Café Source Too

Café Source Too
Hillhead Sports Club, 32 Hughenden Road, Glasgow, G12 9XP
  • Telephone 0141 357 6437
  • Bar open Sun–Thu 10am–11pm; Fri/Sat 10am–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–3pm, 5–9pm; Fri noon-3pm, 5–10pm; Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–9pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Thu noon–3pm, 5–9pm; Fri noon–3pm, 5–10pm; Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–9pm
  • Pre-theatre price £15.95
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  • Website www.cafesourcetoo.co.uk
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A highly professional and popular restaurant specialising in Scottish food, unusually set in a West End sports club

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A field full of mud-splattered men playing rugby on a floodlit pitch is, to say the least, a novel prelude to a nice meal. Such are the quirks of Café Source Too, which is based at Hillhead Sports Club, tucked down a lane in a sleepy residential pocket of Hyndland overlooking playing fields. An interest in sports is by no means necessary to dine at a restaurant which sits faintly indifferent to its surrounds, serving family-friendly, reasonably priced well-made meals mainly to a neighbourhood crowd. There’s a gentle spin put on necessary staples of a Scottish-centric menu in starters such as Ramsay of Carluke’s haggis pakora and ham hough and pork croquette with crunchy black pudding soil. Daube of beef flakes easily on your fork in such a way as to live up to all of the eight hours of braising mentioned in its description, and wins an extra point for its lesser-spotted Scottish side-serving of rumbledethumps (mashed potato with spring onion and cabbage). Beer is probably the beverage of choice here, not because you’re in a sports club, but just because they’ve always got a few quality local guest brews on tap.

The List's rating
6

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Malcolm Jack visited Café Source Too on 22 March 2018
  • High point: Safe, solid, something-for-everyone dining
  • Low point: There’s no disguising a faint air of sports club manliness
  • Notable dish: 8-hour slow-braised daube of beef
  • Average price: £18.95 (set lunch); £20 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 120 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Indie-pop
  • Live entertainment: Live jazz bi-monthly
  • Capacity: 75
  • Largest group: 75
  • Open since: 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle
  • BYOB: £9 corkage