Kelvingrove Cafe

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Once a Victorian ice-cream parlour, the Kelvingrove Cafe is now one of the chicest and most stylish restaurant-bars to be revived in Glasgow's West End in recent years.  The original shabby frontage and sign of this Argyle Street bar remain intact and contrast perfectly with the redecorated interior with exposed brick walls, monochrome tiles, leather booths and a huge brass bar.

The menu is split into small, medium and large plates so you can choose the perfect size for whatever way you're feeling. Dishes such as Rockafella Skink, roasted fillet of Scotch beef, salted beef mac and cheese and churros are just some of the delights guaranteed to get your mouth watering. To accompany the delicious food, the cafe serves up a vast range of spirits and drafts as well as a premier selection of amaros, bitters and vermouths. These guys taking drinking seriously, and make huge blocks of ice in-house which are portioned up using 14-inch Japanese ice saws (!) which chill the drink without diluting it, creating a more ‘pure’ beverage. 

The very definition of cool, this Glasgow cafe bar is a mix of grown-up, whimsical and well-travelled, with vintage feel that takes you away from Argyle Street. 


No door charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
West End
Children welcome before 6pm


Day Open Close Notes
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Kelvingrove Cafe
1163 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TB


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Drink Prices Price
Cocktail £6.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £2.70
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.50
Bottle of House Wine £16.00

This venue serves British, International and Brunch food.

A word from the chef:
Small, medium and large plates of tasty cuisine from Scotland and beyond.

Our Review

Kelvingrove Cafe - Cocktail Bar Review

Kelvingrove Cafe - Cocktail Bar Review

It’s old news that Glasgow’s Finnieston area is one of the city’s go-to spots for quirky cocktail bars and the Kelvingrove Café fits in perfectly. You’ve probably walked past the beautifully restored vintage exterior...

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Really nice place for cocktails, a little more expensive but the inside is beautiful and there's plenty of seats, even at weekends, so you don't need to awkwardly linger around the bar. Cocktails are well made and are ready quite quickly.
by on February 19th, 2018

I've not eaten here but I've come in for cocktails. They've got a really long and varied cocktail list and they were fantastic (although a little bit expensive). It'd make a GREAT venue for a first date since it's busy enough not to be awkward but quiet enough you could hear each other.
by on May 16th, 2017

The food in here is sooooo delicious sooo fresh I would recommend this to anyone whos looking for something that little bit different. Great place for couples and familys. Great family place.
by on December 9th, 2016

I've always wanted to check this place out, looks so lovely - that's it, it's on the list for 2014!
by on January 14th, 2014
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