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KELP, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

KELP

4.8
4.8
765 Reviews
£26 to £40
Seafood
At KELP we take our time to make sure the food that goes on your plate is a fresh and local as possible. We source our seafood to be specifically Scottish and sustainable. We pride ourselves on using local suppliers for all our food. The fish people supply our fresh seafood daily. Our bread comes from Soja bakehouse, a family owned bakery in Cumbernauld. Our meat comes from ABR butchers, based in Bearsden.
Our executive chef, Christopher Hutchison, creates amazing, innovative dishes to be enjoyed and shared with friends and loved ones. We now have an AA rosette for 2023/2024 to highlight his and the teams amazing work. We are located on Cowcaddens Road, just around the corner from our sister restaurant, Ardnamurchan Restaurant and Bar and a stones throw from the theatre royal. Perfect for a meal before a show. Relax in our modern, airy restaurant and watch the chefs work in the open kitchen. Our signature dish is our crab doughnut, you'll be amazed!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Scottish
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 12:00–21:00 Sun 15:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    0141 332 4032
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Christopher Hutchinson
  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Cross Street
    Theatre royal Glasgow, Tesco bank offices
  • Parking Details
    On street parking behind restaurant that is reasonably priced, max 3 hour stay. Car park on Cambridge street within view.
  • Public Transit
    Cowcaddens subway close by, bus tops outside Royal Conservatoire and Theatre royal. Walkable from Buchanan bus station.
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 765 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Best Food

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Best Ambience

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Innovative

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Healthy

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Glasgow

    Best Food

  • Glasgow

    Best Ambience

  • Glasgow

    Innovative

  • Glasgow

    Healthy

  • Glasgow

    Great for fine wines

765 Reviews
  1. BeanieD

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic lunch at Kelp. The best food we’ve had for a long time, served by friendly and efficient staff. Beautifully presented ‘small plates’ which tasted great. Will definitely be back soon.

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  2. MeriGeri

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, innovative food, full of flavour. Good wines too, and despite my 4 stars for value on the a la carte, the set lunch is excellent value.

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  3. KirstenM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal at Kelp. The staff were so friendly and attentive and the food was excellent. Will definitely be back!

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  4. JillianA

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent with severl small plates to choose from, which means that you don't have to take a chance on ordering a big plate of something new! We had the scallops, the trout, the mackeral and the brocolli with feta. All excellent! Will definitely be back.

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  5. SheonaB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service. Ambience was so much better than I would have expected from the location/building. Fab choice before royal concert hall.

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  6. RoryB

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were very attentive (when required). The table next to a window was excellent and the low background noise level allowed us (group of 4) to hold an unhindered conversation. The food was to the taste of the majority although I would have preferred more options without spices.

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  7. Kate

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food at a reasonable price - we went for the market menu. Great venue for the Theatre Royal. Staff friendly and efficient. Whipped feta - yum!

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  8. AndrewMcD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal at Kelp, market menu is great value and an amazing choice of small plates. Very good value. Food was superb and service was great also. Highly recommend.

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  9. MarkO

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Service was a little ‘reserved’ for the buzzy atmosphere they venue seemed to want to create. Could have gone with a manager welcoming guests and directing staff. I would return again though.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food, and ambience. I'll certainly be back

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal and choice. Great service but only down side was very small table for several dishes to be served Will come back

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  12. AnneM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really delighted to have such a great fish restaurant in the city. The food is excellent and the staff are friendly .

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  13. SeonaidD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really delicious meal, great service and chilled atmosphere

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited 5th Apr 24 for an anniversary celebration. The food was outstanding as was the service. Each one of the small plate dishes (we had four between two) were absolutely amazing, and the oysters for a starter were all fantastic. The flavour combinations of the dishes was out of this world. We will be back when next in Glasgow Mark and Orla

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  15. DerekP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food in excellent surrounds with attentive, pleasant staff.

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  16. AndieB

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food. Staff were so kind. Honestly one of the best meals I’ve had for a long time!

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  17. PaulinaH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I came for an early dinner to Kelp. The service was great - thank you for looking after us, Juro! - the food was exceptional, and the overall atmosphere was pleasant. We’ll be coming back!

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  18. Dennisv

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food very well prepared and tastefull. Friendly staff

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  19. MacG

    Perthshire

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent long lunch in Kelp. The food was well prepared, presented and very tasty. We had excellent service throughout our visit. We would highly recommend Kelp and we will be visiting again

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing at Kelp. Menu changed slightly since last visit but that is great Great staff and surroundings. Top notch 👌

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  21. Sadie

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Pleasant atmosphere. Overall very good

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  22. sheilap

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Kelp was recommended by a friend who said it was fabulous and she was right, excellent service and food was delicious would highly recommend Kelp

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  23. JMac

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been over a year since I've been in Kelp, but it was as good as I remembered. Food excellent, service attentive without being intrusive. We all really enjoyed, and thought it was good value.

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  24. BettyB

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Would definitely recommend.

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  25. Olivia

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a table for parents and bought gift vouchers from KELP's website, the evening was a success! It's worth noting that the same group have a sister restaurant nearby, Ardnamurchan, and is also affiliated with Cafe Antipasti. Both of these restaurants seem to be just as popular as KELP. Make sure to book ahead of time, especially if you'd like to dine at the weekend. A seafood lovers, my parents thoroughly enjoyed the dishes they ordered. They told me they had " a wee bit of everything really" and couldn't pick a favourite. They commented that though the place was busy, the service was accommodating, really friendly and very efficient. Thanks, KELP team, your efforts are appreciated!

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  26. JohnB

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent fish restaurant. Our first try but we will be back.

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  27. YaaA

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty food and especially good for vegetarians and pescatarians

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  28. steves

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous meal, service and quality.!! Great ambience, food to die for.. flavours that excite the tongue! Excellent! 🫶

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  29. SuzanneL

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab food, good vibe. Only issue was they forgot one of our side dishes so one star down! But overall. Strongly recommend a visit to Kelp

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  30. Markjc

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great people. Would highly recommend.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can not fault this place in the few times we have been. Staff are the most accommodating to your dietary requirements (Halal) and suggest and substitute for your needs. Food and service is outstanding ❤️‍🔥

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  32. IanS

    Inverness

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I commented at the time that the 3 dishes that I ate were all poor. The oysters were very small. The liquid the mussels were cooked in was disgusting. The haggis with the scallops was not nice. All the food was well below the standard that I have previously experienced on numerous occasions. IAN

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had lunch in Kelp on Wednesday for the first time with three of my friends and we all thought it was fabulous! The welcome was so lovely, the ambience and decor is beautiful. The food was just delicious and we ate everything we ordered and noted the wonderful presentation. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Totally recommend KELP and we’ll be returning for sure. I’d like to go back to story the à la carte menu for dinner with my husband as it sounds gorgeous!

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  34. JosephineJ

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose to share the Oysters & the Market Menu. The oysters were very good & we chose 2 dishes & side of Smokey Tobermory Trout, Roast Beetroot & sourdough bread with seaweed butter all were all excellent. We also had s bottle of House Red to accompany our food. Total bill was very reasonable.

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  35. PJKN

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and drink excellent. Service friendly, helpful & efficient. Good to see the restaurant so busy.

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  36. Stewart

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really delicious. Amazing flavours. Staff were friendly and helpful. Really imaginative menu

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  37. PeterF

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great food will definitely pay another visit

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  38. DanielM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a voucher from Christmas, and took my girlfriend and brother for a lunchtime meal. Food was incredible, to the point we ordered more of one plate after we had tasted it (the crab doughnut). Staff were very friendly, and was a nice environment to be in. Best meal out I’ve had in last 12 months.

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  39. PaulaL

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food , well priced. Liked the setting and the service was good. We had a quick pre-theatre meal. Will definitely go back to experience and savour a-La-carte menu

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  40. MaryT

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did not disappoint. Lovely restaurant with very nice ambience, extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff, beautifully presented and tasty food and very affordable. I would highly recommend, and am looking forward to visiting again on my next visit to Glasgow. Thank you.

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KELP is rated 4.8 stars by 765 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for KELP

112A Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G4 0HL

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Theatre royal Glasgow, Tesco bank offices
  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 12:00–21:00 Sun 15:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Scottish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    On street parking behind restaurant that is reasonably priced, max 3 hour stay. Car park on Cambridge street within view.
  • Public Transit
    Cowcaddens subway close by, bus tops outside Royal Conservatoire and Theatre royal. Walkable from Buchanan bus station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Christopher Hutchinson
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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