Neighbourhood Watch: Hyndland, Glasgow
Tips for hot spots in the plushest part of the West End
What’s it like?
That nice bit between the ‘proper’ West End and Anniesland, with lots of cute coffee shops, restaurants and lovely flats. Think ornate doorways, stained glass and well-pruned window baskets, going for much more than your average Scottish house price.
Where’s it, like?
Bordered by Dowanhill, Partickhill and Kelvinside, it’s easily walkable from Partick underground. Get a 44 bus from the city centre over University Avenue and you’re pretty much on Hyndland Road, or get the low level train to Hyndland rail.
Who’s from there?
At one time or another, Hyndland has catered for Robert Carlyle, Aidan Moffat, Liz Lochhead and Roddy Woomble, plus Still Game faves Greg Hemphill and Sanjeev Kohli.
Why would I go there?
Hyndland Road is a boutique shopper’s paradise. Take in some theatre at Cottier’s, browse the racks in some high end ladies’ stores and buy some delicious titbits in Delizique or Jelly Hill café/bar. Order a bespoke cake in Top Tier, take your Nana bowling at the green or have a bistro dinner in Peter’s West End. Ruby Flowers is good for a quality bunch, if you’re florally inclined.
93–95 Hyndland Street,
Despite being festooned with an abundance of fairy lights and flickering candles and boasting a burnished golden ceiling, the dining room of this converted church has an intimate, relaxed feel. Chef Jonathon Macfarlane (formerly Ubiquitous Chip) is a…
93–95 Hyndland Street,
Cottiers, formerly Dowanhill Church, is an ‘A’ Listed building at the edge of the old village of Partick in the West End of Glasgow. The building is slowly being restored, but it is even now an atmospheric theatre venue and an impressive Gothic…
70–72 Hyndland Street,
On entering Delizique you’re greeted by the unmistakable scent of baking bread: produced in-house, it’s just part of the picture of carefully sourced, home-cooked products that make up the menu. Roast brisket, marmalade-glazed ham, even hot-smoked…
Jelly Hill Cafe/Bar
195 Hyndland Road,
As its quirky Paul Hodgkiss-designed furniture in thick misshapen chunks of pine clearly signposts, Jelly Hill prides itself on unconventionality. While it serves relatively standard and basic café food from morning until night, this small Hyndland…
Peter's West End
39 Hyndland Street,
Most of the customers at this small bistro next to Mansfield Park are local and regular, but there’s a nice welcome here for all. The décor is simple and subdued, like the menu, but there are a few unusual touches among more traditional dishes like…
Top Tier Designer Cakes
76 Hyndland Road,
TOP TIER produces amazing cakes for any celebration,weddings birthdays,anniversaries etc