Café housed within the Riverside Museum, complete with views on to the Clyde and a large menu catering well to dietary requirements.
The striking building home to Glasgow’s famous museum of transport is so awe-inspiring it alone makes a trip worthwhile. Designed by the late Zaha Hadid, the Riverside Museum has much to offer. Trams, trains and automobiles cover the floor and walls of huge concrete halls. And, given that a full day can easily be spent here, it needs a food offering to sate the rumbliest of stomachs. On that measure the large café, with its views of the Tall Ship outside, succeeds. Operated by Encore – an arm’s length organisation of Glasgow City Council, the menu is predictable, but appealing. The battered haddock is dry and crispy on the outside with fluffy white meat. The sandwich offerings are plentiful – and best enjoyed with a bowl of homemade soup. A second smaller café selling sandwiches and drinks can be found on the first floor, and commendably, there are a few picnic spots dotted around the museum for those who have brought packed lunches.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: No music
- Capacity: 150
- Largest group: 150
- Open since: 2011
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £19.80 per bottle