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Velvet Sparrow, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Velvet Sparrow

4.6
4.6
59 Reviews
£25 and under
British

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Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    0141 637 9236

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Menu

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What 59 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Notable Wine List

  • Glasgow

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Glasgow

    Notable Wine List

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff are exceptional and the food also. You won't be disappointed to visit this restaurant. 10/10

  2. P

    Pamela

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Visited on Sunday lunchtime and although it was very quiet the service and food were excellent. The Sunday roast ham was delicious. Maybe a fixed price lunch menu would help attract more customers.

  3. G

    Glasgowglamgirl

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    First visit, requested mezzanine table for 4 which we got. Service was excellent, various staff members continually checking we were happy with everything. Food was good, and as it was quiet we were able to sit way past our 2hour allocation. Had a lovely afternoon and will definitely return. Great to have a decent local restaurant and bar.

  4. A

    Alan

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic addition to the area whether it be for a daytime or evening drinks or food. Attentive service, spotlessly clean, and great food.

  5. S

    Spluga16

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit but it certainly won't be our last.

  6. LM

    LouiseM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service. Amazing strawberry and mango daiquiris! Food was fresh and tasty. Nice atmosphere

  7. MM

    MandyM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely little restaurant, beautifully decorated and staff so friendly and helpful. Cocktails and food lovely. Will return again

  8. CO

    CatherineO

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service! Nice little restaurant in the Southside. We had Sophie R. She was attentive without being overly so. Had a really great night catching up with friends and will definitely be back.

  9. CS

    CatS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I dont usually do reviews but I just really wanted to thank the staff at Velvet Sparrow for our dinner experience yesterday. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was truly outstanding. We were out for date night for the first time in awhile and I'm so glad we chose Velvet Sparrow, lovely start to the Bank Holiday weekend as well!

  10. MF

    MargaretFussy

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Nice food, lack of atmosphere, bring your own toilet paper as none in the toilet.

  11. F

    Foodie

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Food very good, seating area very nice . Staff a bit scarce & it was not busy , so they should have been on the floor helping customers.

  12. SB

    SiobhanB

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service from the friendly staff. Lovely to have this bar/restaurant in the neighbourhood.

  13. SM

    SuzanneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic and service was fabulous. We were looked after extremely well by the lovely staff who continually checked we were ok. Lovely relaxing atmosphere. I will definitely be back in the near future.

  14. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service provided to my friend and I that evening was fantastic. Both waitresses were friendly, approachable, funny and sociable - the type of experience you want! We told them that we'd definitely be back. Thanks for such a wonderful evening.

  15. GC

    GraceC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely venue and decor. Staff very friendly and attentive. Menu varied with a good choice for all age groups. Food well presented and very tasty. Service well organised with vourses well spaced, dining with an older person and gound main course portion a bit big but a takeje box offered. Noise level a bit much from road music and staff especially for older guest eith hearing issues.

  16. DE

    DEBBIEB

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and lovely staff. Always a great place to dine out in!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Nice and will return

  18. DL

    DavidL

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Enjoyable night. Cocktails are excellent, food is ok. Staff are very helpful but actually come around to often to check on you. But overall a good evening & would go back!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great cocktails and nice menu for local bar, service staff were excellent. Will be back soon!

  20. CD

    ClareDx

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you haven’t been here yet, you NEED to!! Came for dinner with a large group , staff were so accommodating to all our dietary requirements and so kind! Cocktails are unbelievable - best white russian I’ve ever tasted!!😍 10/10 food and service, will definitely be back. This is exactly what Cathcart was needing! Thank you so much

  21. LS

    LizS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    So disappointed. Have been to Velvet Sparrow a few times and this was first time with new evening menu. Had to wait 45 mins for starter and same again for main. Starters were lovely but mains were very poor. Manager did apologise as chef was not happy with the way the cod had cooked and wanted to do another. Shame he forgot to cook the broccoli and add the sauce. My friends seafood linguine was on the cold side. The waitress was really friendly and pleasant and the Manager did reduce our bill quite considerably. It was definitely not fine dining and perhaps they should consider going back to more of the original menu? There were lots of people in having drinks which is great so perhaps some smaller plates would be better. Will I go back again, probably because it’s so handy and the staff are great and atmosphere good. Hopefully it was a one off bad night and things improve.

  22. B

    Bonnylass89

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We arrived for lunch and the staff were extremely friendly and very knowledgable. The dishes were amazing! With a great range of food, meeting the needs of all dietary requirements as our table was very demanding. The cocktails were fab, negroni being my personal fave! A fantastic wee hidden gem!

  23. HS

    HelenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Soggy batter on both fish. It should be crispy. Soup has to be returned to kitchen as it was too cold. Waitresses were lovely and welcoming, very friendly. Think the chefs could have done better as it was quiet and lunchtime so it was t as if they were rushed. I would give it a second chance as it’s local.

  24. PL

    PatriciaL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely Sunday dinner. Friendly, efficient staff. Will definitely be back.

  25. LM

    LouiseM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Girls serving us were lovely, polite and helpful. Knowledgeable about dishes and drinks

  26. P

    Pamela

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice atmosphere, friendly service and good menu choice (although quite traditional) including veggie options. Food was good and it is great to have this bar/restaurant in Cathcart.

  27. DB

    DanielleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and cocktails were great! Customer service was fantastic

  28. LM

    LucianaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious, the staff were so lovely, attentive and friendly.

  29. AM

    AlenM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great wee place in Cathcart, nicely arranged with mezzanine for more intimate dining and downstairs tables available too. Looking forward to our next visit.

  30. BH

    BrianH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visitors, great food, drink and service.

  31. DL

    DavidL

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Really good evening, cocktails were excellent, staff very attentive & nice ambience. Food was ok.

  32. DB

    DuncanB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. So nice to have a good eating place in Cathcart again. We will definitely be back!

  33. JM

    JaniceM

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Had a very nice meal, food was good quality. Varied wine list and good selection. All the staff were pleasant and friendly. It was very quiet so lacked a little bit of ambience.

  34. j

    johnny49nba

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First visit under Velvet Sparrow ownership for Saturday night dinner with family. Menu is a little bit limited and not much change to decor. Food was good for both adults and children (although they don’t have a set children’s menu in place as yet). Where VS scores highly is excellent service, welcome and attention to their diners. Overall we enjoyed the experience and will be back 👍

  35. c

    clairem

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely food in a very smart new restaurant. Had been for drinks before but this was our first time eating

  36. CR

    CharlesR

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good value for money. Excellent service. Food was fresh and tasty.

  37. RM

    RachelM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous place with lovely staff. Food and cocktails were delicious! Will be back!

  38. T

    Taylor

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service, great food, lovely music, but the other tables were very loud.

  39. K

    Kirstd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious, nice atmosphere and friendly, attentive staff.

  40. EM

    EllenM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were excellent. The burger was amazing and I really enjoyed the polenta fries. Will definitely be back. 👍

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

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

    • Contact tracing information collected

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Velvet Sparrow is rated 4.6 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Velvet Sparrow

3 Clarkston Rd Glasgow, Glasgow City G44 4EF

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Glasgow

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

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