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5.7 /6 Wonderful 293 Reviews

111 by Nico

Kelvinside European ££ +100

About 111 by Nico

Tucked away over in Kelvinside, 111 by Nico provides an exquisite dining experience on an unassuming street in Glasgow’s West End. The vision of chef Nico, 111 by Nico employs troubled young people, teaches them about the gift of cooking and helps to turn their lives around. Not only does this stylish restaurant have a conscience, but the delectable European dishes served up have the crowds coming back for more and more too. Book a table and head over to Cleveden Road to find out what the fuss is all about!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
111 by Nico, 111 Cleveden road, G12 0JU Glasgow

Further Information

Fast becoming a favourite among Glasgow foodies and gourmands, 111 by Nico attracts diners from all over the city to its Kelvinside location, with simple yet sleek decor and modern European cuisine. The refined menu boasts creative takes on classics. Begin with some chicken liver parfait or some peat smoked salmon before moving on to your main. The menu at 111 by Nico changes on a weekly basis, but expect to find delicious options like scotch lamb with caramelised cauliflower, pearl barley and tarragon, and duck with smoked aubergine, raisin and yoghurt.

Be sure to leave room for dessert though as you won’t want to miss out on 111 by Nico’s lime & thyme cheesecake or the panna cotta with exotic fruit, mint and coconut. Located on Cleveden Road in Glasgow’s Kelvinside area, 111 by Nico draws in diners seven days a week, for both lunch and dinner.To avoid disappointment, making a reservation at this popular West End restaurant in advance is recommended.


293 Reviews

5.7 /6 Wonderful 293 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
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2 reviews so far 6
12.03.2017 10:15

The service from entering to leaving was excellent. The food was first class with something for everyone. I have no hesitation in recommending 111 by Nico for a great night.

2 reviews so far 6
28.02.2017 08:31

Amazing value for money. The best squid I have ever tasted! Staff are all very attentive. One of the best restaurants in Glasgow. Will be back.

1 review so far 6
20.02.2017 07:27

An absolute gem in the west end...and not yet in Finnieston!! Fantastic food...bursting with flavours. Great service from people who know how to look after you.

1 review so far 6
19.02.2017 12:10

amazing food and overall experience was spot on. Staff were very attentive. Very good value for money, could easily charge more for the quality you receive. Defo be back !!

1 review so far 6
17.01.2017 09:47

Absolutely perfect evening, myself and wife rolled up half an hour early and were seated right away, service throughout the evening was first class, nothing was a hassle for them. Our menu was explained in full and the way the taster menu works and if we wanted to match wines to each course. Then the food started. WOW is all I could hear from my wife, will the occasional OH MY GOD, and she was right the food was sensational. Again on service the dishes were explained in full and we were offered fresh drinks as the glasses emptied. As the plates were cleared fresh cutlery appeared and the experience continued. The star of the show for us was the duck egg and also the ham haugh, these two dishes were so memorable that we were still talking about them this morning, the theatrics of the ham dish was amazing and the taste of the duck egg with wild mushrooms and white truffle was sublime. Our seats were located directly across from the pass and again as part of the dining experience my wife loved watching the calm but very professional chef plate up with the most delicate of touches. We eventually asked for the bill (not wanting to leave) even asked if they done bed and breakfast rates. We were treated with a bit of Glasgow banter as the check slip reads nothing but "the damage" very amusing, however for two people for a five course tasting menu an added cheese board and plenty of soft and alcoholic refreshments a latte and an espresso costing no more than one of the kids computer games we were delighted. This wee diamond in Glasgow is more than good good this is a place for THE DINING EXPERIENCE, the food the service and even the small touches of the music choice made everything perfect. No complaints, no cagoule have dones just sensational. Thank you and we will be back time and time again. Kindest regards Mags and Chris Forbes

1 review so far 6
05.01.2017 13:40

We went to 111 by Nico for Dinner on Monday 2nd January after getting engaged over the Christmas period. We actually didn't know what to expect when booking, and when we arrived saw that the menu was a 6 course taster menu with option of wine pairings. We were happy to go ahead with this (and readily agreed to the wine pairings). Each course, and matched wine, was Fantastic! The flavours brought out in each dish were superb, and we had nothing bad to say at all about the food! My fiancee loved it too! The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and we had a quiet booth to ourselves. We will certainly be back. Well done Nico!

1 review so far 6
06.04.2016 12:37

A special birthday meal with my wife was made extra special by dining at 111 by Nico. The welcome was warm and friendly as was the service. The food was simply wonderful! This was one of the best meals I've had in a restaurant at ANY price EVER however it was only £20 for three courses. Every taste was a joy and cooked to perfection. Nico and his team deserve all the recognition they can get - this restaurant is a joy! Don't forget to book at it was full on a Tuesday night - no wonder! A first class dining experience.

2 reviews so far 6
24.05.2016 09:14

I am a vegetarian, it is never an easy decision to eat out...I love cooking even for myself. So what a pleasant surprise to find a restaurant that included a tasting menu with people like me in mind. From the very point of entry the service and staff were excellent. I originally decided to try 111 @ Nico because of the kitchen employment ethos, people's lives can be turned around by a caring society. As for the food it was extremely tasty and varied, personally one of the courses was too similar but that wasn't really a surprise with the choice of pea and asparagus being quite predominant but without a doubt it was delicious...I am not easily pleased in restaurants I don't think they do there job very well for non meat eaters. So thank you very much and I will return soon.

1 review so far 5
18.09.2016 11:39

Great experience. We had the 5 course tasting menu, with matched wines. My wife doesn't like dairy, and they effortlessly tweaked a couple of the dishes to accommodate us. The restaurant was full on a busy Saturday evening, and had a great buzz. The food was prepared to a very high standard - every plate a winner. Only slight dissapointent was that the dessert on the menu was not what we were actually given - they blamed a printing mix up as they were changing the menu, but I felt they should have at least advised us of that when we opted for the 5 course fixed option menu - instead they said nothing and just presented us with the (entirely different) dessert than that advertised. As it contained cream, we then had a delay while they took my wife's plate away to make it dairy free. Overall though it was a great meal with some nicely judged wine pairings, not cheap but worth it for a treat.

2 reviews so far 5
26.10.2016 09:18

Superb from start to finish. This was a birthday treat for hubby. 2 great menus to select from a 2 or 3 course or 5 course tasting menu with or without wines. We selected the 3 course menu as hubby noticed Rabbit and he loves that. Hubby has the scallops and tiger prawns, rabbit and creme brulee. I had the vegetable terrine, spelt and brownies. 2 starters bread with fab paprika butter and the vegetable chips, 2 sides fennel and apple salad and the chips for hubby. Great bottle of gavi and coffee and amareti biscuits. Rounded off a great meal in a cosy surroundings. Great to watch all the dishes going by and the smoke smell from the ham hock was really nice. Service was superb and all the staff fab. Hubby now wants to go back and do the tasting menu!

1 review so far 6
10.06.2016 08:03

We had the tasting menu on a Monday night which was really good value for money. Every course was beautifully presented and the food was amazing, easily the best meal we have had this year. Two members of our party were vegan and the kitchen amended the vegetarian menu for them, all of their food looked delicious and they were really happy with it. The staff were friendly and engaging, and we had a fantastic evening. The only slight fault is that the service was a bit slow, which we didn't mind as we weren't in a hurry, but some people might find that a problem. However, we will definitely go again and have already recommended it to friends!

2 reviews so far 5
27.06.2016 09:45

First time at 111 by Nico and a very pleasant experience it was too. Food was well cooked and the chef wasn't shy of seasoning, staff were very good and friendly. Let themselves down slightly with the length of time taken to bring dessert - possibly the simplest dish on the menu - suggesting someone had forgotten about it. But on the whole, good honest cooking and would certainly return

1 review so far 6
27.09.2016 20:39

One of the best restaurants in Glasgow. The chef pays special attention to giving the customers a feast of flavours in the starters, main courses and desserts. The night got off to a great start with a delicious mushroom velour amuse bouche. A nice touch is the servers describing all the ingredients on your plate as they serve you. Pork served two ways was delicious (accompanied by a fennel apple side and skinny fries) as was the dark chocolate dessert balanced by a fruit flavoured light ice cream. Only minor quibble was perhaps the small portion sizes (sides were definitely needed), but given that three courses are only £22, it still represents excellent value.

1 review so far 5
05.12.2016 23:27

The tasting menu on Mondays is value for money as you can get 5 courses for £20 and this is not including the amuse bouche. I found the amuse bouche a bit too salty, ham hock was lovely but vege was a bit too vinegary for my liking, the accompaniments beneath the duck egg was also a bit too salty. Duck egg had a runny yolk which was yummy. Apart from a few criticisms, rest was delicious. I was pretty impressed how one chef handled all the cooking and it is still a commendable effort despite a few tiny let down in the first few dishes. Stone bass was cooked perfectly. Pheasant was delicious. Ambient was great. waiter was friendly. Too bad I couldn't dine with wine as was driving. However, overall, a lovely experience. Thanks!

1 review so far 6
05.12.2016 23:24

Went with my partner as we were in Glasgow for a romantic w/end. Location is not ideal but well done to them for helping regenerate the area with such a good restaurant. We chose to have the 6 dish plus matching wine option and it was delicious! I've been avoiding places that offer that sort of thing for fear of them being well.. snobbish but this was so nice and cosy and you could see the food being prepped and the staff were friendly, attentive, knowledgeable. But the food! The food was delicious! Everything well paired, different textures and flavours , all well thought through so creatively! Looking forward to visiting again !!

1 review so far 6
23.05.2016 09:42

Went for dinner on a Sunday night. The restaurant was not overly busy but there was a nice atmosphere which was also helped by the lovely waitress (who was doing a trial shift - hope she got the job). As it was a birthday dinner we chose the tasting menu which was a great choice. Beautifully presented food and wonderful flavours. I particularly enjoyed mackerel remoulade and the stone bass with the cauliflower puree - amazing. The menu offers the opportunity to enjoy food that you would see in programmes such as 'Masterchef' but at affordable prices and great service. Hope to be back soon!

1 review so far 6
29.03.2016 09:55

We chose to visit 111 by Nico trusting the great reviews we found online, and we are so glad we did! Incredible food and wonderful service. The portions were also bigger than we expected, and the atmosphere was lovely. We had a perfect night and can't wait to come back.

1 review so far 6
08.01.2017 15:53

Superb food lovely attentive service! Fabulous wine list! Thank you! Recommended to us by two other fantastic restaurants The Crabshakk and The Ox and Finch! We went for the 3 course menu and chose different dishes and asked for ideas to match our own wines! They kindly let me have a glass of Vermentino to pair with my sea bass not normally by the glass! The lamb and sweetbreads was delicious and we adored the sweets small and beautifully constructed. Fantastic prices. Would definitely return.

1 review so far 6
15.05.2016 09:18

The food was delicious - an amuse bouche of cauliflower coloured set the standard at high. My starter and main didn't disappoint either. Lunch for two came in at £44, without drinks - a very reasonable price. Staff were attentive and friendly. As each plate of food was delivered, there was an accompanying description from the waiter - very handy for people like me who can't remember what the menu said! This is a lovely place to eat. I'd definitely return.

1 review so far 6
01.09.2016 11:20

The four of us enjoyed a superb evening at 111 by Nico. The menu was interesting and the food was delicious.. The service too was efficient and the final bill was a pleasant surprise. Great value for an excellent meal.

1 review so far 6
24.01.2017 11:39

Kind and helpful staff, very prompt service. Five course taster menu was divine and the cheese course well worth the £7. Since the restaurant is small and was packed when we arrived at 8pm the noise level was quite high, but subsided with time - I'd recommend going late-ish in the evening if you're intending on having intense meaningful conversations. To be honest, though, you won't feel the need to talk when you have Nico's food on your plate.

1 review so far 6
21.04.2016 11:34

We enjoy this place, food and service every time we come. It's original, fresh and an absolute bargain for what you get. But they don't cut corners either, or rush you through things. There's a good wine list with sensible prices, but it's the quality of the food that brings us back time and again; beautifully presented, with lovely well matched flavours, and a good choice of side dishes. And the pre-starter starter never fails to amuse my bouche.

2 reviews so far 6
21.08.2016 08:37

One of the best meals we have had in Glasgow for quite some time. We had a bit of a disaster while travelling to the restaurant but staff made no drama out of this despite out tardy arrival. Service is ultra friendly and efficient. The menu is compact but full of lovely food! We had the grey mullet and chicken which were lovely. The desserts of the deconstructed variety were sublime. Add this to superb value for money.

1 review so far 6
16.07.2016 19:54

My wife and I visited for the first time and had starter and mains accompanied with a few drinks, the steak tartare was the best I have eaten and my wife's starter came with the theatrics of smoke filled cloche. We both had the pork for mains and was cooked to perfection. Service was impeccable and our dishes arrived promptly by knowledgeable and polite staff. We will Definitely be back and recommending to friends and family.

1 review so far 6
19.08.2016 21:49

Visited Nicos a couple times now. Had an lovely meal on both occasions, the menu is very unique and forward thinking which adds to the dining experience. 3 courses for £22 is an amazing deal when considering the quality of the food and the attentitive staff. The restaurant suits young and old, I live just up the road but would encourage anyone a further distance to check it out as it is worth it!

1 review so far 6
20.07.2016 17:24

This was an incredible meal for both my wife and myself. We are foodies and travel the world and the 5 course tasting menu was as good as any where we have been for a similar food choice. The staff were aware we were in no hurry and the pace, service and value were excellent . Hopefully we get to go back to this restaurant again as it is very special.

1 review so far 6
05.06.2016 21:40

Fantastic food and great service from this hidden gem of a restaurant. 111 by Nico is tucked away in kelvindale so it's well worth plugging your sat nav in as you won't be disappointed.

1 review so far 6
04.07.2016 09:32

We had a lovely time at 111 by Nico! Great food, attentive service and good value for money. They also have a very good deal offered on Monday nights. Highly recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
28.01.2017 10:25

Another excellent meal at 111. Second visit and second time having the tasting menu which is superb value for money. We arrived at around 8.20/8.25 for an 8.30 booking. Our table wasn't ready and they were very apologetic, at 8.33 we were given a complimentary glass of prosecco each and our table was ready 5 mins later. Excellent customer service that will guarantee a return visit.

1 review so far 6
06.12.2016 09:45

111 by Nico serves impressive high end cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. The chefs' technical skills are evident in the preparation of technically complicated food, and taste does not suffer over art.

1 review so far 6
31.08.2016 12:36

As always the food was wonderful. Great taste well presented. The restaurant was completely full but the service was still good as we were kept up to date with when it would be ready. I live near the restaurant and used to just turn up hoping to get a table. I wouldn't do that now and always book. I will return soon.

1 review so far 5
18.12.2016 15:30

An interesting wee place- would recommend. A couple of wee things to iron out to be outstanding. My husband's main (the pork belly and fillet) had a bit of strange tang to it and my hake was ok. Duck starter was super tasty creme brûlée and lemon tart desserts were excellent. Also the amuse bouche of a tiny mushroom soup was delicious! Overall worth a visit reasonably priced for high quality cooking!

1 review so far 6
14.04.2016 08:30

The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming, the food sensational and innovative, and the service attentive and speedy. I would highly recommend 111 by Nico to anyone exploring Glasgow's foodie scene!

1 review so far 6
20.09.2016 09:33

Very interesting and well thought out food dishes that were very professionally presented. The ambiance was lovely and the staff could not have been nicer introducing and explaining what was in each dish. This is a 5* establishment, with 5* food served by 5* staff without the 5* prices. Will definitely recommend to others and return in the near future.

1 review so far 6
17.10.2016 21:47

111 by Nico offered fabulous food, lovely staff and a great atmosphere. We really did have a lovely lovely night out! Thank you, we will definitely be coming back.

1 review so far 4
09.12.2016 18:29

Excellent food and attentive and charming staff. A nicely decorated, understated restaurant. I would have given the highest rating however I had two problems. Firstly, I found the lighting to be glaring with uncovered light bulbs and spotlights. Secondly,the restaurant was very busy and full of convivial diners and as a result it was very noisy and difficult to hear dining companion. This was not helped by fairly loud music playing from a nearby speaker. Having said that would certainly return and hopefully choose a quieter evening.

1 review so far 5
04.08.2016 00:28

I had an enjoyable experience. The food was tasty and service friendly. The usual gripes though. Bread is an extra and the wine is expensive. Therefore, although it is a lovely place to dine it is more expensive than the average restaurant. The cost of extras and wine make the final bill a little daunting....I would go back for a special occasion, not for a Saturday night out.

1 review so far 6
28.08.2016 23:06

Exceptional food, promptly and politely serviced by engaged staff who appeared genuinely interested in ensuring our experience was good; would recommend '111 by Nico' without hesitation or reservation.

2 reviews so far 6
28.09.2016 07:51

The food was delicious as always and the service was great. The menu is fine dining but at incredibly reasonable prices. Another lovely evening at 111 by Nico.

2 reviews so far 6
05.12.2016 03:28

We had a great meal out at 111 by Nico, food was great and service was very professional, friendly and the price for the quality was exceptional.

1 review so far 6
29.08.2016 08:34

It was my first visit at 111 by Nico and I will definitely be back. Food was delicious, staff was great and the all atmosphere just perfect!!!!

2 reviews so far 6
22.06.2016 15:32

Wonderful food and great flavours. Warm and friendly staff. A amazing mushroom volute!! Wonderful warm bread and paprika butter, Ham hough to start and the Pork belly for main. Very reasonably priced for such good food and service. It was a Tuesday night and the place was jumping. And know I know why.

1 review so far 6
19.06.2016 08:19

As a bit of a "picky" eater, I was a bit concerned about limited menu choices, but I could not have been more pleased. The dishes were unique combinations of food, and every dish was as good as the next. The cost was amazing for the quality. I highly recommend this restaurant !

2 reviews so far 6
12.02.2017 08:58

The taster menu was easily worth the £30 - fantastic value and delicious food. Only comment would be to keep website updated with current menus. Otherwise no complaints at all! The service was also really friendly. We went for lunch on a Saturday and the restaurant was completely booked out! Great atmosphere!

1 review so far 6
13.09.2016 13:03

The good was great, a good selection to choose from. It was filled well and was delicious. There are plenty of drinks options to suit everyone. The staff were attentive and friendly and looked after us well. It's a small and cozy restaurant but you don't feel too close to other diners.

1 review so far 6
17.07.2016 09:14

This lovely little restaurant has a very reasonably priced small but delicious menu. My friend and i ordered different things and everything was really good. Despite the low cost they also served a delicious amouse bouche. The staff were relaxed and friendly and at the same time efficient. Would highly recommend

1 review so far 6
26.04.2016 07:25

Outstanding and creative dishes, served in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The staff were fantastic and the head chef is a gentleman. I would highly recommend trying the taster menu. Every course was exceptional. Great value for money too and the place a wonderful concept in training new chefs. Do it!

2 reviews so far 6
28.09.2016 09:52

Really loved 111 by Nico, food and service were really excellent. We thought it was great value for money too. We will definitely be back!

1 review so far 5
21.08.2016 21:45

We love this restaurant and would recommend it to all. Only feedback would be our courses were served very quickly. I know it's a difficult balance but we hadn't finished our amuse Bouche and our starlet arrived. The restaurant was not busy. However this is just a very small niggle. The food and staff are fab so go and enjoy!

1 review so far 6
22.08.2016 00:02

Fantastic menu, food, staff and relaxed atmosphere. Not the most obvious of location but one of Glasgows best kept secrets. A restaurant that has just enjoyed its first anniversary we wish them many successes for the next years ahead. Give 111 a try and you will not be disappointed :)