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 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 6th September 2016
The Restaurant Bar & Grill is a relaxing dining spot for brunch, lunch or dinner. Follow your nose to the second floor of Princes Square, as the delightful aroma of steak combines with a plethora of other delicious chargrilled favourites. There’s a rich spread of tasty-looking, responsibly sourced plates to choose between, and a champion range of cocktails to sample.
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 reasonable priced and perfect for sharing; order a jug of refreshing sangria and tuck in!
Chinaski's is a signless restaurant bar and one of Glasgow's worst kept secrets. But step inside to a cool upmarket eatery, will chilled out, downmarket vibes. Good food and good drinks, choose some good company and you'll have yourself a perfect night out in Glasgow.
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.
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 stake of papers and a pint, this is the perfect spot to fill your belly and have a lazy afternoon.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
There's a great selection of vegan and veggie restaurants in Glasgow, but Stereo Cafe Bar is always bustling. With an ample selection of vegan tapas, light bites and mains as well as gluten free desserts and organic drink options; if you're looking for alt dining in central Glasgow, Stereo should be your first shop.
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.