Best Gastro Pub restaurants in Glasgow

  • Avant Garde

    34-44 King Street, G1 5QT

    Merchant City, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Mediterranean, Gastro Pub

    About Avant Garde

    An inviting space with a cool, contemporary décor, Avant Garde is a lively music bar and restaurant on King Street in the Merchant City. The huge windows are great for people watching but much of the attention focuses on the regular live music, especially the weekend ceilidh and jazz sessions. The kitchen delivers a popular mix of bar classics and Mediterranean favourites with a strong Greek and Italian emphasis.

  • 1051 GWR

    1051 Great Western Road , G12 OXP

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, International, Gastro Pub

    About 1051 GWR

    Originally a Victorian railway station, 1051 GWR is a cosmopolitan bar and kitchen on Great Western Road in Glasgow’s Kelvinside.

  • Loks Bar & Kitchen

    16 Newlandsfield Road, G43 2XU

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Modern, Gastro Pub

    About Loks Bar & Kitchen

    Loks Bar & Kitchen is on Newlandsfield Road in Glasgow’s Shawlands. A family-run bar with a separate restaurant and function suite, it offers comfortable, contemporary decor and a lively weekend programme of tribute nights, dinner dances and murder mysteries. A wide range of craft beers, cocktails and wines keep thirst at bay while the wood-burning stove means everything is toasty during the more chilly months.

  • 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’.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 100 Acre

    360 Curtis Avenue, G73 2EB

    Cambuslang & Rutherglen, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Gastro Pub

    About 100 Acre

    The 100 Acres is a welcoming bar on Curtis Avenue in Rutherglen in Glasgow’s Southside. In addition to the well used Trevi Suite function room, the 100 Acres attracts its customers with a vibrant roster of events. DJs, bands, bingo, karaoke and a pub quiz all vie for attention along with darts, dominoes and all the sports you can handle on the TV screens. The outdoor seating is very popular in the warmer months.

  • 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 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?