Sugar Dumplin

Sugar Dumplin
Princes Square, 48 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 3JN
  • Telephone 0141 248 2255
  • Bar open Mon–Tue 11am–11pm; Wed–Sat 11am–midnight; Sun 11am – 6pm
  • Food served Mon–Sat 11am–10pm; Sun 11am–6pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon – Thu 4.30pm –7.30pm
  • Average price £13 (lunch); £17 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £15.95
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The spirit of the Caribbean in the Glasgow's upmarket shopping mall, serving barbecue and cocktails to rockin' reggae vibes.

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Bringing a taste of the sunny Caribbean to not-so-sunny Glasgow, Sugar Dumplin describes itself as ‘jerk, rum and jammin’. The location of the restaurant (which opened last year and is looking to expand around the UK) in the rather atmosphere-less Princes Square shopping centre does it no favours, but reggae music and vibrant décor help liven things up. Start your meal with ‘cutters’, which can be eaten as sides or starters, including sticky barbecue pork ribs, and delicious corn and plantain fritters with pickled cucumber and watermelon, served with dips ranging in levels of spiciness with memorable names such as ‘Lawd a massi’ (Lord have mercy – ie very hot, for those who don’t speak Caribbean). For the main course, opt for the curried goat shoulder curry with Scotch bonnets, ginger and tomatoes, before cooling off with one of the many cocktails on offer, which unsurprisingly feature a lot of rum. Even the triple-layered chocolate sponge cake is soaked in Sailor Jerry rum, making it doubly decadent.

  • High point: Fried plantain chips
  • Low point: Long wait between main course and dessert
  • Notable dish: Fillet of red snapper and king prawns
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Reggae, hip hop, traditional Caribbean
  • Live entertainment: Live bands and reggae DJ
  • Capacity: 180
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £17 per bottle