Rotunda Bar and Diner

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447 reviews
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£25 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
American Bar and Diner/ Rotunda Comedy Club

The Rotunda Bar and Diner is a uniqe venue offering a robust selection of entertainment for any occasion.
Primarily we are a restaurtant that prides it self on American cuisine with a Scottish twist. We are also host to the Rotunda Comedy Club which is Glasgows biggest comedy club and is perfect for night out in the town or celebrating an anniversary. We also run varying events throughout the year so keep in touch through our social media pages

https://twitter.com/bar_and_diner
https://www.facebook.com/rotundabardiner/
https://www.instagram.com/baranddiner/

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What 447 People Are Saying
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3.0based on recent ratings
3.1
Food
3.1
Service
3.0
Ambience
2.9
Value
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47% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TanyaM
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time experience and will definitely be back

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DianeH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were late due to traffic. They were understanding, servedcour food super quick and even helped us out with parking issue the following day as we forgot to put car reg in. Thankyou!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was lovely, staff were great. Will visit again

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LieslA
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Perfect venue when attending hydro, lovely food as always

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Melton82
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We had a meal before a concert at sse hydro. The waiter was chatty and had good knowledge of the menu, with it being a concert night there really should have been someone on the door as he was split between serving and checking reservations and some people had to wait quite a long time to get served. My started was a bit cool, I had the sweet potato fritter, but my burger was nice. We were sat near the door so everytime someone opened it everything went flying, the woman at the table next to us ended up sitting in her coat

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TrishBob
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always go here before a concert food good
service .Only grumble £32 for a bottle of presseco.

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Yvonne
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Starter chicken strips were only Luke warm not hot main meal chips cold burger was again Luke warm and left it got one meal refunded very disappointing as this was a special occasion we were out for we have been before and was really nice we were also booked for 5pm as we were going to concert we would be away by 6.30 but before we sat down told that we would need to be out by 7.30 how to make you feel valued. Drinks order was again slow as we had eaten our starters when they arrived didn’t have the drink I ordered so chose another overall was disappointing as we were so looking forward to our night.it was a poor start to the night.

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STBScotland
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Wish I’d taken pictures to show what a dirty hole this place is. Service is dreadful and food is luke warm and unappetising.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Will definitely be back

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NicolaB
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Rotunda for food before a concert at the Hydro , staff were friendly and food was lovely and service was good I would definitely recommend the bar and grill, also you can park in their car park while you are at the concert as long as you eat there.

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KirstineH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great venue for before an event at the Hydro or SEC. We booked as expected it to be busy. It did fill up quickly. Nice menu with enough choice. Good value for pre show. Staff friendly and attentive even though busy. Music was a bit loud. Would definitely eat there again pre show

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SaoirseH
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

We turned up and were ignored by several members of staff while waiting for approximately 10-15 minutes to be acknowledged. Following this, we were then shown to a table that was not ready and just had cutlery put in the middle of the table, which then we had to set ourselves. We were not provided menus and had to request them from a member of staff. Our drinks arrived after our food, which we also had to remind a member of staff about, and our fries were only luke warm. Following all this, I then received an email stating that I had failed to turn up for my reservation. Overall, the service was very poor and we will not be returning.

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MaryP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Natalie was amazing, thank goodness she was there to help our overall experience

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StuartB
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Food was ok but the servers kept coming over asking if this was our food or drinks etc. There was no structure or management to anything. Also the chef kept hitting the bell for food to be delivered and it was being ignored as they were huddled within the bar sorting something.

Not a good experience and has went way downhill since we were there last.

Will mot be back.

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TraceyW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Never again!
Poor service, wrong drinks given twice.
Food was overpriced and barely edible (Theatre Menu)
Even my daughter said she would have preferred a McDonalds!

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Solotraveller
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Didn’t end up eating at restaurant as was seated then left, spent 20mins waiting for order to be taken but no one came. Ended up walking out as I walked out one of the waiting staff said to have a good night I pointed out I had been waiting for 20mins and got a half hearted sorry but no attempt made to make me stay.

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MSSM
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Have been before and the diner was good. We went this time before a gig and waited 35 minutes only to discover that our order hadn't been put through. We had to cancel the starter and 're order our main course. We then waited another 10 minutes for this and had to eat very quickly to make the event at the hydro.

The server made sure we did not have to pay, but this was a disappointing experience, given the diner was extremely quiet that night, and other than the girl whose attention we caught, no one seemed to be very bothered.

The food itself was very nice. Shame about the service, would think twice about going back.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great again, will definitely come back. Food lovely.

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GraemeL
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great location for SSE Hydro. Was pleasantly surprised to see that we could park there for free for the night. This meant getting away from the SSE was a lot easier also as no need to park in the Multi.
As for the food itself, we all thought the chicken strips we had for starter were some of the nicest we have every had. The burgers were good and the staff very attentive and friendly. All in all, we will be back the next time we are at a show.

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AmyC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very poor food. There were 4 of us dinning and not one of us finished our food. Value for money for the quality of food was terrible

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KarenG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place to eat and soo close to Sse Hydro. Great preconcert menu.

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EmmaM
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Starters arrived before the drinks, mains were ok however no check to ask how the food was when all other tables around were being asked. The empty plates from the mains were left sitting a good 10 mins before being cleared, two members of staff looked at the empty plates came over and still left. I understand there was a gig on the hydro but at the time being in it was not overly busy 10 tables if you’re lucky.

Rotunda Bar and Diner
Responded on 7 March 2020

Hey Emma, At the time of your reservation we had 40+ tables in and close to 100 people in the restaurant. I am sorry the service did not meet your expectations on a concert night. Regards, Rotunda Bar and Diner Management

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, excellent value and service!

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KatlynB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Should expand the pre theatre menu a little but other than that not a bad word to say

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WilliamC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Food was disappointing I expected better especially for the cost , the table service was terrible it wasn't even busy, I wont recommend to anyone and I won't waste my time going back unfortunately

Rotunda Bar and Diner
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hey William, So sorry to hear about your poor experience. I wish you could of brought up your concerns on the night and we would of been able to resolve something. I can offer a free bottle of wine for the next time you dine with usjust to express our apologies Regards, Rotunda Bar and Diner Management

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ChadN
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

honestly how the f*ck are the owners/managers still getting away with this? the food and service was so bad, over priced aswell.

Rotunda Bar and Diner
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hey Chad, Sorry to hear about your issues. Service is generally quite fine and I'm sure our staff must of thought the same as no one brought any issue up. We do ho this issue is a one off and we would wish to see you again. Regards, Rotunda Bar and Diner Management

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traceyd
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was nice, two courses and a drink each for £22 each so not expensive. The service was great, very friendly staff especially an Australian guy who mostly served us. Ideal for before an event at the hydro etc.

Rotunda Bar and Diner
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hey Tracey, Thankyou so much for your kind words. We try give our staff lots of freedom when interacting with guests as it creates a unique experience not only for the customers but an enjoyable work place for the staff. Regards, Rotunda Bar and Diner Management

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KateM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

We were seated and left for approx 10 mins before i had to flag a staff member down just to order drinks. Staff seemed to be rushing around but doing nothing. Starters were provided on the smallest rectangle plate piled high with salad, the chicken strips my husband had were dry and the mozzarella stick i had were bland. We couldnt move the food around on the plate as as the plate was so small. My chicken burger again was so dry. Very little option for drinks and not good value for money. Not once throughout the meal were we asked how the food was. Wont be back.

Rotunda Bar and Diner
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hey Kate, In regards to not being served fast enough, I'm afraid on concert nights its not as fast as we would like due to the amount of people coming in at one time. I'm sorry you d such a poor experience and the food did not meet your expectations. I hope you can give us another chance. Regards, Rotunda Bar and Diner Management

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LizM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible experience, food bland & undercooked. Would not recommend it

Rotunda Bar and Diner
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hey Liz, We are sorry the food did not meet your expectations. We do hope you can give us another chance. Regards, Rotunda Bar and Diner Management

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BethG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Food took forever and was not worth the money. Chips were underdone and burger was fatty.

Rotunda Bar and Diner
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hey Beth, So sorry for your poor experience. We do hope you can give us another chance next time. Regards, Rotunda Bar and Diner Management

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Chris
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Appalling service. Waited excessively for drinks (as did tables either side of us), to order, to receive our food, for the bill, to even pay the bill once we had received it!

Rotunda Bar and Diner
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hey Chris, On concert nights the service becomes a lot slower due to the influx of customers all coming at once and all leaving at once. As can tell that can create quite a lot of congestions. You should come by when there is no concert on. Totally different vibe. Regards, Rotunda Bar and Diner Management

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StaceyM
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Waitress playing with her hair then serving food, waitress standing behind bar drinking from can of red bull another one standing eating in front of customers then straight out handling food , kitchen door wide open and staff carrying on very unprofessional

Rotunda Bar and Diner
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hey Stacey, We are sorry you were subjected to this. We like to instill a strong sense of demenor in our staff and this is obviously lapsed. We are a young team who are still developing an appriciate all form of feedback. Regards, Rotunda Bar and Diner Management

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BrendaA
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We went very early and it felt a bit flat. By the time we left it was livelier. Staff were lovely and the food was good.

Rotunda Bar and Diner
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hey Brenda, Thanks so much for your review. In terms of the flow of the restaurant. I'm afraid this is how it is based on our location. Regards, Rotunda Bar and Diner Management

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LaurenD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

First of all they didn’t have 2 of the choices of food on the menu so we ordered something else that they did have they brought out our mains before the starters so we ended up not having a starter just the main and desert,The girl who served us must have mucked up we ended up not having to pay for the food just the drinks we had.It was our first time here and I think it will be the last the overall experience wasn’t great at all very disappointed.

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RobertF
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Attended prior to an event in the Hydro with my wife and two children. Upon arrival we were met by rather rude staff who said "there's no tables unless you've made a booking". I had.
Shown to the table and handed a very restricted menu. When I asked if there was another menu the waitress rolled her eyes and said "no, that's it".
I had the spicy prawns which were overcooked. The chicken strips varied from what looked like a kids meal chicken giujon to a passable fried chicken strip.
The burgers were burnt on the outside, not chargrilled, burnt. Fries were cold. The chilli was a microwave yellow rice with a spoonful of chilli and a dollop of soured cream at the side of the bowl. Looked like a microwave meal out of a supermarket. The sweet chilli chicken burger was two of the goujons with a huge amount of sweet chilli sauce poured over it. The desserts cam and the cheesecake was grainy and not very nice, the chocolate fudge cake was fine.
Not a good experience and will not be back, even to try the full menu.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Service was abym

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DianeG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The food was terrible, smaller menu than advertised, 2 meals out of 3 had to be sent back . Will never be back.

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Hugo2
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Pre theatre menu on website was different to menu presented when arrived. Was told that the pre theatre menu had been changed at least a year ago and had been changed on website. When I checked website while sitting at table it was still the same 1 that hadn’t been changed.
Very disappointed

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JanineA
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Service slow and staff not knowledgable.
We had 3 portions of the kids Chicken strip with chips and all varied size portions.
Adult meal was very poor value.

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WilliamK
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Despite being empty at 4 o'clock in the afternoon was given a rickety table by the kitchen door. Meals were ok but expensive for the price

Rotunda Bar and Diner
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hey Will, I am afraid table allocation is priortised in terms of party size and in our venue we can go from empty to full in 30 minutes. Regards, Rotunda Bar and Diner Management

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