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KELP, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

KELP

4.8
4.8
801 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 801 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Best Overall

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Best Food

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Best Ambience

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Innovative

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Healthy

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Glasgow

    Best Overall

  • Glasgow

    Best Food

  • Glasgow

    Best Ambience

  • Glasgow

    Innovative

  • Glasgow

    Healthy

  • Glasgow

    Great for fine wines

801 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal before a visit to the opera . No complaints

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good location, excellent selection of fishy delights, wonderful variety of textures and flavours, superbly presented, great value for money. Staff are pleasant and helpful.Food is cooked to order.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food, but marred by poor service. Our final dish arrived after we paid the bill! Dirty dishes were not removed and we had to pile them on the side by our table

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food (when it finally arrived) was absolutely delicious however it was served at differnt times and waiited a long time for some dishes so we ended up eating at different times.

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  5. Rose

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive and adaptable to intolerances, mussels, langostines and slaw were all lovely

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks and service received were all excellent.

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  7. Sadie

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wine. Welcoming friendly staff Good service just bit slow at end.

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  8. Helkis

    Glasgow

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to Kelp many times and every dish has been fabulous. They have a good value set menu. And yesterday I got to sit in the garden for my dessert. Highly recommend

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  9. ianm

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the third time that my wife and I have been and it gets better, every time we visit. The food was totally wonderful, everything we ordered had an amazing taste , the presentation was great. the staff were terrific. We cannot rate KELP highly enough. It is definately a 10 out of 10 place. The head waiter was a real character , and he always makes us very welcome.

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  10. Caro

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gem of a restaurant - fantastic seafood and brilliant waiter!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal was excellent. Staff very helpful and food very good.

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  12. JohnC

    Glasgow

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked an early evening market deal. Two small dishes with one side dish. Good choice of main and side dishes. The food was lovely , well presented and good size portions. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Nicely laid out restaurant with a lovely vibe. I will be back again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Brilliant evening out Thank you so much. I would return any time we come to Glasgow. The perfect end to a holiday in the Hebrides

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Small plates seem like they might not fill you up, but they do - and every one was very tasty. The serving staff were really friendly and funny, without being intrusive. A really lovely (early) evening.

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  15. WillJ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really inventive dishes using what seemed like very fresh seafood. The famous crab doughnut was good, but the smoked trout was our favorite. Don’t miss the scallop roe “snack”. Our server made a good suggestion for a wine that would complement the variety of dishes. It was a wonderful meal.

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  16. LouiseN

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting and delicious flavours Friendly and helpful staff

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time to visit Kelp but will be back. There is an excellent selection of food and drinks. The fish dishes were very nice with a nice range of sauces to create lovely flavours to enjoy.

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  18. RealGoneKid

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service, large group very loud next to us but can't be helped

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  19. Alice

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A bit chaotic food ok wines not great overall only fair

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a brilliant night - the staff were attentive and charming and the food was fantastic

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  21. StuartW

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Market Menu gave good choice of alternative dishes, each one providing an interesting variety of complementary flavours. Market menu is competitively priced, and well prepared and presented. Service staff are very friendly, helpful, and efficient. Thoroughly recommended.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    You lost a star for service, it would've been two but the food was fantastic. You lost a second star for cleanliness. The floor underneath my table was filthy. Initially I was going to give a pass and then I looked up and saw the webs intertwined with the foliage my wife always tells me not to look up but i can't help it. I get it, you're busy but don't have foliage if you aren't going to dust it and don't seat people at tables with crap on the floor great meal but the establishment missed the service and clean marks. I had the scallops, crab donut and the gnocchi with mushrooms. My eyes are always bigger than my stomach but I couldn't help myself and needed to try all of the things. The scallops came out first and are paired well with a puff rice and topped with leeks. Very balanced and the scallops weren't overcooked. The crab donut literally tastes like a crab donut. Imagine pieces of crab inside of a sweet ball of dough. Probably an odd description but the combination reminded me of a crab beignet. There's also a hint of spice so if you don't like spice you may want to skip. The star of the show is the mushroom gnocchi. The sauce that it sits in tastes like heaven. The gnocchi is homemade and has a different texture and taste from what I'm accuaccustomed to. It's almost like a crunchy diced potato. The mushrooms and the sauce alone killed this dish and I could just eat them alone. Every time I try to end my review they somehow do something to alter my thoughts. My glass of wine is 75% full and you don't ask if I want dessert you just drop a check on the table ‍ yep you just lost another star. I personally wouldn't return based on the service alone.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food- staff were knowledgeable and lovely- music just a bit loud! But will be back

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here was absolutely unreal - we finished everything and even found it hard to choose what to have (which just means we’ll need to go back!) The portions were a great size as sometimes the share plates can be quite small but here it was really good value for money. The service was great, friendly staff, We can’t wait to return definitely one of our new favs,

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  25. SusanG

    Angus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and great service. It does say small plates, but I felt the portion sizes were very small and left still feeling hungry. Will know next time to order a bit more.

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  26. Carin

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We finished our holiday, with our last dinner at Kelp. Every dish was unique and delicious! Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. A truly spectacular meal and end to our travels. Kelp, you were grand!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible dishes and flavours, small plates only, lets you try a variety of things.

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  28. Emma

    Glasgow

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the restaurant and definitely won’t be my last! Loved all of it, from service to food. Thank you to all at Kelp.

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  29. Gunit

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food exceptional once again. We opted for the market menu and everyone loved every dish! No complaints at all. Table of 6 happy diners

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, service and experience. We will be back again very soon.

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  31. KathrynW

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. the flavour combinations worked really well. staff were friendly and helpful. Great venue with lots of seating areas for different experiences - both inside and out

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  32. DiamondD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely blown away by the food. Really good, Very fresh and taste combos I have never tried before! Will be recommending A*

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  33. georgef

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent variation on the menu , great tasting food.

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  34. StephenA

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got a lovely window seat, the food was stunning. I’m not a huge fan of fish but this was amazing. We had Oysters to start, the 4 small plates crab, scallops, squid and chicken plus 2 sides and it was enough…… crab was my favourite. We managed to squeeze in a couple of desserts which were as nice as the main meals. We will definitely return.

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  35. DianaF

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small plates Ideal for a pre theatre meal, good range of gluten-free options. Very well presented and tasty . We will definitely return

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  36. KrisK

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great wee gem hidden in Glasgow. Great food, service and ambience.

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  37. BeanieD

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    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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  38. MeriGeri

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    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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  39. KirstenM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    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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  40. JillianA

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    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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FAQs

KELP is rated 4.8 stars by 801 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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