Black Dove

Black Dove
67 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow, G41 3YR
  • Telephone 0141 231 1021
  • Food served Tue–Thu noon–3pm, 5–10pm, Fri noon–3pm, 5–11pm, Sat noon–11pm, Sun 10am–9pm. Closed Mon.
  • Average price £15 (set lunch); £28 (evening meal)
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Lively bistro in the heart of Shawlands serving impressive food of exceptional quality, joined by an extensive wine list.

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Despite an unassuming exterior, Black Dove’s relaxed, informal vibe and a very clever menu has resulted in well-deserved success since this stylish Southside spot opened in 2015. Neutral décor and exposed brickwork give a relaxed, laid-back vibe, which extends to the extraordinary food that chef Stephen Crawford produces. Using simple, quality ingredients to create an impressive yet unpretentious menu, the dining style here entails ordering a variety of small dishes, which arrive at the table in staggered fashion, again adding to the easy-going ambience. Sharing four of five little dishes per couple allows the sampling of a significant portion of the extensive menu – sea bass served with glistening silver skin adorned with crisp pancetta and peas is a triumph, while a fillet of beef served with an onion purée and wild mushrooms is earthy and exquisitely tender. Old favourites are funked up – the truffle macaroni is heady and intoxicating, while scallops are paired with a delicate apple purée that brings an interesting new dimension to a traditional bistro staple. An extensive wine list completes the enticement at this smart little venue.

  • High point: Top-class neighbourhood dining
  • Low point: Booking at the weekend is a must
  • Notable dish: Beef with wild mushrooms and onion puree
  • Private dining: Up to 30 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: low-volume R&B
  • Capacity: 62
  • Largest group: 62
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 30
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

Reviews & features

Restaurant review: Black Dove

11 Sep 2015

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