- 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 £14.95 (set evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £14.95
- Website www.cranachancafe.co.uk
Set in the luxurious surroundings of Princess Square, Cranachan boasts a menu of traditional Scottish favourites brought into the modern age.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
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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