Art Lover's Cafe

Address: 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, G41 5BW, Scotland
Telephone: 0141 353 4770

- Budget

3.8

Rennie Mackintosh designed café at the centre of Glasgow’s premier south side park.

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.

Food and drink
3.9
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Service
4
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Food and drink
3.9
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Value for money
3.7
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Ambience
4.3
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Location
3.8
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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 Think filet of Ayrshire chicken or roast rump of lamb rather than an out of date cheese and tomato toastie.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.

Recommended dishes

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.

Ambience

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.

Service

Quirky and friendly.

Location

In the Pollokshaws suburbs on the south side of the River Clyde, the Art Lover's Café is at the heart of Bellahouston Park.

Price advice

Expensive for a café but well worth the price hike considering the setting: starters are around £5, salads £8 and main courses around £10.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with younger children
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Travellers with pets
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Art
  • History
  • Design and architecture
  • Nature / wildlife

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