111 by Nico
High-end dining experience in the suburbs – exquisite presentation, inspired food parings and incredible value for money.
Flanked by a dry-cleaning shop on one side and a Spar supermarket on the other, 111 Cleveden Road is an unlikely address to find white truffle, sea herbs and saffron on your plate. Yet they and similarly glamorous ingredients feature in the cooking here, where a weekly changing set menu gives you two rather exciting courses for £19. Among five or so mains you might find hake with tender squid and deeply savoury guanciale, or delicious pork belly paired with sweet, lean fillet. This restaurant is partly a sort of academy for talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, but it’s perhaps a compliment that you wouldn’t notice – the open kitchen lets you see Nico Simeone and his team working away with skill and precision, while service is as smooth and professional as you could wish. A real treasure for Kelvindale locals, 111 by Nico is well off the main drag – however, Simeone opened a second restaurant in restaurant-packed Finnieston in March 2017, making his accomplished cuisine accessible to a wider audience.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Soft rock
- Capacity: 44
- Largest group: 44
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 24
- House wine: £18 per bottle
Reviews & features
111 begins to add up20 Nov 2015
New neighbourhood restaurant in Kelvinside with a charitable direction is adding up on many fronts
Number 111 Cleveden Road has gone through a number of guises under chef-proprietor Nico Simeone, who wasn’t long out of his teens when he first opened La Famiglia on the spot in 2011. Awards came his way even as that restaurant morphed into Simply Fish…