About Black Dove
Lovely food and relaxed environment
The ox cheek pie was delicious as was the scallop starter. Service was great
Been meaning to try for a while as it has been highly recommended by friends. All the dishes were very well presented and not oversalted as I often find in restaurants. Loved the beef teriyaki but think it should have come with a little rice when taken as a main.
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 contemporary cooking with Italian accent
From breakfast through to dinner, Black Dove’s menus are as flexible as they are innovative. Diners can eat the in the traditional starter, main course, dessert format or pick and share from a wide selection of little plates.
The dishes range from classics such as the chicken liver pâté on sourdough toast to more daring combinations like the fresh Scottish crab with beetroot jelly, sweet wasabi and dehydrated capers. Seafood is to the fore and there is a good range of veggie options like the cauliflower florets, curried cauliflower purée and cauliflower cous cous.
There is an Italian flavour to many of the dishes like the seafood spaghetti with king prawns, mussels, clams, scallop and squid or the seasonal ravioli of the day. Popular main courses include the steak pie and braised ox cheek with a smoked mash or the baked cod with clam chowder. There is a steak selection and, for those with good intentions, a healthy eating section filled with choices like the smashed avocado on toasted rye bread with poached eggs and smoked paprika.
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.