The Sisters Kelvingrove
- Telephone 0141 564 1157
- Food served Tue–Sat noon–9.15pm; Sun noon–8pm. Closed Mon.
- Pre-theatre times Tue–Thu 5–7pm; Fri/Sat 5–6.30pm
- Average price £12 (set lunch); £26 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £14.95
- Website www.thesisters.co.uk
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
With its clean white walls, dark drapes and wooden floors Sisters Kelvingrove has a smart, business-like appearance that attracts celebrating couples, families and local hotel guests, while also becoming a meeting, greeting and eating point for the Highland Diaspora that occupies this bit of Glasgow’s West End. As such, it knows how to keep abreast of a hale and hearty appetite with Chef Jacqueline O’Donnell excelling in blinged-up home-cooking served in hefty portions using wholesome ingredients. The menu is awash with fresh Scottish produce from Uist scallops to Dingwall haggis to peat-smoked haddock. Galloway roe deer is served like a deconstructed pie – chunky and rich meat topped with creamy mash and a cheese crisp – a sturdy and filling starter. Scrabster-landed hake is light, fresh and perfectly cooked perched on an inspired accompaniment of crunchy spring rolls filled with mussels and vegetables in spinach purée and lemon butter. Puddings are also expertly executed especially puff candy meringue in butterscotch sauce – a gooey, crunchy syrupy delight. Faultless presentation, smart cooking and chatty staff are the hallmarks of this chic outfit.
- High point: Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
- Low point: Wine list not as classy as the food
Run by the O'Donnell sisters, The Sisters forms a pair of modern Scottish restaurants serving inventive yet unpretentious cuisine from separate locations across Glasgow. This Kelvingrove branch is decked out in sleek contemporary décor, with a snug open fire to warm the monochrome tones. The kitchen larder is stuffed with local produce, from prime Castle Douglas beef to creel-caught langoustines fresh from the West Coast. A snug private dining area seats up to eight people.
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- Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
- Private dining: Up to 10 covers
- Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Easy pop, 80's classics
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 60
- Open since: 2005
- House wine: £15.85 per bottle
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