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Glasgow's SEC and the Hydro, its newest neighbour, play host to the biggest entertainment, music and sporting events and numerous restaurants near the venues have sprung up for you to enjoy a pre or post entertainment meal.
The iconic buildings are now cemented on the city's skyline and have brought the biggest stars to Glasgow from Beyonce to Fleetwood Mac to the 2014 Glasgow sporting events.
Glasgow's Finnieston is right next door and has a thriving dining scene with a huge range of cool bars and restaurants to choose from. 5pm Dining has lots of offers for restaurants near the SEC and Hydro; browse below and book your offer online quickly and easily.
British, Modern, Bar Food, Gastro Pub, Burgers, BBQ
The first of three - and counting - Lebowskis bars, this original Argyle Street outlet opened in 2017. It could be argued that Lebowskis helped kick start the surrounding Finnieston area as one of Glasgow's most fashionable neighbourhoods for eating and drinking. From the drinks menu to the bowling skittles, the quirky spirit of the film which inspired the bar is evident throughout. Expect a decor which is stripped back but comfortable. Outside seating and Lebowskis' signature range of White Russian cocktails are among the attractions.
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British, French, Mediterranean, Scottish
Alea Restaurant - Waterfront opened in the spring of 2017 in Alea Casino on Springfield Quay. The dining room has breathtaking and unrivalled city views over the River Clyde. The emphasis here is on having a good time, whether in the vibrant, colourful restaurant or in the wider casino complex where a packed entertainment schedule of tribute bands and sporting fixtures keep things lively.
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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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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
Toni’s Pizzeria is based on buzzing Gibson Street in the heart of the West End. It is the second branch of the highly regarded pizza joint, after legions of fans and multiple awards for their flagship Giffnock restaurant inspired them to expand west. With its booth seating, low lighting and bark walls, Toni’s is a distinctly hip environment to dine in. It is perfect for a lunch stop while strolling around the Kelvinbridge area or for a casual dinner with friends.
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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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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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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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Old world charm meets Glasgow style sophistication as two Glasgow culinary institutions merge.
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Yen Oriental is an oriental restaurant in the Finnieston area of Glasgow's West End and serves Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. Located on Tunnel Street on the first floor of the historic North Rotunda building, the restaurant is adjacent to the Clyde Auditorium, the Scottish Hydro area and the SECC and so is often a favourite with pre-show diners.
Offer: £19.95 for 2 courses on festive dinner menu
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International, American, Steaks & Grill
Part of the lively Rotunda complex, The Rotunda Bar and Diner in Finnieston is perfectly placed for visitors to The Hydro or the SECC. Bringing an informal, American diner style of eating to the banks of the River Clyde, the venue is ideal for a fun night out with friends or family.
Offer: £17.50 for 2 courses on pre-theatre menu
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Mezze is a Mediterranean rooftop restaurant on the top floor of the iconic Rotunda complex. Enjoying spectacular views of the River Clyde and Glasgow, the split level venue has an intimate dining area with luxurious booths and rustic tables. There is a laidback bar area under the Rotunda rooftop where olive trees provide a dreamy oasis for cocktails or a quiet glass of wine. Open all day from noon to late, Mezze is all about relaxed casual dining.
Offer: £16.95 for 2 courses on pre-theatre menu
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Offer: 20% a la carte discount
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We visited La Rotunda Italian restaurant in Glasgow near the Hydro to watch them make Penne Alla Contadina.
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We chat to Ryan James owner of The Buttery restaurant about his 10 years at this Glasgow restaurant institution.
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