Best Modern restaurants in Glasgow

  • Uplawmoor Hotel

    Neilston Road, G78 4AF

    Barrhead & Neilston, Near Glasgow

    Cuisine: Scottish, Modern

    About Uplawmoor Hotel

    2AA Rosette winning restaurant serving imaginative dishes using locally sourced produce in comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.

  • 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.

  • Glengoyne

    Dumgoyne, G63 9LB

    near Glasgow, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Modern

    About Glengoyne

  • Chez Mal Bar

    Malmaison, G2 4LL

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, International, Modern

    About Chez Mal Bar

  • Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood

    11 Blythswood Square, G2 4AD

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Scottish, Modern

    About Bo & Birdy at The Blythswood

    Located within the swish Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, Bo & Birdy is the first Scottish 5-star hotel restaurant to be overseen by a female executive chef. This modern brasserie has been filtered through a traditional Scottish lens, with a menu showcasing the best of our natural larder. Inside, the decor is all soft, minimalist elegance with a flourish of Art Deco charm.

  • Red Sky Bar within Radisson RED

    25 Tunnel Street, G3 8HL

    Finnieston, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Modern

    About Red Sky Bar within Radisson RED

  • 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.

  • Jax

    Basement Level , G1 3JN

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Modern, Bar Food, Steaks & Grill

    About Jax

    Brought to you by the Eden Mill distillery, Jax is a sleek bar situated among the designer shops of Princes Square. As well as glitzy signature cocktails, craft gins and fizz, guests can enjoy a range of small and big plate bar dishes. By day it is a great spot for a shopper’s lunch (maybe washed down by a cheeky glass of Champagne), while by night some of Glasgow’s best live DJs will kickstart your evening out on the town.

  • Halloumi Southside

    697 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2AB

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Greek, Modern

    About Halloumi Southside

    The sister restaurant to the original Halloumi restaurant in Glasgow city centre, Halloumi Southside aims to take the winning formula of Greek/Cypriot mezze served in a bright airy setting, south of the river.
    Located in buzzing Pollokshaws Road, the restaurant is housed in a former bank and mimics the style of a traditional Greek taverna, with white brick walls and tiled flooring, with stylish additions like a marble bar and exposed bulb lighting. The restaurant also offers a private dining room within the venue. The space is ideal for corporate or family events including birthday celebrations, meetings and networking events.

  • 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.

  • OUIBar + KTCHN @ Radisson RED

    25 Tunnel Street, G3 8HL

    Finnieston, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Eclectic, International, Modern

    About OUIBar + KTCHN @ Radisson RED

    Describing itself as a ‘neo-canteen’, Oui Bar + Kitchen at Radisson Red hotel is a chic and unique dining spot. With an interior decked out in red, black and white; cutting-edge design and wall murals by comic book artist Frank Quitely (plus a prime location right next to the Hydro), its cool credentials are plentiful. As well as offering a groovy setting to drink and dine in, the bar is also a social hub complete with TV snug and pool table.

    Oui Bar’s menu offers contemporary cuisine accompanied by fine wine, chilled craft beers and cocktails, all in a striking waterfront location. This would make a great dining choice before heading to the Hydro, SEC, Clyde Auditorium or the many bars of Finnieston.

  • The Square Bar and Restaurant

    Broomhill Square, G11 7BN

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, European, French

    About The Square Bar and Restaurant

    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.

    Their brand new outdoor terrace is open. This area is fully licensed. Complete with a roof cover, lighting, heating and even free WiFi access.

  • The Smokin' Fox

    6-8 Waterloo Street, G2 6DA

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Eclectic, Modern, Traditional

    About The Smokin' Fox

    Billed as a ‘pub and scullery’, The Smokin’ Fox is on Waterloo Street, next to Central Station in Glasgow city centre. The premises have a long history as a bar and are currently enjoying a new lease of life after a rebrand at the start of 2017. Floor to ceiling windows, leather and tweed seats, crocheted lighting and a beautiful bar give it a very distinctive, modern retro look. Lunching office workers, sports fans, evening diners and after work drinkers keep The Smokin’ Fox, well, smokin’.

  • A'Challtainn at Barras Art and Design

    54 Calton Entry, G40 2SB

    East End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Seafood, Modern

    About A'Challtainn at Barras Art and Design

    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.

  • Chez Mal

    Malmaison, G2 4LL

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, International, Mediterranean

    About Chez Mal

    Chez Mal Brasserie is in Glasgow’s Malmaison hotel. The building was originally a Greek Orthodox church and the atmospheric restaurant sits in what used to be the crypt. As well as the main dining room, there are three intimate private dining rooms.

  • Babbity Bowster

    16-18 Blackfriars St, G1 1PE

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Eclectic, European

    About Babbity Bowster

    Babbity Bowster is one of those iconic Glasgow drinking and dining spots that charms anyone lucky enough to stumble upon it.

    Tucked away on Blackfriars Street, it is both a small guest house and French-influenced restaurant that showcases seasonal Scottish ingredients.

    Inside, you will find a cosy fireplace, restful decor and an overall welcoming feel. Babbity Bowster is actually named after an old Scottish country dance, so it’s fitting that occasional live music events add to the vibe.

  • Marchtown

    741 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2AA

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Modern

    About Marchtown

    Marchtown is a specialist wine & craft beer bar, shop and restaurant serving cheese, charcuterie and sharing plates. Beyond its vivid blue and gold facade, you will find a cosy wooden interior decorated in fairy lights and lined with bottles of wine. Regular tasting events, workshops and arty classes keep things lively.

  • Porter & Rye

    1131 Argyle Street , G3 8ND

    Finnieston, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Modern, Steaks & Grill

    About Porter & Rye

    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.

  • Smiths of Uddingston

    199 Main Street, G71 7BP

    near Glasgow, Glasgow

    Cuisine: French, Scottish, Modern

    About Smiths of Uddingston

    Friendly relaxed and family run. French bistro atmosphere.

  • Number 16

    16 Byres Road, G11 5JY

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Scottish, Modern

    About Number 16

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