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Explore Glasgow West End restaurants

Glasgow's West End is often referred to as Glasgow's most bohemian district, and its choice of restaurants reflects this with a wide range of cutting-edge restaurants that perfectly complement the trend-setting area, as well as a number of more intimate restaurants.

Ashton Lane is a cosy, wee backstreet housing a number of restaurants, bars and cafés offering everything from tapas to Italian food, often accompanied by live music.

The Kelvingrove area offers a scenic option for diners in the West End, and central thoroughfare Byres Road hosts everything from Scottish contemporary restaurants to Mediterranean fare. Take advantage of our locally sourced deals and you could enjoy the many tastes of the West End without a hefty price tag.

Embargo West End, Glasgow

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.

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La Lanterna West End West End, Glasgow

Italian

A city centre institution for two decades, La Lanterna’s fairly recent arrival on Great Western Road has been a welcome addition to the West End. Decorated in soft whites and pale greys, the cosy stripped wood interior has an airy, rustic chic vibe. Classic and classy Italian might be the best way to describe the extensive menus, with fresh, quality cuisine being the focus.

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Basta West End, Glasgow

Italian, Pizza

h3. Laidback Partick pizza bar With its tiled walls and stripped floors, BASTA’s fashionably low-key decor keeps the focus firmly on the gourmet pizzas on offer. Authenticity is a core value, with various ingredients being imported directly from Italy, including Polselli flour, Strianese tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil. Otherwise, much of the fresh produce is sourced as close to home as possible, including from the Sandy Road Community Garden around the corner.

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Machair Bar West End, Glasgow

British, Scottish, Gastro Pub

Based on Great Western Road, Machair Bar serves up an interesting roster of ever-changing craft beers. The bar is named after a rare type of Hebridean coastal plain and offers a menu that both celebrates Scotland’s landscape and complements the beers. Dishes are crafted by Lost Bothy, a kitchen specialising in Scottish street food. The decor is cosy and contemporary, with vivid murals on the walls.

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Machair Bar West End, Glasgow

British, Scottish, Gastro Pub

0 reviews

Based on Great Western Road, Machair Bar serves up an interesting roster of ever-changing craft beers. The bar is named after a rare type of Hebridean coastal plain and offers a menu that both celebrates Scotland’s landscape and complements the beers. Dishes are crafted by Lost Bothy, a kitchen specialising in Scottish street food. The decor is cosy and contemporary, with vivid murals on the walls.

Make a free reservation at Machair Bar »

Basta West End, Glasgow

Italian, Pizza

0 reviews

h3. Laidback Partick pizza bar With its tiled walls and stripped floors, BASTA’s fashionably low-key decor keeps the focus firmly on the gourmet pizzas on offer. Authenticity is a core value, with various ingredients being imported directly from Italy, including Polselli flour, Strianese tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil. Otherwise, much of the fresh produce is sourced as close to home as possible, including from the Sandy Road Community Garden around the corner.

Make a free reservation at Basta »

La Lanterna West End West End, Glasgow

Italian

5 reviews

A city centre institution for two decades, La Lanterna’s fairly recent arrival on Great Western Road has been a welcome addition to the West End. Decorated in soft whites and pale greys, the cosy stripped wood interior has an airy, rustic chic vibe. Classic and classy Italian might be the best way to describe the extensive menus, with fresh, quality cuisine being the focus.

Make a free reservation at La Lanterna West End »

Embargo West End, Glasgow

Far Eastern, Japanese, Southeast Asian

20 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.

Make a free reservation at Embargo »

Number 16 West End, Glasgow

Scottish, Modern

471 reviews

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

£24 Offer: £24 for 3 courses on early evening menu + glass of house wine

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Fanny Trollopes West End, Glasgow

Scottish

489 reviews

Fanny Trollopes focuses on honest food, locally sourced, skilfully prepared and modestly priced.

£27 Offer: £27 for 3 courses on a la carte menu

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La Lanterna West End West End, Glasgow

Italian

5 reviews

A city centre institution for two decades, La Lanterna’s fairly recent arrival on Great Western Road has been a welcome addition to the West End. Decorated in soft whites and pale greys, the cosy stripped wood interior has an airy, rustic chic vibe. Classic and classy Italian might be the best way to describe the extensive menus, with fresh, quality cuisine being the focus.

£15 Offer: £15 for 3 small plates on the small plates menu

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Bantawala by Masala twist West End, Glasgow

Indian

532 reviews

Masala Twist is an Indian restaurant and curry house set on the bustling Byres Road, the heart of Glasgow's West End.

£16.95 Offer: £16.95 2 courses on the a la carte menu + soft drink

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Find Dining Deals at Restaurants in Glasgow

The diverse range of restaurants across Glasgow's sprawling metropolis has something to offer everyone – whether you're planning a group function for a special occasion or just a business lunch. With deals as unique as the areas, choose your Glasgow destination to find great restaurants and deals.

Glasgow City Centre restaurants

City Centre

You won't need travel far from Glasgow's financial, cultural and shopping centre with great deals at city centre restaurants.

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Glasgow Merchant City restaurants

Merchant City

The home of many theatres and art galleries, choose a restaurant in Glasgow's Merchant City to enhance a cultural day out.

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Glasgow West End restaurants

West End

Long a haven of Glasgow bohemians, the West End also offers up a diverse range of restaurants, both affordable and elegant.

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Glasgow South Side restaurants

South Side

Between matches at Hampden Park or gigs at the Academy, tuck in to the great range of restaurants on Glasgow's south side.

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Reviews of Glasgow West End restaurants

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Lovely lunch

    Food was lovely, the staff were friendly and attentive.
    dined in The Square Bar and Restaurant – 23/12/2020
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Good to be back

    Great food, staff and atmosphere
    dined in Raffaelle's Italian Kitchen & Bar – 14/12/2020
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Hidden gem

    Usually don’t leave a review but we decided to go for a bite to eat on Sunday 8th Nov. Booked via 5pm as thought there would be a queue but the place was very quiet. Service was great, very cheery and following all COVID restrictions. She gave a good overview of the menu and the slight alterations which helps to reassure you all food is made from scratch. We ordered 4 meat tapas, 1 paella and 1 veg. This was more than enough for two people making us too full for a desert. Pork cheek was to die for. Sea bass was perfectly cooked. This is one of the best tapas restaurants in Glasgow. The food is great, really high quality but half the price of their St Vincent street competitors. I’m shocked it was so quiet, I really hope it picks up.
    dined in Cubatas Tapas Bar & Restaurant – 09/11/2020
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  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    A Regular Customer!

    Just love this restaurant. They present their food beautifully. A lovely twist on dishes like chicken tikka. Their filo parcels are divine...I could go on and on.
    dined in Horn Please – 10/10/2020
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  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Super service

    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The chateaubriand offer on 5pm was good value & very tasty. The highlight of the evening though was the super service we got. Despite knowing they were being shutdown & furloughed again the next day, every staff member was upbeat, friendly & professional. The Supervisor was very welcoming. We will be back.
    dined in Bo'Vine – 09/10/2020
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Videos from restaurants in Glasgow’s West End

Number 16 chocolate brownie recipe

Chef Helen Vass from Number 16 restaurant in Glasgow's west end shows 5pm.co.uk how to make chocolate brownies with salted caramel sauce. She uses Scottish chocolates to decorate the brownies from Iain Burnett and Stacy Hannah.

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Melt In Your Mouth Chateaubriand From Bo'Vine Glasgow

Chef Jozsef Banicz of Bo'Vine Glasgow cooks chateaubriand that melts in your mouth.

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West End blogs

Cafe Andaluz: A West End tapas instutition

Cafe Andaluz has been a Glasgow West End institution since its arrival on Cresswell Lane in 2003. One of the first tapas restaurants to open in the city, it helped introduce Glaswegians to the Spanish way of dining.

Launched by the Glasgow based Di Maggio’s group, Cafe Andaluz was a new direction for the brand who had built their success on Italian restaurants.

“The company were looking at trends, what they thought was going to be big,” Cafe Andaluz Head Chef Allan MacDonald said. “They are very good at tapping into new markets and keeping their finger on the…

Òran Mór: A thriving West End hub

Obviously, here at 5pm Dining, we’re mostly concerned with their sleek Brasserie. Making good use of local, seasonal ingredients, their chefs produce food which has a definite Scottish accent but also incorporates…

A Scottish Hidden Gem in Glasgow's West End

Forget Ashton Lane, Ruthven Lane is the West End's most bohemian hangout. The quirky cobbled lane, easily missed between Oxfam and Subway, is home to a number of antique vintage and charity shops as well as a…

6 delicious delights not to miss on new menu at the Hyndland Fox

An enduring neighbourhood favourite, the new menu at the Hyndland Fox in Glasgow is sure to please the palates of its fans and should give an excuse for those who’ve never tried ‘the Fox’, as its affectionality known, to book a…