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 30th June 2017
Got your eye on the fried chicken prize when it comes to a meal out in Glasgow? Then why not let us point you in the right direction? One of the best casual restaurants in the city and perfect for a catch up with friends, head on down for hearty bites at Buck's before tucking into their roster of craft beer.
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 Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor has a lot to offer you when looking for a restaurant bar in Glasgow. There’s beGIN, their lounge bar beGIN offers over 40 different gins, 12 mixers and 28 garnishes, that their expert bartenders can whip into a number of drinks. Or there’s Bo’Vines Meats & Wines, where you can feast on prime Scottish beef while sipping on fine wine.
Based on Carlton Entry in Glasgow, A'Challtainn is a restaurant-bar in Glasgow that's been turning heads with its delicious menu and stunning flavours. With all the fish and meat sourced from the famous Fish Plaice in Saltmarket, the menu features only the freshest ingredients, while the bar serves a range of signature and contemporary cocktails.
Find this delicious Spanish tapas restaurant in Finnieston. Using authentic Spanish produce and whipped up by a Spanish Chef, Cubatas serves up a delicious fare that has been recognised by the Herald Scotland among others. The small plates are reasonably priced and perfect for sharing; order a jug of refreshing sangria and tuck in!
Located in Central Glasgow, SoHo Pizzeria & Cocktail Bar is the perfect spot for a quick lunch, after-work drinks or a special dinner. The restaurant serves cocktails and beers at their modern bar, or head to the restaurant area for thin-crust pizzas and Italian tapas.
This place has cast a Southern spell on the West End. Great Lousiana style cooking, expect po' boy sambos, ribs, wings, cornbread and of course, gumbo. With bluesy bayou vibes and great tipples to wash it all down Bar Gumbo is a great dining option if you're looking for something a little different.
As something of a West End institution, The Ubiquitous Chip knows a thing or two about serving great food. With a wide select of spaces in which to eat, and menus to choose from, you can spend your nights in Glasgow working your way through their find Scottish fare.
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.
While there are so many restaurants in Glasgow to choose from, no-one does Asian food quite like Bar Soba. Not only decked in neon interiors, cool designs and artistic motifs, their cocktails and plates of Asian fare are a thing of Eastern dining beauty.
Chinaski's is a signless restaurant bar and one of Glasgow's worst kept secrets. But step inside to a cool upmarket eatery, with chilled out, downmarket vibes. Good food and good drinks, choose some good company and you'll have yourself a perfect night out in Glasgow.
Located within Alea Glasgow Casino, Tasty Restaurant is a modern eatery run by TV chef and one half of the Spice Men, Tony Singh. The restaurant has been founded on his principles, using local Scottish produce to create delicious dishes such as seared sea bass through to haggis pakora.
They had us at steak. And then we saw the cocktail menu and they had us all over again. A cool New York style restaurant in Glasgow, with chilled vibes, stunning food and achingly awesome cocktails. The perfect spot for a lively dinner or a grown-up drink.
A great restaurant bar with a penchant for seafood, The Finnieston is a popular haunt among Glasgow's foodies. With dapper yet rustic surroundings, a great cocktails list and a cool, bustling atmosphere, The Finnieston is a prime spot for evening dining, or long lunches at the weekend.
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.
Good eats, good vibes, good times, Lucky 7 Canteen is just a great go-to restaurant bar on Bath Street. Shabby chic decor keeps things casual, while a private dining option, amps up the class. Informal, cheap as chips food, in a cool, stylish setting.
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.