Best Restaurant Bars in Glasgow

Food, glorious food. Glasgow cuisine may be more associated with haggis, curries and deep friend Mars bars, but just a glance at some of the restaurant bars in Glasgow, and you'll see there's so much more that the city's food scene has to offer. Whether it's fine fare you're after, blinding seafood, great pub grub, or just a burger and a beer, whether it's a date night, a boozy brunch or a big family meal, there are plate loads of great eateries around the city, just waiting to be tested. Luckily we've eaten our way through a few already, and here's are pick of some of Glasgow's best restaurant bars. 

Last updated on 14th October 2022

Curler's Rest

137 user reviews 4

If it's pub grub you're after, then the Curler's Rest are sure to have something that takes your fancy. With various menus for evenings, lunchtimes and weekends there's always something tasty on the go. And with comfortable, cosy surroundings, a stack of papers and a pint, this is the perfect spot to fill your belly and have a lazy afternoon. 

The Gardener

2 user reviews 3

Boasting weekly pub quizzes, quirky street art and delicious fare, The Gardener is a great dining destination. The venue slings out parmesan, rosemary truffle fries, crispy chicken homemade focaccia and duck spring rolls, alongside killer cocktails.

The Social

3 user reviews 4

Sometimes you find a bar that's an all-rounder, and The Social is just that. While the interiors are enough to pull you in, it's the menus that have caught our eye. Think freshly prepared pizzas, juicy burgers and small plates, as well as heady cocktails that are sure to wet your whistle.

Horn Please

2 user reviews 5

For food and drink in Glasgow, Horn Please should be one of your top stops. The name is derived from the phrase printed on the back of Indian food trucks, and their philosophy to the entire bar also takes inspiration from the country. The menu is packed with 'new concept Indian cuisine', while the cocktail list is the perfect accompaniment to every dish.

The Left Bank

1 user review 4

The Left Bank is a great bar and restaurant in The West End, dishing up informal cuisine with a side of sophistication. With a stock of eclectic eats and cool drinks in warm yet stylish surroundings, The Left Bank is a Glasgow restaurant bar worth making a beeline for. 


2 user reviews 4

Located in Central Glasgow, Thundercat is the perfect spot for a quick lunch, after-work drinks or a fun dinner. The American pub and diner serves hard shakes and draught beers in its basement bar, while the kitchen is whipping up deep-dish pizza, burgers and more.


4 user reviews 5

An ode to all things Dude, Lebowski's is a great boozy burger bar on the Finnieston end of Argyle Street. With a stock of sky high burgers, and more White Russians than you can shake a straw at, this is the place to come in Glasgow if you're looking for fun bar with food. Just make sure you come on an empty stomach though, yeah? 'Cos these plates are seriously massive.