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With a warm, colourful and traditional Turkish decor, diners are made to feel very welcome at Aga Mezze Palace on Glasgow's Dundas Street. Just in case the name and decor have not made their point, then the belly dancers - available on request - should leave diners in no doubt that they are in a Turkish restaurant. In fact, the owner opened what may well have been Scotland's first Turkish restaurant in 1981.
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British, European, Traditional
Annabel’s Restaurant is an opulent, Art Nouveau style dining spot in the sweeping Boclair House hotel. Plush red velvet seating, vintage decor touches and soft ambient lighting all add to the elegant atmosphere. Imagine turn-of-the-century Parisian bar meets Victorian gentleman’s library and you get the picture. This is the ideal destination for an intimate date or a tasteful celebration with friends.
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Sorrento is an Italian restaurant, bar and coffee roastery in Glasgow’s thriving West End. It is at the Great Western Road end of Byres Road, a two minute walk from Glasgow Botanic Gardens. With a decor that looks like the inside of a rural villa - complete with orange tree - this first floor restaurant is a cosy spot for a working lunch, romantic dinner or family get together. If the weather is good, there is a tiny space outside the restaurant for an al fresco bite and people-watching.
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Opened in the summer of 2016, Elena's Spanish Bar & Restaurant serves Cantabrian food on Old Dumbarton Road. With its tiled walls and toro mural, it has the ambience of an authentic Spanish bodega.
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Bar Food, Pizza
With its exposed brick, neon signs and metal work, Pizza Punks looks as edgy and urban as the name suggests. While the decor is all about the rebel yell at this St Vincent Street venue, the welcome is warm, informal and attentive. Creative cocktails, craft beers, wine and frizzante on tap, milkshakes and a wide variety of soft drinks mean that customers will never go thirsty.
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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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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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One of two Zambretto restaurants in Paisley, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 cosy and well-established West End favourite offering quality food, friendly service and great value in relaxed surroundings.
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Located in the Jock Stein stand of Celtic Park, Number 7 restaurant is a must visit for the Hoops fan. As well as stunning views of the pitch, the walls are hung with pictures of great Celtic players and diners can have their photos taken with club trophies. As you might expect, away Celtic matches are shown on the screens within the restaurant so diners don't have to miss any of the action. Club mascot Hoopy visits on Sundays to say 'Hi' to the kids.
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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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Old world charm meets Glasgow style sophistication as two Glasgow culinary institutions merge.
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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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British, Traditional, Bistros & Brasseries
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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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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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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