Christmas Lunch in Glasgow

When it comes to a Christmas lunch in the UK, there's nowhere quite like Glasgow. From hidden eateries where local ingredients reign supreme, to cosy boozers boasting the best in seasonal plates, this is a city that is well-prepared for the season of eating, drinking and being merry. Check out our recommendations for the best Christmas lunch restaurants in Glasgow for festive family affairs, romantic date nights and boozy work parties. 

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Serving a swanky selection of yuletide treats right up to Christmas day itself, Brown's is killing it in the food stakes this winter. Choose from braised beef with bubble and squeak, salmon fillets and a cranberry and a walnut and almond roast with all the trimmings at this gorgeous Victorian venue. 

Mharsanta is known for serving up the traditional Scottish dishes made from the finest local produce. Their Christmas menu is being served between the 18th of November and the 29th of December and includes haggis stuffed chicken breast and homemade Irn Bru stocky toffee pudding 

The McMillan

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Set in a former gospel church room over in Southside, The McMillan is a bar and chop house known for its high-quality fare and welcoming atmosphere. Opening right through the festive period, this place is a meat-lovers wonderland, from succulent Norfolk roast turkey to rich bone-in pork chops and their signature melt-in-the-mouth fillet steaks. 

Ubiquitous Chip

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Spreading good vibes around Ashton Lane via great food and marvellous drinks for over forty years, this spacious restaurant is one to consider for your Christmas meal. Not only is there a quirky indoor rainforest and cavernous ceiling, but there's also an air of warmth and a wealth of fabulous menus to gobble up.


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With a refined yet hearty menu, festive offerings with a vibrant feel and special dining packages under £20, Hummingbird makes a fine choice for Christmas. There's a number of versatile spaces to let loose in; from the Instagram-ready Posh Room, to the disco ball-themed Glitter Room, or indeed in the main venue itself.


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Keeping things classy in the decor department, Arta has been decked out with more than just a bough of holly this year. They've got a schedule of winter events; from the infamous festive cocktail masterclass to Christmas cabaret, as well as, a merry murder mystery and Spanish-inspired menus. 

Located a stone's throw away from Central Station, The Smokin' Fox may look like your bog-standard boozer, but the menu here tells a different story. Their 'Foxmas' offerings include all the classics as well as some veggie specials, think warm goats cheese salad and a hearty winter vegetable hotpot. Starting at just £26 for three-courses, this cosy venue is a surefire crowd-pleaser.