Lucky 7 Canteen

Lucky 7 Canteen
166 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4TB
  • Box office 0141 331 6227
  • General enquiries 0141 331 6227
  • Bar open Tue–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–3am; Sun/Mon closed
  • Food served Tue 5–10pm, Wed–Sat noon–11pm. Closed Sun/Mon.
  • Average price £9.50 (set lunch); £13 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £10.77
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  • Website www.lucky7canteen.co.uk

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Eating & Drinking Guide

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In a street packed with competitors, an appealing mix of value and quality keep this bistro up with the rest. Standout value lunch menus keep the office crowds happy, and the attractive selection of £7.77 mains reference the numerical theme. Though gourmet burgers and fish and chips don’t reinvent the wheel, there’s no need when done simply and served fresh, plus veggies will welcome five choices on the daily menu. Elsewhere there are some familiar sights – crisp and juicy pork belly comes with rich apple-tinted gravy while the coq au vin is heartily robust yet packed with flavour. Knowingly retro desserts match the studied shabby chic décor. Those that make it that far can enjoy a classy version of an ice-cream van double nougat, with eye-catching presentation. Carefully mismatched wallpaper panels, booth seating and long canteen tables create a laid-back late-night ambience, with thoughtfully chosen playlists adding to the mood. It’s something of a chameleon though: weekends liven up with a busy bar and up-tempo atmosphere though, like the weeknights, its hip without being hipster.

  • High point: Bistro quality food at bar prices
  • Low point: Menu could wander off the beaten track a bit
  • Notable dish: Coq au vin
  • Private dining: Up to 20 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Acoustic/ electronic pop- from John Martyn to Daughter
  • Capacity: 72
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £13.50 per bottle

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7. Sparky2414 Mar 2013, 12:59pm Report

I've been here a couple of times, admittedly not for a while but the food was good and great value and the staff were friendly and efficient.

6. Betty Lyle4 Jun 2012, 8:37pm3 stars Lucky 7 Canteen Report

Ok but nothing special. Food a bit overpriced but service very good. Just another Bath Street clone really.

5. Anita19 May 2012, 11:05am5 stars Lucky 7 Canteen Report

Found the place by accident and have only good things to say about Lucky 7. Food, service and comfort have been excellent.
Have been back twice and will recommend to anyone.

4. Grant + Rona11 Nov 2011, 7:27pm Report

Visited Lucky 7 for lunch on two occasions. Unfortunately, we will not be back. Service is far too slow, and for a city centre establishment surrounded by businesses this is simply not good enough.

Surely with so much competition around they have to target getting people fed within 25 minutes of entering. It is lunch time and people only have limited time. As the menu only has a small number of options this should not be difficult.

We waited more than half an hour for fish & chips and a burger and may have been longer had we not had a word. There were plenty of staff hanging around not doing much and only a few tables were occupied. It was similar on our previous visit but we decided to give it another try due to convenience of location.

Overall, the food was good value and if you have time to kill there are worse places to visit. Surroundings are also very quirky and retro.

3. Lucky 7? Unlucky Choice.26 Sep 2010, 11:11am Report

Have heard only good things about this place so decided to take a friend who was visiting Glasgow. It was very disappointing and I won't be returning.
Prosecco arrived warm with filthy glasses. These were sent back and it all arrived again this time with the bottle in an ice bucket. Burger arrived and my friend asked for mustard - "We've been waiting for a delivery of mustard for a week and a half" we were told. Really how clueless and careless do you have to be not to pop to the other side of the block and get some mustard if you are waiting for an unreliable supplier? Burger then turned out to be tough as a hockey puck and old as the hills. The salmon was ok and the peas were great but peas alone won't make me go back for rubbish food and reactionary service.

2. Cathy Smith13 Sep 2010, 12:14pm1 star Lucky 7 Canteen Report

Ate here with a group of friends and was looking forward to it having read previous reviews. However, I was sadly disappointed. Our orders were slow in being taken and when the started arrived they were rather tasteless. I had chicken terrine which honestly I could not have identified if I were blindfolded and the onion chutney was watery tinned tomatoes. When asked how the dish was I said to the waiter sadly it was tasteless. Instead of an apology I was met with raised eyebrows and an "oh". Mains came later, a burger so dry my friend couldn't finish it and another friend who had the thai veg curry said it was the worst she had ever had. In short, I'd rather pay more elsewhere for tasty food and good service.

1. Lucky 725 May 2010, 3:01pm5 stars Lucky 7 Canteen Report

I love this place, i have visited here a few times and all was been delighted with the service and the food!
The atmosphere here is relaxed and the surroundings intruiging!
i have been for both lunch and dinner and for both you can eat for pretty cheap.
my favourite dish is the mussels which comes with chips,its delicious!
The staff are all really pleasent and helpful!
Its worth a visit i would highly recommend the lunch as it is reasonably priced and great value for money!

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Average rating 3.5/5 from 4 reviews of Lucky 7 Canteen.

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