The Mariner Restaurant

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152 reviews
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£25 and under
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Pre/post Theatre
Located on the River Clyde, The Mariner Restaurant
houses one of the most exciting places to dine in this area. Our new restaurant has been totally transformed, revamped and refurbished to reflect our position on the banks of the River Clyde and blends style and excitement.

If you are attending a concert or event, Crowne Plaza Glasgow offers you some of the best options to eat near the SECC and the SSE Hydro. You will be able to soak up the buzz in the hotel before your event and then walk the short distance to the SSE Hydro, or use of our exclusive covered walkway to the SECC.

The food we offer is eclectic and interesting, whether you opt for the seafood platter or the more traditional 8oz sirloin steak, all are served with great attention to detail and in a fabulous setting.

Whatever the reason, there’s no better place to dine. Treat someone you love to an intimate meal for two or visit with friends and family for a special occasion.
What 152 People Are Saying
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IB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Poor quality of food and wine slow service,not much room at the table really close to next table

AA
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A lovely meal with great staff and wonderful views across the Clyde. Looking forward to returning soon

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful staff - friendly and attentive - good choice of dishes - good wine list - tasty food

M
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Birthday Party,thanks again to all the staff. Especially J J. Kelly.Brad. And a big thanks to GARRY.

AD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The staff are always very welcoming and attentive. I've eaten here a number of times and they have never been under staffed.
The food is nice and fresh, never over cooked. Some of the specials have been very good, for example Chef Marian's chicken and bacon burger, which was cooked to perfection and had great flavours.
I travel a lot with work, often four nights away each week and I'd place the food here very near the top of the hotel restaurants I eat at.

M
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant meal again, staff first class especially Kelly. Well done on your promotion.

M
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again meal brilliant, new menu coming soon. Can’t wait to try it out.

M
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant meal again, thanks to all the staff. Especially Brad one of many chefs.👏

LM
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent and humorous service; delicious food; fast but not rushed. For hotel restaurant it was just great.

M
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simple the Best. Food, Service, Staff, Crowne Plaza. Simple the Best in Scotland.

M
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of the best restaurants, don’t tell everyone as i mite not get a table. Staff excellent .

DE
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service. The restaurant is spacious and light. We had the all inclusive buffet (which includes one cavery joint), which was well presented, with lots of variety. One of the party is vegetarian and she found plenty to fill her plate!
There was plenty of time to relax and we never felt rushed.

2
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great choice of food from either the Hot Table or the A La Carte menu. A good place to eat if attending any event at The Hydro.

MM
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was very tasty and good sized portions. Staff were not willing to accommodate any requests not on the menu I.e. not willing to ask the kitchen for a baked potato instead of those on offer. Mixed up the food order between the two of us who were dining. Service was quite slow. Have eaten there before and had a better experience

CW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my mum’s birthday the day we went to the restaurant & on arriving she was wished a happy birthday & was given a complimentary sweet what an amazing touch. We will definitely be back.

GM
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Myself and 3 friends were attending a concert at nearby Hydro, so chose to eat here for convenience. We ordered mains only. 2 had 'caesar salads' one fish and chips and one cauliflower tart.
My 'caesar' salad consisted of a small handful of lettuce, I counted 3 croutons, a small sliver of crisp bacon... No anchovies, I added chicken( dry and tough) to my order. This tiny tiny tiny salad would be considered small even as a starter. So I believe it cost just under £15....shocking!!! An absolute rip off. On plus side fish and chips reported to be good and much better value.
Won't be back!

SS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Service was good. Lady on reception was also super helpful. Foodwise for me personally was a bit of a miss as there were only two plant based main options, quinoa salad and a cauliflower curry. Opted for the salad which was ok but a tad on the bland side and not hugely filling,

RB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was super. Food was very tasty and served quickly but not too quickly to be rushed. Reasonable price for quality of food.

KB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location for eats before a show, both afternoon tea & dinner. Gluten free options clearly identified, even dessert (not a fruit salad in sight....). Staff knowledgeable & friendly. Good value for money too.

JT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service and food was excellent, thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

LN
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

The restaurant has around 10 staff working and not one with a clue what they are doing, I ordered a chicken Kiev and waited 55 minutes for it to come out under cooked. My mother in law and sister had fish and chips which was soggy and disappointing. I also had to ask twice where our drinks were and also for my starter. I wouldn’t go back or recommend.

KB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Afternoon tea with friends, great value & great for coeliacs as gluten free options were delicious!

LA
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely environment great staff very helpful. Food was excellent.

VA
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

As a non meat eater the buffet is poor apart from the salad. I do eat fish and it was awful- dry and tasteless. Could this be cooked at the time at the buffet to keep it fresh?

MM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was ok, service was ok, I would use it again but mainly due to convenience.

N
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We have come to dine here a handful of times and always found the food, price and general feel of the place to be very good. Even though you now have to pay £5.00 for 5 hours instead of free parking when you dine, it is still good value when dining before popping over to the Hydro for a concert... will continue to dine here when an event arises.

LD
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

The food was at best average and not hot. The restaurant was drafty and uncomfortable. The staff were however friendly.

E
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Presented with an a la carte menu or hot buffet options but when we ordered from the menu we were told we would need to wait for up to an hour for any main course even though we were the only people in the restaurant. Other diners got the same message. We could have accepted this if the chef had been sick/injured/drunk but the reason we got was that they were just about to get busy.The only way to eat within a reasonable timescale was the 1970’s style buffet. You could take as much as you liked but the quality and variety were poor. With the bill coming to £58 for two we expected better. We won’t be going back.

H
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent pre-theatre menu at £20 per head with a starter and an extensive buffet main. Choices from the (multi visit if hungry enough!) buffet were extensive and delicious and we couldn’t fault the food. Staff were also great and very attentive without being overbearing. All-in-all a great meal and highly recommended.

EB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had Dinner sat 26/1/19 before going to Boyzone Concert Mariner as very busy and noisy 40 mins wait for food but were informed of this on arrival food was very good and the staff done exceptionaly well with the amount of diners on that night would definately go again Cocktails were very good also

OT
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Nice food, we opted for the dinner for 2 from the buffet. Sadly, the restaurant is in essence the hotel lobby, and the Intercontinental Group are obviously trying to save electricity and avoid heating. Ruined a perfectly nice meal. I feel sorry for the staff who were working in that environment.

GO
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Woman scottish served us very aburt not helpful another male member of staff lively to us he picked up on the bad feelin ahe put on our group.too confusion with start off this go upoo get ur main desert 3 pound supp or pickboff other menu... 2 cakes that was desert. It was a wedding gift we were given the vocher for 2 nite stay meal sat nite .

CM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

The service in the restaurant was very poor. I could write lots of comments. However, from start to finish it was a disaster, the food was actually fine, just took an age to come. There doesn’t appear to be any leadership in the restaurant, staff avoid eye contact, so ordering and paying for food / drinks was difficult. Worst I’ve ever experienced.

VA
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Once again there was no record of my request for wheelchair access despite my request at the time of booking. Service was very slow and the pork on the buffet was inedible because it was so over cooked. Other items were ok though. The parking charge is disappointing too.

VA
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It was nice as usual but strange to get an email to say we hadn’t turned up! Booking procedures need tightened up.

AM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Staff were good, food was ok.
Fish and chips were greasy, but lamb was tasty but portion was small

TP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Service was good . We had the buffet menu and the choice was good with a number of different meat and vegetable dishes available.

S
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Hardest Place to Find in Glasgow until you phone only to find out its the Crown Plaza!!! Why is there no Sign for the restaurant and why did Open Table not tell us that it was the Crown Plaza VVV Annoying walking around for 20 mins looking for the Mariners Restaurant... Sort it out guys... Food was good quality but V Small portions!

L
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve been to the restaurant before and hoped the standard was still good and it was. Staff are an asset the food is lovely great choice for main course at the self service and starters were excellent. And a mug of coffee as opposed to a wee cup greatly appreciated. Red house wine was very good too.
Superb value for money and a great pre show venue.

CL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Buffet a bit odd....strange mixture / combinations. What we had was nice but nothing better than you could make yourself

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