About The Mad Platter
Very enjoyable and long lunch with friends. Lovely selection of cheeses and meats for munching with a glass of wine.
We arrived late due to traffic and had a very relaxed and friendly welcome. The food was fresh, tasty and very good value for money.
Quirky West End café
Launched towards the end of 2014, this unique café diner has quickly found its place in the West End community. Decked out with a quirky mix of top hats, bowlers, an old school post box and a chandelier made with vintage crockery and decanters, The Mad Platter is a million miles from the corporate coffee chains.
The café is fully licensed for guests wishing to nip in for a few drinks, but also has tempting non-alcoholic drinks such as the house hot chocolate and their own make lemonade. Outside seats under an awning are popular for observing the comings and goings on the Great Western Road.
All day dining
From all day breakfasts and eggs Benedict to daily specials and evening meals, the chef at The Mad Hatter is kept busy from early to late. As well as the fish, cheese, veggie and charcuterie platters which are the house speciality, The Mad Platter also sells hearty plates of mince and tatties; a fine fish pie and baked camembert cheeses to share.
Lunchtime visitors can tuck into a quick sandwich, baked potato or filling bowl of soup. Alternatively, diners are encouraged to pick over a plate of anti pasti and watch the world go by.
West End transport links and attractions
The Mad Platter is on Great Western Road between the Kelvinbridge and St George’s Cross subways. Kelvingrove Park, the Botanic Garden and Glasgow University are all within easy walking distance. There is limited pay parking on the street and a pay car park at Kelvinbridge subway.