The Mariner Restaurant

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160 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish

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Pre/post Theatre
Located on the River Clyde, The Mariner Restaurant
houses one of the most exciting places to dine in Finnieston. Our restaurant has been totally transformed, revamped and refurbished to reflect our Riverside position and blends style and excitement.

If you are attending a concert or event, Crowne Plaza Glasgow offers you some of the best options to eat near the SEC and the SSE Hydro. You will be able to soak up the buzz in the hotel before your event and then walk the short distance to the SSE Hydro, or use of our exclusive covered walkway to the SEC.

The food we offer is delicious and exciting, thanks to our new Executive Chef. Whether you opt for the buttermilk breaded chicken fillet with macaroni cheese or the more traditional gourmet beef burger, all are served with great attention to detail and in a fabulous setting.

Whatever the reason, there’s no better place to dine. Treat someone you love to an intimate meal for two or visit with friends and family for a special occasion.
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H
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The Mariner basically provides half decent food in an ok restaurant setting. The problem for us on this occasion was that we arrived on time at 5.45, ordered and then received our starters at around 6.00 which was fine. It then took 55 minutes to serve our main courses and we watched as diners who’d arrived much later than us were served theirs. We mentioned this to our waiter who seemed to think that he’d, in turn, mention it to the hostess. Now give her her due, she then pushed things along. But, the waiter is the person who is responsible for ensuring that diners get good service and, in this case, he failed miserably and, quite frankly, didn’t seem too bothered about it. All-in-all, given that experience, I couldn’t recommend the Mariner.

JM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Although the food was nice. Portions were small and not worth £20. I dont like wine so had a cola instead. Everything was lovely apart from price. My burger and chips could've had some side salad coleslaw or onion rings at that price Rather than just some chips and a burger.

a
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food excellent but would have preferred to know in advance that only set menu available as my friend is vegetarian

PB
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was tasty however a few of the meals were luke warm and the bruschetta was stone cold which didn’t make for a pleasant eat. Had all the food been warm it would have been a perfect meal. The waitress did apologise and gave us a free drinks voucher to compensate .

b
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Booked the restaurant as my friend has dietary issues and menu on site had a few option she could eat. On arrival was told it was a buffet brunch which was not suitable. Had to go to bar to have a menu choice which was simple bar meals. Ordered hunter chicken burger and a plain burger arrived. Wrote to hotel on returning home with issues and 2 days later still no reply. Would not recommend

KD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food but service was very very slow, not ideal for those eating before a concert.

NK
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Bruchetta was cold, bread notbtoasted and topping was vile. Veggie Tangine was inedible and was sent back. Drinks mix ups. So disappointed!
Ambience was lovely and I would try another visit as Im sure this is not your usual standard 🤞

KM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Staff were very friendly and efficient. Food was of good quality.

IB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Poor quality of food and wine slow service,not much room at the table really close to next table

AA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely meal with great staff and wonderful views across the Clyde. Looking forward to returning soon

A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful staff - friendly and attentive - good choice of dishes - good wine list - tasty food

M
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday Party,thanks again to all the staff. Especially J J. Kelly.Brad. And a big thanks to GARRY.

AD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The staff are always very welcoming and attentive. I've eaten here a number of times and they have never been under staffed.
The food is nice and fresh, never over cooked. Some of the specials have been very good, for example Chef Marian's chicken and bacon burger, which was cooked to perfection and had great flavours.
I travel a lot with work, often four nights away each week and I'd place the food here very near the top of the hotel restaurants I eat at.

M
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant meal again, staff first class especially Kelly. Well done on your promotion.

M
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again meal brilliant, new menu coming soon. Can’t wait to try it out.

M
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant meal again, thanks to all the staff. Especially Brad one of many chefs.👏

LM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and humorous service; delicious food; fast but not rushed. For hotel restaurant it was just great.

M
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple the Best. Food, Service, Staff, Crowne Plaza. Simple the Best in Scotland.

M
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurants, don’t tell everyone as i mite not get a table. Staff excellent .

DE
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service. The restaurant is spacious and light. We had the all inclusive buffet (which includes one cavery joint), which was well presented, with lots of variety. One of the party is vegetarian and she found plenty to fill her plate!
There was plenty of time to relax and we never felt rushed.

2
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of food from either the Hot Table or the A La Carte menu. A good place to eat if attending any event at The Hydro.

MM
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very tasty and good sized portions. Staff were not willing to accommodate any requests not on the menu I.e. not willing to ask the kitchen for a baked potato instead of those on offer. Mixed up the food order between the two of us who were dining. Service was quite slow. Have eaten there before and had a better experience

CW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mum’s birthday the day we went to the restaurant & on arriving she was wished a happy birthday & was given a complimentary sweet what an amazing touch. We will definitely be back.

GM
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Myself and 3 friends were attending a concert at nearby Hydro, so chose to eat here for convenience. We ordered mains only. 2 had 'caesar salads' one fish and chips and one cauliflower tart.
My 'caesar' salad consisted of a small handful of lettuce, I counted 3 croutons, a small sliver of crisp bacon... No anchovies, I added chicken( dry and tough) to my order. This tiny tiny tiny salad would be considered small even as a starter. So I believe it cost just under £15....shocking!!! An absolute rip off. On plus side fish and chips reported to be good and much better value.
Won't be back!

SS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was good. Lady on reception was also super helpful. Foodwise for me personally was a bit of a miss as there were only two plant based main options, quinoa salad and a cauliflower curry. Opted for the salad which was ok but a tad on the bland side and not hugely filling,

RB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was super. Food was very tasty and served quickly but not too quickly to be rushed. Reasonable price for quality of food.

KB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for eats before a show, both afternoon tea & dinner. Gluten free options clearly identified, even dessert (not a fruit salad in sight....). Staff knowledgeable & friendly. Good value for money too.

JT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food was excellent, thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

LN
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The restaurant has around 10 staff working and not one with a clue what they are doing, I ordered a chicken Kiev and waited 55 minutes for it to come out under cooked. My mother in law and sister had fish and chips which was soggy and disappointing. I also had to ask twice where our drinks were and also for my starter. I wouldn’t go back or recommend.

KB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea with friends, great value & great for coeliacs as gluten free options were delicious!

LA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely environment great staff very helpful. Food was excellent.

VA
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

As a non meat eater the buffet is poor apart from the salad. I do eat fish and it was awful- dry and tasteless. Could this be cooked at the time at the buffet to keep it fresh?

MM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok, service was ok, I would use it again but mainly due to convenience.

N
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have come to dine here a handful of times and always found the food, price and general feel of the place to be very good. Even though you now have to pay £5.00 for 5 hours instead of free parking when you dine, it is still good value when dining before popping over to the Hydro for a concert... will continue to dine here when an event arises.

LD
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The food was at best average and not hot. The restaurant was drafty and uncomfortable. The staff were however friendly.

E
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Presented with an a la carte menu or hot buffet options but when we ordered from the menu we were told we would need to wait for up to an hour for any main course even though we were the only people in the restaurant. Other diners got the same message. We could have accepted this if the chef had been sick/injured/drunk but the reason we got was that they were just about to get busy.The only way to eat within a reasonable timescale was the 1970’s style buffet. You could take as much as you liked but the quality and variety were poor. With the bill coming to £58 for two we expected better. We won’t be going back.

H
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Excellent pre-theatre menu at £20 per head with a starter and an extensive buffet main. Choices from the (multi visit if hungry enough!) buffet were extensive and delicious and we couldn’t fault the food. Staff were also great and very attentive without being overbearing. All-in-all a great meal and highly recommended.

EB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had Dinner sat 26/1/19 before going to Boyzone Concert Mariner as very busy and noisy 40 mins wait for food but were informed of this on arrival food was very good and the staff done exceptionaly well with the amount of diners on that night would definately go again Cocktails were very good also

OT
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Nice food, we opted for the dinner for 2 from the buffet. Sadly, the restaurant is in essence the hotel lobby, and the Intercontinental Group are obviously trying to save electricity and avoid heating. Ruined a perfectly nice meal. I feel sorry for the staff who were working in that environment.

GO
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Woman scottish served us very aburt not helpful another male member of staff lively to us he picked up on the bad feelin ahe put on our group.too confusion with start off this go upoo get ur main desert 3 pound supp or pickboff other menu... 2 cakes that was desert. It was a wedding gift we were given the vocher for 2 nite stay meal sat nite .