The fine company came from regular guest questers Tracey and Susie, who’d recently joined at The Riparian Rooms. The fine food was the concern of the Kelvingrove Cafe on Argyle Street.
Having been seated in a smart booth by our unfailingly cheery and attentive waitress, we contemplated the length and breadth of their food and drink menus. We eventually decided to open with cocktails, with my Fitzgerald the pick of the bunch.
For food, Susie and Tracey shared a simple starter of olives and nuts, while I opted give their French onion soup a go. Topped with three pieces of gruyere toast, it was practically a meal in itself and certainly one of the best versions of this soup that I’ve had, of late.For main courses, Tracey opted for the Lebanese chicken with pomegranate seeded quinoa, while Susie chose the seafood frito misto, and I chose the macaroni cheese. These all came from their regularly changing specials selection.
Dishes proved to be really impressive. The frito were eye-catching and met entirely with Susie’s approval. Tracey was similarly pleased with her chicken. My macaroni was just what the doctor ordered; I found it replenishing and deeply satisfying.
I completed my third cheesey course by giving their excellent cheeseboard a go. We accompanied this with good wine from their nicely varied list.So overall, I was extremely impressed with the Kelvingrove Cafe. Each aspect of their offering that we sampled was highly accomplished, so we were very pleased indeed. They’re in the process of transitioning chefs, at the moment, so it will be interesting to see if the high standards by chef David Craig can be maintained by the new regime.
Blythe scores the Kelvingrove Cafe
4.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4.5/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 17/20
Today’s questers were: Susie, Tracey, Blythe
We ate: marinated nuts and olives, French onion soup, seafood frito misto, Lebanese chicken and quinoa, macaroni cheese, cheeseboard
We drank: cocktails, wine, water
We wore: grey, blue, black
Total bill: £91.30