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KELP, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

KELP

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

Sustainable Scottish seafood, seasonal wines, cocktails and beers

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Scottish

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    0141 332 4032

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Hutchinson

  • Neighborhood

    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 160 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Healthy

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Notable Wine List

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Outdoor Dining

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Pre/post theatre

  • Glasgow

    Fit for Foodies

  • Glasgow

    Healthy

  • Glasgow

    Great for Lunch

  • Glasgow

    Notable Wine List

  • Glasgow

    Outdoor Dining

  • Glasgow

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. RV

    RayV

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great tasting, original menu and fantastic value.
  2. LM

    LynseyM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food from a great menu. The market menu is such good value for money. Next time we will try the mains as they all look great. Really nice relaxed atmosphere, will look forward to returning with friends!
  3. B

    Binky

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What a find. Food was outstanding. We had the market menu plus additional oysters. Presentation of good excellent and flavours tremendous.
  4. JC

    JohnC

    Glasgow

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had lunch with a friend and we est off the market menu. Great value. Quality food and service
  5. DC

    DavidC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent seafood dishes with an unusual twist. Everything was 5* except for the awful mournful music,pop played on a cello or violin in a traditional way.
  6. KO

    KateO

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic seafood, great service and lovely restaurant.
  7. CT

    ClaireT

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Beautiful food, nice cocktails. Good location. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.
  8. HB

    HelenB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food very good
  9. CM

    CraigM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    As before, the food was fantastic, probably the best, and best value, seafood I've had. Will definitely visit again (and again!)
  10. DW

    DavidW

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fresh tasty food beautifully presentated in great looking restaurant. So close to city centre and outdoor seating areas for warmer days.
  11. CM

    CarolynM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. Nice selection of desserts too. Service was professional but lacked a little warmth and energy.
  12. JD

    JanetD

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is lovely. One of our party is gluten free and most dishes on the menu were suitable. Our waitress was also well informed.
  13. DE

    DEREKC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My first visit with two friends..but definitely not the last.Wonderful food...fresh and inventive and outstanding value for market menu. Shall return soon
  14. S

    Sistersister1

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is fantastic! Food is delicious and well presented. Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the vegetarian and vegan options too. Service is friendly and staff are attentive. The ambience is great. Loved eating here and would definitely recommend.
  15. AB

    AnnaB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I love fish/seafood and when our usual go-to places were fully booked we tried Kelp. I went in with low expectations and was very pleasantly surprised (although the sister restaurant Ardnamurchan is also very good). All dishes were really flavourful and excellently cooked and the service was fantastic. Have recommended to friends and will definitely come back!
  16. JC

    JennyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautifully prepared seafood. The menu of small plates means you can try a variety of dishes. We were a party of three and ordered five plus a couple of sides, which was just about right for us. Everything was delicious and perfectly prepared.
  17. LH

    LizH

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so tasty and fresh and beautifully presented. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend highly.
  18. v

    victorl

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are visiting Glasgow from Denver, Colorado, USA, very far from any ocean. After a week of Glaswegian-seafood-restaurant-hopping, we were MOST thrilled with “Kelp,” a modern place that had only been open since April. The interior is pleasant and they also have a good-looking outdoor area. - We had Mussels in a rich buttery cream sauce, Scallops in butter with puffed wild rice, and Langostinos in garlic-butter. All were expertly prepared, and the service was efficient and friendly (as is any place run by Glaswegians!).
  19. TP

    TobyP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    All dishes were excellent. Very creative menu. My personal favorite was the oyster with rhubarb and ginger mignionette. We sat outside, near the street. There was no music, so we played our own. A lovely romantic evening.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is beautiful and really flavourful - interesting multi-faceted dishes! Wine was good, service was shy, reserved but faultless. All in all very good evening thank you!
  21. SM

    SlummyMcMummy

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good selection of small plates. Service was a bit slow to begin with. It wasn’t busy and we had to beckon someone over to get menus and order drinks. Picked up when we explained we had theatre tickets. Food arrived quickly and was tasty. Will definitely return for pre theatre. Ps please weed your patio! It could look so much better.
  22. CL

    CatrionaL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Went twice in one week. Good for pre theatre. Very fresh tastes
  23. AM

    AdrienneM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Overall not a great experience. The service was very poor with you often thinking you had been forgotten outside. Had to ask 3 times for a wine. No draught beer. And the food came there was no cutlery.
  24. PS

    PamelaS

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    No warm atmosphere. Servers not engaging. Sister Restaurant Ardnamurchan far better where a high level of service is provided. This is as important as the quality of the food.
  25. LB

    LynnBenfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all very much enjoyed our visit to Kelp. Delicious food and friendly knowledgeable service.
  26. BT

    BrianT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Locally sourced seafood, small plates were all excellent
  27. CF

    CFoodie

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We ordered a selection of dishes from their small plates menu. The portions were greater than expected for 2 to share. Tobermory Smoked trout was delicious with crispy capers. The Shetland mussels, beer, smoked bacon, leak, sourdough dish was excellent. We also tried the asparagus, wild garlic hummus, sourdough crumb was another great combination which I would highly recommend. The other dish was the isle of Skye landed langoustines with seaweed butter grilled lemon were very tasty but you need to be prepared to peal and crack. The side order of Crispy Roast potatoes with seaweed butter were delicious and crispy. The portion was too large for a side order to share for 2. Finally we tasted two deserts the dark chocolate cremeux, whisky caramel, almond brittle was my favourite. The other was the Basque cheesecake, rhubarb, orange was also a great cheesecake. Overall it was an excellent experience for dinner. I would return to try other very interesting dishes in their menu.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb small plate experience. Fresh seafood and a delicious brocolli vegan option.
  29. Z

    Zack1

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another lovely lunch at Kelp. Enjoyed the soup and chicken dish this time. The chocolate dessert was so delicious. Great service and excellent value.
  30. JM

    JenniferM

    Denver

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We was our arrival day from the US and we came in for an early dinner. Everything was very fresh, creatively prepared and delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. We could not have had a better experience.
  31. s

    sharry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and generally good service. it was quite quiet but otherwise everything was excellent. We chose from the market menu. The smoked mackerel with samphire was excellent, and I enjoyed the chicken confit. the chips were nothing special. Saw the daily fresh fish delivery come in so I will be coming back to try the shellfish next time. They also do Oysters and my friend soup looked amazing and she raved about it. they also have a great outdoor bit next time its sunny I’m there.
  32. AP

    AshleyP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quality. Had the Market menu and each course was superbly presented, delicious and great value. Kelp deserves to succeed.
  33. K

    Kitty

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and lovely service. A bit more expensive than expected. Our table wasn't quite clean enough (weirdly sticky), and the menu was a bit grubby (surprising for a place that's only been open a few months) and the bathrooms could be nicer.
  34. EB

    ElaineB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb anniversary lunch. Loved the small plates idea and portions were generous! Staff were knowledgeable about the food. Altogether an amazing experience
  35. VD

    VerityD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed a 3 course Saturday afternoon family lunch from market menu which was very good value with generous portions. Even more importantly it was creative and v tasty. Although the emphasis is on fish there are other good options. Comfortable and did not feel rushed thanks to the kind and helpful waitress.
  36. SB

    SusanB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent contribution to the seafood restaurant market in Glasgow. In my experience the best yet, one I will return to and have been sharing with my friends to try. A new restaurant, but off to a great start.
  37. D

    Diner

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Superb food and lovely staff. The service needs work and the neighborhood could use improvement but don’t let that deter you! The food is fantastic!
  38. DF

    DerekF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good friendly service. Food outstanding value and quality. I would highly recommend the confit chicken or the halibut. The raosted potatoes in seaweed butter are delicious .
  39. c

    c1mcghee

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food here is delicious and the set menu is incredible value. We ate on a weekday lunchtime so it was very quiet but we will definitely be back soon for dinner.
  40. PC

    PeterC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic hidden gem at top end of city centre. Welcoming staff who were helpful with feedback on dishes prior to and during service. The food was fantastic and just the right size , the sweet and sour mussels starter was fabulous (amazing how many mussels can fit in a small bowl). Value was excellent, will by back to sample more of the menu.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

    • Waitstaff 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 160 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for KELP

112A Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G4 0HL

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Tesco bank offices

  • Neighborhood

    Glasgow

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • 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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