The Arches Cafe Bar and Restaurant is the perfect stylish spot to seek solace from the hustle and bustle of Argyle Street. With all our menus comprised of fresh, locally sourced products, it’s ideal whether you want to relax with a quiet coffee, share a leisurely lunch with friends, or indulge in a sumptuous three course dinner over a bottle or two of top quality wine.

Bar snacks
Lunch menu
Evening menu
Special Offers
Cocktail and wine menu

Graduation Menu 2015


Resident DJ Peter Collins: Cutting his teeth on Glasgow’s Glasgow’s notorious after hours scene, where he first showcased his taste in all things electronic from techno to disco, vinyl-obsessive Peter Collins has since enjoyed slots at clubs and festivals across the UK, with Glasgow appearances including clubNME, Blitzkrieg Bop and Death Disco.
Every Friday, 8pm-midnight.

Arches Cafe Bar Takeovers: Every few months, we invite an artist or performer to bring their individual vision to the building, experimenting with the design, decor and menus in the restaurant to create a unique new space. We then host a few evenings where the artist performs some new work as the audience enjoys an excellent value three course meal for just £9.95. Past guests have included Adrian Howells’ alter ego Adrienne, Fish & Game, Johnny McKnight, Martin O’Connor and many more.
Quarterly; see the Arts Events Listing page for details of the latest installation.


The Arches foyer and cafe bar are host to a wide variety of events from a series of regular visual art exhibitions to acoustic nights, fashion showcases, album and product launches and club nights. The space is also available as a relaxed and stylish location for birthday parties, office parties and other celebrations, large or small.

If you’re interested in putting an event on or hiring the space, please Ruth McIntosh, Bars and Catering Manager, on 0141 565 1035 or cafebar@thearches.co.uk


To book a table please email cafebar@thearches.co.uk or call 0141 565 1035. Alternatively you can now book online using the calendar below (please note you can only book Wowcher or other voucher deals by phoning):


Mon-Sat: 11am – late  (food served 12pm-9pm)

*The Cafe Bar and Restaurant is open on Sundays when there is an event on in the building. Please see individual events on the What’s On page for details, or call 0141 565 1000 or email cafebar@thearches.co.uk if you would like to check.


“Quality of raw materials is high, cooking is assured, and service is as professional as you’d find in many more formal and expensive stand alone restaurants.”
The List Eating and Drinking Guide 16th Edition 2009/10

“This venue seems to offer something for everyone – renowned clubbing for late-night revellers, theatre productions for the culture vultures and a small accomplished restaurant for the foodies.”
The List Eating and Drinking Guide 18th Edition 2011/12