- Telephone 0141 553 0733
- Bar open Tue–Sat 11am–11pm; Sun 4–11pm.
- Food served Tue–Sat 11am–10pm; Sun 4–10pm. Closed Mon.
- Pre-theatre times Tue–Sat 4–6.30pm
- Average price £6.95 (set lunch); £18 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £13.95
- Website www.cossachok.com
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
What does one expect from a Russian restaurant? Stroganoff? Blinis? Vodka? Perhaps that’s unreasonably stereotypical, but in Glasgow – where Café Cossachok is the one and only Russian eatery – such staples are greatly received and done properly. Instead of the cocktail blinis so loved by our supermarkets, here we have something more akin to a crêpe – soft and chewy, with a wheaty savouriness to them. These, with smoked salmon and smetana (sour cream), are a genuine pleasure. As is the assortment of pickled veg for a starter: a sharp, fresh hit of vinegar from cabbage and mushrooms; vibrant and crunchy. Lovely stuff, in a kooky venue of scarlet red, ceiling rugs and painting by local artists. Mains aren’t too bad either: in the tzimes – duck with apricot and parsnip – the meat can be a bit overdone for some tastes, but the fruitiness rescues it. Beef stroganoff is rustic and comforting though, with the authentic tomato edge and side of fried straw potatoes. Lesser-known Eastern European beers, excellent-value wines and regular live music nights further add to the appeal of this quirky and unique presence on the Trongate.
- High point: Ukrainian beer, NZ Sauvignon Blanc, flavoured vodka - at great prices
- Low point: Décor can give you headache if you don't do bright
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- Private dining: Up to 15 covers
- Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Live music, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Russian folk and rock/pop
- Capacity: 75
- Largest group: 75
- Open since: 1998
- House wine: £15.70 per bottle
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Award-winning Yugoslavian accordionist plays tunes for your listening pleasure.
An Evening With Nigel Clark
One of Scotland's top jazz guitarists plays solo.
Sun 9 Jun
From Russia With Lev
Russian, classical and gypsy folk melodies from violinist Lev Atlas.
Sun 26 May
Violinist Atlas plays music from the great American songbook.
Oil paintings, pastels, watercolours, prints, ceramics and crafts created by Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian and Georgian artists. Exhibitors include Alina Stepura, Elena Clark, Igor Kurkov, Julia Atlas, Ludmila Kosmina, Oksana Mavrodii and others.
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