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.
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Cottier's Bar and Restaurant
93–95 Hyndland Street,
Beautiful converted church to enjoy a drink or a meal – warm and friendly with a strong emphasis on aged and smoked meats.
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,
Beautiful home-baked dishes served by attentive staff within a quirky West End interior.
Jelly Hill Cafe/Bar
195 Hyndland Road,
Decked out with a stunning wine bar, this café nicely straddles the evening restaurant/daytime café divide, plus there is outdoor seating for a spot of al fresco dining, which doen't get overawed by the busy road nearby. Quirky Paul Hodgkiss-sculpted…
Top Tier Designer Cakes Ltd
76 Hyndland Road Hyndland,
Specialist patisserie, making bespoke cakes for individual customers but also offering a range of cupcakes. Cakes for birthdays, weddings and corporate events are available and are designed according to the customer's wishes. Cake-baking classes are…