November 26, 2015 Glasgow, soup No Comments



I’d visited The Lighthouse, on Mitchell Lane, during our Glasgow grubcrawl and noted it had a cafe on the 5th floor. I had occasion to be back in the building, today, so took the opportunity to give the Doocot, for that is what the cafe is called, a try.

The Lighthouse is Scotland’s Centre of Design and Architecture. Buried in amongst the packed city centre buildings, its 6th floor viewing platform offers a wonderful perspective across the city’s sights, both near and far.



Their cafe is a typically smart, airy and welcoming space. It is run by Encore Hospitality Services, which look after a number of the museum and arts spaces across Glasgow.

The menu offers light lunch and snacking dishes from which I chose their soup of the day, tomato and lentil, and a hummus and pepper wrap. These were ordered at the counter from a friendly staff member.



Delivered as a pair, both dishes looked simple and pretty tempting. I started with the soup which proved hearty and nicely seasoned. It was very pleasing stuff.

The wrap wasn’t quite so good with the filling rather chilly and prone to squirting everywhere and the wrap casing just a notch too thick. Still, it was fresh and nourishing so not a million miles away from being a satisfying dish.

So overall, I enjoyed the Doocot and thought it was serving appropriately good quality fare in this highly interesting building. I’ll likely be back again as it has a lovely, calming atmosphere and is really handily placed. Give it a try next time you’re in the district.

Blythe scores the Doocot
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20

I ate: tomato and lentil soup; roasted peppers and hummus wrap

I drank: water

I wore: pinstripes

Total bill: £6.60

The Lighthouse, Glasgow, UK G1 3NU

Written by BKR