30 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1SS
  • Telephone 0141 552 3676
  • Food served Sun–Fri 9am–5.30pm; Sat 9am–6pm
  • Average price £12 (lunch); £12 (evening meal)
Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2013 edition.

If it wasn't for the grounding nature of the predominantly British food and décor, the view out of Cranberry's huge windows into an architecturally attractive corner could take you on all sorts of fancy flights around the globe, imagining life in Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna (maybe not London though – this is Scotland after all). Then again, the lack of sun usually signals you're in Glasgow – though if that's depressing, one look at Cranberry's eye-popping counterful of homemade cakes and bakes will warm the heart – and fill the belly. Cranberry's is unashamedly old-fashioned and all the better for it amid the gamut of stylish bars and cafés. It's no modern-day, band-wagoning Sex-and-the-City-cupcake tearoom either, offering traditional delights such as bakewell tarts, delicious creamy meringues and fruity layer cakes. Nicely prepared savouries include options for a lazy breakfast, enticing sandwiches, jacket potatoes and substantial Scottish mains such as haggis neeps and tatties and mac and cheese.

  • High point: Top-notch cakes
  • Low point: Not enough bread with Ploughman's
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening
  • Capacity: 46
  • Largest group: 46
  • Open since: 1996
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: £12.50 per bottle