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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Last updated on 7th October 2019

Bill's Glasgow

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Whether you're looking for a child-friendly family get together or a boozy working lunch, Bills know a thing or two about festive fun. Their Christmas set menu starts at £29.95 and includes all the classics and a few surprises (beef, bacon and brie burger, we are looking at you) as well as a welcome drink.

Waxy O'Connor's Glasgow

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Glasgow's favourite Irish superpub is putting on a real spread this year with a Christmas menu and festive buffet that includes all of your staples like honey-roasted pigs in blankets, breaded camembert and mince pies with brandy cream... all for less than £20. Wash down with a proper Guinness or bubbles and you're in for good time.


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Celebrate the most wonderful time of year at this magical eatery, where you'll find exclusive menus at £35 per person. Purveyors of top quality, seasonal and earthy fodder with a refined twist, the festive season allows their grub to come into its own. The beautiful private dining room, heated patio and cosy conservatory can even be hired for an extra special event.

Want to get into the celebratory groove yet not too hung up on tradition? The Butchershop boasts exposed brick and a soundtrack of jazz set the mood to contemporary cool, with meaty fare that is unrivalled. Think bacon-wrapped turkey paupiette, Christmas-style burgers and traditional desserts with a few modern twists.

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. 

The Ivy Glasgow

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Often frequented by Glasgow's VIPS, The Ivy is undoubtedly one of the city's most beautiful restaurants. If you're after somewhere special to celebrate the festive season, look no further than their Buchanan Street spot. For extra privacy enquire about their exclusive Morgan Room which can accommodate up to 20 guests on one long table. 

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.

For a family-style Christmas feast with all the trimmings head to The Butterfly and The Pig. Both Bath Street and Southside locations have gone all out this year, with three and five-course offerings featuring dishes like hot smoked salmon mousse, sea trout fillet and veggie-friendly nut roasts.