The Sisters Kelvingrove

This restaurant has ceased trading.

The Sisters Kelvingrove
36 Kelvingrove Street, Glasgow, G3 7RZ
  • Telephone 0141 564 1157
  • Bar open Licensed to midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–9.15pm; Sun noon–8pm
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Traditional Scottish recipes using well-sourced seasonal ingredients served in a relaxed and stylish tenement dining room.

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After the closure of the Jordanhill outpost, the Sisters is now a singular operation with the focus now solely on the Kelvingrove restaurant. This has initiated a redesign of the place, which, positioned in a tenement building on the fringes of Finnieston, is perhaps looking to reshape its identity in accordance with its forever-evolving locale. With this, the linen is no more, dispensed for a far less decorated table set, the leather banquettes are far more inviting, while the glassware is finer, and crockery, rather than standard white plates, is now various shades of stoneware. Wholesale changes are apparent in the food, as the pre-theatre is dropped for a more expansive all-day menu that includes a less rigid ‘snacks,’ ‘lighter bites’ and ‘something sweet.’ This re-articulation has perhaps handed the kitchen a bit more freedom (and work), yet what is clear is that the genesis of the Sisters Kelvingrove – bold flavours, a commitment to using Scottish produce, honest cooking and a front of house team working in tandem with the kitchen – is still beating strong after its makeover.

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Rory McGinley visited The Sisters Kelvingrove on 10 March 2019
  • High point: Food has broader appeal than before
  • Low point: Coconut broth with scallops is overly cream
  • Notable dish: Roasted cauliflower steak
  • Average price: £22 (lunch); £22 (dinner)
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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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  • Private dining: Up to 10 covers
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2005
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle

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Table Talk: Jacqueline O'Donnell on Grannies and Graft

16 Sep 2015

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