Café Gandolfi

Café Gandolfi
64 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1NY
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A Glaswegian dining institution that's championed the best of Scottish produce since opening its doors in the Merchant City in 1979.

Few can claim to be Glasgow foodies without having sampled the wares of Cafe Gandolfi – for over 30 years this bohemian restaurant has been at the front of Glasgow's culinary revolution. Inside is dark and rustic – deep mahogany-coloured tables and a scattering of exceptionally high backed chairs line the wood-panelled walls, while the moody lighting adds to the arty feel. The Scottish-driven menu has seen little change over the years with staples such as Cullen skink, haggis, neeps and tatties or the infamous Stornoway black pudding – mild yet full of flavour served with buttery mushrooms and a couple of thick, slightly sweet home-made pancakes. Marsala and rosemary braised chicken is a cracker from the handful of specials on offer – a large moist chicken breast, wrapped in quality prosciutto and served with rich, creamy pecorino pea sauce, crisp little roast potatoes punch even more flavour into the dish. Open from 9am every day, they also do a great breakfast till noon covering the usual favourites with a few tantalising surprises. The classic full option features a delicious Macleod and Macleod pork and Stornoway black pudding sausage, while the pudding itself features heavily throughout – in an eggs Benedict or with pancakes and mushrooms. There's also the rare Stornoway white pudding, served with onions, apple and Cumberland sauce, not forgetting eggs almost any way you can dream of, including eggs en cocotte (baked) with ham and cheese.

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