Sugar Dumplin Glasgow Restaurant : Review

Princes Square
48 Buchanan Street
Glasgow G1 3JN

Opening Times

  • Mon – Wed: 12.00pm – 10.00pm 
  • Thurs – Sat: 12.00pm – 12.00pm 
  • Sun: 12.00pm – 8.00pm

T : 0141 248 2255

Visit Date : Friday 30th December 2016

Finally I am back at Sugar Dumplin for some food, and I brought some friends to see and try the place. So why have I not been back for food you ask? Well, just there are so many places in Glasgow to try and on my list….But I do come here for cocktails so it balances out I think.

Sugar Dumpling is a home from home for me, myself and my best friend have been regulars nearly every single weeks since it opened. The staff (even though its changed) know us by our first name, and are always very welcoming.

We hired a shack for the evening, which was perfect for all of us.

Starter :

Jerk Ribs £5.95 (GF)
Jerk ribs covered in irie sauce topped with sliced chilli and spring onion

Sugar Dumplin Glasgow Jerk Chicken
Sugar Dumplin Glasgow Jerk Chicken

So far for me there are two places that do really good ribs in Glasgow (yes I know I’ve still lots to try but at this point in time). The first is here and the second is Nippon Kitchen.

These ribs were cooked perfect, the meat just slide off the bone and it was tender and really full of flavour.

If you visit this is a must to have as your starter.

Flavour (out of 5) :  5

Main :

Curry Goat £11.95 (GF)
Slow cooked, curry goat off the bone with mixed pepper, potato and Carrots


Sugar Dumplin Glasgow Curry Goat
Sugar Dumplin Glasgow Curry Goat

For me the rice part was a little lacking in flavour, yes I could have added some sauce but it was the first time trying this so I thought I would take it as its made.

The goat well that was a different story it was full of flavour, very tender and just broke up in my mouth.

Flavour (out of 5) :  4

After and well during the meal we had some drinks and cocktails, but the main part after the meal was shots.

The shots we had  :

  • Cafe Patron Tequila
  • Tequila

You may be shocked to read this but the only time I have had tequila is mixed in a cocktail, and never on its own so this was the first time trying it. I didn’t use any salt or lime, which I know you should as I didn’t actually mind the taste and it was smooth to drink.

The Cafe Patron Tequila now this was am talking about, this was  coffee flavoured Tequila and yes its meant as a shot but you can easily have it as a sipping drink. First time trying this, and also won’t be my last as I liked it a lot.

Visit Overall :

Overall just like anytime I have been in I had a really nice meal, and felt very relaxed. Everyone I was with also enjoyed the food, and we had a very nice evening.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes and taste : 4.5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 5

Bikes against Bullies UK : Glasgow


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Twitter : ‪@bikes_against 

Bikes Against Bullies UK is a group set up for bikers, but not limited to them. Anyone can get involved! The aim is to create awareness surrounding bullying and offer support to victims and their families. Our children deserve to be safe, and to be empowered and to live their lives without fear.

If you or your child is a victim of bullying and you would like our support, please get in touch.

I thought I would do a blog post on Bikes against Bullies UK, in case you know someone who could need their help or a little boost in their life.

Recently I heard of Bikes against Bullies UK, as someone I know asked them to come and help build the confidence of a family member. This is a great idea and a fantastic thing to do plus the service is free, and everyone in this group is really wanting to help the person in a big way and show loads of support.

Bikes against Bullies UK is a Non Profit Organisation, what happens is you ask them to help support someone who is being bullied at school and they organise an event. This event is sent to all the many bikers that want to help, and are able to come on the specific day.

They all turn up on their motorbikes and this is a sight to see, I was lucky to see some arrive at a recent event and all you heard was revving and the bikes passing me. Once everyone turns up they make you a member, and give you a little goodie bag.

  • photos above were taken from the recent event at time of post, they are taken from their Facebook page and do not show the person who was being bullied.

What this member status means is, anytime the person that is getting bullied can call and speak to someone from this organisation for some extra support. They can also request to be picked up from school by a few bikers, to show the bullies that they have bikers as friends.

This again I think is great, everyone is doing this because they care as most of us or even all of us have been bullied at some point in our life and know how it makes us feel.

Know someone that is getting bullied and would like a little confidence booster, then why not check out Bikes against Bullies UK. Its not just based in Glasgow, they have a few all over the UK and parts of the world so check them out on the website and Facebook page.

To all the group members I would like to say keep up the amazing job your doing!!!