This relaxed and elegant venue, supportive to the homeless and to local artists, specialises in tea and has an inventive vegan and vegetarian friendly menu.
The grand sweep of the counter, the fascinating illusionistic décor, the customer art gallery, the clothing exchange, the olive greens, creams and greys of the paintwork together create an ambience that is restful and welcoming for all comers. Gulliver’s is surely one of the most spacious cafés in Glasgow, serving up an inventive vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu as well as a tasty range of home-baked cakes and scones. Its real specialism, however, is its range of 32 different leaf teas that come to the table in hand-filled biodegradable teabags in pastel-coloured teapots with a pot of water on the side to extend the experience. Green tea, spiced tea, white tea, fruit tea, china tea, herb tea, breakfast tea – all are carefully described in the menu as if they were wines – and, of course, savouring the tea experience comes much cheaper than a glass of wine.
- High point: Relaxed and welcoming ambience
- Low point: Dishes do not always correspond to menu description
- Notable dish: Mushroom dhal with crispy onions and pitta bread
- Private dining: Up to 20 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Pop favourites
- Live entertainment: community events,open mic nights,exhibitions and openings
- Capacity: 75
- Largest group: 75