Dinner and a show at Wild Cabaret, Glasgow

Wild cabaret glasgow

Having a wild night

If you are looking for some laughs, and dare we say an “in your face” kind of evening then Wild Cabaret on Candleriggs in the Merchant City is the place for you.  We wandered along to try out their mid-week dinner and cabaret deal.  A budget night out with some food and a chuckle.

Step through the gleaming entrance and into the bar/dining area…
Wild cabaret glasgow Outside


A compact stage dominates the room (remember and look up to see the burlesque accoutrements 👀).  Banquette seating surrounds the room with the front of stage flooring peppered with dining tables.

We were ushered to a table in front of the stage so there was nowhere to hide from any comedian banter….slightly apprehensively we looked over the menu.

Wild cabaret glasgow Stage Menu

We were there as part of a 5pm.co.uk deal and there are two on offer: a £25 two-person offer of 2-course dinner (Choose from their all day menu) with a glass of wine and a show or £15 for 2-courses from the 5 pm menu, glass of wine and a show.

Here is the full all day menu and the smaller menu.

wild cabaret glasgow food blog menu
Full all day menu at Wild Cabaret, Glasgow
wild cabaret glasgow food blog menu
Two and Three-course menu, Wild Cabaret, Glasgow


The Food

I was stumped with what to pick from the menu, some classics like Scotch egg, steak pie and fish and chips. I decided on crab cakes with lime and salad. A good hot sauce which livened up the “could be crisper” crab cakes.  A zingy start to the evening.

Starter Wild cabaret glasgow

Mr. Foodie picked the extremely tasty Scotch egg. I, of course, snagged a piece for myself. He picked the winner in this round.  Perfectly cooked egg with moist meat and a coating that was both crisp on the outside but with a good chew to it.  I’d have been happy munching these all night.

Wild cabaret glasgow Scotch egg

Next up the mains. Fish and chips with tartare sauce – actually the tartare sauce was just mayonnaise with chopped gherkin.   The batter could’ve been crisper and some mushy peas would have topped this off nicely. However a good pub classic.
Fish and chips Wild cabaret glasgow

Mr. Foodie picked the Halloumi burger. A thick chunk of Halloumi covered in a lightly spiced batter and topped with a sauce.  Accompanied with chips and a dressing which tasted like smoked paprika and mayonnaise. Again, he won this round. The dressing was ideal for squeaky Halloumi with the burger disappearing quickly.

Burger Wild cabaret glasgow

It was soon time for the show with Janey Godley circulating the room letting us know that the comedy might be a bit close to the edge – a fair warning for the night ahead!

The night saw us being entertained by six acts, not all to our taste but you do get to see a mix of acts with new material being tried with up-and-coming acts you might not have come across before so you might find a new comedian to follow.


£25 for some new comedy (or cabaret if you pick a cabaret night), two dinners and a glass of wine each is a budget-friendly evening.  The comedy can be close to the bone but then again it is Wild Cabaret not Tame Cabaret! 😜



+ good price

+ easy booking

+ central location

– mixed feelings on the food. For the deal price, good value.


Wild Cabaret 18 Candleriggs, Glasgow

Opening Hours:

Tue–Sun 11am–3am

Click here to book Wild Caberet

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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