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House for an Art Lover - Art Lovers Cafe

#89 of 1,913 Restaurants in Glasgow
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10 Dumbreck Road | Bellahouston Park, Paisley Road West, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
0141 353 4770
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Private Dining
Description: Designed by the famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, it's...
Designed by the famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, it's one of the city's finest wedding and events venues also home to the popular Art Lovers Cafe and Art Lovers Shop.In the Art Lovers Café, we have a passion for good food and friendly service. Open daily 10am to 5pm, lunch served between 12pm and 4pm, it is the perfect location to ‘do lunch’.We have a great team of Chefs sourcing ingredients from local suppliers.
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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrific food in Stunning House in Beautiful surroundings

House for an Art Lover never fails to provide excellent food served by really lovely and helpful staff. We recently enjoyed a 90th birthday celebration and had the private room off the main cafe where we could relax and the children could chatter without disturbing other diners. We were served by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
AnneR60
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Private Dining
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

House for an Art Lover never fails to provide excellent food served by really lovely and helpful staff. We recently enjoyed a 90th birthday celebration and had the private room off the main cafe where we could relax and the children could chatter without disturbing other diners. We were served by Charlie who was so efficient and really looked after... More 

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HFAAL, Manager at House for an Art Lover - Art Lovers Cafe, responded to this review

Dear AnneR60, Many thanks for your recent feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed another visit to House for an Art Lover and found the food and service excellent. I will certainly pass on your feedback to Charlie, Fraser and the rest of the team. I do hope we can welcome you back to the House very soon. Kind regards Shona... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a seasonal lunch here in December and unfortunately one of the party came down with a very nasty food poisoning (the turkey?). Have previously enjoyed a number of very good lunches here so disappointing.

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HFAAL, Manager at House for an Art Lover - Art Lovers Cafe, responded to this review

Dear MaryFN, We take any alleged food poisoning claim extremely seriously and this review comes as a complete surprise. We have checked back on our files and nothing has been reported by yourself or any of the parties in question to any of the team or management in the House. Additionally no other diners over the festive period, including the... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Over the years we have gone to this lovely restaurant for a number of different family celebrations. My mother is in her 70's and doesn't like many restaurants but she loves this one and that is mainly because it strikes the balance between being classy but still relaxed and buzzy but not too loud. The menu is very good and... More 

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HFAAL, Manager at House for an Art Lover - Art Lovers Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Alison G, Many thanks for your recent review. We are delighted you have been coming to House for an Art Lover over the years to celebrate special family occasions. We are very proud of the service provided and the wonderful food offered by our team of chefs. I do hope we will see you again soon for another family... More 

East Kilbride, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Bought a 5 pm deal, for 2 course lunch. Excellent value. Risotto was very tasty, and orange cheesecake with granite was to die for. Staff were very attentive. Would definitely go for a return visit. Only negative point, car park was too small.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover - Art Lovers Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Caroline L, Many thanks for your recent review and I am delighted you enjoyed your lunch in the Art Lover's Cafe. I believe you may have parked in our staff/disabled car park rather than our main car park that has 100+ spaces, when turning off Dumbreck Road please follow signs for visitor parking (straight ahead rather than turning sharp... More 

Crewe
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We had planned to visit the house (which is a Glasgow 'must see') and as it was lunchtime decided to eat here as well. We were not disappointed. All the staff were charming with just the right balance of attentiveness without being 'in your face'. The food was very well prepared and all at a very reasonable price. Likewise, the... More 

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HFAAL, Manager at House for an Art Lover - Art Lovers Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Greyfoodie, Many thanks for your feedback on your recent visit to House for an Art Lover. I am delighted you enjoyed the tour of House for an Art Lover and took the option to enjoy lunch in The Art Lover's Cafe. I do hope you will visit the House again soon. Best wishes Shona Ferguson More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

The food was out of this world and at a brilliant price. the set lunch menu had good choices meat, fish and a vegetarian option. We were served by a collection of people in a laid back style. Ewan took our order and was very helpful with our questions about the house in general and the menu. Will be back!

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HFAAL, Manager at House for an Art Lover - Art Lovers Cafe, responded to this review

Dear hillypop13, Many thanks for your feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed your lunch at The Art Lover's Cafe. We are very proud of our staff and the food that our team of chefs prepare. I do hope we can welcome you back to the House very soon. Best wishes Shona Ferguson More 

Glasgow, Scotland
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Having never visited House for an Art Lover before I wasn't sure what to expect but I was so impressed with my visit I can't wait to take friends and family with me again. The setting is beautiful and the restaurant itself has a lovely, relaxed atmosphere. We felt very well looked after throughout our visit. Everything from the warm... More 

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HFAAL, Manager at House for an Art Lover - Art Lovers Cafe, responded to this review

Dear rosevero, Many thanks for your feedback. I am delighted you managed to visit House for an Art Lover and experience our fantastic cafe, staff and food. We look forward to welcoming you and your family and friends back very soon. Best wishes Shona Ferguson More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Had a surprise 60th birthday here on Saturday, it was amazing. Beautiful surroundings, winter wonderland outside and stunning architecture inside. Lovely warm atmosphere and welcoming staff. The meal was delicious as all my family and friends will testify to. The attention from the staff was second to none and I would like to say a special thank you to Scott... More 

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HFAAL, Manager at House for an Art Lover - Art Lovers Cafe, responded to this review

Dear theachaplin, Many thanks for your feedback on trip advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your private dinner in The View. It is a stunning event space, perfect to celebrate such a special birthday. I hope we can welcome you back to House for an Art Lover very soon. Best wishes Shona Ferguson More 

Solihull, England
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Called in for lunch just on the off chance we would not need a reservation. Welcomed warmly and taken to a table of our choice. Order for drinks taken and our choice brought swiftly. Main courses Sea Bream for me and Chicken for my companion were a delight to the eye and to the palate. Dessert followed at a comfortable... More 

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HFAAL, Manager at House for an Art Lover - Art Lovers Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Lindbern, Many thanks for your review and I am delighted you enjoyed your lunch at The Art Lover's Cafe. We are very proud of the service provided and the quality of food that is prepared by our team of chefs. I hope we can welcome you back to House for an Art Lover very soon. Best wishes Shona Ferguson More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Had lunch here today. We chose turkey & trimmings...bad choice!!! Food reminiscent of school dining hall only less tasty & smaller portions. ..the latter being a blessing!!! I have enjoyed several lunches in this beautiful place...sadly not today. The service was excellent unlike the food!!! Overcooked turkey, undercooked potatoes & tasteless jus/gravy could not be redeemed by the well cooked... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover - Art Lovers Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Linda H, Many thanks for your review on trip advisor. I am extremely sorry that your lunch at House for an Art Lover did not match previous experiences at the café. If you could contact my directly on 0141 353 4775 or info@houseforanartlover.co.uk I would be delighted to speak to you about your disappointing main course. Kind regards Shona... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Dumbreck Road | Bellahouston Park, Paisley Road West, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: 0141 353 4770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 18
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Description

Designed by the famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, it's one of the city's finest wedding and events venues also home to the popular Art Lovers Cafe and Art Lovers Shop.In the Art Lovers Café, we have a passion for good food and friendly service. Open daily 10am to 5pm, lunch served between 12pm and 4pm, it is the perfect location to ‘do lunch’.We have a great team of Chefs sourcing ingredients from local suppliers.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?