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Top 30 best restaurants in Glasgow

Finding the best restaurants in Glasgow is hard with the multitude of eateries within the city but you’ve come to the right place for the answer!

5pm has 1000s of reviews for restaurants across Glasgow and we’ve used these reviews to list the top 30 Glasgow restaurants below.

The best glasgow restaurants list below is sorted by review popularity. Reviews are left by genuine diners who’ve dined on a 5pm offer.

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Zambretto Italian - Old Sneddon Paisley, Paisley

Italian, Pizza

15 reviews

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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Finsbay Flatiron West End West End, Glasgow

Steaks & Grill

9 reviews

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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Ardnamurchan City Centre, Glasgow

Scottish

716 reviews

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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The Citizen Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow

British, Gastro Pub

175 reviews

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 South Side, Glasgow

Modern

5 reviews

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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Porter & Rye Finnieston, Glasgow

British, Modern, Steaks & Grill

69 reviews

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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Kama Sutra City Centre, Glasgow

Indian

26 reviews

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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Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom Ashton Lane West End, Glasgow

British, Gastro Pub

15 reviews

One of several bars run by the Innis & Gunn brewers, Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen on Ashton Lane has its own on-site brewery which supplies fresh beer to its thirsty customers. In addition, the handsome bar sells bottled, keg and cask beer from all over the world. Cocktails, wines and spirits complete the drinks list. A weekly pub quiz, curry nights, live sport and Brew School days keep it lively. The Attic Bar can be used for private events and dinners.

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Rossini West End, Glasgow

Italian

10 reviews

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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A'Challtainn at Barras Art and Design East End, Glasgow

British, Seafood, Modern

15 reviews

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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Ristorante Piccolo Mondo City Centre, Glasgow

Italian

1662 reviews

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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Embargo West End, Glasgow

Far Eastern, Japanese, Southeast Asian

15 reviews

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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Le Petit Cochon Finnieston, Glasgow

European, French, Mediterranean

12 reviews

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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279 Cafe Bistro West End, Glasgow

Vegetarian/Vegan, Bistros & Brasseries

397 reviews

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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Malaga Tapas City Centre, Glasgow

Spanish, Tapas

43 reviews

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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The Western Club Restaurant City Centre, Glasgow

British, European, French, International

603 reviews

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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Ristorante Piccolo Mondo Renfrew Renfrew, Renfrew

Italian

292 reviews

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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The Shandon Belles City Centre, Glasgow

Bistros & Brasseries

641 reviews

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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Rab Ha's Merchant City, Glasgow

British, European, International, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan

101 reviews

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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Number 16 West End, Glasgow

Scottish, Modern

470 reviews

A cosy and well-established West End favourite offering quality food, friendly service and great value in relaxed surroundings.

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Atlantic Brasserie City Centre, Glasgow

French

1346 reviews

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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Horn Please Finnieston, Glasgow

Indian, Modern, Tapas

106 reviews

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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Hampton by Hilton City Centre, Glasgow

Vegetarian/Vegan, Bar Food

243 reviews

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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La Vita Spuntini - City Centre City Centre, Glasgow

Italian

108 reviews

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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City Merchant Turkiye City Centre, Glasgow

Mediterranean, Turkish, BBQ

9 reviews

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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Celino's Italian (Alexandra Parade) East End, Glasgow

Italian

325 reviews

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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The Buttery Finnieston, Glasgow

Scottish, Seafood

924 reviews

Old world charm meets Glasgow style sophistication as two Glasgow culinary institutions merge.

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Battlefield Rest South Side, Glasgow

Italian, Seafood, Pizza

25 reviews

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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Tea Lounge by Dilmah - Hilton City Centre, Glasgow

5 reviews

Taphouse Finnieston Finnieston, Glasgow

American

4 reviews

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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Glasgow restaurant reviews

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Excellent value on a la carte

    My wife and I attended using a 20% off the a la carte menu offer. The food was excellent, as was the service in a restaurant with great atmosphere.
    dined in Viva Bothwell Street – 12/12/2019
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Excellent steak

    Great service and amazing food.
    dined in Porter & Rye – 12/12/2019
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Food was delicious

    We had great service & the food was delicious. Would definitely go back & will be recommending as a must try.
    dined in Evoo – 12/12/2019
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    Fab fish & chips.

    The fish and chips deal was very well priced and it was absolutely delicious. The batter on the fish was crispy and the chips were crisp and golden and extremely fluffy inside. Cooked to perfection. Spot on!
    dined in McPhabbs – 12/12/2019
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Amazing

    We often eat out in Glasgow and this was one of our best experiences. Definitely the best value for money. The food was excellent and a lot of choice, even though ordering from the restricted pre-theatre menu. Usually when selecting from a pre-theatre menu you don't get much choice and they list the cheap dishes from the a la carte menu. Not so here. We were spoilt for choice, it took us a while to decide as everything sounded lovely. But it also tasted amazing too. The staff were also the best I have encountered in any restaurant in my life. A perfect balance between being friendly and helpful and welcoming. I have had tapas before in other places. But my favourite food has always been pizza. Last night I said to my son that Tapas is now my favourite food. My only regret is that I did not have any money to leave a tip (it did not give me the option on the card machine). However, it was so good I think I hope to be back next week with friends. It takes a lot to get me to write a review. This is probably only my 2nd or 3rd ever. But I was so pleasantly surprised how good this experience was I owe it to the restaurant staff to tell other people about it.
    dined in Malaga Tapas – 12/12/2019
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