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Kelvingrove Cafe

#349 of 1,933 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Pub, Scottish, Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1161 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8TB, Scotland
+44 141 221 8988
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our reservation at another restaurant was lost, so my family of 4 found ourselves looking for dinner after an afternoon show at the hydro, right at 6pm on a Saturday. We got a reservation in another restaurant in a couple of hours time, so went here for a few drinks to pass the time. The place was busy, so we... More 

Thank blairk2
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for food and drinks before show at the Hydro - ordered the chicken salad - £11 and the superfood salad - £11 too I think. very tasty. had a couple of the local craft beers - a little pricy at £5.20 I thought (hence 4 stars instead of 5) but overall a very cool bar / eaterie with... More 

Thank MICKGlasgow
Edinburgh, Scotland
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited from Edinburgh, being pretty clueless when it comes to Glasgow restaurants so this was a very lucky find! We were greeted as we stepped through the door and shown to our table straight away (booked by email, and had an immediate response). Staff were very friendly and attentive. We let the waiter choose our food selection, and shared... More 

1 Thank brechtian_doll
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Kelvingrove Cafe for a pre dinner drink but the staff member who greeted us was so unbelievably rude to me that we left straight away. We went to Rioja across the road instead, where the staff were lovely, polite and welcoming.

Thank LindseyMorton
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the idea of the original Victorian look of the decor and the website makes the place sound great, it states " We have a team of skilled Bartenders eager to make you your favourite cocktail ....". So it was disappointing when my friend asked for a Black Russian to be told they don't do them, then asked for an... More 

Thank les37
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cracking place to go for breakfast . Nice comfortable place, friendly staff, and in the black pudding and chorizo hash they serve possibly my favourite breakfast of all time. If your in the area you need to try it .

1 Thank paulhobbs
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017

Really like Kelvingrove cafe and went back recently for drinks. Always a great atmosphere here, especially on a cold night with a cosy fire burning. Staff are always so friendly and engaging and like a wee chat with their customers which makes a huge difference to the customers overall experience. We have eaten here on previous occasions and although we... More 

Thank Christine D
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

I've been to this place twice. The first time I was served a £8 glass of orange juice with a dash of grenadine as a "mocktail". The second time I was served the roughest white wine I've ever been served in a bar. I took it back and the waitress offered me a different wine, which should've been nice, but... More 

Thank DickTurpin4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

The food was hideously greasy, and some of it surprising (not in a good way). The drinks were kind of average but extremely over priced. Dingy interior, not to mention the weird understated frontage. You could guess at the sort of hipster BS establishment it is from the frontage alone. Staffed by bearded hipster weirdies.

Thank Val P
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Would highly recommend a visit to the Kelvingrove cafe, excellent bar staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit

Thank Craig N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Pub, Scottish, Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1161 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8TB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 8988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?