Best Spots For Outdoor Dining In Glasgow

Sure, Scotland might not be blessed with the warmest of climates, but that doesn't stop us from enjoying a bit of alfresco dining all year round. Whether you're on the hunt for an outdoor brunch, some rooftop cocktails or just have a hankering for hearty pub grub in a sprawling beer garden, here's where to eat outside in Glasgow.

Last updated on 14th November 2022


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Craving a holiday in the sun but not so keen on the airfare? Simply hop over to Cubatas instead, the Spanish-inspired West End restaurant serving the city's finest tapas. Feast on giant dishes of paella, patatas bravas and creamy aioli on the secluded, fairy light-strewn terrace.

The Horseshoe Bar

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A traditional boozer if we ever saw one, The Horseshoe Bar on Drury Street is a popular hangout for classic grub, from sourdough pizzas to gourmet burgers. And when the sun decides to show its face? Head out to the outdoor patio to top up your tan while you munch.

The Granary is a fantastic pub with outdoor seating in Southside, boasting streetside tables that not only catch the sun, but also offer a prime viewing spot for people-watching. And if your stomach starts to rumble, there's a load of British classics, pizzas and more up for grabs.


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From British classics and tasty tapas to stone-baked pizzas and towering burgers, Auctioneers has a lot to offer in the good grub department. And for those who like to take their dining outdoors, just make your way to the garden, where the sunshine awaits.

WEST On The Green

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WEST On The Green is one of the best restaurants with outdoor seating in Glasgow. Get stuck into delicious German bites, including sizzling schnitzel, wicked wurst and brilliant burgers, washed down with freshly brewed pints from the venue's sprawling garden or pretty terrace.

Bothy Glasgow's quaint garden space is ideal for some outdoor drinking and dining in the West End. Enjoy this sun-dappled courtyard while tucking into seasonal Scottish fare, all washed down by cocktails or the lineup of spirits that come freshly distilled from the Highlands.

Decked out with verdant astroturf, cute picnic benches and a pergola for those who prefer the shade, O'Neill's Grand Central's beer garden is well worth a visit. Nab a spot to chomp on things like paninis, salads, burgers and pizzas while you breath in the fresh air.

Inn Deep

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A canalside bar with oodles of personality, Inn Deep in the West End is a hot-to-trot plot for your outdoor eating. Mosey on over to its covered seating for stunning views, as well as tacos, pizzas, burgers and wings, plus a fantastic selection of craft brews.

Van Winkle

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Specialising in all things American, Van Winkle is heaven on earth for anyone with a hankering for BBQ ribs, sticky wings and crunchy slaw. The ultimate meat lover's spot, this place is also home to a snug beer garden decked out with plants and fairy lights.

The Old Schoolhouse

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A fuss-free boozer with top quality pub grub, The Old Schoolhouse is a crowd-pleasing watering hole with heated outdoor seating in Glasgow. With a huge terrace to the front of the venue, decorated with twinkling lights and picnic benches, it's a fantastic find for sunset sips.