Cafe Gandolfi is one of Glasgow's oldest family-run restaurants. It is renowned as a Scottish institution, offering the best of Scottish produce in dishes which evolve and delight in equal measure. The importance of the all-round dining experience is underpinned by a culture and ethos among staff, management and owner which embrace warmth, welcome and creativity. That creativity is further enhanced by its patronage of artists and artisans and its global reputation for housing one of the best collections of Tim Stead furniture.
We require credit card details for all reservations to protect against no-shows and cancellations with less than 24hours notice. We will always do our best to rebook your table but in case this is not possible you may be charged a cancellation fee.
Well fed, well blessed. The Gaelic proverb displayed on the wall of the Cafe Gandolfi is my aspiration for everybody who eats here. Its simple yet deeply ambitious, an honest proposition that draws on my hertiage and one thats steeped in the values of the Hebrides, where good food is one of lifes atavisic joys and where eating together strengthens the bonds between family and friends in a way thats now rare, as we increasingly make do with grabbing food on the run, depriving ourselves of the pleasure of valuable, shared moments.
All of our menus are created with sustainability at the forefront of all of our decisions. Our menus are ever changing to reflect the seasons.
An institution of the merchant city since 1979. Home to the famous interior work of Tim Stead. Creating a warm and welcoming setting to host your dining experience.
A more intimate upstairs bar, perfect for wine and cocktails in the evening. This space is also home to our events and is available for private hire.
Enjoy Gandolfi at home with our cookbook, containing some of our classic dishes from throughout the years.