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The Raven Bar in Glasgow - The Raven, Glasgow, Glasgow City

The Raven

4.5
4.5
161 Reviews
£25 and under
American

The Raven is a bar in Glasgow with a love of craft beer, cask ales, great food and Electric Darts. We love a hearty meal and a few tipples to wash it down with – if that sounds like your jam then this is the place for you!

Here at The Raven we pride ourselves on using only the finest local produce & ingredients. No matter what tickles your fancy, know that you’re enjoying some of the finest that Scotland has to offer.

Our constantly revolving and experimental craft beer and cask ale selection ensures not only that beer enthusiasts of all tastes are accounted for, but also that every visit to The Raven is unique.

ELECTRIC DARTS: We’ve taken the classic pub game and turned it into a new social phenomenon. Introducing: Electric Darts. Grab a few friends and compete with them on one of our electric dartboards. Select Electric Darts when booking.

Walk-ins welcome.

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Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    0141 332 6151

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Electric Darts (90 Minutes)

    £7.50 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    We've revolutionised the classic pub game into a competitive night out experience. Perfect for a night out with friends or a date. Beginners and experts alike will have a blast trying out each game mode; there's something for everyone. £7.50 per person for a 90 minute session. Our full food & drink menu can be enjoyed while playing, or you can order a few of our sharing packages.

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 161 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Good for Groups

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Pre/post theatre

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Glasgow

    Good for Groups

  • Glasgow

    Great for Lunch

  • Glasgow

    Pre/post theatre

  • Glasgow

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. KM

    KimM

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Mystery cider was delicious. Server was hilarious and we all wanted to be his best friend. Well definitely be back.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been a few times before and keep coming back. The food is fantastic and great value for money. The staff are friendly and service always quick no matter how busy.

  3. GC

    GCAM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Poor quality food everything tastes from frozen, food comes out in about 5 minutes after ordering and burgers are luke warm at best really not worth the money. Also a 10% charge is automatically added to your bill no sign of this on the website or menu unless I over looked it.

  4. j

    jamesw

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    It was nice enough. Thought 50p for a small dish of BBQ sauce was a bit cheeky. Food was nice enough but I thought it was a huge cheek sticking a 10% "discretionary" service charge on the end. I'm sure I could have asked for it to be removed. We always tip around 10% anyway. But that should be our decision rather than it being stuck on the end of the bill. Our server assured me that they do get the tips after tax (which is another damn cheek). Would rather leave a tip after paying them it's up to the individual if he wants to declare it or not. We pay enough taxes as it is! I'm not sure we will be back as we all agreed it wasn't huge value for money. Staff very good and friendly and quick service though which made it a pleasant experience. So hats off to them

  5. S

    Stuart

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, would recommend the burgers. Electric darts was also a lot of fun

  6. MS

    MargaretS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second visit in a month and wasn't disappointed, friendly staff, great service, fantastic food at a reasonable price, definitely recommend

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant with a great atmosphere. Staff were attentive and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back!

  8. MS

    MargaretS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, friendly staff and good value for money.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Good Food. Only let down it could have arrived a bit hotter but it tasted great.

  10. J

    Jacob

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, staff were always on hand whenever I needed anything

  11. CM

    CalumM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    Food is OK (pretty standard pub grub burgers etc.) but staff really made the effort with great service throughout.

  12. MW

    M2WTBrewTeam

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Delicious food, great range of beers. nice informal place for post work drinks or meeting up with mates.

  13. JS

    JanieceS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food was amazing. Portion sizes are large so perhaps share dirty fries.

    The RavenResponded on April 16, 2022

    Hi JanieceS, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review! Always happy to hear our guests have had a good time. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Cheers The Raven

  14. AH

    AngelaH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We visited for drinks only and had a great time. Clean, friendly and casual for an afternoon with friends.

  15. JR

    JoeR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and Brilliant food. Will defo be back

    The RavenResponded on April 16, 2022

    Hi JoeR, Thanks for the review! Glad to hear you had a good time with us and we very much look forward to welcoming you again soon! Cheers The Raven

  16. d

    davidf

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great afternoon out. First time in ages. Picked The Raven for the food, selection of beers and the darts. All there had a great time.

    The RavenResponded on April 16, 2022

    Hi Davidf, Thanks for the review! Great to hear you all enjoyed our beer selection and food and had a great time with Darts! Hopefully we can see you through the doors again soo. Cheers Harry

  17. J

    Jack

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3

    Terrible service.

  18. LD

    LindaD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First time in this bar and the food was really good and service was great. Would definitely go back

    The RavenResponded on April 16, 2022

    LindaD, Thanks for the review! Glad to hear we hit the mark with service and food! Hopefully we will see you again soon it make it 5 star! Cheers The Raven

  19. KC

    KenC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Great food choice. A bit noisy (for 4pm!) at the darts area!

  20. N

    Nikeboy1973

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great little pub atmosphere with great value American fare. Couldn’t finish my meal. Wonderful.

    The RavenResponded on April 16, 2022

    Hi, Thanks for the review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Always nice to hear the big feed's are going down well! Hopefully see you again soon! Cheers The Raven

  21. MS

    MarkS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Good service, staff were nice, but felt the portion sizes were quite small (I had a portion of chips and chicken wings). The noise level was loud, but it was a Saturday night. Probably a more enjoyable eating experience on a week day as opposed to the weekend.

    The RavenResponded on April 16, 2022

    Hi MarkS. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Sorry to hear the portion size wasn't up to scratch. We have just launched a new menu so hopefully you can swing by and give it another go! As you say, Saturday's can be incredibly busy days for us so if you are looking for a more chilled dining experience then early in the week is what I would recommend! Hopefully see you soon. Cheers The Raven

  22. S

    Sherman

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Great venue & top quality food. Waiters attentive when available, but seemed stretched with most tables full & struggle to get more drinks ordered. Overall still a good experience & happily recommend to friends.

  23. c

    chrisb

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    Unfortunately, the Brisket was very tough and leathery, the salad and beans were very nice. The menu did not mention extras such as the salad or beans?

  24. MH

    MartinH

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, drinks and service. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. I love going to the raven 😀

  25. MR

    MRen

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Nice pleasant - attentive staff who made us very welcome during our visit. We also offered a choice of tables & were able to choose a small booth type table which was great 😃

  26. SM

    ShaunM

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice meal shared, meats were succulent and vegetables very tasty. Meat and beer sliders great value

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed lunch at the Raven. Food was lovely, good service and nice atmosphere.

  28. S

    Sarah

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoy myself every time I go. Always have a nice atmosphere

  29. KM

    KennyMc

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an excellent night at The Raven. There was an issue where we had booked darts and were informed when we got there that there is a flaw on the website and it had to be a minimum of 6 people for the darts, however we weren’t informed about this. The staff were apologetic and did their best to make sure that we managed to get some time playing darts. The food was exceptional and the service from the staff was impeccable. Would highly recommend!! Just hope they manage to fix the issue with the website to prevent other customers experiencing the same issue.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great burgers!

  31. MS

    MikeS

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant venue, great staff. Will definitely visit again when next in Glasgow.

  32. V

    Vivian

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal, drinks, atmosphere, and service. Highly recommend!

  33. ES

    EmmaS

    Singapore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to The Raven for lunch this past Friday. Honestly, I could not say more about the quality of the service and the amazing food. We had two servers, both of whom were fabulous from first walking in to (much later!) leaving. But the big thing was the food was so fantastic and special - we have been missing American-style barbecue in Glasgow as some places are really more burger joints. This was brisket and pulled pork and ribs and mac n cheese, slaw, proper bbq baked beans, etc. Fantastic! We deliberately over-ordered and took some home, fantastic the next day as breakfast burritos! Thanks guys, will be back!

  34. AH

    AnjHD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Lovely service, good food. Sadly the football was on though which ruined the atmosphere for us a bit. Other than that, a lovely evening. Thanks!

  35. L

    Lepageh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Ma foi quel bel accueil et bonne ambiance ! Et des darts on ne peut plus agréables Équipe souriante et aimable

  36. S

    Sazz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Very polite staff, the food I had was really good. My partners food was a bit fatty but the cut of meat is meant to have fat in it but it did put him off. Desserts are amazing! Didn't have the beer I wanted in but that's just one of they things. Cocktail wasn't very nice so didn't drink it. Price isn't too bad would come back. I did grudge the service charge/ tip that is added to the bill though. I'm shocked that this is a thing in some establishments. Id rather pay the tip myself and not be charged on the bill.

  37. IR

    IainR

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have now visited The Raven a few times and it continues to deliver on service and quality. As well as a great atmosphere it is a great place to enjoy good food before heading off to a show at the Pavilion Theatre. Recommended to seek a booth seat for added comfort or a window seat to watch the world go by. Only slight negative is the spirits plus mixer is a little more expensive than the average but this does not spoil the overall experience. We will be back !!

  38. JP

    JoshP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time, many wow. Big booze, lot fun. 10/10 would recommend.

  39. WS

    WeeScottishGuy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Sat for 25minutes and completely ignored by staff. Left to get food and drink elsewhere. Very disappointed.

  40. C

    Chris

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Booked a table at 7pm Saturday, arrived 10mins early & wasn't a problem. The guy that showed us to our table was very accommodating when we asked if possible to get another table. Bar staff were very efficient & no long wait for drinks, considering how busy it was. Ordered nachos which was a very generous portion! Only been in The Raven daytime, but would definitely go back in an evening. Would recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Raven is rated 4.5 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Raven

81-85 Renfield St Glasgow, Glasgow City G2 1NQ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Glasgow

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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