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Located at the more lively end of Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street, the Kama Sutra has an ability to consistently deliver just what its curry-loving customers. Although it is named after the Indian erotic text, Glasgow’s Kama Sutra focuses on the pleasures of the table rather than any other variety.
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Ardnamurchan is a contemporary Scottish restaurant on Hope Street, opposite the Theatre Royal. As the name suggests, the West Coast peninsula of Ardnamurchan has inspired the restaurant and its owners have close links to the area. Whisky barrels, Harris tweed, exposed brick and stone walls plus designer lighting all mean that the decor treads a neat line between rustic and city centre chic.
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Opened in the autumn of 2017, The Square is an independently owned and operated bar and restaurant on Norby Road. Open from morning to late, it is a neighbourhood place where customers can meet friends for a coffee; schedule a working lunch or unwind over dinner and cocktails. Dog-friendly until 4pm, the Square offers visiting pooches a puppaccino and treats. On the last Sunday of every month, human guests can enjoy the talents of the resident vocalist.
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Steaks & Grill
The sister bar and restaurant to the Finsbay in Milngavie, the Finsbay Flatiron is a steak restaurant on Woodlands Road. It is a good looking space. By day, it is light and airy with stripped walls, pale wood and white, bright furniture. By night it has an inviting, warm glow. A couple of professional rugby players are involved in Finsbay Flatiron so you can always be sure that they will be showing the big games.
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British, Gastro Pub
Opened in the autumn of 2017, The Citizen Bar and Dining Rooms are set in a gorgeous A-listed building, once home to The Citizen newspaper. Lovingly restored, the St Vincent Place premises are themed around the glory days of the newspaper and aims to celebrate Glasgow, past, present and future. Set away from the vintage fittings of the main dining room, the Editor's Suite is a grand venue for private dining or a plush afternoon tea.
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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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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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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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European, French, Mediterranean
Le Petit Cochon is a wine bar and bistro in Glasgow’s hip Finnieston. Soft lighting, candles, fairy lights and exposed brick walls create a cosy and welcoming space. The restaurant serves European dishes, brunch and small plates. Its wine bar boasts an extensive selection and recommended pairings can be advised to be served alongside the dishes.
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Indian, Modern, Tapas
Named after the stickers that are often found on Indian trucks, Horn Please is a contemporary Indian street food restaurant on Sauchiehall Street. Rattan furniture, national newspapers used as wallpaper and a vintage water pump all add to an enjoyably quirky atmosphere.
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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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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 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, 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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Romans Pizzeria & Bar is a rustic-chic dining spot in the Merchant City. Minimalist decor and Italian wall murals create the perfect setting for enjoying Roman-style pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven. This would be a great spot for a quick bite to eat before an event at the Tron or Old Fruitmarket.
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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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Formerly a Glasgow institution serving up Scottish dishes, the City Merchant has transformed itself into City Merchant Turkiye. Turning its focus from Scotland to sunnier climes, it now specialises in offering the taste of Turkey and the Mediterranean to city centre diners.
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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 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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British, Seafood, Modern
A’Challtainn is an award-winning seafood restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of Barras Art and Design at the Barras. It is pronounced A Cawl Tain, after the Gaelic for Calton. As well as being the name for this part of Glasgow, it also means the hazel wood. The restaurant is on a mezzanine level overlooking the BAaD courtyard. The cocktail bar nestles under the restaurant and provides views of the chefs at work.
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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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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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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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Rossini brings traditional cuisine from the Apulia region of Italy to Glasgow’s West End. The restaurant is run by husband and wife team Maurizio and Ester Rossini, who moved from Italy to Glasgow twelve years ago. Having previously helmed the popular North Star cafe on Queen Margaret Drive, Rossini is the result of their dream to bring the dishes of Maurizio’s home region, Apulia, to the streets of Glasgow. All dishes on the menu are authentic and the wine list is chosen by the couple themselves.
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Old world charm meets Glasgow style sophistication as two Glasgow culinary institutions merge.
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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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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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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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Taphouse is a bar and restaurant in Glasgow’s uber hip Finnieston. With stripped back decor, good tunes, a fine selection of craft beer and a menu of classic American dishes, it is perfect for those who appreciate quality food and beer in an unpretentious setting.
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