KG Café

KG Café
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove Park, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG
  • Telephone 0141 276 9530
  • Food served Mon–Thu 10am–3pm; Fri 11am–4pm; Sat 10am–4pm; Sun 11am–4pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.encorehospitalityservices.co.uk
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Large, bustling café beneath Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, popular with art-lovers, tourists and families.

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This reliable restaurant in the basement of the venerable Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum serves hearty lunches and light snacks to a mix of tourists, families and West End characters. The busy dining room has a contemporary feel but the prime tables are in the glass-fronted conservatory with its views across Kelvingrove Park towards Glasgow University. The ethos of the restaurant centres on provenance and seasonality and many ingredients come from named suppliers such as Arran Dairies ice-cream, St James smoked salmon and Clava brie. Main meals include perennial favourites such as KG’s Leviathan-esque fish and chips and Scotch beef burger on brioche as well as seasonally changing dishes such as grilled cauliflower on celeriac and herb pesto mash or Scottish flat iron steak with sautéed mushrooms and green beans.

The List's rating
7.4

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Bronwen Livingstone visited KG Café
  • High point: Above-average museum food
  • Low point: Chilly conservatory
  • Notable dish: Fish and chips
  • Average price: £15 (lunch)
  • Private dining: Up to 50 covers
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Live entertainment: Organ recitals upstairs, none in downstairs
  • Capacity: 180
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2006
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £19.80 per bottle

Reviews & features

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31 May 2018

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KG Cafe

9 Aug 2007

Star attraction

Too often tourist attractions boast deeply uninspiring cafés. Donald Reid is glad to discover the KG Café at Kelvingrove has culinary ambitions befitting such an important gallery and museum