KG Café

KG Café
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove Park, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG
  • Telephone 0141 276 9530
  • Seasonal times Closed Christmas and New Year
  • Food served Mon–Thu 10am–3pm; Fri 11am–4pm; Sat 10am–4pm; Sun 11am–4pm.
  • Average price £12 (lunch)
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Large, bustling café beneath Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, popular with art-lovers, tourists and families.

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Situated in the basement of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, KG Café is a bustling, family-friendly place serving hundreds of hungry culture vultures every day. Nab a seat in the conservatory if you can, which has lovely views of Kelvingrove Park and the University. This venue is best suited to a quick sandwich and a coffee rather than a lingering lunch, but the menu has some appealing and well-thought out dishes, such as salmon fillet in dill butter sauce. Try the lovely mezze platter of smoked mackerel pâté, chicken liver parfait and vegetarian haggis bon-bon with oatcakes, which goes very well with a bowl of the homemade soup. There are more substantial dishes available, too, such as burgers and fish and chips, as well as children’s portions. Upstairs there is a smaller café area, serving takeaway drinks where you can take in the splendour of the museum’s entrance hall and hear daily organ recitals.

  • High point: Afternoon tea for £10.50
  • Low point: Always very busy
  • Notable dish: The KG Sundae - layers of chocolate brownie, berries, crushed meringue, ice cream and fruit coulis
  • Private dining: Up to 50 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: No music
  • 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

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