Sugar Dumplin

Sugar Dumplin
Princes Square, 48 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 3JN
  • Telephone 0141 248 2255
  • Bar open Mon–Tue 11am–10pm; Wed–Sat 11am–midnight; Sun 11am – 6pm
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–10pm; Sun 11am–6pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Thu 4.30–7.30pm
  • Average price £15 (lunch); £15 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £15.95
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A high-octane Caribbean restaurant-come-bar that provides vibrancy to the Princes Square dining scene.

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Sugar Dumplin is a refreshing journey into what is, as of yet, a fairly untapped culinary expedition with few restaurants in Glasgow opting for the Caribbean route. Located at the far corner of Princes Square’s top floor, the space is deceptively large, with capacity stretching towards 180 covers. Such a wealth of room is – while to its detriment on quieter weekday evenings – a massive draw at busier points with Sugar Dumplin doubling up as a lively bar that offers up an impressive cocktail list and a commendable Caribbean beer selection. The food illustrates the region’s disparate culinary identity – mains range from buttermilk chicken burgers to Trinidadian chow mein to Guyanese curry. Of these, the latter impresses most, with an intense sauce that contains a heady blend of fenugreek and cumin. Jerk ribs, if perhaps needing a little longer cooking time, are covered in a punchy chilli-spiked glaze, while an accompanying starter of prawns (which to the kitchen’s credit are served skin-on to retain flavour) are charred on the grill and balanced with a sweet and crunchy pomegranate salad.

  • High point: No holds barred with curry spicing
  • Low point: Sailor Jerry chocolate cake heavy and lacked any boozy punch
  • Notable dish: Goat curry
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Reggae
  • Live entertainment: Live bands and reggae DJ
  • Capacity: 180
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 17
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle