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The Raven

4.6
4.6
93 Reviews
£25 and under
American
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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.

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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

    £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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

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What 93 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Glasgow

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JM

    JamieM

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  2. a

    amandad

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, service and drinks

  9. 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. 😄

  10. 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 .

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. MH

    MikeH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visit. Have to say I was pleased. It’s a good place to meet up and have drinks or some food. I will recommend to friends and family.

    The RavenResponded on 18 October 2021

    Hi Mike, Thanks for the review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing yourself, friends and family real soon!

  17. DH

    DeclanH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Class venue for beers and bites

    The RavenResponded on 18 October 2021

    Hi Declan, Thanks for review. Always good to hear our guests are enjoying our beer line up and food! Hopefully we can see you through the doors again soon

  18. WB

    WillieB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    An excellent venue to eat, drink and watch live TV sport. Good food and a great selection of beers / cocktails etc.

    The RavenResponded on 18 October 2021

    Hi Willie, Thanks for taking the time to review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and the wide variety of options available, hopefully we can welcome you again soon.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Waited 5 mins at entrance before a member of staff came to take us to our table then waited a further 20mins before a drinks order was taken. The food order arrived and was wrong but couldn’t be bothered waiting again for them to correct it.

    The RavenResponded on 1 November 2021

    Hi, We are really sorry to see that you didn't enjoy you visit as this falls way below our standards. If you could email us any info about your visit and we will look into this so we can make sure it doesn't happen again we would really appreciate that. Kind Regards, Management

  20. MM

    MelanieM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Nice bar for ale lovers. Food was great, only small downside Mac was a bit cold. Good friendly staff. Reasonably priced

    The RavenResponded on 1 November 2021

    Hi Melanie, Thanks a lot for the review. Sorry to hear the mac was cold we will make sure this doesn't happen again. Glad you enjoyed the rest of your visit though. Hopefully see you back again soon. Kind Regards, Management

  21. DL

    DavidL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Good food, good beer, good Covid provisions and great atmosphere

    The RavenResponded on 1 November 2021

    Hi David, Cheers for taking the time to leave us a review. Glad you felt comfortable in the venue. Hope to see you back again in the near future. Thanks, Team Raven

  22. CM

    CiaranM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food was very fresh and nice, good selection of drinks to choose from too. Sounds trivial but the only issue is the paper on the tray that was under the brisket went soggy and started to break off into my food. Would prefer the paper not to be on the plate if it will get soggy due to the juices from the meal.

  23. TL

    TimL

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The waiter was great chat and changed over the TV for us which was ideal!

  24. MF

    MargaretF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First visit to the raven and certainly not the last, fantastic food and friendly staff , outstanding service. Would highly recommend .

  25. B

    Brian

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Really good service. Good mixed crowd. Average food with a limited menu. Overall a decent place for a quick bite to eat and a few drinks.

    The RavenResponded on 30 September 2021

    Hi Brian, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed you visit and hope to see you back again soon. Cheers, Team Raven

  26. DD

    DavidD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious drinks were flowing good atmosphere and service..

  27. FB

    FredB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food was excellent but the service was on the poor side.We felt like we were forgotten and had to ask to take food order. It was 8pm on Saturday night so could be forgiven. It has not put us off returning. Thanks

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Very enjoyable

  29. MS

    MarissaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Good selection of pub type food. Good atmosphere and value

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My boyfriend and I love The Raven. The music is always great, foods amazing, staff are always brilliant and it’s always a good time spent there.

  31. E

    Ellie

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very welcoming and friendly staff, great relaxing atmosphere. Service was excellent and great value for money. Would definately recommend to friends and family and will definately return very soon.

    The RavenResponded on 11 September 2021

    Hi Ellie, Thank you for such a great review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, hope to see you again soon! Cheers, The Raven Team

  32. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Friendly, welcoming staff. Good menu choice. Nice ambience

    The RavenResponded on 11 September 2021

    Hi KarenM, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us, hope to see you again soon! Cheers, The Raven Team

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff couldn't have been more friendly Our group had nothing but compliments to say about the staff.

    The RavenResponded on 11 September 2021

    Hi there, Thank you for an amazing review! We are proud of our wee team and glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon! The Raven Team

  34. D

    Daly

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall4food2service3ambience3

    Really used to love the Raven. Food wasn’t the best, got loaded fries and the pulled pork was mainly just a big lump of fat 😷 chips really soggy Cocktails used to be much better too. Waited 45 minutes and then had to ask if we could order food, we were sitting right next to the servers podium

    The RavenResponded on 11 September 2021

    Hi Daly, Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us, compared to other visits. If you could give me an email to discuss further on sarah.mcnab@signaturepubs.co.uk. I would appreciate your time to get a better understanding of where we did not hit the mark for you on your recent visit. Kind Regards, Sarah

  35. AM

    AlastairM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The staff were friendly and on top of their covid rules. Good food good beer What more could you ask.

    The RavenResponded on 11 September 2021

    Hi AlistairM, Thank you for a great review! We agree - our low and slow cooked food really is good comfort food! Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, The Raven Team

  36. SW

    SteveW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Staff were very friendly and accommodating, nice atmosphere in the pub and kids loved the darts!

    The RavenResponded on 11 September 2021

    HI SteveW, thank you for a great review! We are so glad you and the Family enjoyed our Electric Darts and hope you give us ago again next time your in town! The Raven Team

  37. DM

    DerekM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and friendly service staff. Burgers were great.

    The RavenResponded on 29 August 2021

    Hi DerekM, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! Kind Regards, The Raven Team

  38. P

    Pammy

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Restaurant is modern and clean. Friendly welcome on arrival and shown to our booked table. Not too much choice on the menu but we found our food choices tasty and good value. We had the bacon cheese burger and chicken topped chips- which were quite spicy. Enjoyed our visit.

    The RavenResponded on 11 September 2021

    Hi Pammy, Thank you for a great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon! The Raven Team

  39. N

    Nick

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall2food4service5ambience3

    Food and service was great. Food was very overpriced in comparison to other local eateries. Got charged £1 for a squirt of mustard in a small dish. Bring your own condiments or a winning lottery ticket

    The RavenResponded on 29 August 2021

    Hi Nick, Sorry to hear that you were not happy with the price of your food but glad to hear that you enjoyed it and the service. Kind Regards, The Raven Team

  40. M

    Mmmg

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Had ran out of 4 different things we ordered and some of the alternatives they suggested after telling us they'd ran out. We were left waiting for obviously pre prepared drinks for over half an hour and disappointed with the drink we finally got that they hadn't ran out of.

    The RavenResponded on 29 August 2021

    Hi Mmmg, Sorry to hear that you didn't have a great time with us and that you had to wait a while for your drinks. We have had a few issues with our stock due to country wide supplier issues. Rest assured we have a large selection back up and running so we hope you visit us again and we can show you some of our exciting crafts and casks back in stock. Kind Regards, The Raven Team

FAQs

The Raven is rated 4.6 stars by 93 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.

Make a booking

2 people

December 2021
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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

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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