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Founded by the Di Ciacca family, Riva on Bothwell’s Main Street offers the finest contemporary and traditional Italian dishes. Housed in a bright, modern building, the two floor Italian restaurant seamlessly blends a chic steel and glass interior with striking vintage photos of old Ferraris.
As you might expect from a family-run Italian restaurant, Bothwell’s Riva is as child friendly as it is for great for groups. The children’s menu will keep the bambinos smiling while the large mezzanine area can be used exclusively for larger parties of families or friends.
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British, Modern, Steaks & Grill
Part of the Finnieston strip of Argyle Street, Porter & Rye is one of the chic and hip restaurants which have been responsible for the area's burgeoning culinary reputation over the last few years. Intimate and flatteringly dimly lit, it has a stylish decor that is half old school Manhattan steak house and half post-industrial warehouse.
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Japanese, Sushi, Korean
Pickled Ginger is a modern Japanese restaurant on St Vincent Street. Fitting neatly into the fashionable Finnieston restaurant scene, it is a stylish space with a buzzy but relaxed atmosphere. Cocktails, sake, Asian beers and an interesting range of Japanese whiskies and spirits are as much of an attraction as the food.
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Zambretto Italian - Old Sneddon is, as the name indicates, on Old Sneddon Street. A welcoming bar and casual dining room, it is open for everything from midweek lunch to weekend cocktails and dinner with friends and family.
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Bistros & Brasseries
Sitting in a quiet residential part of Glasgow’s Argyle Street, on the western side of the M8, The Shandon Belles is a cosy little bistro. Part of the Two Fats family, it nestles below Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery. With exposed stone, stained glass features and walls lined with curios, it is a warm, inviting and quirky space. The decor has more homely charm than the grand, historic setting of the upstairs restaurant but The Shandon Belles has the same emphasis on thoughtful cooking using top quality ingredients.
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Ristorante Piccolo Mondo Renfrew's enthusiasm for Tuscan style cooking is unparalleled in Glasgow. Originally established as a family run restaurant, the staff at Ristorante Piccolo Mondo Renfrew bring a wide knowledge of the Glasgow restaurant scene and have built up an outstanding level of cuisine and customer service to its many diners, based on previous experience.
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Celino's Italian is an award-winning family run restaurant on Alexandra Parade east of Glasgow's city centre. The owners insist on only selling food they would eat themselves and this ensures the quality that keeps people coming back.
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Named after the stickers which are often found on Indian trucks, Horn Please is a contemporary Indian street food restaurant on Elderslie Street. It occupies a surprisingly light and bright basement space which is filled with Indian curios. Rattan furniture, Indian newspaper used as wall paper, a Thumbs Up cola mural and a vintage water pump all add to an enjoyably quirky atmosphere.
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A cosy and well-established West End favourite offering quality food, friendly service and great value in relaxed surroundings.
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British, Eclectic, European
Close to the Forth & Clyde Canal, The Botany Bar & Restaurant has been relaunched from its previous incarnation, The Strathmore. The former 19th century working man's pub now includes a graceful glasshouse dining conservatory with an outside terrace. Inside the bar area, the original brickwork is still intact with feature tiling and filament bulbs adding a retro-chic charm. The beautiful garden and surrounding parkland is so peaceful that you will soon forget that you are beside bustling Maryhill Road. The restaurant’s name is inspired by the nearby Botanical Gardens, which helped to establish the kitchen team’s vision of bringing a fresh, ingredient-driven menu to the Maryhill food scene.
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A mainstay of Indian cuisine in Glasgow’s south side since 1991, Ashoka provides great Indian cuisine in a relaxed, cosy atmosphere. The restaurant is located on Clarkston Road and serves traditional Indian dishes in a relaxed, welcoming setting.
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Vegetarian/Vegan, Bistros & Brasseries
279 Cafe Bistro is a cosy, family-owned restaurant situated on Glasgow’s Dumbarton Road, close to Partick Cross. The bistro opened in 2008 with the admirable aim of providing freshly cooked, simple and tasty food. 279 Cafe Bistro offers a pre-theatre and regularly changing dinner menus.
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Located in the mountainous Hunter Street region of East Kilbride, Wee Gurkha Curry House is a family-run restaurant which specialises in dishes from the Himalayas and surrounding areas. The restaurant's interior is themed around a typical Nepalese home. The staff aim to give diners the same warm, Nepalese welcome that they would if they were inviting you into their own home.
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A second generation family-run Italian, Ristorante Piccolo Mondo has a long and successful tradition in Glasgow if not always on this exact site. In various capacities, the staff have run, owned and worked in several of Glasgow's notable Italian restaurants and they have brought all of that experience together at Ristorante Piccolo Mondo on Argyle Street.
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Vegetarian/Vegan, Bar Food
Casual city centre bar and kitchen
Right in the heart of the city, Hampton By Hilton Glasgow Central offers a convenient and relaxed restaurant and bar. The hotel's bar and dining areas are contemporary in style and filled with light from the floor to ceiling windows. Several screens mean that visitors can catch all the sporting action in the well stocked bar. The friendliness and warm welcome offered by the staff is a recurring theme in customer reviews.
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Bawarchi Indian Restaurant is on Crow Road in the Anniesland area of Glasgow's West End. Under new ownership since autumn 2017, this cosy little restaurant has quickly established a glowing reputation for providing great food and a warm welcome.
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Located on St Vincent Place, Atlantic Bar and Brasserie is a French restaurant on the lower ground floor, underneath sister restaurant The Anchor Line. Inspired by an early Glasgow pop-up restaurant which was built for the Empire Exhibition of 1938, Atlantic offers a contemporary French brasserie and bar in a sophisticated and glamorous vintage setting.
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British, Southeast Asian, Thai
Taking inspiration from the holiday hot spots of the Pacific Rim, Honu is on Dumbarton Road - Glasgow's answer to Polynesia. With cool blue walls and great views of the Dumbarton Road street life, this casual bar diner is a laidback spot for sipping a couple of cocktails or grazing on an aubergine burger. Perhaps with some salted edamame beans on the side.
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Curry on the Hill is a family-run Indian restaurant and bar in Thornliebank on Glasgow’s Southside. With three different dining areas and design features which include an indoor fountain, striking contemporary lighting and a fire pit, it is certainly a glamorous venue. The aim is to offer something for everyone.
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Welcoming tapas restaurant in the city centre
Malaga Tapas is a relaxed family-run Spanish restaurant on Sauchiehall Street. This is the restaurant’s second branch, opened after the success of the original Southside venue. Malaga Tapas showcases Spain's lively tapas bar tradition, specialising in Iberian cuisine from the Andalusian region. From jamón serrano to croquetas de pollo, the kitchen team aim to bring the essence of Spain to Glasgow, one plate at a time. All of the dishes are made in-house, with ingredients sourced from both local suppliers and imported directly from Spain to ensure an authentic experience.
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Marchtown is a specialist wine & craft beer bar, shop and restaurant serving cheese, charcuterie and sharing plates. Beyond its vivid blue and gold facade, you will find a cosy wooden interior decorated in fairy lights and lined with bottles of wine. Regular tasting events, workshops and arty classes keep things lively.
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Old world charm meets Glasgow style sophistication as two Glasgow culinary institutions merge.
Make a free reservation at The Buttery »
Italian, Mediterranean, Turkish
Locanta is a welcome fusion of what was previously two restaurants (a Turkish and an Italian) housed in the same premises: Alla Turca and Alla Italia. Now diners can enjoy tucking into Mediterranean and meze cuisine in one combined, family-run dining spot of chic white banquette seating and exposed brickwork.
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British, European, International, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan
Named after a legendary 19th century Glasgow glutton, Rab Ha's is a welcoming bar and restaurant with rooms on Hutcheson Street. In the summer of 2017, new owners gave the much-loved Merchant City institution a thoughtful refurbishment. The very opposite of a bland chain, Rab Ha's is an independent, family-run with business with oodles of character. Visitors can look forward to a cosy and tranquil space with stripped stone walls, an open fire and wood panelling in the bar and restaurant.
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Move over dim sum and tapas, Spuntini is the hearty Italian version of small plate dining. And following the success of its West End venue, La Vita Spuntini has opened a second branch on Gordon Street. The restaurant aims to conjure up the atmosphere of a cosy Italian family meal where dishes are placed at the centre of the table for everyone to share. All food is crafted with passion, love and attention to detail, with candlelight and friendly staff adding to the atmosphere. The menu is massive and includes sharing portions of fresh pasta, mini pizzas, seafood, meat and salads, complemented by an extensive selection of fine wines.
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Leiper's Attic is a Scottish restaurant in the upstairs space above Cottiers bar, theatre and wedding venue. The Hyndland Street restaurant takes its name from William Leiper , who in conjunction with Daniel Cottier, created the spectacular church building that is today known as Cottier's. It is an atmospheric space which works well for romantic dinners and family celebrations. If you really want to celebrate, they sell a range of Cuban cigars.
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British, European, French, International
The Western Club Restaurant has set new heights of dining excellence since it opened in November 2014. Located in a prime city centre site, The Western Club Restaurant has arguably Glasgow's most stunning dining room overlooking the iconic Royal Exchange Square.
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Far Eastern, Japanese, Southeast Asian
Embargo is a sleek eating and drinking spot on Byres Road. Promising the vibrant flavours of Australasia and East Asia, you can sample creative small plates that are both healthy and indulgent. Botanical cocktails and a resident DJ every Thursday, Friday and Saturday make this a lively spot to dine.
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Italian, Seafood, Pizza
Originally a tram station and dating back to 1915, Battlefield Rest is now a popular, family-run Italian restaurant on Battlefield Road. A B-listed building on a traffic island, its unique looks and interior have long endeared it to local residents and it is fair to say that it is something of a local landmark. Well loved, it is the sort of welcoming and familiar Italian bistro that every neighbourhood should have.
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Set on the banks of Loch Lomond, Martin Wishart's new restaurant is set in the stylish surroundings of the Cameron house hotel.
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