Whether you're rocking around the Christmas tree or having quieter celebrations this year, nabbing a few dinner photo ops to mark the occasion should be on your mind. Snap-worthy pink palaces? Grand buildings decked out in their festive finest? They're all here on our list of Glasgow's most Instagrammable Christmas restaurants.
Dreaming of the Med this Christmas? Arta is whisking you away to Spain throughout the season, promising halls covered in holly and flower-laden trees throughout the already stunning space. From private dining rooms to sit-down turkey dinners and a roster of live music or cabaret, there's all kinds of glamourous parties to be had here.
After the best Instagrammable Christmas dinner restaurants in Glasgow city centre? Combining its usual pretty-in-pink blossom trees and flower walls with blush-coloured trees is October. Botanical-inspired cocktails or plenty of Champagne accompanies a seasonal menu of harissa salmon and spiced stout-braised feather blade with haggis bon bons - the perfect pick-me-up after any shopping.
For an Insta-worthy Christmas lunch in Glasgow's West End this 2023, look no further than the private dining options and smaller affairs at Bothy. You can not only hold the most beautiful of parties for up to 24 guests across their foliage-laden bookable room, but the rustic feel and unrivalled Scottish grub continues throughout the rest of the venue too.
Chaophraya's Buchanan Street location is as grand as they come, thanks to high ceilings, dazzling chandeliers and the columns to match. Better yet, they pull out all the stops once seasonal festivities are upon us, with the promise of golden trees and tinsel-covered doorways. One year even saw Nutcracker-esque soldiers in the foyer for an extra Christmastime touch.
When it comes to Instagrammable restaurants for Christmas dinner in Glasgow this 2023, Hillhead Bookclub is a great shout if you love grabbing reels of the entertainment while you eat. From Lady Balls festive bingo parties to drag-fuelled brunches that are sure to get you on the naughty list, these fun fiestas will have all the razzle dazzle to rival the venue's sparkly decorations.
Beauty? The Corinthian has it by the bucketload on a normal day, let alone once yuletide celebrations roll around. One for more modest decor of mini trees and other touches to complement the sophisticated look, this Grade A listed building will add some shine to your Christmas dinner. As for the meal? Get your lips around brasserie dishes like slow-roast pork belly and Black Forest cheesecake.
The Christmas menu at Ubiquitous Chip promises just as much eye candy as the restaurant itself - think Shetland cod, caramelised celeriac or turkey with all the trimmings, alongside venison haggis and Barra scallops to start. The variety of gorgeous spaces here spans everything from high-ceiling courtyard spaces packed with baubles, hanging lights and tropical plants to a mezzanine brasserie.
The Anchor Line
This New York-inspired spot is a top choice of Instagrammable festive restaurants on St Vincent Place, Glasgow. The Anchor Line's Christmas menu is a lineup of bistro classics, such as turkey ballotine or chocolate caramel cake, while the ocean liner-inspired interiors sing 20s and 30s American glam. Expect polished marble, memorabilia and, of course, traditional decorations come December.
A mix of festive interiors and limited-edition seasonal dishes make The Ivy a perfect choice for Christmas meal pics. From pine ornaments covered in decorations to candle settings and glittering fairy lights, there's plenty to get snaps of here. For added indulgence? Choose Santa's On His Way for dessert: a red velvet sponge with cream cheese frosting and dark chocolate.
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