- Box office 0141 332 8128
- General enquiries 0141 332 6535
- Opening times Mon–Sat noon–9pm; Sun 30mins before first film–9pm.
- Bar open Mon–Sun noon–9pm.
- Food served Mon–Sun noon–5pm.
- Box office times 12:00–20:00
- Average price £7 (lunch)
- Website www.glasgowfilm.org
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This review is taken from the 2012 edition.
Just as the cinematic offerings at the GFT are a million miles from the standard multiplex fare, so is the café a welcome departure from harshly lit popcorn pushers and hot dog dispensers. It’s a cosy haven, with low lighting, dark blue walls and a well-stocked bar that invites long, intense conversations on the finer points of film. The menu is short but hits the right notes with a range of customisable sandwiches and salads – the choice of fillings includes chorizo, mozzarella and parma ham along with more mainstream egg, cheese and tuna. A Mediterranean tapas plate is a ray of Spanish sunshine, with cold meats, hummus, salad and a lovely sun-dried tomato and feta tapenade. Baked potatoes are served with the creamy house coleslaw and a generous salad portion but, alas, being microwaved, lack a crispy skin. Soups change daily and are always vegetarian. For afters, there’s a variety of home bakes. The lemon, coconut and apricot slice is a good foil for the café’s excellent strong coffee.
- High point: Terrific tapenade
- Low point: Flabby potato
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- Private dining: 60 upstairs 20 downstairs
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: ambient beats
- Capacity: 38
- Open since: 1991
- House wine: £14 per bottle