Rumours Kopitiam

Rumours Kopitiam
21 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 1HW
  • Telephone 0141 353 0678
  • Food served Tue–Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–9.30pm. Closed Mon.
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  • Website rumoursrestaurant.co.uk
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City centre Malaysian diner with mammoth portions and an excellent vegetarian menu.

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An honestly simple, no-frills interior can do more for a good-mood atmosphere than the touch of the most creative decorator, as Rumours Kopitiam shows. As the name ‘kopitiam’ designates, it purports to be nothing more than a café – but one that boasts one of the most copious offerings of Malaysian food in Glasgow. With a formidable 100-plus item list menu to comb through, newcomers may freeze at the thought of actually placing an order – but the rewards are great for those who persevere. The roti chanai coupled with a spicy sauce to pep it up coaxes the appetite, as well as the slightly sweet satay chicken on skewers. The mains cover a copious range of soups, stir-fried dishes, omelettes, and curries. A standout dish, the stir-fried king prawn doused in piquant shrimp paste, has an addictive savouriness. For more subdued flavours, there’s the dry stir-fried seafood, also known as the famed char kway teow. The portions are universally gargantuan, and adding to that an altogether separate vegetarian menu, Rumours is a godsend for ravenous non-meat-eaters and omnivores alike.

The List's rating
6.4

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Marta Matvijev visited Rumours Kopitiam on 17 February 2019
  • High point: Gargantuan portions
  • Low point: Plain fishcakes
  • Notable dish: Stir-fried water spinach with king prawn
  • Average price: £17 (lunch); £17 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs
  • Music on stereo: Mix of Chinese, Malaysian and UK pop music.
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2008
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3 (red, white, prosecco)
  • House wine: £17 per bottle
  • BYOB: £10 corkage