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.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Nestled underneath Scotland's most popular museum and art gallery, and overlooking beautiful Kelvingrove Park, the KG Café is understandably large and busy, with efficient, friendly staff whisking hundreds of meals around every day. The menu is more ambitious than you might expect, with nice touches like couscous-encrusted salmon, which is simply cooked, letting the quality of the fish shine through, or delicate potato gnocchi with lightly grilled veg. The usual staples of beef burgers or fish and (excellent) chips are joined by Scottish specialities Cullen skink and haggis to please the tourist crowd. Afternoon tea with scones and substantial cakes is a real treat, and the restaurant is understandably very family-friendly. Outside lunch times, sandwiches and soup are served and there's also a takeaway coffee shop upstairs.

  • High point: Lovely views of the park from the conservatory
  • Low point: Can be quite noisy when busy
  • Notable dish: Afternoon tea
  • 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