About Black Dove
Can't wait to go back
Absolutely loved everything about it. We were doing a firewalk at Hampden 6.30pm & booked dinner for 5pm, wish we'd had a lot longer to savour the dishes. Will definitely be back, the food was exceptional and the staff very attentive, explaining all the dishes. Hope to be back asap
Can't wait to go back!
We loved the 5 course menu. We didn't go for the set wines with it and instead opted for cocktails which were delicious!
High end contemporary dining in Shawlands
The proud recipient of several awards, Black Dove is a smart, contemporary restaurant on Kilmarnock Road in Shawlands. The stripped brick and wood panelling give it a modern, minimalist feel while an eye-catching wine glass chandelier adds sparkle. The laidback atmosphere attracts couples, families and the occasional celebratory group.
Creative cooking with an Italian accent
From breakfast through to dinner, Black Dove’s menus are as flexible as they are innovative. Diners are encouraged to pick and share from a wide selection of innovative little plates.
The dishes range from classics such as sliders through to more daring combinations like slow-cooked beef rendang with crisp roti, kimchi and yoghurt. Dishes like the crab with fresh chilli, spaghetti and rocket have Italian roots. Others, such as the chicken breast on haggis risotto, mix different influences.
There are plenty of seafood dishes such as the pan-seared scallops with pancetta, celeriac, boneless chicken wings and roast chicken or the adventurous whisky-smoked cod with tabbouleh salad, potato gnocchi, crispy capers and a whisky sour gel. Vegetarian options include the truffle macaroni slice, cauliflower tempura and gnocchi with confit egg yolk, spiced carrot purée and goat’s cheese curd.
Desserts are no less inventive. The simple sounding Jaffa Cake parfait is a chocolate cremeux with blood orange gel and orange jelly.
Shawlands travel links and attractions
Black Dove is on Kilmarnock Road in Shawlands. Pollokshaws East, Crossmyloof and Shawlands are the nearest train stations and there is street parking to the front and rear of the restaurant.