Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Café unveils new look

Finnieston venue’s revamped interior designed to showcase original architecture

GLASGOW’S Kelvingrove Café has reopened with a new look designed to showcase the building’s original architecture.

The Finnieston bar and brasserie, which closed on March 21 due to the coronavirus lockdown, reopened on Friday (September 25) revealing the results of a refurbishment which has seen the ground level extended with the addition of a 240 sq ft dining room.

The venue, which opened its doors for the first time in 1896 and was once an ice-cream parlour, has been revamped to showcase the building’s original architecture, with the new space featuring Versailles-panelled tables, green Spanish plaster walls, imported Italian terracotta floor tiles and a large steel-framed window which floods the space with natural daylight.

The offer spans brunch and coffee through to dinners and drinks and includes a revamped cocktail menu with a selection of 14 classics. In a nod to the building’s past as an ice-cream parlour there’s also a dessert menu including a traditional Knickerbocker Glory, Peach Melba and Banana Split.

Barry Oattes, owner of Kelvingrove Café, said: “Our focus has always been on providing the very best cocktails in Scotland and now we have the interior to match – spacious, relaxed and ambient.”