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The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant

#209 of 1,945 Restaurants in Glasgow}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, British,
30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow G4 0HW, Scotland
+44 141 353 0220
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“haggis” (26 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow G4 0HW, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked for lunch prior to taking my mum to theatre for her Birthday. The whole ethos of the restaurant was fab, as soon as we walked in we were greeted by very friendly waiter before being shown to our booked table which was by the...More

Thank Jckhaugh2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent range of breakfast options, catered well for both veggies and meat eaters. Pipe Major’s breakfast was great - especially enjoyed the haggis, black pudding and lorne sausage - and veggie looked just as good. Both were a good size to fill you up before...More

Thank universemonkey
Reviewed 30 October 2017

If you want to taste fine dining at a very reasonable price being served by genuinely friendly staff then this is the place for you.More

Thank AlbertoWarrington
TrystManager, Manager at The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi AlbertoWarrington, Thank you much for your kind words. We at the Pipers' Tryst always aim to give the highest quality of service to insure all of our guest have a wonderful experience with us. We only use the best local Scottish produce in our...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

My Company took me and my wife here for my retirement evening and it was a superb choice. The food was excellent and the service second to none. We are planning a trip to Glasgow in December and will most likely stay at the incorporated...More

Thank Hugh C
TrystManager, Manager at The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Hugh C, Thank you very much for your kind comments. I am delighted to hear we where able to help insure your retirement evening went smoothly. We at the Pipers' Tryst only use the highest quality locally sourced Scottish fayre. We would love to...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place to eat near the centre of Glasgow. Great menu, fresh home made traditional fare served by attentive and friendly staff, spotlessly clean bright and airy surroundings, Been there a few times now, and consistently impressed, hence now giving credit where it due.More

Thank DougalThePiper
TrystManager, Manager at The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi DougalThePiper, Thank you for your kind comments. It is wonderful to see that our efforts to create a welcoming environment along with friendly, professional service is noticed. We only use the best locally source Scottish produce we can find to insure all our guest...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

First time for lunch. Not the cheapest lunch but the quality and presentation of the food was excellent. Both the salmon and chicken were really well cooked. Very professional and friendly service. Will be backMore

Thank AMP1158
TrystManager, Manager at The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi AMP1158, Thank you for your lovely comments. Our chefs take a lot of pride and care in selecting the best locally sourced Scottish fayre they can find. We have recently changed over from our Autumn menu to our Winter and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

Four of us had a lovely, delicious night at the Piping Centre Restaurant. Roni, our waitress was excellent, very organised, efficient and friendly. The food was excellent, tasty, home cooked, with a good selection for everyone. There is a tasty vegan menu too. We have...More

Thank Karen C
TrystManager, Manager at The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Karen C, Thank you kindly for your lovely comments, we are delighted you had a wonderful evening at The Pipers' Tryst. It is fantastic to hear Roni took such great care of you. We at the Pipers' Tryst pride ourselves on have such a...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Good staff service but coffee and breakfast a disappointment. Coffee not fresh, bacon over cooked egg super small and potato scones and fried potatoes to go with greasy black pudding! Try thr continental!More

Thank gucci_10
TrystManager, Manager at The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Reviewed by gucci_10, I am sorry to see your visit with us was not up to our usual standards. We brew a fresh batch of filter coffee every morning for our guest, or you can select a coffee from our freshly ground coffee menu....More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Visited with friends for drinks. All enjoyed it till the beer tap ran dry pouring my pint. Unfortunately the new keg didn't work so I had to settle for an alternative drink, disappointing!More

Thank 19JWM50
TrystManager, Manager at The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi 19JWM50, Thank you for visiting us at the Piper's Tryst and taking the time to comment. We at the Pipers' Tryst pride ourselves in sourcing a great selection of local Scottish craft beers and ales. I apologise on the day of your visit our...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Being active in the pipe band scene this building of the National Piping Centre would have invited me anyway, but the quality of the restaurant was a positive surprise. Scottish classics like Cranachan and Haggis were served with a good dose of love for cooking...More

Thank AndroidTemplar
TrystManager, Manager at The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi AndroidTemplar Thank you for your wonderful comments. We at the Pipers' Tryst take a lot of care and pride in selecting the best local Scottish fayre we can find to insure all our guest have a uniquely Scottish experience. Our highly experienced chefs work...More

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Lorraine B
31 July 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow G4 0HW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 353 0220
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The Pipers' Tryst Restaurant is attached to The National Piping Centre in Cowcaddens and is something of a hidden gem in the city centre. Available for breakfast, lunch, pre-theatre, a la carte dining and private hire the intimate 40 seater restaurant provides an authentic experience of modern Scotland. The dining room is a relaxed space boasting a well stocked whisky shelf and locally brewed beers. The menu is full of Scottish produce, from Stornoway black pudding to Mull of Kintyre cheddar. Locals and tourists alike frequent The Pipers' Tryst taking full advantage of Scotland's famous hospitality. Above the restaurant are 8 cosy bedrooms, available for single and double occupancy throughout the week. The National Piping Centre is also a highly sought after venue catering for weddings, civil partnerships, conferences, special events, exhibitions and concerts.So why not take a wander up Hope Street to explore everything they have to offer
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