Best Restaurants in Glasgow

Food, glorious food. We love grub here at DesignMyNight, we love wine, we love cocktails, and we love going out. Add them all together and to have the makings of an heavenly evening. There's something so wonderful about the ritual of dining out, selecting a restaurant, getting dolled up, choosing your dishes, (trying not to get food envy!) and lapping up the atmosphere. And that's before we even eat anything. So if you're looking for the ultimate dining experience in Glasgow, whether you're after Sauvignon Blanc and seafood, or burgers and beer, a casual dinner with friends, or a special date might meal; check out our picks for the very best restaurants in Glasgow. 

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The Butchershop Bar & Grill, Sauchiehall Street Area

We love steak. And we love cocktails. And if you do too, then you will salivate over The Butchershop Bar & Grill, certainly among the best restaurants in Glasgow. From its well-considered menu, to its exquisite cocktails, its stylish, yet relaxed surroundings and the great value offers it provides throughout the week - this award-winning restaurant has an impeccable reputation. Whether you're you're an avid carnivore or a cocktail devotee, this place could rival a New York steakhouse on both fronts. 

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Bar Gandolfi, Merchant City

Cafe Gandolfi is a charming, refined, and chic institution in Glasgow and certainly one of the best restaurants in the city. Head upstairs to its pretty loft space for a casual dining setting. Fabulous, locally-sourced cuisine, a fantastic, and ever-changing wine selection and a bubbling atmosphere, makes this bustling eatery one of the finest laces to drink and dine in Glasgow. 

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Ubiquitous Chip, West End

The Ubiquitous Chip is an ubiquitous choice when it comes to selecting the best restaurants in Glasgow. Not only is this sprawling Ashtion Lane bar and restaurant something of an institution, it also boasts some of the finest Scottish fare in the city. Served up in a beautiful array of settings, you can enjoy fine dining in the indoor courtyard, or something more relaxed on the mezzanine, always lively, always friendly, and always delicious. 

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Arisaig, Merchant City

Arisaig is a haven of fine Scottish fare in the heart of Merchant City. This Merchant Square restaurant serves up fresh West Coast fish, chic haggis with beef, and refined black puddings among an elegantly presented menu of surf, turf and vegetarian cuisine. With pretty surroundings, and one mighty stock of whisky and wine, Arisaig is a sophisticated eatery and one of the best restaurants in Glasgow. 

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Cocktail & Burger, Sauchiehall Street Area

Cocktail & Burger may not be as distinguished as the other eateries on our list, but its certainly tasty enough to make a cameo on our choice of best restaurants in Glasgow. The burgers here are expertly crafted, with delicious flavour combos, small enough to hold in your hand, and almost always on a two for one deal. Sliders, dogs and salads fill out the menu, while tasty sides include mussel popcorn and Coney Island fries. And that's before we even get to the cocktails... 

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Meat Bar, Sauchiehall Street Area

Mmmmmm Meat Bar. This place is a pork-lover's paradise, a chicken-fan's eden, and a steak-fiend's shangr-la. From the plates to the glasses, the food to the drinks, this place is all about the carnivorous offerings. One of the best restaurants in Glasgow, Meat Bar offers a small but salivating selection of smokehouse sandwiches and sliders. Cool, stylish and downright delicious, this City Centre restaurant is one to check out. 

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The Finnieston, Argyle Street Area

The Finnieston is one of the best restaurants in Glasgow for fish. This Argyle Street bar and restaurant not only dishes up some of the most attractive, cosy, and stylish decors, not only serves up the most exquisite, expertly-crafted cocktails, but it also knocks up some unexpected, inventive, elegant and downright delicious seafood. 

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Burger Meats Bun, Sauchiehall Street Area

Burger Meats Bun is one of the best-loved restaurants in Glasgow. With a pair of accomplished restaurateurs at the helm, this casual concept restaurant has got the recipe just right; cool, galvanised decor, no fuss, fast food presentation, a fun selection of drinks, and some of the best dang burgers in town. Get the simple things right and you have yourself one of the best restaurants in Glasgow. 

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Grill on the Corner, Argyle Street Area

Grill on the Corner is a refined restaurant in the City Centre with stylish surroundings and a chic crowd. Offering sophisticated grill house cuisine you can expect an exquisite selection of hearty British cuisine. Add that to some mighty fine cocktails, an effervescent atmosphere and some cool, yet elegant surrounds, and you've stepped inside one of the best restaurants in Glasgow. 

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Boteco Do Brasil, Merchant City

Boteco do Brasil makes our list of the best restaurants in Glasgow, not just because it's got an incredible selection of flavour-heavy Brazilian tapas, not because it shakes up the finest Caipirinhas in town, not because it's got a nifty location in Merchant City, and no because we have a thing for any of the dishy waiting staff. No, Boteco makes it on to our list because its all kinds of fun. From the bar staff, to the grub, to the tunes and of course, to the dancing for dessert, this raucous restaurant bar, is our kind of eatery. 

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