The Burrell Café
Reliable soup, sandwiches and more in an awe-inspiring setting.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
It would be fair to say that most of the regulars come here for the setting. Not only does the café overlook a green, tree-lined field, it is also just happens to be in the belly of a grand building showcasing a world-class collection of art and artefacts, spanning more than 2000 years. That’s quite something to consider when tucking into a delicately crisp, battered fish with chunky chips, a belt-busting baked potato with veggie chilli, a hearty slice of apple pie with a cup of peppermint tea, or a gluten-free pear and chocolate biscuit from Wooden Spoon. This is all courtesy of the Encore team which services all Glasgow Life venues in a similarly reliable vein. The big news is, of course, that the Burrell Collection is due to close in October 2016 for a four-year renovation. By the time it opens its doors again (for the 27th edition of The List Eating and Drinking Guide), there will be a large expanse of decking outside … and maybe, just maybe, hoverboard parking.
- High point: Admiring the Degas
- Low point: Could be a long walk from the counter on a busy day
- Notable dish: Veggie chilli and baked potato
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
- Capacity: 120
- Largest group: 120
- Open since: 1983
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £15.95 per bottle
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