Best Michelin Restaurants In Glasgow

Whether you're trying to impress a date or just really fancy trying some award-winning food, you can't go wrong with any of the Michelin restaurants in Glasgow. From Michelin Bib Gourmand-boasting eateries serving up beaut East Asian-inspired cuisine to Michelin star spots dishing out fine dining fare, here are all the places that are sure to delight and wow in equal measure.

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Last updated on 26th April 2024

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Cail Bruich

When it comes to the best Michelin star restaurants near Glasgow city centre, Cail Bruich has held onto the accolade since 2021 (among many of its impressive awards). Chef Lorna McNee (the only female Michelin star holder in Scotland) and her team work closely with some of the country's best suppliers and producers, ensuring all of the kitchen's ingredients are of the highest quality. Calm, neutral tones are spread across the bare-brick walls, booth seating and tiled kitchen, while hungry punters can choose between either a lunch menu, a five-course tasting menu or a seven-course tasting menu, each changing seasonally. Get ready for fabulous fine dining fare, including tasty options like Denhead Farm asparagus served alongside smoked eel, Sturia caviar and a vermouth sauce.


Stravaigin was opened in 1994 by the Clydesdale family (who also launched Ubiquitous Chip and Hanoi Bike Shop), and though it's now run by the Metropolitan Pub Company, it hasn't lost its flair or charm. The Gibson Street institution flaunts a few different spaces to choose from, depending on what you fancy, with a lively café-bar-style ground floor with cosy, natural interiors and the odd live music gig. Keen on a more intimate affair? Head to the basement, where you'll find a dining area featuring a smattering of tables set among stone walls and forest-green banquettes. Wherever you decide on, you'll be privy to a mouthwatering menu celebrating the best of the season, fusing fresh, locally sourced ingredients with global flavours, which has earned this place a mention in the Michelin Guide. Small plates include the likes of Shaoxing caramel tofu with golden beets and roasted cashews, although when it comes to the larger dishes, the venison haunch with smoked potatoes and dukkah is a highlight.

The Gannet

If it's contemporary Scottish fine dining you're after, there's only one thing for it: The Gannet. Nestled on Finnieston's Argyle Street, this restaurant's been making waves on Scotland's culinary scene since 2013, when it was opened by friends Peter McKenna, Peter Read and Ivan Stein (joined by Kevin Dow in 2014). It now boasts numerous awards, from Scottish Restaurant Of The Year to Scottish Fine Dining Restaurant Of The Year, and has even earned itself a Michelin Guide mention. The menu is creative and ambitious, made using produce sourced from a strong network of local farmers, foragers and fisherfolk, championing the very best Scotland has to offer. So, head to the suave space, decked out with dark wooden furniture set against white-painted walls, and get stuck into dishes like wild sea bass with Barra cockles and saffron farfalle.

Ka Pao

Embracing the flavours of South East Asia is Michelin Bib Gourmand holder Ka Pao. From the Scoop Restaurants Group (also behind Ox and Finch and Ka Pao's sister site in Edinburgh), this slick dining destination is found in the basement of a converted garage in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens, sporting white-tiled walls and warm orbs of light dangling from the ceiling. As one of the best restaurants in Glasgow according to the Michelin Guide, it's famed for its gorgeous fusion fare, like stir-fried lamb mince and haggis with chilli and lime leaf, plus fried chicken elevated using fish sauce caramel and pickled banana chillies.

Ox and Finch

Having held a coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand since its opening in 2014, Ox and Finch is supplying Glasgow's West End with stunning, globally inspired plates at an affordable price. The Sauchiehall Street standout (led by chef patron Jon MacDonald of Scoop Restaurants, which is behind sister site Ka Pao) really is quite trendy, mixing tall, ornate ceilings with roughed-up walls and relaxed leather seating (it's called shabby-chic for a reason). And the menu? It takes a leaf out of the Mediterranean cookbook; think cod cheeks with chorizo, tomato and morcilla on toasted sourdough, as well as lamb merguez sausages accompanied by a carrot and raisin remoulade. Plus, it's a great spot for vegetarians and vegans, as there's a whole menu devoted to plant-based plates.