Kilmurry & Co
All-day diner in Shawlands, serving brunch through to small plates with plenty of Scottish produce and inspiration.
The mile or so from Strathbungo to Shawlands is jam-packed with places to eat and drink, and 2018 saw an interesting new arrival towards the southern end of the stretch. With an interior of reclaimed timber and exposed brick, Kilmurry & Co wouldn’t look out of place in hipster Finnieston – nor would its relaxed brunch-to-supper, small-plate-and-sharing-platter format. Here breakfast classics like buttermilk pancakes and avo toast segue as the day progresses into meatier ‘tapas’, like steak tacos made with proper corn tortillas and a steamed bao bun filled with mildly spiced and richly savoury Korean pulled pork. By the evening the emphasis moves onto seafood, including raw oysters and squid tempura, though most dishes are available throughout the day. There isn’t much that’s animal-free, though a vegan mac and cheese is a satisfying plateful. Portions are generous for small plates, and many of the dishes are the kind of salty, crispy, moreish things you want to share with friends over drinks. While the beer list could be a bit more interesting, there’s a good choice of cocktails, mocktails and wine by the glass.
It’s always lovely to find a neighbourhood dining spot that can meet your brunch, lunch and evening dining needs with equal aplomb. The newly-launched Kilmurry & Co on Kilmarnock Road does just this. Branding itself as a ‘brunch to bistro’ restaurant, you can indulge in gourmet French toast and hearty pancake stacks by day, while by night, dine on everything from seafood to steak to stews.
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- Delivery: £1.80-£2.50, Southside only
- Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Eclectic mix, hip-hop to folk
- Capacity: 36 (36 outdoors)
- Largest group: 14
- Open since: May 2018
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- House wine: £18 per bottle