Best restaurants in Glasgow

  • La Bonne Auberge

    161 West Nile Street, G1 2RL

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Bistros & Brasseries

    About La Bonne Auberge

    Since opening in 1975, La Bonne Auberge in Glasgow’s city centre has been a popular spot for fans of French and Mediterranean style food. Proud holder of an AA Rosette, La Bonne Auberge has pleased generations of Glasgow diners, especially pre-show visitors to the nearby theatre district.

  • Tuk Tuk

    426 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Indian

    About Tuk Tuk

    Inspired by food hawkers, Tuk Tuk Glasgow offers the same rustic roadside and railway station dishes which are served up to the busy office workers and school children on the streets of India.

    Their dishes are the simple, earthy, lovingly prepared food of the people, representing the tastes of India today.

  • Finsbay

    44 Main St, G62 6BU

    Bearsden & Milngavie, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Scottish, Vegetarian/Vegan, Modern

    About Finsbay

    Milngavie’s Main Street plays host to Finsbay, an endearingly quirky restaurant, bar and café. Serving everything from breakfast through to dinner and cocktail nightcaps, it is a welcoming neighbourhood hangout.

  • 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.

  • Zambretto Italian - Old Sneddon

    42-46 Old Sneddon Street, PA3 2AP

    Paisley, Renfrewshire

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

    About Zambretto Italian - Old Sneddon

    Zambretto Italian – Old Sneddon is, as the name indicates, on Old Sneddon Street. A welcoming bar and casual dining room, it is open for everything from midweek lunch to weekend cocktails and dinner with friends and family.

  • 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.

  • Killermont Polo Club

    2022 Maryhill Road, G20 0AB

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Indian

    About Killermont Polo Club

    Killermont Polo Club in Maryhill is an authentic Indian restaurant which has been packing in the diners since 1991. Not a typical, run-of-the-mill Indian restaurant, it has its own polo team. Following an extensive and stylish refurbishment, Killermont Polo Club now features a clubhouse room, traditional dining room and two private dining areas. While the design has been refreshed, the friendly welcome remains as warm as ever at this relaxed, family-run business on Glasgow’s Maryhill Road.

  • The Ivory Hotel

    2-4 Camphill Avenue, G41 3AY

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Modern, Traditional

    About The Ivory Hotel

    Stylish hotel dining with a Scottish twist on the South Side

    Housed in an elegant Victorian townhouse overlooking Queen’s Park, the Ivory Hotel offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus served in the airy conservatory or the elegant and intimate restaurant with some booth seating. Everything is prepared freshly each day, with an emphasis on using the finest seasonal and locally-sourced produce wherever possible.

  • 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.

  • Aga Mezze Palace

    56 Dundas Street, G1 2AQ

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish

    About Aga Mezze Palace

    With a warm, colourful and traditional Turkish decor, diners are made to feel very welcome at Aga Mezze Palace on Glasgow’s Dundas Street. Just in case the name and decor have not made their point, then the belly dancers – available on request – should leave diners in no doubt that they are in a Turkish restaurant. In fact, the owner opened what may well have been Scotland’s first Turkish restaurant in 1981.

  • Hampton by Hilton

    140 West Campbell Street, G2 4TZ

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Vegetarian/Vegan, Bar Food

    About Hampton by Hilton

    Casual city centre bar and kitchen

    Right in the heart of the city, Hampton By Hilton Glasgow Central offers a convenient and relaxed restaurant and bar. The hotel’s bar and dining areas are contemporary in style and filled with light from the floor to ceiling windows. Several screens mean that visitors can catch all the sporting action in the well stocked bar. The friendliness and warm welcome offered by the staff is a recurring theme in customer reviews.

  • Ardnamurchan

    325 Hope Street, G2 3PT

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Scottish

    About Ardnamurchan

    Ardnamurchan is a contemporary Scottish restaurant on Hope Street, opposite the Theatre Royal. As the name suggests, the West Coast peninsula of Ardnamurchan has inspired the restaurant and its owners have close links to the area. Whisky barrels, Harris tweed, exposed brick and stone walls plus designer lighting all mean that the decor treads a neat line between rustic and city centre chic.

  • Mamafubu

    61 Glassford Street, G1 1UG

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Chinese, Pan-Asian

    About Mamafubu

    Located on Glassford Street, in the heart of Glasgow, Mamafubu is a pan-Asian bistro. Set over multiple levels, the dining room is a handsome affair with large windows looking out onto the street life. Porcelain figurines of Asian musicians and a golden cat with a nodding paw add a slightly kitsch touch.

  • Blythswood Square Salon

    11 Blythswood Square, G2 4AD

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Bistros & Brasseries

    About Blythswood Square Salon

    Located on the first floor of the five star Kimpton Blythswood Square hotel, The Salon enjoys gorgeous views of the square’s gardens and Georgian terraces. The interior views are just as entrancing. Decked out with chandeliers, Harris Tweed chairs, Ionic columns and a marble bar, it all harks back to a more elegant age.

  • 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.

  • 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’.

  • Madha

    42 Albion Street, G1 1LH

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Indian

    About Madha

    Madha is a contemporary Indian restaurant on Albion Street in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City. The bright, open dining room that looks onto the street gives way to a larger space tucked away beyond the bar. Opened in the summer of 2017, Madha is pleasingly different from traditional Anglo-Indian restaurants and offers an intriguing range of dishes which would not look out of place in Jaipur or Kochi. The menu is adaptable to any dietary requirement and even offers vegan wines, if required.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Terrace Lounge - Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor

    1-9 Grosvenor Terrace, G12 0TA

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Traditional

    About The Terrace Lounge - Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor

    Part of the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor on Grosvenor Terrace in the West End, The Terrace is a stylish Champagne and cocktail bar. With Venetian-style arched windows overlooking the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, The Terrace is a light and airy space. The seats are deep and comfortable.