Overall, the food at The 78 was actually pretty good, though not very original, but many of the servers were not too friendly or helpful unfortunately.
We walked into The 78 on a Saturday around 6pm and it was already very busy. There were some tables but they were full and so we waited to see if someone would tell us if we should just wait or try to find a place for us but no one came so eventually we went up to the bar to ask about eating and the one friendly bartender said he wasn’t sure when people would be done. Since that wasn’t a very conclusive answer, we waited for a few minutes and got lucky when a group left.
We sat down and waited for a while for someone to come by and ask if we wanted menus. The menu itself is not very inventive and seems to have similar vegan favorites like falafel and a veggie burger that seem to be staples of most Glasgow vegan places. We ended up ordering a vegan nachos to start and then a vegetarian burger and a falafel burger. The waitress was not very helpful or pleasant to us and just took our order without a smile or any niceties. The food was actually pretty good despite the service. The chili nachos were really good and the coconut was a good addition, although I miss getting nachos with fresh chopped tomato and scallion, which I guess is not too common. My falafel burger special was very good as were the cajun fries but my partner, while she enjoyed the tomato basil soup, did not think her classic burger was especially good.
After dinner we waited a long time for the waitress to come by and ask us about dessert which we got a special lemon poppyseed cake slice which my partner liked. Then again we waited for a very long time to get the bill but no one came so we went up the bar to pay. The set up of the 78 is very nice, with a mix of small tables and larger communal ones in front of a homey-feeling bar. We had our meal in some of the armchairs around coffee tables by the windows, which weren’t the most conducive to eating, but were very comfy to sit in.
Cons: Service lacking, Few tables