About The Fish People Cafe

Dear diners, for bookings of more than six people, please contact the restaurant directly. Please also bear in mind that reserved tables at this restaurant must be vacated after the allotted time of two hours.

The Fish People Cafe in Glasgow is, as you might imagine, a cafe for people who like fish. This Southside of Glasgow fish restaurant in not far from the River Clyde in Kinning Park, and their menu is based even closer to the water, taking advantage of the bounteous waters available to Scottish chefs. If you’re a fan of the delicacies of the deep, then you could do a lot worse than to book a table at Glasgow’s The Fish People Cafe on Scotland Road.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Fish People Cafe
350a Scotland Street, Kinning Park
Glasgow G5 8QF

Menu Highlights



Cullen skink


Loch Fyne smoked salmon, pink grapefruit, fennel, basil


Portland white crabmeat Nicoise salad, caper berries



Grilled sole fillets, thyme buttered peas, pancetta, sundried tomato, braised baby gem

Lemon & herb crusted Fraserburgh haddock, parmesan mayo, hand cut chips

Crisp fried sea bass fillet, goats cheese salad, Greenland shrimp, sesame



Portland crab linguine, coriander, chilli, lemon


Stuffed black banded bream, sesame crab, roast pepper, soya & ginger dressing


Seared Barra scallops, chorizo salad, smoked paprika, hazelnuts, lemon



Langres de Champenois, Bleu d’Auvergne, apple chutney, Creiff oatcakes


Iced white chocolate parfait, pistachio crumble, mango sorbet, lime


Bitter chocolate mousse, sour cherries, puff candy


More about The Fish People Cafe, Glasgow

There’s something fishy happening on Scotland Street in Kinning Park… On Glasgow’s Southside, right next to the Shields Road Subway station lies The Fish People Cafe, a veritable temple to the treasures of the ocean. The Fish People Cafe in Glasgow serves up seafood of all stripes, and in a way that puts the usual Glasgow fish supper to shame. They tip their tam o’shanters to Scottish traditions, of course, with Cullen skink, Cumbrae rock oysters and salmon from Loch Fyne, but by and large theirs is a menu that takes in all and sundry from the sea.

Their crab linguine is a favourite down at The Fish People Cafe on Scotland Road, and it certainly comes with a kick – coriander, lime and chilli – and their sea bass is served up Indian-style in Tandoori spices with curry oil and basmati rice. The foodies of Glasgow are drawn to the south side of the Clyde to Kinning Park for the fish – though don’t worry, there are vegetarian and meat dishes as well – and they’re coming in their droves, so make sure you book a table at The Fish People Cafe in Glasgow in advance.

281 The Fish People Cafe Reviews

281 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Shona C.15 days ago · 1 review

Excellent meal. First class service. Menu was very good with a varied selection of dishes. Portion sizes were just right for me (female ). Will definitely visit again.

Iain M.18 days ago · 3 reviews

We have visited here on a number of occasions and the food and service are always excellent. For me this must be the best fish resturant in Glasgow

Mary Ann K.20 days ago · 1 review

Absolutely perfect. Great service from brilliant staff who were very kind to my mam who wanted small portions and GF options - nothing was too much of a problem. And the fish was fresh, tasty, beautifully cooked. For such an unassuming wee spot beside the underground, this is a piscy gem!

Keith M.25 days ago · 3 reviews

Excellent food and service, large choice of seafood. Good wine list, reasonably priced.Very peasant surroundings, easy to get to by subway or car, large car park next door. Recommended for lunch or dinner.

STEPHANIE M.a year ago · 1 review

The Fish People Cafe is my favourite restaurant in Glasgow, by far. It's elegant and comfortable, like a wee sanctuary for good food lovers. The service is attentive without being imposing, I can't rate the serving staff highly enough. And for the food- fresh, flavoursome, clever cooking. Whole tandooried sea bass! An impressive dish, such delicate fish spiced to perfection. Crab linguine! Luxurious to eat, with chilli or without to suit your own preference. This place makes me forget the outside world and reminds me to just be.

alison m.4 months ago · 1 review

Delicious food, great atmosphere, friendly engaging staff, is the least I could say about the Fish People Cafe. The Mustard & herb crusted rare tuna escabeche was fresh, tasteful and devoured. The warm crab cake sitting on a bed of fresh crab elicited an audible groan of satisfaction. The whole tandoori sea bass aroma had us salivating before the fist bite and it didn’t disappoint. The monkfish satay was equally if not more flavoursome and we may have been guilty of scraping every last drop out of the dish. Finishing all of this off with the caramel parfait, sweet, warm soft biscuit and delicious caramel, was perfect. The chocolate tart not any less so. The accompanying wines were on point, we were still eating while discussing dates for our next visit. Just fab!

Carol W.2 years ago · 1 review

This was our first visit to The Fish People Cafe, but it won't be our last. As expected it's all about fish and seafood, but there was a good choice of dishes, alll very tempting. Everything we chose was truly delicious, simply on a different level from other restaurants. This will become a favourite for future evenings out.

Colin W.2 years ago · 1 review

Quite limited menu, but enough choice. Food served piping hot and was delicious. Staff attentive. Thought portions (mussels for starter and stone bass for main) were quite small. The mussels could also have been served with some bread to soak up the sauce. Stone bass again lovely but served with a few asparagus spears a slice of black pudding and some tiny drops of piped decoration looked pretty but didn't satisfy my appetite and would have benefitted from being served with some potato/pasta/polenta or rice, without having to order extra chips. My partner's starter - prawn cocktail was standard fare. She enjoyed her crab linguine and found the portion adequate, although there didn't seem to be much crab in it.

Carly M.2 years ago · 1 review

A two pal review. Intimate restaurant, although a bit 'out the way'. Food was very nice, but being two pals that like their food, portion size was on the small side. No bread to accompany our order of mussels which we found rather odd. Quite pricey but worth the visit. We ordered coffee at the end of the meal and when it was brought to the table we were told they needed the table as next customers were in. Which of course is fine, but tell us before we order coffee! Or at least at the start of meal when the next reservation is due. Felt rushed to drink up and get out. Would still go back, food was delicious.

Maggie M.a year ago · 3 reviews

Service was friendly and efficient. The meal was delicious. Mum and husband had peppered mackerel Caesar salad to start. I had light, fluffy chicken liver pate. Main courses - fish and chips for Dougie and I - moist fish, flawless crispy batter. Lovely home made tartare sauce. Desserts - Rice pudding, ginger and rhubarb - all of my Mum's favourite things and it was Mother's Day. For me - honeycomb ice cream and bitter dark chocolate sauce. The coffee here is fabulous too. Wine list reasonably priced - superb Albariño. Will be back soon!