1994

    Berkshire

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really friendly staff- we had a dog with us and the staff were very accommodating

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, service and drinks

  34. L

    Lance

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service great staff very accomodating, they were very kind to the doggo in our group too. 😄

  35. PN

    PeterN

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The waiting staff and bar manager could not have been more helpful resolving an administrative issue. Absolutely first class .

  36. M

    Michael

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an excellent night in the Raven as part of a stag party of 10. We played electric darts and enjoyed a few beer towers and munch boxes, which were great. Staff were very accomodating. Thank a lot.

  37. IB

    IonB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the brisket, mac and cheese and the chilli. They were all amazing. Beer was also top notch

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    Ordered the 3 starters for £15, mozerella sticks, jalapeño poppers, fish tacos. The mozerella sticks and jalapeño poppers seemed like they were out of a packet and the fish tacos didn’t have much about them, very little filling other than the fish itself. It was nicer with the slaw from the brisket. The beef brisket I was really looking forward to. I expect brisket to be falling apart and juicy. I was disappointed as I had to cut through it, it was not tearable, and was quite chewy. The slaw was really nice, as were the beans. The 4 pint jug is a nice touch and a fun element. Sadly I will not be returning here.

  39. DM

    DelM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Staff couldn’t have been more helpful. We were never sitting with an empty glass for any length of time. Food was great. Especially the red velvet muffin. Our server found us another table to sit at once our two hour spot had came to an end. Great service. We’ll be back. Thanks!

    The RavenResponded on 1 November 2021

    Hi DelM, We are glad you enjoyed your visit and the muffin as much as I do :) Our staff are as asset to us so great to see that they were very helpful. Hope to see you back again soon. Cheers, Team Raven

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time at the Raven. Darts was class. Suffering badlywith a hangover today. Well done the Raven

    The RavenResponded on 18 October 2021

    Thanks for the review! Sorry to hear about the hangover but glad you had such a great time! Hopefully we can welcome you back through the doors soon.

FAQs

The Raven is rated 4.6 stars by 118 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.

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Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Raven

81-85 Renfield St Glasgow, Glasgow City G2 1NQ

  • Area

    Glasgow

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 16:00–22:30
    Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
    Sun 12:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    American, British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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