There are two types of people in this world: those who prefer savoury, that always choose a starter over pudding, and those who are all about the sweeter things in life. If you fall under the latter category, then make sure to check out our guide; from 11 million different types of pancakes to a boozy chocolate and pistachio trifle, here are the 10 best desserts in Glasgow.
Flower Garden: Chaophraya
An opulent Thai restaurant with traditional decor and one helluva menu, Chaophraya’s sweet treats are a must, especially the flower garden (£10 per person). This platter for two showcases indulgent desserts, like mango and sweet sticky rice, chocolate and praline mousse with a dacquoise biscuit base, not to mention raspberry sorbet, coconut ice cream and fresh summer berries.
Chocolate Orange Ganache: Moskito Bar & Restaurant
For those of you that have an unquenchable sweet tooth, Moskito Bar & Restaurant is here to help. This quirky joint, which boasts hanging foliage and neon-lit walls, rustles up a mighty chocolate orange ganache (£6.50). Expect a smooth, silky dollop of chocolatey goodness paired with a honey-baked fig, Icelandic yoghurt and a few crisps of honeycomb for an added textural crunch.
Cranachan Cheesecake: Bothy
Bothy is a botanical, Scottish escape, renowned for its mouthwatering menu made using the finest local ingredients. It also happens to be one of the best dessert places in Glasgow's West End, rustling up Cranachan Cheesecake (£8). Presented with style, this moreish pud is accompanied by vanilla and oat granola, whisky-soaked raspberries and honey - phwoar.
Madagascan Vanilla Crème Brûlée: The Corinthian
Found in a Grade A-listed building, The Corinthian is certainly a swish party palace, boasting live music, casino games and cracking cocktails. It’s also home to Teller's Brasserie, where you can bag all kinds of tasty eats, including a load of epic desserts. Our favourite? The Madagascan vanilla crème brûlée (£8). A treat for the taste buds (as well as the eyes), the luxurious pudding served with petit sablé biscuits will be caramelised at the table.
11 Million Variations Of Pancakes: Stack & Still
As it boasts over 11 million different flavour combinations, you know you’re never going to get bored of Stack & Still. It’s often a popular spot for breakfast bites, quirky lunches and the like, but thanks to the variety of sweet tooth-appeasing options, it’s also one of the best sit in dessert places in Glasgow city centre. Chomp on fluffy pancakes (£9.95+) laden with toppings like toasted marshmallows and hot fudge sauce.
Double Chocolate Brownie: October
October is a gorgeous, floral haven that’s famed for its Instagrammable decor and wild DJ nights. But did you know that it also slings out one of the best desserts in Glasgow city centre? Say hello to the almighty double chocolate brownie (£7). This rich, oozing, sweet delight will come drizzled in a chocolate sauce accompanied by a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
Fragrant Pink Chaii Cake: Chaiiwala
And if you fancy somewhere that fuses the flavours of India and Britain, then Chaiiwala is the place to go. Pop by for scrumptious street food bites and desi-style breakfasts, as well as one of the best desserts in Glasgow Quay. The pink chaii cake (£4.50) is this joint’s spin on the classic tres leches pud, toting vanilla sponge and butter cream, soaked in a fragrant Kashmiri chaii.
Coconut Panna Cotta: The Ivy
Decked out with vibrant colours, indoor foliage and plush velvet seating, The Ivy is a high-end eatery that knows a thing or two about post-dinner treats. There’s a lot to love about its dessert menu, but the coconut panna cotta (£8.95) is simply out of this world. A beautiful half-sphere of wobbly deliciousness accompanied by pineapple carpaccio plus coconut, chilli and lime zest, it's a tropical sensation.
Bare Bones Chocolate Mousse: Ox And Finch
Having earned itself a Bib Gourmand, Ox And Finch is at the top of Glasgow's culinary ladder. Its small plates are enough to make any stomach rumble, and the desserts? They are fun, creative and totally scrummy. One that you simply need to try out is the Bare Bones chocolate mousse (£6), served alongside toasted rice custard and hazelnuts.
Birthday Cake Cheesecake: Hillhead Bookclub
There’s just something about birthday cake, isn’t there? And Hillhead Bookclub rightly doesn't think that you should eat it just one time a year, as it slings out birthday cake cheesecakes (£8) that are sure to blow your socks off. This delish vegetarian dessert is made up of funfetti sponge, butter cream cheese, raspberry preserve and frosting, accompanied by a candle, of course.
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