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5.7 /6 Wonderful 205 Reviews

The Fish People Cafe

Kinning Park Fish ££££ +100
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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 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 The Fish People Cafe on Scotland Road.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 16:00
The Fish People Cafe, 350a Scotland Street, G5 8QF Glasgow

Further Information

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. Their fish restaurant 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 in advance.


205 Reviews

5.7 /6 Wonderful 205 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: mute
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
16.09.2017 14:18

The food was absolutely amazing, the staff were lovely and the atmosphere was great. Would highly recommend this restaurant, especially if you are a seafood fan!

1 review so far 6
12.09.2017 09:08

Absolutely superb food in an intimate setting where every member of my party of 5 raved about the food. Service was also excellent and would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a 1st class seafood restaurant.

2 reviews so far 6
06.09.2017 18:55

Fantastic food, relaxed atmosphere, fantastic service every time we have been. Definitely will be back. We would recommend this restaurant to all our family. Loved it

1 review so far 6
29.08.2017 11:33

Wonderful food and service again, we try to go back every time we are in Glasgow, looking forward to the next time, only wish we lived closer

1 review so far 6
18.03.2017 12:48

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.

1 review so far 6
03.12.2016 12:34

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.

1 review so far 5
06.07.2016 15:07

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.

1 review so far 5
10.05.2016 20:03

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.

2 reviews so far 6
27.03.2017 08:05

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!

1 review so far 5
23.04.2016 18:08

Surprisingly small (less than 10 tables) & cosy. Very conveniently situated right next to Shields Road subway station and a multi-storey car park. After lunch you can cross the road to visit Scotland Street school (free entry). Food was very good, if a little salty. A 60's compilation as background music. Choice of sweets was interesting as too often it seems like an afterthought when you visit other restaurants. Lunch came to £60 for two people with a dish of olives for tasters and 2 starters, 2 main courses and one sweet course plus soft drinks.

1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 12:13

We had a fantastic meal at The Fish People Cafe. Staff were friendly, food was out of this world and there was a good choice of wine available. This was our first visit but it definitely won't be our last.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2016 14:23

Have just enjoyed another super lunch at The Fish People Cafe. The 2 course lunch for £13 is great value. The young lady who served us was helpful and very pleasant. Have recommended restaurant to friends. Will definitely return.

1 review so far 6
05.07.2016 17:20

As always, we enjoyed our lunch at the Fish People Café. We chose from the set menu; one of us had the smoked mackerel pate and said it was delicious while two of us had the Cullen Skink which was up to its usual high standard. I had the sea bream and it was very tasty and my friends enjoyed their haddock and salmon main courses. Service was friendly and we look forward to our next visit.

1 review so far 6
23.07.2016 20:56

Professional staff, very pleasant and helpful. Even offered to do a dish not on the menu due to my Mum's favourite, salmon, not being on the menu. Food as always was fabulous - served promptly but not rushed and service was just excellent. Love this little gem of a place - there is not a restaurant in the city that could beat this place...but could take lessons on quality food and customer care. Love it - GO.

1 review so far 6
20.11.2016 09:20

First time visited. Was recommended. We dined on a Saturday lunch time off the main menu and all the food was fab. Hubby had scallops and chorizo after his cullen skink. Mum had grilled sole and I had tandoori sea bass. The sea bass was best I've had and I let them know ☺️ Apparently the Bakewell tart and Tempranillo were great too. Ambience is nice, it being small and intimate. Spotless toilets. Couldn't fault it.

1 review so far 4
18.02.2016 09:43

We were greeted as we entered and our table was shown to us. We were not asked for coats. We had a bit of a wait for anyone to come over with menus and when we ordered drinks they failed to arrive. We had to ask for them again by which time we had already ordered food. Our meals were all delicious, but our overall experience was definitely let down by haphazard service. Empty drinks glasses remained on the table throughout. Plate of chips still sitting on tbale when dessert was served.....what a shame to have poorly trained staff in such a lovely restaurant.

1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 10:00

Third time there and will be a regular for us!! Food is amazing to the extent we would say best we have tried in Glasgow!! What adds to its charm though -the staff!!The two gentleman waiters we have been lucky enough to get on each visit are just the nicest people and so professional . A big thumbs up!! Chef please bring back the butterscotch dessert -loved it!

2 reviews so far 6
12.11.2016 08:22

Excellent meal with first class service and reasonably priced wines. Although the restaurant was almost full, there was plenty of room between tables and the staff were able to give us their full attention when required. The food was fresh, well prepared and attractively served. The crab starter and scallops main course were both to be recommended. An excellent night and one which will be repeated.

2 reviews so far 5
31.05.2016 10:09

As you might have guessed the fish people cafe specialize in fish. They are owned by the same people who run the fishmonger next door. My mussels and scallops in a thai broth was fresh and excellent followed by an excellent piece of lemon sole for main course. Dessert of a rhubarb sponge with ice cream was lovely. Service was attentive but not over bearing from a young combo. Overall will go again very good.

2 reviews so far 6
18.04.2016 20:25

Fantastic quality food and service. Great place. Starter of fish cake and another of crab mayonnaise excellent. Main of paper baked bass and tandoor seabass again top quality. Very well cooked, not over cooked and flavours very nicely balanced. No so keen on the desert, but we are not avid desert eaters. Staff lovely and friendly, nice atmosphere, easy to get to.