Quirky Restaurants In Glasgow

From east to west, Glasgow is home to some of the most eclectic eateries in the business, from indoor gardens serving some of city's best dishes, to fine dining inside churches, and bars channelling the spirit of the American South. To help you on your quest to find somewhere a little different to have your dinner, we've rounded up some of the quirkiest restaurants in Glasgow. 

Last updated on 26th March 2018

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Thaikhun

1 user reviews

Bringing authentic Thai cuisine to Silverburn Shopping Centre, this quirky restaurant in Glasgow is the perfect way to end a day of retail therapy. Grab some tasty food and cool cocktails and take the weight off at this fun and colourful restaurant.

Happily Affordable
Southside

Brel

3 user reviews

Boasting one of the best beer gardens in the city, this unique restaurant in Glasgow's West End is awash with quirky decorative features, Belgian beer and delicious continental dishes, like their acclaimed moules, along with fondue and raclette.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

Priding itself on its sustainably sourced seafood and carefully crafted dishes, this unique Glasgow restaurant makes up part of the Barras Art & Design Centre. With spacious and artistic interiors, and colourful plates of food, it's one of the prettiest eateries in the city.

Splash the Cash
East End

Pie & Brew

2 user reviews

The clue's in the title with this weird and wonderful Glasgow restaurant; Pie and Brew are all about hearty food and stellar pints. Check out their cracking pie selection, which includes an indulgent mac 'n' cheese crumble.

Happily Affordable
Sauchiehall Street Area

R-Cade

1 user reviews

It's a retro gaming and ramen bar - what more could you ask for? This unique Glasgow bar and restaurant celebrates all things fun with pop-culture artefacts scattered about and plenty of other Asian snack and drinks on sale. 

Drinkonomical
Argyle Street Area

Bibimbap

2 user reviews

With interiors dressed to the nines in foliage-covered walls, colourful umbrellas and neon lettering, this quirky restaurants in Glasgow City Centre promises authentic Korean food and innovative cocktail twists. 

Happily Affordable
Glasgow City Centre

Bloc+

2 user reviews

From the massive music nights through to the great selection of cheesy tacos and hot dogs, Bloc+ is a seriously fun Glasgow eatery. Grab one of their big eats, enjoy a pint of crafty ale, and stick around late for DJ nights and quirky performances.

Happily Affordable ££
Sauchiehall Street Area

Hula on down to this quirky Glasgow restaurant to find a Polynesian paradise in the heart of the city. Serving up delicious island-inspired dishes, such as Indonesian curries and Thai sharing platters, its fun and funky decor will transport you to sunnier climes in no time.

Happily Affordable ££
Sauchiehall Street Area

Ubiquitous Chip

2 user reviews

One of Glasgow's best restaurants, this quirky eatery on Ashton Lane lets you dine in an indoor garden. Full of hanging ivy, glittering fairy lights and delicious mix of Scottish-inspired dishes, it's a must-visit for Glasgow natives as well as first-timers to the city.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

Oran Mor

2 user reviews

This iconic church on Byres Road houses a charming, quirky Glasgow restaurant, The Brasserie Restaurant. Specialising in dishes made from quality Scottish produce it's great for a dinner with friends, a date night or even a full-blown party.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

From the Royal Bank of Scotland to a charming and delicious tapas restaurant, Iberica is all sorts of kooky. Filled with vintage furniture and interesting design quirks, this pretty Glaswegian spot has date-perfect written all over it.

Happily Affordable
Glasgow City Centre

The Howlin' Wolf

1 user reviews

Taking inspiration from the jazz and blues eras, this quirky Glasgow restaurant fronts live music, soul food and themed cocktails. With comfy booths and romantic lighting, it's one of the top spots for a drink, a dance and a good old chow down on some tasty Southern grub.

Happily Affordable ££
Glasgow City Centre

Arta

4 user reviews

Offering tapas, sangria, Salsa and murder mystery events, this Mediterranean restaurant in Merchant City is one of the quirkiest places to eat in Glasgow. With ornate, romantic interiors and plenty of private hire spaces, it's a perfect location for any occasion.

Happily Affordable ££
Merchant City

Kelvingrove Cafe

4 user reviews

Once an ice-cream parlour, Kelvingrove Cafe is one of Glasgow's more unusual restaurants. Stop by for one of their gorgeous cocktails, a light lunch and to snap some of those beautiful and historic interiors.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

One of the best places in Glasgow for dinner and a show, this cool cabaret haunt in Merchant city is the home of awe-inspiring acts and eccentric performance for people of all ages.

Happily Affordable ££
Merchant City

Bar Gumbo

4 user reviews

Serving up some of the best Louisiana Soul-food in the city, this unique Glasgow restaurant is an experience to be had. Specialising in steak and seafood, you'll also catch some of the best bands in Glasgow taking to the Bar Gumbo stage.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

Hillhead Bookclub

9 user reviews

Housed inside an old cinema, Hillhead Bookclub is a one-stop-shop for craft clubs, great food and drag queen bingo. One of the quirkiest restaurants in Glasgow, if you're a fan of fabulous brunches, killer club nights and an all round stellar atmosphere, then this the spot for you.

Drinkonomical £
West End

Ramen Dayo

1 user reviews

Modelled on the backstreets of Tokyo, Ramen Dayo is a world away from Glasgow. From red lanterns to Japanese writing, the spot is all sorts of atmospheric, plus the ramen is some of the best in the city.

Drinkonomical
Glasgow City Centre

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