Unit 51, Princes Square, 48 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 3JN
  • Telephone 0141 248 6257
  • Food served Mon–Thu 9am–5pm; Fri/Sat 9am–8pm; Sun 10am–5pm
  • Pre-theatre times Fri/Sat 5pm onwards
  • Average price (set lunch); £14.95 (set evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £14.95
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Set in the luxurious surroundings of Princess Square, Cranachan boasts a menu of traditional Scottish favourites brought into the modern age.

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This bustling café is nestled in under the great glass-domed roof of Princes Square shopping centre. All things Scottish are well represented here – think haggis bon-bons, Cullen skink and Stornoway black pudding – but there are also burgers, fillet steaks and curry. The extensive menu is split into starters, platters, salads, sandwiches and mains. Pan-seared bream comes with parsley crushed potatoes, pesto and grilled veg, while the chicken sandwich is served with rocket, tarragon crème fraîche and roasted peppers. Cranachan's eponymous cake — a reimagining of the traditional dessert — is a definite highlight. Fluffy sponge topped with cream, whisky-soaked raspberries and a sprinkling of oatmeal is good enough to round off any lunch. Try it with a pot of Suki tea, a latte, or even a digestif. Pop in at breakfast time, too, before a bit of shopping for French toast, clootie dumplings, waffles or porridge.

  • High point: Great view from up on high
  • Low point: You might need to queue at peak times
  • Notable dish: Cullen skink
  • Private dining: Up to 30 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: no music
  • Capacity: 68
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle

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