Food and drink
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 Think filet of Ayrshire chicken or roast rump of lamb rather than an out of date cheese and tomato toastie.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.
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Seasoned travellers
- Travellers with pets
- Escaping the crowds
- Design and architecture
- Nature / wildlife