A'Challtainn at Barras Art and Design

25 reviews

54 Calton Entry, G40 2SB

East End, Glasgow

Cuisine: British, Seafood, Modern

About A'Challtainn at Barras Art and Design

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Yum Yum

    We ordered 5 seafood plates and thoroughly enjoyed every one. We were a bit concerned it would not be enough to eat but it really hit the spot. Will be back soon.
    Stewart Clark - dined in restaurant 24/10/2019
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Unexpected gem in heart of the Barras!

    We went on a Fri afternoon, 16.30 booking, as we wanted to be in town later. Feared it would be empty, but just enough diners to add to ambience. Beautiful building, full of natural light! They should add an info note regarding the ladies toilet, a stone trough operated by levers, but very efficient! The 5pm offer for 5 small plates + prosecco for two was best food value in a long time. We didn't mind paying couple of pounds supplement for venison and portions were generous. No need for our side of chips. Wine by the bottle very reasonable too. One wee warning! Building can look all looked up, depending on your approach, so walk all the way round! We will return.
    Marie McManus - dined in restaurant 13/09/2019

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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