This brief menued brunch spot by day and supper club night on Glasgow’s Southside is something special. It’s name unfortunately is Gnom, I assume a bit like ‘nom nom nom’ or ‘the noms’ etc which we all know is weird, twee internet vernacular made annoyingly popular in 2013. So let’s ignore its name and focus instead on the calm, cool interior, friendly, chill staff and the banging food. Not to mention the fact that it’s both kid and dog friendly.
A lot of good restaurants in Glasgow sort of remind me of Brooklyn, in fact I think I might have said this in like three reviews recently but it’s a massive compliment because Brooklyn is very cool and so is Glasgow, so there. Gnom, is no exception. they do great coffee, the food is inventive and flavourful and the staff are well trendy. The space is a muted navy with bare bulbs and plants and books and we’ve eaten there twice now very happily.
There’s a folding baby change tray and a few ikea high chairs knocking about, enough space for buggies and the sort of booth seating that you can plonk a toddler in without them escaping easily. There’s no kids menu but they do brioche toast and the most incredible jam I think I’ve ever eaten so you will be able to feed a child here if needed.
What’s good? The wild mushrooms and parmesan cream, the kippers, the jam on toast, the crab dish whose name I’ve forgotten, the Turkish eggs. I think we’ve actually eaten everything on the menu at this point and found it all to be wonderful.
Kid friendly? I’d love it if they plonked out a box of toys in a corner and did a babychino but Max really had no complaints.
✓baby change facilities
✓cool with breastfeeding
✓loads of other parents
✓space for buggies