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11 Mitchell Lane | The Lighthouse, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
+44 141 276 5360
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As with others, the food was poor at best. A small, bought in, hot cross bun,(£2.25!) had to be sent back. Atmosphere non existent, inefficient staff, poor unimaginative, main courses, all lead to us to decide not to return. This used to be one of my favourite eating places in my home town, but never again. Great venue, huge missed... More 

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Thank goodoldron
Scotland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The staff are friendly but the food is poor. This is no surprise as catering is provided by a company called Encore, which is part of Cordia - a huge facilities management company. I ordered a toasted tuna sandwich with arrived untoasted and missing one of the ingredients. This place is fine for a coffee stop but food is mediocre... More 

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Thank Jan468
Glasgow
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I had the 5 bean salad. Big mistake - more like 10 ton of potatoes + lots of red onion. Maybe a different choice would have created a better impression but all I can say is, don't expect too much and check the ingredients before you order. This was a disappointment, considering the building in which it is located. The... More 

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Thank MoiraJGlasgow
Brodick, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Doocot is within the Lighthouse (one of the many museums in Glasgow) and is best described as a cafe as opposed to a restaurant. The menu is basic, but the food offerings, while limited in choice, should appeal to many. The service on my visit was good. My choice (soup and a sandwich) was delivered quickly, so absolutely no... More 

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Thank Chod_L
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681 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Nice museum cafe with a nice selection of food suitable for lunch time visits. We had carrot and coriander soup which tasted homemade and a fresh chicken sandwich that was perfect for a lunchtime stop. The coffee was decent and service was friendly and helpful. Although we didn't have any there were some home bakes which looked amazing. Maybe next... More 

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Thank Sarah D
Solihull, United Kingdom
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676 reviews
529 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This cafe is located on the top floor of the Lighthouse building just off Buchanan Street, but approached by a lift or escalators. We stopped off here on a visit to the Lighthouse for a coffee break and use of their free Wi-Fi. There was a good range of snacks and meals, there is lots of space, it is a... More 

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Thank LauraDaveJames
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

The decor is more suited to a works canteen. The seats are plastic. The cake I had was dried out and the coffee was horrid, but charged at the same rate as found in well known coffee chains.

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Thank ShugtheWatch
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

As an escape from the bustle of Buchanan Street, the lighthouse museum is an amazing museum but we expected much more from its simple cafe up on the 5th floor. This is a wasted opportunity, it has ample space and the best location in the city but lacklustre food, lacking quality control on the advertised menu, lets this cafe down.... More 

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Thank GingerZombie
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

A terrible experience with disinterested staff and rock solid scones. Unhelpful supervisor who didn't get the point that the food was inedible. A waste of eight pounds! Don't go there.

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Thank Laura B
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

A group of us had a light lunch here. Great homemade soups, served with good crispy rolls. Good choice of other options. Pleasant service.

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Thank Helen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
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Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Mitchell Lane | The Lighthouse, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 276 5360

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?