Alchemilla

Alchemilla
Alchemilla
1126 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TD
  • Telephone 0141 337 6060
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Average price £18 (lunch); £25 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.thisisalchemilla.com
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A modern, Mediterranean take on Scottish ingredients, served in an informal restaurant-bar alongside sustainably sourced natural wines.

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From the colourful sign above the door to the bright orange bar, there’s a playful, laid-back feel at this much-lauded Finnieston spot. There’s seating at the bar, tables up and downstairs, and a mezzanine level overlooking the largely female team of chefs cooking away in the open kitchen. Dishes are stripped down to a handful of ingredients, and hyper focused on quality Scottish ingredients. The menu spans the Mediterranean, with a sprinkling of Middle Eastern touches. There’s a changing selection of small dishes, organised through from snacks to veg, fish, meat and sweet. Try a salad of beetroot, blood orange, chicory and pickled onions – a dish of sharpened simplicity that sees each ingredient sing in tune with the other. For fish – order octopus with ajo blanco and grape, or a clever little sea bass ceviche with orange and chilli. Lamb chops with fava beans and harissa is a plate emblematic of the kitchen’s minimalist, refined style. Wines, meanwhile, are natural, funky and fresh: from small producers adhering to principles of minimal intervention in the vineyard and cellar.

  • High point: A place where culinary dreams are made
  • Low point: Small plates and bar stools aren't for everyone
  • Average price: £18 (lunch); £25 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 12 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 54
  • Largest group: 12
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £19 per bottle

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