About Cafe Andaluz West End
Who would have thought a basement on a corner could house such an amazing restaurant? The interior is decorated very authentically like you would expect of a Spanish tapas bar. The staff were friendly, polite and seemed happy in their work. Then comes the food. The flavours were amazing. We had six dishes and there wasn't one that I wouldn't have again, in fact it was difficult to narrow the choice down to only six! Was full long before the food was finished but rallied in time for dessert! So glad it's within walking distance of home so I could lie down and digest all this beautiful food. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.
Authentic Spanish tapas restaurant in West End
The first of Glasgow’s two Cafe Andaluz tapas restaurants, the Cresswell Lane branch has long been a favourite eating out destination in the West End. Set out in a slightly more open plan fashion than its city centre counterpart, the original Cafe Andaluz looks like the interior of a stylish, white-washed hacienda.
Stained glass lamps, carved wooden furniture and alcoves filled with colourful ceramics all make the sunken dining room look like the sort of authentic Spanish restaurant that you remember from your holidays.
Wide choice of vegetarian, meat & seafood tapas
Glasgow took to the idea of tapas with a passion and Cafe Andaluz in the West End feeds that enthusiasm. Divided into vegetarian, meat and seafood sections plus a choice of three paellas, the tapas menu is ideal for a quick solo lunch, a lingering romantic meal or a party night with a group of friends.
The dishes range from simple plates of roasted padron peppers to more complex choices such as the Moroccan style salad which mixes roasted sweet potato, parsnip and chickpea with chopped parsley, coriander and a topping of tahini dressing. More meaty choices might include the Andalucian black pudding with onion and apple chutney or the confit duck leg. The crisp baby squid and spicy prawns are always a hit.
Travel links in Glasgow West End
Cafe Andaluz West End is five minutes from Hillhead subway. Nearby Byres Road is on several bus routes and offers limited pay parking.