Brel is a cool, stylish bar and restaurant on Ashton Lane that features one of Glasgow's best beer gardens. Come summer, it's a lively hub of BBQ feasting and alfresco drinking, and when winter rolls around it becomes a cosy nook for marshmallow roasting; a jack of all trades really.
Restaurants in Glasgow's West End
The West End is home to many of the city's finest restaurants. From high-end Scottish dining to lush gardens for daytime feasting, cool Korean fast food to quirky Indian restaurants that re-invent traditional eating, there's a kaleidoscope of cuisines, flavours and experiences at your fingertips. Let us be your humble guides as you explore the best restaurants in Glasgow's West End.
Horn Please is an Indian restaurant perfectly placed on Berkeley Street. Offering a plethora of exciting cocktails and innovative eats, the concept restaurant will have you cosying up in woven chairs, surrounded by pops of colour while feasting on authentic dishes with unique twists.
Cubatas is a haven for social eating and drinking in the West End. Expect high-quality Spanish tapas that's been acknowledged by food critics far and wide, expertly paired with a stunning selection of wines and that classic European chilled-out vibe.
They've established themselves as a firm fave when it comes to eating and drinking in Glasgow. Brewdog are a go-to for high-quality craft brews that appeal to cool kids, trendy professionals and beer buffs alike, pair this with a big ol' brekkie or drool-worthy burger and you're set.
A breathtaking building on the corner of Byres Road, Óran Mór is a refurbished church offering guests a truly unique dining experience. The bar, venue and brassiere champions Scottish dining with star dishes of game and garlic mash, seared hake and smoked fish and celeriac remoulade.
Wanna add a little spice to your West End eating adventure? Stop by Kimchi Cult and get some Korean fast food in ya. Offering traditional bites such as BBQ wings and fresh bao alongside quirky burger creations and hearty rice bowls, they'll make sure you leave with a full belly.
Glasgow's most authentic and oldest Italian restaurant sits pretty in the West End. Explore the menu at La Lanterna and you'll find fresh antipasti, grilled meats from local suppliers and homemade pasta from family recipes passed down between generations.
Stravaigin is named after the Scots word 'stravaigs', which means 'to wander', a perfectly fitting name for the restaurant that hosts a Monthly Meander of food events, placing Scottish dining at its heart. If you're in the mood for authentic Glaswegian eating, this is your spot.
An enchanting oasis of Scottish eating and drinking, Ubiquitous Chip is an Ashton Lane staple. With both a gorgeous restaurant and brasserie within its walls, this place is a real gem for seasonal dining in a unique setting.
Dram! is a West End treasure trove of booze and banter nestled on Woodland Road. Offering a cosy atmosphere filled with local regulars and a menu of hearty pub grub at reasonable prices, it's the perfect spot to retreat to after a busy day of exploring the city.
Concept chef extraordinaire Nico Simeone has created a menu that speaks to the values of the Hebrides at his latest opening, The Hebridean. Star plates include everything from MacLeod Stornoway Black Pudding to Uig Lodge smoked salmon in chic Harris tweed interiors.
Kelvingrove Cafe is one of Glasgow's most beautiful restaurants, and it takes pride of place in the West End. Offering a menu of traditional and quirky eats, it really is a must-visit for the Rockefeller Skink, roasted fillet of Scotch beef, salted beef mac and cheese and fresh churros.
Located above Cottiers, Leiper's Attic is a Scottish restaurant named after the famous Glaswegian architect William Leiper. Should you stumble across the hidden nook, you'll be able to munch away on fresh scallops, seared sirloin steaks and roasted venison in pretty interiors.
Argyle Street restaurant The Gannet offers a seasonal menu of mouthwatering creations set across a number of sample menus. From Cairngorm red deer to Shetland squid and Shorthorn beef, this high-end eatery will take you on a tasting journey through Scotland in one sitting.
If you're in the mood for meats and wine, look no further than Bo'Vine. Boasting a wine cellar of handpicked rarities alongside a menu of sumptuous steaks, braised blades of beef, char-grilled sirloin steak and pan roasted chicken, it's a meat-lovers heaven.
Hillhead Bookclub is one of Glasgow's most bustling bars and restaurants, serving hearty scran for a decent price. Think boozy brunches, Sunday roasts and plenty more with regular food and drink deals that encourage guilt-free gorging.