Popular Glasgow restaurant announces shock closure

The southside favourite has taken to social media to announce that is it closing with immediate effect

Published 27th Mar 2018
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Black Dove, located on Kilmarnock Road in Shawlands, has just announced that it will close its doors with immediate effect from today.

Posted on the restaurant's social media, the team said: "Unfortunately, as tenants, we've been in negotiations for a while now and have been unable to reach an agreement on the building lease with the new landlord.

"With that, the decision was taken today to close Black Dove, with immediate effect! The current lease demands are simply untenable for a business of our size.

"Firstly, we would like to apologise for how suddenly this change in circumstances has taken place. For anyone with upcoming bookings or for any imminent party plans, which may have been disrupted, we hope you understand.

"We would also like to gratefully acknowledge the invaluable contributions made by all our staff, partners, contractors, suppliers and contributors over the years.

"Finally, a heartfelt thanks to you, our loyal customers who supported us throughout and were instrumental in making The Black Dove flourish.

Thanks again, and bye for now...
Team BD x"

The restaurant has only recently launched a 'bottomless' brunch, which is held over one weekend, once a month.

Picture: Black Dove's bottomless brunch

The popular event treated diners to an all you can eat and drink style brunch, with dishes that included small plates of toasted soldiers, a dinky dish of eggs, meatballs and smoked tomatoes smothered with punchy Bloody Mary sauce and crispy smoked haddock bites.

Main dishes include various brunch plates such as baked eggs with slow braised ox cheek with Cavolo Nero and peppercorn sauce, a stack of French toast, with crab and Greek yoghurt or bacon and maple syrup and a hangover-busting Full Scottish with smoked haricot beans and the cheesy chorizo omelette with a side of ‘home-grown’ haggis.

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The team have assured customers that they'll be in touch by phone in due course with further information regarding any refunds/deposits etc.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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