Art Lover's Cafe
10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, G41 5BW
- Recommended for:
- Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Seasoned travellers, Travellers with pets, Art, Design and architecture, Escaping the crowds, History, Nature / wildlife
Expert review of Art Lover's Cafe
This is the best café on the south side of Glasgow. Designed by famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the House for an Art Lover is both a cultural attraction and tourist destination but also a charming ambient café that should not be missed. Within the leafy confines of Bellahouston Park, I could wander here for hours before working up an appetite – on the rare days that the sun actually shines.
The upmarket selection may surprise fans of soups and sandwiches but it is very much in keeping with its elegant surroundings. Think filet of Ayrshire chicken or roast rump of lamb rather than an out of date cheese and tomato toastie. The salad of smoked chicken with chutney of spiced plums and red pepper pesto is inspired.
A fantastic selection of desserts, including bread and butter puddings, dark chocolate and black cherry torte and hazelnut and plum turnovers. It’s so good I can hear the sound of Rennie Mackintosh’s stomach grumbling from beyond the grave.
High back chairs and dining tables, angular lines and stencil decorations give the impression of sophistication but it is a laidback affair, perfect for families on sunny days and tourists wishing to explore the nearby Burrell Collection and Pollok House.
Quirky and friendly.
In the Pollokshaws suburbs on the south side of the River Clyde, the Art Lover's Café is at the heart of Bellahouston Park.
Expensive for a café but well worth the price hike considering the setting: starters are around £5, salads £8 and main courses around £10.
More information on Art Lover's Cafe:
- Price guide:
- Café, Coffee shop, Tearoom
- Scottish, Snacks, Traditional
- 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, G41 5BW
- 0141 353 4770
- Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
- Opening times:
- Open daily 10am-5pm with lunch served noon-4pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary