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KELP, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

KELP

4.5
4.5
75 Reviews
£26 to £40
Seafood

Kelp Sustainable Seafood

Sustainable Scottish seafood, seasonal wines, cocktails and beers

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Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–20:45

  • Phone number

    0141 332 4032

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Christopher Hutchinson

  • Area

    Glasgow

  • Cross Street

    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. 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

Menu

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What 75 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Healthy

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Lunch

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Pre/post theatre

  • Glasgow

    Fit for Foodies

  • Glasgow

    Healthy

  • Glasgow

    Lunch

  • Glasgow

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. D

    Dine

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent front of house, excellent fish cookery. Highly recommend, will definitely be back .

  2. AP

    AshleyP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal in calm, stylish ambience. Each course a delight. The market menu provided excellent value. Especially recommend the mussels dish, its broth delicious in itself. Manager helpful, knowledgeable and justly proud of the place. Wishing kelp every success, just what Glasgow needs.

  3. O

    Outoftowner

    Essex

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Inventive cuisine and individual service with wide range of excellent fresh seafood makes this a good destination for fishy foodies. As this was a Sunday there were a few empty tables but was still popular enough to give a light buzz. Sadly there were also empty choices on the menu as the chef only serves fresh ingredients and avoids waste as part of the sustainability agenda. However, they offered alternatives that were equally delicious. Coley with curry sauce and pickled mussels was great and the mango salsa went well with squid. As there wasn’t enough Basque cheesecake to go round they rustled up a new dessert of chocolate with whisky brittle on the house. That will be a hit on the new menu. Brioche rarebit with Morangie brie plus date syrup and caramelised walnuts was a fabulous melange of sweet, savoury crispness.

  4. M

    wouterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a beautiful evening, we tried as much courses as we could in a tapas way, everything was delicious and very well balanced in tast. The four of us wanted to try all deserts and we have eaten them in a carousel way. Christopher was a very kind host, if you are in Glasgow go here!

  5. Q

    Quintin

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food and lovely waiting staff. Can’t wait to go back!

  6. K

    Kazza

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit to the new seafood restaurant, very happy with the location, food, staff service. Drinks menu has a nice selection of wine and cocktails. Our group tried most of the small plates, all were delicious, (Oysters, mussels, scallops, langoustine, trout). Desserts were good too. Nice outdoor seating area too, can't wait to go back!

  7. AM

    AnneM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, tapas style, great service. Very hip inside.

  8. DM

    DerekM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Very good value and vary interesting to get selection of small plates of various seafood

  9. J

    Jesk

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent, enticing menu, our highlight was the skate wing with chicken and tarragon sauce. We sat outside in a lovely terrace area, service was friendly, atmosphere was relaxed. Will definitely come back here.

  10. AS

    AllanS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and great service, the staff remind people that its small plates but i think its more quality over quantity

  11. D

    Dani

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was absolutely incredible, and James the general manager was lovely and really made us feel at home.

  12. AD

    AndreaD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely ambience and fantastic outside eating space in a lovely garden area in middle of Glasgow which is very rare. Food was great and a wide selection offered. Second time there in 2 weeks!!!

  13. R

    Rjrj

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We had a lovely meal here for our anniversary. The decor is gorgeous and everything we ate was delicious....we had oysters and 4 small plates, cocktails and dessert. Besutiful crockery also! Great service and very reasonably priced. Would definitely come back.

  14. DR

    DeclanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    He eat service and delicious food. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

  15. RJ

    RosemaryJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Genuine craft to the food and way it was plated. Service was excellent. Highlights were the Scallops with chilli, fennel and blood orange and the orzo and celeriac dish with truffle. The kelp martini also a treat. We’ll be back!

  16. JF

    JohnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    first time there and I honestly couldn't tell you how it could have been better. Everything we ordered was amazing. Service was great and friendly. Every single dish was outstanding. And the bill was less than we were expecting. Would highly recommend.

  17. AK

    AndrewK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great value. Staff really helpful. Definitely going to visit again

  18. R

    Robbie

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing well cooked food

  19. LS

    LauraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful meal with fantastic, fresh food, amazing service and a lovely atmosphere! Would highly recommend!

  20. d

    dominic

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Excellent food - great outdoor space. A lovely Friday afernoon.

  21. LF

    LF1111

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is perfect for seafood lovers! Mixture of food and drinks were delicious and will definitely be back!

  22. n

    nicolasq

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Bonne nourriture, poisson et autre fruit de mer. Bien cuisiner. Le service meriterai d etre mieux organiser, les plats arrive en meme temps mais certain refroidissent cite (noix de st jacques par exemple) ce qui enleve un peu au plaisir. Amenez palt froid d abord puis plat chaud.

  23. AS

    AlexandraS

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, every dish was an absolute taste sensation.

  24. FE

    FEMW

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First visit and really impressed. The rhubarb oysters are a must and the squid was excellent. We will be back next time in Glasgow.

  25. RR

    RobertR

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are foodies love to try new restaurants and this was a real delight we are going back asap Excellent value

  26. CW

    CarolW

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely meal. Oysters with rhubarb was amazing and the mussels were great. We also had the coley and the skate wings - all great!! Will definitely come back

  27. S

    Stephen

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Arrived at booking time,,short delay getting our table. Ordered drinks,waited 15/20 mins then had to go to bar to remind staff we were still waiting(to be told he was making drinks on his own).wrong drinks order arrive. Ordered 3 starters(3 diners),2 served. All food generally good but small portions. Service staff numbers need increasing when restaurant is busy. Once this happens I’m sure the customer experience will improve.

  28. M

    Midiman

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Having read the reviews we expected it to be a great experience .... How wrong we were. We ordered two cocktails that eventually turned up. We ordered the oysters and they were lovely. We then went for the mussels, squid and coley dishes. The mussels sat on the pass for nearly ten minutes before being served to us cold. There was two tiny slices of bread on the side of the bowl, no butter and no broth in the bowl. This was sent back. A small bowl with one tiny squid tube arrived, also cold and sent back. The mussels re appeared piping hot having obviously been introduced to the microwave. We had no food and left hungry after paying for our drinks. It's obvious that it's just opened as it stood out that the team don't know each other yet. The chef appeared happy enough to stay quite and serve cold food rather than speak out to have his food served. The girl who served us was lovely and rushed off her feet as she appeared to be the only server in a busy restaurant. If the manager worked as much as he talked it might have aleveated her pressure. We won't return.

  29. J

    Jenblackwood

    Glasgow

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time in the new Kelp. Great range of very innovative food combinations. Cheery service too. We'll be back. Very handy for Theatre Royal.

  30. DB

    DavidB

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. 1st class. Great service.

  31. AR

    AngelaR

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great new restaurant, food was delicious and service was fab.

  32. LB

    LynnB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was absolutely superb.Loved the salmon and the Brie desert…delicious. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Great value for money too.

  33. JA

    JaAll

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Kelp's pre theatre menu is excellent value. There was a good range of dishes on offer, and each of them was well designed, tasty and offered something that little bit different. In particular, the orzo with celeriac was outstanding. Service was very friendly, and feedback was positively encouraged, which is great for a new venture. We were advised that the pre theatre menu was not being continued, which seems a shame. I hope this restaurant prospers, particularly from theatre clientele around the corner.

  34. GK

    GraceK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Confusion between large and small plates. More info required. Ended up with too much food having been advised on how much to order but skate wing large plate. Waiters friendly but not very attentive. Had to call them over.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Kelp was fantastic! The dishes which we ordered were superb enjoyed the Rhubarb oysters so much we ordered an extra two. We had six oysters to begin then four plates and two sides which was plenty for two. Looking forward to my next visit to try the other dishes on offer. The service was great very attentive staff.

  36. EL

    ELIZABETHW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Having eaten at another new seafood restaurant last week (and been less than impressed) I was a little dubious of coming to Kelp However my fears soon diminished. Staff all very warm & friendly without being over eager. Generous portion on all courses, outside area looks wonderful for the summer when it comes. The pre theatre was ideal and good value too..The treacle tart was just the best We will be back. Would be ideal for a night at the theatre

  37. C

    Carol781

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious. Lovely staff . Great wine

  38. c

    ceepatts

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent menu with a range of delicious seafood dishes, all beautifully cooked. Attentive service and good selection of wines. We'd make the trip up to Glasgow to visit again.

  39. LC

    LouiseC123

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    It was a bit hit and miss with some dishes being very good and some not so good. Similarly with value for money with some plates being reasonable value for money and others overpriced. Staff were however very good and attentive. Nice ambiance.

  40. J

    Juneybug

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Staff seemed a bit preoccupied and inattentive at times. Possibly more interested in friends/family in the restaurant, than paying customers. Food was really delicious and drinks/cocktails were lovely. A bit confused over the music choice in a sustainable Scottish seafood restaurant. More in keeping with a Spanish/Mexican restaurant. Maybe could learn from Ardnamurchan across the road. Faultless food, like I said, although TINY main course portions.

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
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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KELP is rated 4.5 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 14 times today
Google Map for KELP

112A Cowcaddens Road Glasgow, Lanarkshire G4 0HL

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Tesco bank offices

  • Area

    Glasgow

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–20:45

  • 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. 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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