A'Challtainn at Barras Art and Design

16 reviews

54 Calton Entry, G40 2SB

East End, Glasgow

Cuisine: British, Seafood, Modern

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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Great food - lovely venue

    Very tasty fish and chips accompanied by an excellent Sauvignon Blanc. Very friendly service from all. Well done.
    Jim Bradley - dined in restaurant 14/02/2019
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    Fab find

    Wasn’t sure of the exact location as it’s pretty tucked away in the Barras but what a find. Huge area for drinks/eats downstairs plus kids and families welcome. Real mixed crowd but very comfortable atmosphere. We ate upstairs which was cosy, really busy but staff were brilliant, just a longer wait for one of the parties complimentary drink. The food was amazing, I had oysters for starters, juicy that didn’t need any frills and fish n chips as the next table told us how good they were and we weren’t disappointed. Fresh fish, perfect batter and home made tartare sauce, delicious. We all raved about it, to finish off we had chocolate fondant which wasn’t as gooey as I’d like but nice enough. We sat for long after our table was due without actually realising, drinks n chat. This is a wonderful happy place that you immediately feel welcome in. Can’t believe I’ve just found it??!! But it’s deffo the place for me, no question. Try it, I dare you not to be impressed!! Fab Fab Fab.
    Alana Sabba - dined in restaurant 02/02/2019

Scottish seafood in East End of Glasgow

A’Challtainn is an award-winning seafood restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of Barras Art and Design at the Barras. It is pronounced A Cawl Tain, after the Gaelic for Calton. As well as being the name for this part of Glasgow, it also means the hazel wood. The restaurant is on a mezzanine level overlooking the BAaD courtyard. The cocktail bar nestles under the restaurant and provides views of the chefs at work.

Sustainably sourced Scottish seafood

Serving the finest Scottish fish and shellfish, alongside carefully crafted meat and vegetarian dishes, the kitchen at A’Challtainn takes great pride in their sustainably sourced seafood. Beautifully presented, the dishes range from simple oysters and plates of langoustines to options like the pan-seared hake with mango, red onion and coriander salsa plus peppered rocket leaves. From the starters, the charred octopus and the Cullen skink are always popular. Neither vegetarians or carnivores are overlooked. The pulled shoulder of lamb with Israeli cous cous, harissa, pomegranate and mint would please the latter while beetroot gravlax or confit leeks with kimchi and kohlrabi dressing and wasabi mayo might appeal to the former.

Calton transport and attractions

A’Challtainn is a seafood restaurant and bar in the Barras Art and Design complex on Calton Entry. It is just around the corner from music venues such as Barrowland Ballroom and Saint Luke’s. Glasgow Green is a short walk. There is restricted on-street parking and pay parking at Spoutmouth. The nearest train station is Argyle Street.

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