Review – Cabin Restaurant, 998 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow

All ship-shape at the Cabin

We’ve often pondered The Cabin as it’s got a good reputation and it’s been around forever so it must be doing something Ok.

Armed with a Groupon deal (£14 for two course for two for lunch) we went along to check it out.

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Outside there’s an Art Deco feel about the place, I’d love to know how long it’s been like this.

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The lunch menu looks good, it took a while to make our choices.

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After ordering, a couple of older men came in .  Straight away an order was placed for fish & chips with a pot of tea each.  I soon regretted my choice seeing how quick they ordered it.  I always think you should follow pensioners – it’s usually good and cheap!

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Tomato and basil soup

Tomato & basil soup

Homemade and chunky, quite spicy too with warming aftertaste.  The dollop of pesto worked a treat.
Brown soda bread was thinly cut but with a good crunch crust.

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Prawns with cream cheese

Prawns with cream cheese

Huge portion for a starter.  Served atop fresh brown bread  were plump prawns covered with a  very creamy crème fraîche with salad, fresh tomatoes,  garlic and onion.  Lovely fresh flavours.

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Fish & chips

Fish & chips

Proper thick cut chips, cooked to perfection, fluffy inside and crisp outside.  The fish was meaty and fluffy with a  crisp batter. Only downside was that the tartare sauce  could’ve done with more zing – come on Chefs please sort this out, the vinegar cuts through the fat!

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Pea and mushroom risotto

Pea & mushroom risotto

Creamy rice and sauce which well seasoned. Liked the amount of mushroom, tomato, peas. Big portion too, had to get Mr to eat the rest.  

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Citrus cheesecake

 Citrus cheesecake

We decided on sharing dessert as I was stuffed and Mr Foodie can’t resist a cheesecake! It was really creamy with a firm biscuit base and a mango and strawberry coulis.  The Mr was happy.

Ending with a coffee, we chilled out to the eclectic music – The Bluebells to The Smiths to Belle and Sebastian. 

We we really liked The Cabin which was cosy with homely food.  The waitress was friendly and (single) toilet spotless!

Normal price is lunch 2 course £12.95/ 3 course  £14.95;  pre-theatre 2 course £13.95/ 3 course £17.95.

 

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5 thoughts on “Review – Cabin Restaurant, 998 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow

  • 02/11/2014 at 8:14 am
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    I was recently in the cabin restaurant dumbarton road in whiteinch area with my mother. we could hear the chef swearing in the kitchen and it turned out he was the same scruffy chap who was standing smoking in the close next to the restaurant before we went in. the food was average and i could smell smoke from the food. we wont be back

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    • 06/11/2014 at 12:19 pm
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      Cigarette smoke smelling food? That’s certainly a new one for me, never once come across that and have eaten in some heavy smokers houses!

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  • 13/03/2015 at 11:36 am
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    I used to go tp ‘the cabin’ when it was a middle aged couple than ran it.. back in the day. You could get wholesome food.. soup , stew and pudding.. for lunch.. didnae have they fancy names people expect now… just homemade food.. magic

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    • 13/03/2015 at 4:28 pm
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      been meaning to go for years as heard loads of good stories. Was great to get good fish and chips. Still on the search for a good home made soup!

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  • 04/04/2015 at 1:47 pm
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    I have heard some terrible stories of friends visiting this restaurant. it seems to have went downhill in the last 5years or so. the reputation the the chef has locally is not pretty i will not be visiting in the near future

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