Jellyhill Cafe/Bar

Sadly Gordon Mackay Died on July 24, 2008. Only 38 years old, he suffered a suspected heart attack at his home in Glasgow. Gordon was regarded as one of the most exciting rugby players of his generation.

Jellyhill is under new ownership

Photo: Jellyhill. 195 Hyndland Road, Hyndland, Glasgow. Tel: 0141 341 0055

Since it opened December 2002 Jellyhill has brought a bit of a buzz to the dignified streets of Hyndland and the cafe/bar has become a firm favourite with locals, shoppers and passers-by. It is a great spot for people watching and is designed to offer al fresco dining, allowing you to enjoy your favourite sandwich or salad in the sunshine. Alternatively, you can pop in for some great home baking.

Gordon Mackay, the owner, has drawn on his experience of life in Lyons, to create a continental style cafe, where you can relax and have a bite to eat at anytime. Gordon, an ex-Scotland Rugby player, was brought up in the West End - so he knows his clientele very well. The emphasis at Jellyhill is on quality and flexibility - you can enjoy an ever changing selection of sandwiches (same suppliers as Gleneagles) and snacks or just pop in for a coffee, a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. Tourists will even get the chance to try out some Scottish delicacies including homemade tablet.

Photo: Inside Jellyhill. The staff at Jellyhill are exceptionally friendly; the atmosphere is very relaxed and the decor interesting and attractive. Local resources have been used whenever possible to refurbish the establishment to very high standards. I particularly like the fabulous lighting designed specially for Jellyhill by the Drumchapel Arts Workshop. The furnishings are of burr elm and are also designed by Scottish craftsmen - even the toilets are pretty classy.

A real asset to Hyndland and the West End - a great place to meet friends or sip coffee on your ownsome. Evenings are lively at Jellyhill and there are some new plans afoot which should offer a unique experience, including a quiz with cocktails evening. There may even be 'Bloody Marys' on offer to pick you up in the mornings after those famous West End parties.

Night or day, there is no argument, Jellyhill is a most pleasant place to be.

Open 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday - Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Thursday - Saturday.

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