Best Restaurants in Glasgow
There's something so wonderful about the ritual of dining out, selecting a restaurant, getting dolled up, choosing your dishes, (trying not to get food envy!) and lapping up the atmosphere. And that's before we even eat anything. So if you're looking for the ultimate dining experience in Glasgow, whether you're after Sauvignon Blanc and seafood, or burgers and beer, a casual dinner with friends, or a special date might meal; check out our picks for the very best restaurants in Glasgow.
Last updated on 27th January 2017
Ideally positioned on the second floor of the city centre’s Princes Square, The Restaurant Bar & Grill is known for serving beautiful steak and cocktails in a laid-back setting. You’re all good to stop by for brunch, lunch or dinner, with the aforementioned list of mixed drinks good for those wanting to hang around a little later into the evening.
Having been highly praised by Glasgow's best food crictics, Cubatas is a firm favourite on the Finnieston dining scene. The restaurant is authentically Spanish, offering small plates, paellas and tapas cooked using traditional methods. Food is bursting with flavour, from the crayfish grilled with port to melt-in-your-mouth lamb kebabs.
We love steak. And we love cocktails. And if you do too, then you will salivate over The Butchershop Bar & Grill, certainly among the best restaurants in Glasgow. From its well-considered menu, to its exquisite cocktails, its stylish, yet relaxed surroundings and the great value offers it provides throughout the week - this award-winning restaurant has an impeccable reputation. Whether you're you're an avid carnivore or a cocktail devotee, this place could rival a New York steakhouse on both fronts.
Rustic, piled with woodwork and tapping into a top selection of vintage trinkets, Lucky 7 Canteen is one of the best laid back restaurants in Glasgow. Whether you're down for private dining or tucking into gastro inspired bites, there's a little something for everyone.
Grill on the Corner is a refined restaurant in the City Centre with stylish surroundings and a chic crowd. Offering sophisticated grill house cuisine you can expect an exquisite selection of hearty British cuisine. Add that to some mighty fine cocktails, an effervescent atmosphere and some cool, yet elegant surrounds, and you've stepped inside one of the best restaurants in Glasgow.
The Ubiquitous Chip is an ubiquitous choice when it comes to selecting the best restaurants in Glasgow. Not only is this sprawling Ashtion Lane bar and restaurant something of an institution, it also boasts some of the finest Scottish fare in the city. Served up in a beautiful array of settings, you can enjoy fine dining in the indoor courtyard, or something more relaxed on the mezzanine, always lively, always friendly, and always delicious.
Gourmet, brimming with international bites and renowned for their high-end fare, it's no wonder that Stravaigin is one of the best places to eat in Glasgow. Head on down for bites the likes of squirrel, hedgerow herbs, Asian dishes, fine wines and more.
Arisaig is a haven of fine Scottish fare in the heart of Merchant City. This Merchant Square restaurant serves up fresh West Coast fish, chic haggis with beef, and refined black puddings among an elegantly presented menu of surf, turf and vegetarian cuisine. With pretty surroundings, and one mighty stock of whisky and wine, Arisaig is a sophisticated eatery and one of the best restaurants in Glasgow.
The Finnieston is one of the best restaurants in Glasgow for fish. This Argyle Street bar and restaurant not only dishes up some of the most attractive, cosy, and stylish decors, not only serves up the most exquisite, expertly-crafted cocktails, but it also knocks up some unexpected, inventive, elegant and downright delicious seafood.
When it comes to some of the best places to have dinner in Glasgow, not all of them are strictly tailored to fine wines and exotic palates you know. Head on down to Bread Meats Bread for not only some of the best burgers in the city, but unique and urban interiors to boot.
So you're hungry and looking for one of the best Eastern inspired restaurants in Glasgow? You're full of luck with Bar Soba. Not only one of the most notable names of the city dining roster with a handful of restaurants, their trendy neons and urban interiors make for a cool Asian inspired location to dine.
With TV Chef and One half of Spice Men, Tony Singh, behind the menu, you can guarantee Tasty restaurant is seriously, well, tasty. Located within the Alea Glasgow Casino, the restaurant is a modern eatery with space for 120; work your way though their Scottish fare with dishes such as haggis pakora and garlic roasted scallops.