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French, Scottish, Modern
Friendly relaxed and family run. French bistro atmosphere.
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Two Fat Ladies in the West End of Glasgow’s is part of one of the most celebrated restaurant chains in the city. With a fresh and exciting menu, Two Fat Ladies focuses on using the finest seafood ingredients but provide equally tempting alternatives to suit all tastes.
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Fanny Trollopes focuses on honest food, locally sourced, skilfully prepared and modestly priced.
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Many of Glasgow’s fine dining fans would put Brian Maule’s Chardon D’Or at the top of the city’s culinary achievements. Located on West Regent Street in the city centre, the key to Brian Maule's success in Glasgow is down to the seasonal, locally sourced produce combined with traditional French techniques to create quality dishes.
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Traditional Italian, heart warming food in a cosy modern, yet traditional restaurant.
Make a free reservation at Amaretto Italian Kitchen & Bar »
Scottish, Bistros & Brasseries
As the name suggests, the restaurant was initially opened and run by two siblings and this cosy Kelvingrove restaurant maintains the warm family welcome but in a chic, modern setting. The Sisters is smart but casual with matt, monochrome colours contrasting with splashes of colour highlighted by the original Phillip Raskin paintings of wild Scottish landscapes.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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After the success of its Giffnock branch, Clay Oven — Indian Street Kitchen has opened up a new casual dining spot in Shawlands. Expect a mix of comfortable Indian classics and exciting street dishes, served in a sleek yet rustic setting. The kitchen brigade aim to capture the essence of Indian cuisine, add a contemporary flourish and leave you craving for more. True to the restaurant’s name, many of the dishes are prepared in a traditional tandoori clay oven.
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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.
Make a free reservation at Ristorante Piccolo Mondo Renfrew »
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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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.
Make a free reservation at Wee Gurkha Curry House »
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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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.
Make a free reservation at Embargo »
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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A cosy and well-established West End favourite offering quality food, friendly service and great value in relaxed surroundings.
Make a free reservation at Number 16 »
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.
Make a free reservation at 279 Cafe Bistro »
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.
Make a free reservation at The Western Club Restaurant »
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.
Make a free reservation at La Vita Spuntini - City Centre »
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.
Make a free reservation at Malaga Tapas »
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.
Make a free reservation at Rab Ha's »
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.
Make a free reservation at Battlefield Rest »
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.
Make a free reservation at Marchtown »
Old world charm meets Glasgow style sophistication as two Glasgow culinary institutions merge.
Make a free reservation at The Buttery »
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.
Make a free reservation at Celino's Italian (Alexandra Parade) »
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.
Make a free reservation at Leiper's Attic »
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