The Raven

4.7
41 reviews
£25 and under
American

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Great Beer
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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.

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
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
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 41 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Energetic
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KaitlinL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely amazing, the staff team were so helpful and lovely. The restaurant itself was just overall great will definitely be back

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vipGaz1994
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really helpful staff
The menu has a wide choice and portion sizes are good
Good value for money

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal lovely staff would go back

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Grant
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service, very friendly staff. The six pint beer pitcher was fantastic

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service a good place and the drinks are fantastic

The Raven
Responded 5 days ago

Hi RebeccaM, Thank you for a great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your service and our drinks selection! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, The Raven Team

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ChloeL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff where lovely and we had a great time thanks

The Raven
Responded 5 days ago

Hi ChloeL, Thank you for such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear you had a great time with us. Hope its not long before your next visit! Cheers, The Raven Team

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WillisW
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time,
Great service and price.
Could easily make changes to the original reservation.
Staff very accommodating

The Raven
Responded 5 days ago

Hi WillisW, Thank you for such a great review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the service and staff. We hope its not long again before your next visit, Cheers, The Raven Team

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AlexL
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and good atmosphere for the game, friendly banter!

The Raven
Responded 5 days ago

Hi AlexL, Thanks for the great review! We love a bit of banter so glad you enjoyed your visit. Cheers, The Raven Team

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Bhanu
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice spacious place with delicious food (burders). Good to place to catch-up with friends/team

The Raven
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Bhanu, Thank you for such a great review! Great to hear that you enjoyed our burgers, we hope its not long before you visit us again! Cheers, The Raven Team

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MorgainR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Noise on speakers could be turned down more as hard to hear severs and snygthibg in top end room
Would probably suggest not putting a group of lads in that room either
As due to small size causes a lot of noise and commotion

But have to say everything was perfect apart from that
Would be back

The Raven
Responded 5 days ago

Hi MorgainR, Thank you for a great review! Its great to hear you will be back to join us! If you have a special request for tables, please let us know and we shall do our best to accommodate you in another quieter area. Thanks again for the feedback! Cheers, The Raven Team

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calumf
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food , good service and reasonably priced . Will definitely go again.

The Raven
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Calumf, Thank you for a great review! Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us, hope its not long before you visit us again soon! Cheers, The Raven Team

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Onetwothree
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Just awful. The whole place absolutely stank of a mix of sewage and antiperspirant (which I assume had been sprayed everywhere to cover up the sewage smell). We were given high seating despite booking standard seats. Plus the pints were rancid, either the beer (cold town neipa) was off or the beer lines were dirty. Staff were nice though, doing their best in what was clearly a horrible work environment.

The Raven
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Onetwothree, we are so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time with us. It would be great to have a better understanding of your visit so if you could please email me on Sarah.mcnab@signaturepubs.co.uk. Warm regards, Sarah

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wee place good service excellent food will definitely be going back

The Raven
Responded 5 days ago

Hi ScotG, Thanks for the great review! Our smokehouse burger is one of our favourites so we are glad you enjoyed it too! Cheers, The Raven Team

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Barbara
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff

The Raven
Responded on 5 July 2021

Hi Barbara, thank you very much for leaving us a review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Management

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MicheleB
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great venue for watching Wimbledon and Euro 2020. Lots of selection for food and drinks. Food was delivered fresh and hot and drinks were cold.

The Raven
Responded 5 days ago

Hi MicheleB, Thanks for such a great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us! Hope you join us again soon for more sporting action! Cheers, The Raven Team

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ElenaB
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is very nice and the music it's so cool.

The Raven
Responded on 5 July 2021

Hi Elena B, Glad to see you had a good visit and thank you for the 5 star review. Hopefully see you back in again soon and when our DJ is allowed back as the music is even better :) Kind Regards, Management

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TEEND
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing thank you, lovely place, lovely lager and lovely atmosphere

The Raven
Responded on 5 July 2021

Hi TEEND, Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave a review and a great 5 star 1 at that. Looking forward to seeing you back in again soon. Kind Regards, Management

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t remember the name of the guy who served us, but he was fantastic and attentive, we were on one of the higher tables near the bar, and felt looked after but not hassled. All staff were great, including the guy on the bar who made a fantastic Old Fashioned and spoke with me about it afterwards, recommending Orange bitters.
Great night will def be back!

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AlistairB
Aberdeen
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I did not eat during this visit so cannot comment on the food offered

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GillianW
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Staff were amazing, great service and prices.Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Food came relatively fast after ordered. Staff were very friendly. Good value for money

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kerryw
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Very friendly. Lovely food. Great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and good atmosphere

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SingingLandlord
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the pubs that I always visit when I’m Glasgow with My pooches. The standard of service is always impeccable plus the ale was in very good condition.

JM
JoshM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, service very friendly and quick considering covid restrictions. Very good value for money, the menu is probably the best it's been over the years I've visited.

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SarahO
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were amazing and the drinks were great. Fantastic that The Raven is dog friendly

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EstherD
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food very affordable new waiter was amazing service

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kimby
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and great beer what more could you ask for.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in the pub this year and was great to be back to a familiar pub.

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CraigA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great staff, great value and a great Saturday.

Thank you!

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Chill
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and tasty cocktails. Nice touch having sanitiser on the tables. Will definitely be back.

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ShaunB
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great swift table service for Scotland v England game

JH
JamieH
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good pub for watching the Euros. Beer towers were great and free half-time pie!

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BillR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good to see a quality pub reopening.

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheers kenny from the kitchen for the shots absolutely legend.

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DeanW
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service, prompt,pleasant and always correct. The table segregation was a little akward. With the partition on the corner booth being clear you feel a little on top of the neighbouring party. This was a minor inconvenience at best however.

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LynneM
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub… lovely staff, good service, nice atmosphere!

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KennyN
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall it was a pleasant visit. The staff were friendly and we were booked in quickly and efficiently and taken to our table. When ordering food, the waiting staff were unable to confirm if salads were available, so one wasn't ordered. A missed opportunity. In my case, the food was delicious, but not as described, chunky chips being replaced by French fries.
Not a major issue, but not what i was expecting.
overall, a solid 4 out of 5.

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BetsyH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Drinks and service very nice nice cocktails service and check in was good

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MattS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, less beers than before but understandable due to recently opening back up. Staff were all super friendly and helpful, will definitely be back.

FAQs

The Raven is rated 4.7 stars by 41 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.