Tramway Café Bar

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Tramway Café Bar
25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE
  • Box office 0845 330 3501
  • General enquiries 0141 276 0953
  • Seasonal times Opens later when a show is on – bar, hot drinks and cakes only
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 11am–4.30pm; Sun noon–4pm
  • Food served Mon–Sat 10am–4pm; Sun noon–3pm
  • Average price £8.50 (lunch)
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A café and bar housed within a contemporary performing arts space, with views of the adjoining Hidden Gardens community project.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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The café in this well-loved Southside arts venue is over two levels. The ground floor is child-friendly and includes a children’s nook; tables on the mezzanine may be a better choice if you prefer a quieter ambience. When weather permits, the award-winning Hidden Gardens is a pleasant place to while away an hour with a coffee and a slice. Cooked breakfast rolls are available until midday with a choice of fried fillings. Soups change daily with options ranging from the typical leek and potato or lentil to more unusual combinations such as sweet potato, courgette and basil. A small selection of fillings such as egg mayonnaise, tuna mayonnaise and cheese and chutney are served in sandwiches, atop a baked potato or with the house salad of leaves, cucumber and pepper strips in a mustard-seed vinaigrette.

  • High point: Eating in the garden
  • Low point: Bought-in baking
  • Average price: £8.50 (lunch)
  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: radio playing pop music in kitchen
  • Live entertainment: Theatre, performance art, storytelling, dance events, visual arts galleries. Boiler room and Hidden Garden events
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 500 corporate, 80 in cafe
  • Open since: 2003
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £16.50 per bottle