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KELP, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

KELP

4.5
4.5
117 Reviews
£26 to £40
Seafood
Kelp Sustainable Seafood

Sustainable Scottish seafood, seasonal wines, cocktails and beers

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2 people

23:00


Booked 9 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

What 117 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Healthy

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Pre/post theatre

  • Glasgow

    Fit for Foodies

  • Glasgow

    Healthy

  • Glasgow

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. JK

    JaneK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very fresh food, the romesco sauce served with the tenderstem brocolli was fabulous!
  2. AB

    AndyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was perfect - the service, the food, food quality, ambience, cocktails - and it was just across the road from Theatre Royal. Thank you - we had a lovely time
  3. GH

    GemmaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing we enjoyed everything we ordered, the halibut especially was delicious. Staff were pleasant enough however we were let down by inattentive service - 20 mins in and we still hadn't received our drinks or had our order taken. Also during our meal we ordered some bread to soak up some broth and by the time it actually arrived we'd finished eating and it was cold. It also meant we didn't have enough time for a dessert as we were going to the theatre which was disappointing. Our bill came to £100 for two which we had no problem paying because the food was of a high standard but the service did not match this at all which was a shame.
  4. AK

    AllanK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Food arrived very quickly. We ordered seven different dishes between the two of us. My favourite was the chicken with chickpeas. My partner loved the mussels. The weakest dish was the hummus. I can see this could become a regular favourite restaurant for us if we lived in Glasgow……
  5. GM

    GrahamM

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The sweet and sour mussels were a delight. Portions are a reasonable size - two of us had mains plus three sides and finished it all off easily. We had problems finding the samphire amongst the parsley and radish - far too little of it. The crab was white meat only. NB the market menu finishes at 6pm.
  6. M

    Madge

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious freshly prepared food and no problem with our need for gluten free options- even the gf bread was fine. Love the octopus image on the wall - maybe extending it along the window as the view isn’t too exciting?
  7. CW

    ChiaraW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we visited but it most certainly won’t be the last…. We had the scallops, crab, squid and halibut - all very different and all absolutely delicious! The chips were AMAZING!!!
  8. JB

    JohnB

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent; our first experience of Kelp and what a find. I’d say it’s the best food we’ve had at a restaurant. Everything had flavour and the dressings were superb. Great service and a relaxed environment with ambient music
  9. b

    brucec

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It is all small plate menu and dishes were tasty. Service was excellent.
  10. ES

    EstherS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice open air space! Noisy traffic but what do you expect from city centre? Overall, food was tasty! Thank you.
  11. AD

    AngelaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was very fresh and tasty. Mussels and mackerel particularly fresh.
  12. RS

    RachSB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice food. Market menu exceptionally good value. Good service and fab choice of cocktails! Seafood really fresh and really well prepared/cooked/presented. Will definitely be back!
  13. CA

    ColinA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food great service. The small plate tapas format allows you to try more from the menu - overall wonderful experience
  14. NF

    NeilF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Would definitely go here again.
  15. MJ

    MoffJL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved It! Booked spur of the moment before cinema. What a refreshing alternative. Sustainably resourced scottish seafood. Small plates everything different. Beautifully prepared and presented tasty dishes that come to the table as soon as they are ready. We had fresh warm bread. 3 different dishes plus side and dessert. Great service and enthusiasm. Will be back! Thank you.
  16. PM

    PaulM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great little find, excellent food and pretty decent value
  17. c

    claired

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food , great value for money on market menu. Will definitely be back
  18. L

    Lilian

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyable visit with delicious food and very good service. Easily recommended.
  19. MG

    MargeryG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed food and staff were friendly and helpful. When we arrived the music was too loud for me.
  20. L

    Libby

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was so impressed with this Restaurant, I have no negatives only positives, food was excellent, service and ambience were also superb, I cant wait to return.
  21. SC

    SharonC

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely place with great food that’s different from anywhere else I’ve been
  22. Z

    Zee12

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent in every way apart from a couple minor things i.e. we arrived for our booking and the manager took quite a while to approach us, longer than he should have (and it was pretty quiet too, so no excuses) and the fact that the tips are shared among all the staff, so I gave the waitress extra in order to provide her with more money.
  23. CK

    ChristineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great find. We'll be back. Thank.you very much. Christine
  24. EC

    ElenaC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had several seafood dishes and they were all excellent.
  25. N

    Nanoushka

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    2nd visit and have booked a 3rd. The seafood is outstanding, as good as you will get! Service is attentive but when busy a little slow, this suited us as in no hurry. Would like the background music up a notch as it can barely be heard. Yes I know its background but???? If you are lucky enough to get good weather it's nice to have pre drinks in the beer garden. This is a gem of a place and I couldn't recommend highly enough!
  26. AM

    AnnabelM

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! Fresh, well-prepared, and no fuss. A really lovely experience. Highly recommend. Very friendly service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Really delicious!
  28. j

    jims

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this was a last minute booking , but what fantastic find from entering the store the experience was exceptional professional and informal James who leads the team was first class as was the front of house and Kitchen team the quality of the food was beyond expectation's each dish presented to the highest standard , the core ingredients were of the highest level local and sustainably sourced again another plus exceptional value for money , if your looking for something that goes beyond the norm you will find no better, i am already planning to go back but this time stay for a much longer time to really take in the experience i highly recommend the location is just out of the main city centre car parking is available in the nearly streets and is free from 6pm once again a massive congrats and thanks to James and the team for a brilliant experience that really kick started our evening off
  29. AC

    AnneC

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and the service received from GM, whose knowledge is commendable, was also outstanding.
  30. AC

    AnnC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    second visit and see the to food was spectacular. We got a mixture of small plates and everything was lovely. Well worth a visit.
  31. BO

    BabyOleg

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First class food, friendly service & ambiance
  32. CB

    CaroleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the freshest food cooked to perfection. What a find! Thank you!
  33. D

    Doggelmufin

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Great food, nice setting but spoiled by poor service. Over cocky welcome then kept waiting in an empty restaurant then a full 20 minutes before a drink order was taking. Asked for water but it did not come, asked again and got a jug but no glasses. No issue with the young waiter it was the senior staff directing. Would hate to experience it when they are busy.
  34. IS

    IainS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great new addition to Theatre Land! Gave Kelp a try for meal before concert at Concert Hall. Once you realise it’s next to The Piping Centre it’s easy. Really good ingredients well cooked. Market Menu very good value as well. Will return.
  35. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and inexpensive. We had oysters as a starter and they were brilliant and then the market menu set lunch which was exceptional. Service was very good . All in all a very pleasurable experience and we will be returning soon with friends.
  36. NM

    NadiaM

    Southwest Florida

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service. Great value and a lovely ambiance.
  37. AF

    AliceF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely outstanding food. So fresh. Perfect pairing options with wine/cocktails. Will definitely be back.
  38. LS

    LindaS

    Perthshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Brilliant food. Would definitely recommend.
  39. A

    Annie

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Best restaurant near Theatre Royal by far. Agreeably surprised by how delicious the food was. Small plates aren't that small! Interesting menu and good value for original menu.
  40. r

    rob38

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We arrived on time for our booking and our table was not ready although the restaurant was not busy. Were given a table by the door, never the best location. However thereafter everything was just great! Food was delicious, service friendly and helpful. We would go back when the weather is better to try the outside dining.

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

FAQs

KELP is rated 4.5 stars by 117 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

23:00


Booked 9 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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