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18 Amazing Restaurants to Try in Glasgow

We’ve searched Glasgow for the best and most delicious restaurants and have found some crackers that will have you booking your train tickets for a visit quicker than you can say ‘order up!’

Number 16 @No16Restaurant

Nestled in the heart of Glasgow’s West End, Number 16 is proud to bring fresh and unusual ideas to modern Scottish Cooking. Run by a tight-knit, skilled and dedicated team you can be sure you’ll be experiencing a unique dining experience. With a menu that changes by the season, Number 16 is committed to serving fresh produce that is sourced locally.

Ubiquitous Chip @ubiquitouschip

40 years ago, Ubiquitous Chip set out to introduce Scottish cuisine to fine dining and become the best place to eat in Glasgow. Drawing influences from family recipes and Scottish folklore, their menus use seasonal and fresh ingredients to bring you authentic Scottish meals all year round. Food aside, their courtyard dining room boasts one of the most magical spaces to eat in Glasgow.

The Hanoi Bike Shop @Hanoibikeshop

The Hanoi Bike Shop is located in Glasgow’s vibrant West End, and the restaurant is constantly busy creating stunning flavours by bringing the spirit of Vietnam to Glasgow. Their menu contains a wide range of Vietnamese classics along with a separate menu that is Gluten Free. Their chefs also hand- make their own organic Tofu each day.

Ox and Finch @OxAndFinch

One of only three restaurants in Glasgow to hold a Michelin ‘Bib Gourmand’, Ox and Finch is found on Sauchiehall Street. Open daily from noon till midnight, head on down and experience a taste of their menu with their wide range of sharing platters.

The Finnieston @TheFinnieston1

If you like seafood and cocktails you’ll love The Finnieston, Glasgow’s most celebrated seafood bar. Using the most sustainable and ethically sourced Scottish seafood, their menu has a wide selection to make all fish lovers happy.

The Butchershop Bar & Grill @butchershopgla

The award winning Butchershop Bar & Grill serves the best dry-aged, grass fed Scotch beef, whiskies,world wines and signature cocktails in the city. Working closely with local butchers stretching back four generations, their selection of cuts,on and off the bone, are suited to all palates and enjoyed in a high energy atmosphere.

Glad Café @thegladcafe

Open from breakfast till dinner, The Glad Café serves a variety of food and home baked goods. All food is freshly prepared and their menu continually adapts to the changing seasons. A fantastic atmosphere, the space has become known for its great acoustics and regularly showcases musicians as well as drama and storytelling sessions.

The Hyndland Fox @TheHyndlandFox

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from 8am till midnight each day, The Hyndland Fox follows on the precedent set by Peckham’s, with the shop’s newly opened restaurant providing Artisan food and drink. With various themed nights throughout the week, such as Lobster & Fizz Monday’s, along with a wide and varying menu, there’s plenty to choose from at The Hyndland Fox.

Pinto @iLovePinto

Scotland’s newest Mexican burrito bar is spreading its wings across the city, with multiple spots all over Glasgow. Grab and go or dine in, their menu is sure to satisfy any rumbling stomachs. With classic Mexican dishes such as burritos and tacos, you’re sure to find something for everyone.

SoHo on Miller Street @SoHoGlasgow

After opening in the summer of 2008, SoHo on Miller Street has been serving rustic Italian food and a variety of cocktails and beers to its visitors. With an extensive menu full of authentic Italian dishes, along with a diverse range of burgers and other options, you can guarantee all stomachs will be leaving happy.

Red Onion @RedOnionGlasgow

Situated in the heart of Glasgow’s City Centre, with a chef who has travelled the world serving celebrities, you know you’re in good hands at Red Onion. With menus catered for a range of different tastes and wide variety of events, there is something for everyone at Red Onion.

Gamba @Gamba_Glasgow

A two AA rosette seafood restaurant, Gamba, has become a fantastic eatery focused on simple cooking and freshly cooked produce served in a modern and elegantly styled restaurant. With a menu that updates every six weeks to ensure only the freshest seafood is served, Gamba is a seafood lover’s dream.

Tony Macaroni @_TonyMacaroni

Tony Macaroni has been serving fresh and delicious food in Scotland for over a decade. Their chefs work hard to bring you the best classic Italian cuisine. From pasta to pizza with a great range of desserts, there’s a wide variety of food for you to sink your teeth into.

Meat Bar @Meatbarglasgow

If you have a hearty appetite, get on down to Regent Street and give The Meat Bar a try. Head down to the basement and get comfy in their tan leather diner-style booths and get your savour their menu. With starters ranging from deep-fried pickles to pigs cheek, and a variety of mains from sliders to slow cooked meats smothered in sauce, you won’t leave this place hungry.

The Gannet @TheGannetGla

An award winning Scottish independent bar and restaurant, The Gannet’s menu celebrates the best of Scottish produce. With menus changing with the seasons, you can be sure each meal is made with fresh produce. Even with the changing menus there will always be seafood, meat and vegetarian options.

Babu Street Kitchen @BabuKitchen

At Babu you can expect street food made using family recipes with home-style cooking. With fresh, seasonal ingredients,no added preservatives and a low oil content you can be sure you’ll be getting a hearty and healthy meal when you grab food from Babu.

Guy’s @GuysRestaurant

Located in the heart of the Merchant City is Guy’s restaurant. Created by Guy himself after spending twenty years feeding film stars with his Location Catering business, the menu reflects his exceptionally eclectic personality. For example you will find Char Sui Pork nestled alongside Aberdeen landed haddock. A restaurant for those wanting to try something new.

Bread Meats Bread @BreadMeatsBread

The clue really is in the name for Bread Meets Bread. Expect a wide variety of meat, sandwiched between different styles of bread. It’s definitely not a menu for the faint hearted. For those of you up for trying something new, we recommend you give their Donut Burger Royale a go.

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