Oozing opulence from every corner (think gold leaf-wrapped cornices and vintage Buddha status), Chaophraya is one of the best Glasgow restaurants in the city centre. Venture over for eccentric interiors, mouthwatering Thai plates and occasional live entertainment.
Fun Restaurants In Glasgow
If you're on the hunt for the perfect pit-stop for a feast and a frolic, look no further. We've scouted out a bustling selection of eateries that are bursting with flavour in both their dishes and atmospheres. Who says dining has to be formal? We sure don't, so check out our guide to Glasgow's fun restaurants and have yourself a foodie foray in the city.
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Last updated on 19th February 2024
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On the hunt for casual restaurants in Glasgow? BrewDog's Merchant City and Kelvingrove spots rustle up eye-raising munch, from tandoori lamb-stuffed burgers through to deep-fried Oreos. And if you get thirsty, there's a fantastic selection of craft beer on the menu.
Bar Soba, which has outposts in Merchant City, Byres Road and on Mitchell Lane, is a unique restaurant in Glasgow. It fronts a dive bar style, from the sexy neon lighting to the vibrant graffiti murals, as well as a lip-smacking menu of East Asian fusion food.
When it comes to quirky restaurants in Glasgow, Moskito knows how to keep us on our toes. From the dazzling interiors, which includes glowing, multi-coloured rooms and extravagant artwork, to the cracking drag brunch events, it's a great spot to dig in with pals.
YO! Sushi (which also has branches in Silverburn and Braehead) is perfect if you're looking for cool restaurants in Glasgow city centre. It offers an eye-catching conveyer belt of East Asian delights, vibrant decor and buttons for service that shout out in Japanese when pressed.
Covered in traditional decor and colourful trinkets, Thaikhun in Glasgow is a must-visit restaurant serving up delicious, fragrant dishes and fruity cocktails. Tuck into starters like Tom Yum soup and crispy spring rolls, then move on to mains: silky smooth noodles and a creamy green curry.
Bringing the flavours of Latin America to Merchant City, Boteco Do Brasil is a fun-fuelled party paradise complete with vibrant eats and equally kooky cocktails - think Brazilian beef burgers or seafood spaghetti paired with a reggae rum punch. Home to regular events, salsa nights and live music, this buzzing bar is a great one for letting your hair down.
Found in the heart of the West End and hailed as one of the best hidden gem restaurants in Glasgow, Cubatas is the place to go should you be looking for a fun meal out among friends. Heaving with casual tapas plates and European wine, this joint is buzzing every night of the week.
While perhaps more of a pub than a restaurant, Waxy O'Connor's has earnt itself an honourable mention in this list, due to its intriguing interiors and cracking Irish atmosphere. Whether it's the footie, a late-night party or just a meal with mates, this haunt has got you covered.
Always promising a lively party atmosphere, Thundercat is a great hangout for a fun night out, thanks to its wicked grub and top-quality DJs. Plus there's loads of wild American soul food up for grabs - think mac 'n' cheese, deep dish pizzas and loaded hot dogs
Mezcal is a lively taqueria and bar in the city centre, specialising in fabulous taco creations and various other Mexican eats, as well as delicious drinks to wash it all down. Come the weekend, the party spirit really kicks in and everyone hits the dancefloor, with the DJs taking over 'til late.
This fun restaurant is actually a quirky pancake house with over 10 million menu combinations. Sounds too good to be true? Check out its fluffy creations, which come topped in either sweet or savoury treats, before hitting the self-dispense bar for beer, wine and cocktails.
Found on West Regent Street, Buck's Bar is a great spot for casual dining, boasting scrumptious US-style food, craft beers and rock 'n' roll gigs. This raucous joint also has locations in Trongate and in Southside, meaning you're never far from a wild meal out.
Head to Lebowskis, a restaurant themed around the iconic Tarantino movie. Here, you can enjoy a fun-filled feast, getting your chops around its famous burgers alongside unbeatable white Russians. And if you pop by on the weekend, expect top-quality DJs on the decks.
Bloc+ is a cool place to feast on American classics and East Asian street food before catching a genre-spanning gig, whether that's hip hop, electro or indie. Offering 'Vladamir poutine', a spicy noodle-topped hot dog and firey bao buns, this one is as quirky as they come.
Bibimbap is an undeniably fun restaurant that knows a thing or two about delish Korean cuisine. Decked out with living walls, neon lights and a ceiling of multicoloured umbrellas, its quirkiness also goes well beyond its decor to the vibrant plates of flavoursome comfort food.