Best British restaurants in Glasgow

  • The Mariner Bar & Restaurant

    Crowne Plaza Hotel, G3 8QT

    Finnieston, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, International

    About The Mariner Bar & Restaurant

    The Mariner Bar & Restaurant serves a wide variety of dishes that would keep any international traveller happy. Located within Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Finnieston area of Glasgow next to the SECC, Scottish Hydro and Clyde auditorium, the restaurant is a popular choice for pre-concert meals.

  • Pie & Brew

    Under Abode Glasgow, G2 2SZ

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Gastro Pub

    About Pie & Brew

    Tucked away beneath ABode Glasgow on Bath Street, Pie & Brew is a basement restaurant and bar serving the winning combination of speciality pies alongside craft ales. All of the pastry treats are handmade by pie masters on the premises and the speciality beers on offer change weekly. Regular live music, pub quizzes and pie & beer tasting sessions make this a lively hangout that is perfect for a casual get together with friends.

  • The Botany

    795 Maryhill Road, G20 7TL

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Eclectic, European

    About The Botany

    Close to the Forth & Clyde Canal, The Botany Bar & Restaurant has been relaunched from its previous incarnation, The Strathmore. The former 19th century working man’s pub now includes a graceful glasshouse dining conservatory with an outside terrace. Inside the bar area, the original brickwork is still intact with feature tiling and filament bulbs adding a retro-chic charm. The beautiful garden and surrounding parkland is so peaceful that you will soon forget that you are beside bustling Maryhill Road. The restaurant’s name is inspired by the nearby Botanical Gardens, which helped to establish the kitchen team’s vision of bringing a fresh, ingredient-driven menu to the Maryhill food scene.

  • Go Grill - GoGlasgow Urban Hotel

    517 Paisley Road West, G51 1RW

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Traditional

    About Go Grill - GoGlasgow Urban Hotel

    Stylish Scottish restaurant at Kinning Park
    GoGrill is the restaurant at GoGlasgow Urban Hotel on Paisley Road West. The restaurant specialises in dishes that make the best of national produce with menus rooted in Scottish seas, farms and grazing lands. Minimalist decor and black & white photography on the walls create a stylish setting for enjoying the cuisine. As GoGrill is within walking distance of various venues like The Hydro, it is also a great pre-event dining choice.

  • Church on the Hill

    16 Algie Street, G41 3DJ

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, European, Gastro Pub

    About Church on the Hill

    Popular Shawlands institution, Church on the Hill, has undergone a revamp. The cavernous pub has been restored, reworked and reimagined, with refreshed decor and a brand new menu. Alongside a hearty pub grub selection, guests can enjoy brunch until 3pm each day and even mix themselves a remedy at the DIY Bloody Mary bar. There is also a new cocktail list created with the expert alchemists at The Spiritualist bar. The focus is on building a true community vibe, where visitors can add photos of their pooches to the Doggy Wall of Fame, browse paperbacks in the book exchange and even take away a souvenir painted bottle.

  • Niven's By Cafe Source

    72 Nithsdale Road, G41 2AN

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Eclectic, European

    About Niven's By Cafe Source

    Niven’s by Cafe Source is the youngest sibling of the popular Scottish restaurant family. With a focus on small plate dishes meant for sharing, menus are built around first class, ethically sourced Scottish produce that blends the modern with the traditional.

  • The Ball Room - Glasgow

    130 Ledard Road, G42 9RA

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Modern, Pizza

    About The Ball Room - Glasgow

    Located in Battlefield in the South Side, The Ball Room aims to be the “hippest pool room in Glasgow.” Pool tables, snooker tables, darts and ping pong can be found in the main sports room, while pub grub is served in the bar next door.

    The Ball Room welcomes groups of friends and families (children are welcome until 9pm) to test their sporting skills, grab a drink and bite to eat, watch sport on their huge 10ft HD screens, and put some music on the jukebox.

  • Catch - West End

    27 Gibson Street, G12 8NU

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Seafood, Fish & Chips

    About Catch - West End

    Hip fish & chips in the West End

    Bringing the fish supper firmly into the 21st century, this West End venue is the third branch of Catch
    after the success of its sister outlets in Giffnock and Netherlee. Both a restaurant and a takeaway, inside
    it’s all exposed brickwork, banquette seating and cool, post-industrial decor. Offering a much wider menu
    than your average chippy, diners can choose from classic fish suppers, speciality fish dishes, seafood,
    tacos, burgers and even katsu curry. Veggies and vegans are catered for as well, while a bar serving
    craft beer, wine and fizz adds extra pizazz to the proceedings.

  • Mahony's Chicken & Grill House

    23 Britannia Way, G81 2RZ

    Clydebank & Surrounding, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, European

    About Mahony's Chicken & Grill House

    Friendly chicken and grill spot in Clydebank

    Following on from the popular steakhouse of the same name, Mahony’s Chicken House is a friendly dining spot in Clyde Shopping Centre. Promising chickens, burgers, steaks and traditional British food, this is a great spot to kick back with a casual and hearty meal either post-shopping or pre-cinema. The earthy wooden decor creates a relaxing vibe.

  • Mackintosh at the Willow

    217 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EX

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, European

    About Mackintosh at the Willow

    Originally Miss Cranston’s Tearoom since 1903, Mackintosh at the Willow is now a fully restored dining spot where you can enjoy anything from a three-course meal to an elegant afternoon tea. With its Rennie Mackintosh inspired decor conjuring up Art Nouveau chic, plus a roof terrace for sunnier days, this is where to head for a special treat. You can also browse the history exhibition, have a nosy in the souvenir shop or even take a tour. It’s worth noting that this restaurant has its heart in the right place too, as many of its staff are young people from The Prince’s Trust.

  • Chez Mal Bar

    Malmaison, G2 4LL

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, International, Modern

    About Chez Mal Bar

  • Pink Inc Cafe

    259 Kilmarnock Road, G41 3JF

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Eclectic, Vegetarian/Vegan

    About Pink Inc Cafe

    Pink Inc Cafe is a cute little haven for a cuppa on Kilmarnock Road. As you would expect from the name, it’s decked out in shades of rose, fuschia and blush, with sparkly chandeliers and a mock cherry tree to add to the fun. The cafe also doubles up as a florist and each table sports its own bouquet. This would be a perfect spot for a ‘pretty in pink’ afternoon tea with a friend.

  • Machair Bar

    372/374 Great Western Road, G4 9HT

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Scottish, Gastro Pub

    About Machair Bar

    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.

  • The Prancing Stag

    1a Ashwood Gardens, G13 1NX

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, European, French

    About The Prancing Stag

    The Prancing Stag is a family-owned restaurant offering up a menu of Scottish food with an international inspiration. Inside, the atmosphere is cosy and welcoming. The menu is complemented by a carefully selected wine list.

  • Monteiths Bar & Bistro

    3 Helena Place, Busby Road, G76 7RB

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, European, Traditional

    About Monteiths Bar & Bistro

    Open all day, Monteiths Bar & Bistro serves brunch, lunch and gourmet pub meals, as well as Sunday roasts. The interior is stylish and airy with wood panelling, banquette seating and hanging greenery.

    You can dine with a view of the open kitchen and watch the chefs busy at work or alternatively, gaze out of the full-length windows. In the bar area, multiple TVs mean that you need never miss a moment of that night’s sporting event.

  • Glaschu

    Royal Exchange Square, G1 3AB

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Seafood, Modern

    About Glaschu

    Glaschu offers modern Scottish fine dining and a sophisticated bar area in Royal Exchange Square.

    Based in the historic Western Club building, the kitchen is run by chef Dion Scott, who honed his skills in Heston Blumenthal’s kitchens. He promises a menu rooted in Scottish history, cuisine and cooking, with added International influences.

    The dishes make the most of local produce, including Gigha halibut and Loch Tay trout from local fishmonger Bernard Corrigan; crustaceans and oysters from Finnieston’s Stuart Wilson, and beef from Lanarkshire farms.

  • Rotunda Comedy Club

    28 Tunnel Street, G3 8HL

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British

    About Rotunda Comedy Club

    The Comedy Club Kitchen is part of the Rotunda Comedy Club in the Rotunda building on Glasgow’s Tunnel Street. Audiences for the comedy club can dine in one of three restaurants in the building: La Rotunda Casa Italiana; the pan-Asian restaurant Yen Oriental or Mezze, a Mediterranean restaurant. There is also the option to dine from the Comedy Club Kitchen in the theatre space before the show. Guests can pre-book their table and enjoy a meal up to one hour before the comics hit the stage.

  • The Duke's Umbrella

    363 Argyle Street, G2 8LT

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Modern, Traditional

    About The Duke's Umbrella

    The Duke’s Umbrella is a characterful eating and drinking hub that boldly promises ‘the best fish & chips in the country’. The team’s vision is to restore gastropub cuisine to its former glory, giving ingredients the same loving care that fine dining spots do.

    Inside, the interior of frondy plants, leather armchairs and pillars has a real vintage colonial feel. So why not order a G&T on the rocks and pretend that you’re a 1930s explorer stopping off for a refreshment before a daring jungle expedition?

  • Rab Ha's

    83 Hutcheson Street, G1 1SH

    Merchant City, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, European, International

    About Rab Ha's

    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.

  • Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom Ashton Lane

    44 Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Gastro Pub

    About Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom Ashton Lane

    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.