Stravaigin West End Glasgow

We walked up a hill over Kelvingrove park from Finneston to dinner at Stravaigin so after we managed to locate the area we were due to be dining in I initially assumed I was pouring with sweat due to the exertion from our constitutional. Sadly not. First tip, if you must visit Stravaigin do so in Winter where the immense heat coming off the kitchen might not kill you.

Second tip, I think it’s probably better upstairs in the ‘sort of pub’ bit. If you must eat here with a small child then I think that is the way to go. The downstairs dining room felt very much like we’d gone out to dinner in 1997, based both on decor and also menu options. If every single seat had been taken we would not have been able to leave without other diners standing up. The waitstaff were friendly and helpful because the restaurant is in not London but they also seemed mildly harassed, probably because they were hot. Did I mention yet that it was too hot?

What’s good? Despite my above moaning I heartily enjoyed the caramelised white chocolate mousse, yoghurt sorbet, toffee popcorn and caramelised banana. I was not much fussed with anything else.

Kid friendly? Sort of on paper. Again – stay upstairs. The menu looks better, there’s some space for buggies and you will not feel like you’ve been locked in a black car, in the sun on a bright summer day. There was no baby change in the downstairs loos but I did not investigate further because I really just wanted to leave.

✗baby change facilities – as far as I am aware with my limited detective skills

✓highchairs available

✓cool with breastfeeding

✗loads of other parents

✓space for buggies

✓children’s menu – they do reduced portion sizes

✗toys/play area

Rating 🍼🍼

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