- Telephone 0141 779 2253
- Seasonal times Summer opening: Mon–Fri 9am–8pm, Sat/Sun 9am–8.30pm.
- Food served Mon–Fri 9am–7pm; Sat/Sun 9am–8pm.
- Average price £8 (lunch); £8 (evening meal)
- Website www.soaves.co.uk
Previously the run-down Muirhead Café until taken over in the mid-1980s, the premises have become the home of the Soaves' Scots-Italian ice-cream dynasty, with their factory and offices situated behind. Save for refurbishments – including two in quick succession in 2008/9 due to a fire – it’s remained a rock of homely familiarity and hearty dependability for the local community and beyond ever since. They stick to what they know – think burgers, steak pie, macaroni cheese, hot filled rolls, soups, sandwiches and so on. Naturally, it’s the sweet stuff that really sells – milkshakes, ice-cream floats, sundaes (Chunky Toffee Fudge stuck with a whole fudge bar is a particularly divine indulgence), and a speciality Knickerbocker Glory. Take-home litre tubs practically fly out the door on hot days and at holidays.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs
- Open since: 1985