11 Exchange Place, Glasgow, G1 3AN
  • Telephone 0141 248 4055
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 11am–11.45pm; Sun 12.30–11.45pm.
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 11am–11.45pm; Sun noon–11.45pm
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–2.30pm, 6–10.30pm; Sun noon–4pm, 6–10pm (Café: Mon–Sun noon–10pm)
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Fri 6–7pm
  • Average price £16.50 (set lunch); £32 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £17.50 (3 courses)
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Glasgow's oldest restaurant and an art deco haven ideal for cocktail decadence

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Established in 1935, Rogano is Glasgow’s oldest restaurant and it is truly a wonder for that reason. Having been modelled internally on the Queen Mary, it offers the city pure art deco decadence. Sitting at the bar, and supping on a Bellini cocktail, with Louis Jordan singing double negatives about poultry in the background, things are pretty darn swell. But elsewhere there is a touch of faded grandeur about the place. The restaurant seems a little unloved – tables are placed a bit awkwardly and the vintage toilets seem a bit more Cal Mac than Cunard. The food has ebbed a bit, too, and is a little inconsistent. On the one hand the set lunch/early evening menu changes each week, offering plenty of choice, and brimming with skills and flavour; and the classic Rogano fish soup is a delight. On the other hand, the Taste Of Rogano menu at £45 lacks the kind of flourishes it deserves at the price. Cheery staff do a great job though – perhaps it’s just that the outstanding seafood elsewhere in the city makes this old dame look a little tired.

  • High point: Ocean-going elegance
  • Low point: Won’t float everyone’s boat
  • Notable dish: Rogano fish soup
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  • Private dining: Up to 16 covers
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: Jazz and blues
  • Live entertainment: Special events such as murder mystery evenings
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 1935
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £20 per bottle

Reviews & features

Take Three: The three ages of fish restaurant

9 Jul 2009

Rogano 11 Exchange Place, Glasgow, 0141 248 4055, Fitted out in art deco style in homage to the Clyde-built Queen Mary in 1935. It looks expensive and by golly it is. Amid the walnut veneer and polished silver, choose fish bisque…