Lucky 7 Canteen

Lucky 7 Canteen
166 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4TB
  • Box office 0141 331 6227
  • General enquiries 0141 331 6227
  • Opening times Closed Sun/Mon.
  • Bar open Tue–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–3am; Sun/Mon closed
  • Food served Tue 5–10pm, Wed–Sat noon–11pm.
  • 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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Billing itself as a canteen rather than a restaurant, Lucky 7 has a distinct ‘distressed tenement chic’ aesthetic. The former townhouse has been re-imagined as a cross between a European squat and an East Village hangout with artfully peeling mismatched wallpaper, retro knick-knacks and exposed brickwork. Equal care and attention has been paid to the concept and presentation of the food, but with a much more polished and pulled-together result. The signature Lucky7s are at the heart of the menu: burgers, fish and chips and venison casserole for the carnivores, and risotto, veggie tart, squash feta and lentil salad or bean burgers as the meat-free options. All are priced at a quirky but reasonable £7.77. Beyond this, the kitchen turns out decent renditions of bistro classics and daily specials, with plenty of vegetarian options, such as vegetable hotpot topped with creamy dauphinoise potatoes and served in a dinky enamel saucepan. It’s worth sampling the kitsch-inspired desserts – the double nougat is particularly popular. And the short cocktail menu makes entertaining reading even if you’re not partaking.

  • High point: Appealing and quirky surrounding
  • Low point: High table/low seat
  • Private dining: Up to 20 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, 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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