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International, Russian, Traditional
Cafe Cossachok has a distinctly bohemian feel with it's rustic heavy wood tables and walls simply painted in red and hung with a few pictures.
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Eclectic, European, German
WEST is a stylish German Beerhall and full production brewery, in the grand and open setting of the Old Winding House in Glasgow Green.
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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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Run by the award-winning, eponymous chef and his wife, Ian Brown Restaurant is a relaxed and friendly neighbourhood hotspot. The décor is elegantly simple – check the Paul Hodgkiss hardwood fittings - and the service is informal and professional. The setting may be suburban but the cooking would give many a respected city centre restaurant a very stiff run for their money.
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Opened in the autumn of 2015, Obsession of India is a welcoming Indian restaurant by Glasgow's Merchant City. An airy space with chandeliers and a timbered ceiling, it is on the High Street and conveniently located for a curry before a show at the Tron or a gig at Barrowland.
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Located on Scotland Street in Glasgow’s Southside, The Fish People Café expanded from a very successful fishmongers that supplies the restaurant trade as well as selling to the public. Having opened in 2012, the comfortable and inviting restaurant quickly attracted a strong clientele via word of mouth and was winner of the best seafood restaurant award for the Scottish Restaurant Awards in 2013. It’s a relaxed, informal place with a striking marble bar.
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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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European, Modern, Bistros & Brasseries
Open from morning until late, Ollie’s is a friendly, neighbourhood hangout on Nithsdale Road in Glasgow’s Southside. With its reclaimed lighting, white tiles and stripped tables, it is a comfortable, laidback place where people are as welcome for coffee and cake as they are for a multi-course sit down evening meal with friends. There is some outdoor seating for the warmer months or the more hardy al fresco diners.
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Italian, Vegetarian/Vegan, Pizza
Osteria Italiana is an Italian restaurant in the Italian Centre on Glasgow’s John Street. 'There is no rush' is the motto around here and the emphasis is on enjoying the warm, Italian hospitality and traditional decor. During the warmer months, the outside dining area is a popular place to sit while away for a couple of hours, dining or enjoying a snack and a couple of after-work drinks.
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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 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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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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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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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 Strathmore on Maryhill Road may date back to the 1870s but now looks as fresh as a daisy following a major refurbishment in the summer of 2015. As well as a complete and stylish modernisation of the interior, an airy glass extension and a sunny terrace have been added. A wood-burning stove will keep it all cosy in the winter while regular acoustic music acts and live sports mean that it will never be dull.
Make a free reservation at The Strathmore »
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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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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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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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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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.
Make a free reservation at Ashoka Southside »
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 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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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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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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Old world charm meets Glasgow style sophistication as two Glasgow culinary institutions merge.
Make a free reservation at Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery »
Relaxed, traditional Italian restaurant in Baillieston
Massimo is an authentic Italian restaurant on the east side of Glasgow, offering freshly-made cuisine in the relaxed, stylish space of the Log Cabin, a local entertainment hub.
Make a free reservation at Massimos Baillieston »
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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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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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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Set on the banks of Loch Lomond, Martin Wishart's new restaurant is set in the stylish surroundings of the Cameron house hotel.
Make a free reservation at Martin Wishart At Loch Lomond »
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