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KELP, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

KELP

4.8
4.8
731 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 20 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 731 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 Ambience

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Good for business meals

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Good for business meals

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Innovative

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Healthy

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Glasgow

    Best Ambience

  • Glasgow

    Good for business meals

  • Glasgow

    Good for business meals

  • Glasgow

    Innovative

  • Glasgow

    Healthy

  • Glasgow

    Good for special occasions

731 Reviews
  1. PJKN

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. Stewart

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  3. PeterF

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  4. DanielM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  5. PaulaL

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  6. MaryT

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  7. JulieC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The great service started at the front desk. We turned up at 1430 for a 1500 booking and asked if we could be taken earlier. We were completely unaware that the restaurant didn’t open until 1500. Instead of asking us to come back , we were seated at a great table by the window and given the wine list and menus and asked if we wanted to order any snacks whilst waiting to order our food , even though the kitchen wasn’t open. The fantastic service continued throughout the meal. The food when it came was some of the best I have had in a long time , delicious. Some fabulous combinations of flavours. Decor is classy and fun. I’ve only marked down the atmosphere simply because it was a quiet time of day. I will 100% be back. Do yourself a favour and go to KELP. A little bit out the way but definitely worth the trip.

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  8. RichardH

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful sea food, small plates mean you can have a number of different things, great experience

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  9. AlanD

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really interesting menu, lovely service and great flavours and textures in the food. A great Ewing experience.

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  10. Donzay

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice to try something refreshing in the city centre of Glasgow for a change . Like the small plates,very tasty and different flavour combinations. Very nice and efficient staff too . Unfortunately they needed the table back after two hours which I was not made aware of at booking or other . But will return in the summer to sit outside.

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  11. RobV

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good small plates: interesting combinations and well balanced. Good for sharing

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  12. georgef

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasting food , been a few times now . A new favourite for us.

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  13. JulieB

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is phenomenal, one of the best meals we’ve ever had, really exceptional. Lovely staff and a huge bravo to the chefs and their menu, thoughtfully put together then produced with genuine passion and real talent. Thank you! We will most definitely be back!

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  14. DavidT

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful 5 star lunch at Kelp. We had the market menu which was decent value. Food and service amazing. Beautifully cooked fish dishes washed down with several glasses of white. Really interesting mains menu and burnt basque cheesecake to finish. 👍

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  15. JanetteT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful selection of dishes, beautifully presented and incredibly tasty. Absolute find of a restaurant.

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  16. MaryJ

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and wonderful service. I can’t recommend Kelp enough.

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  17. AlisonM

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! We chose from the great value (pre theatre) market menu. Delicious, unusual combinations and good sized portions (for us anyway). Good wine list and delicious reasonably priced cocktails. Didn't have the oysters this time, but they looked delicious. Great location if like us you're going to something at the Theatre Royal. Will definitely be back

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  18. RoseE

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a wonderful meal with lots of variety and quality dishes which tickled the taste buds. Very friendly and helpful service and very relaxed and smooth atmosphere. Would love to come back. Many thanks

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  19. DrewM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food! Fantastic service, whats not to love?

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  20. Danny

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit. Food was excellent. We will be back and we will be telling our friends how good it was.

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  21. Allie

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary, would definitely come back!

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  22. FeeBee

    Glasgow

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Becoming our favourite restaurant! Beautiful decor inside with a lovely seating area outside. Staff are so nice to talk to and at explaining the dishes. The flavours in every dish are just amazing. Particularly my scallops with haggis last night. The special desert was sooo delicious. Would recommend anyone to try it out.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing was too much trouble for Megan and her team in regards to our halal dietary requirements, substituting and recommending alternatives with every dish. Food was some of the best seafood we have ever had in Glasgow and service was second to none. This will definitely become our go to place Adnan (Dana) 🧔🏽‍♂️

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  24. KathG

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous place, what a treasure to find. Only a short walk from shopping areas and an absolute gem of a place. The staff were wonderful and the food was incredible, best seafood we have ever had. The restaurant was enchanting and beautifully decorated and honestly couldn’t find any faults at all. Definitely one to recommend and revisit.

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  25. ejm123

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic restaurant that we have been visiting for a while now. Have never had a bad meal there and the monkfish last night was out of this world!

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  26. SandraL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Market Menu and it was just perfect. This is my favourite place to eat before going to see a show at the Theatre Royal

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  27. JeremyY

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dish after dish of delicious food. We will be back.

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  28. George

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Scottish seafood restaurant with a focus on sustainablility and local suppliers. A must visit if you enjoy seafood.

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  29. Gleaming

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aspirational and very interesting cooking, would help if menu said whether food was hot or cold, but generally very good

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  30. JessicaB

    Glasgow

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice venue near theatre Royal. A bit noisy as no deadening but good atmosphere. Food is generally good but portion sizes vary greatly. The sapphire coleslaw as a side dish seems very mean. Addition of a green salad would be good for the market menu.

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  31. AllisonM

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great visit to this brilliant place ! Food is absolutely outstanding and the biggest oysters I think we’ve had anywhere - delicious. Cannot fault and will be back , thank you .

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing this is the best fish restaurant in Glasgow

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  33. KathrynL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely phenomenal food and wine, really outstanding. Staff were attentive but not intrusive. We will definitely be back.

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  34. Katie

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal with friends the food was absolute delicious 😋 will definitely be back x

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  35. LesleyM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. Can’t wait to go back.

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  36. TomO

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A pre theatre visit on 09/02. Food as ever was excellent, but what makes this place stand out from a number of other places with excellent food is the attentiveness and enthusiasm of the front of house staff. Absolutely a pleasure to dine there.

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  37. MaryM

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice decor, good vibe, tasty food & friendly service. Reasonable value considering current price of fish.

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  38. Visitor

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and good front of house. Good value for money.

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  39. RoadwarriorJnr

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the dishes were flavourful, and some of them, were amongst the most imaginative I've had in many years! A crab doughnut... I had to try it otherwise I would have kicked myself wondering what it would have been like; and it was great!

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  40. Jennifer

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Could have been nice to have some music on in the background. Lovely, original food, excellent quality!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

KELP is rated 4.8 stars by 731 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 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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