Best restaurants in Glasgow

  • Di Maggio's (West End)

    61 Ruthven Lane, G12 9BG

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Italian

    About Di Maggio's (West End)

    The West End of Glasgow has been hungry for Di Maggioís family-friendly Italian cooking for more than 25 years.

  • Halloumi Southside

    697 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2AB

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: 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.

  • Clay Oven - Indian Street Kitchen

    67 Kilmarnock Road, G41 3YR

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian/Vegan

    About Clay Oven - Indian Street Kitchen

    After the success of its Giffnock branch, Clay Oven — Indian Street Kitchen has opened up a new casual dining spot in Shawlands. Expect a mix of comfortable Indian classics and exciting street dishes, served in a sleek yet rustic setting. The kitchen brigade aim to capture the essence of Indian cuisine, add a contemporary flourish and leave you craving for more. True to the restaurant’s name, many of the dishes are prepared in a traditional tandoori clay oven.

  • Niven's By Café Source

    72 Nithsdale Road, G41 2AN

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: British, Eclectic, European

    About Niven's By Café 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.

  • Church on the Hill

    16 Algie Street, G41 3DJ

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: 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.

  • Buongiorno

    1010-1012 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2HG

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

    About Buongiorno

    Buongiorno is a classic Italian restaurant on bustling Pollokshaws Road close to Queen’s Park. The passion for food, rustic decor and a warm welcome all add up to a vibrant dining experience. Buongiorno aims to ensure that customers have a memorable visit and its popularity with local residents shows that it’s a Southside favourite.

  • Kilmurry & Co

    210 Kilmarnock Road, G43 1TY

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: European, Scottish, Seafood

    About Kilmurry & Co

    It’s always lovely to find a neighbourhood dining spot that can meet your brunch, lunch and evening dining needs with equal aplomb. The newly-launched Kilmurry & Co on Kilmarnock Road does just this. Branding itself as a ‘brunch to bistro’ restaurant, you can indulge in gourmet French toast and hearty pancake stacks by day, while by night, dine on everything from seafood to steak to stews.

  • Babbo Bar & Kitchen

    2 Mains Avenue, G46 6QY

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

    About Babbo Bar & Kitchen

    Located at Eastwood Toll in Giffnock, Babbo is a Italian restaurant housed in a converted bank. Its exposed stone walls, plush leather booths and marble bar elevates its status from neighbourhood restaurant to stylish dining destination. However, the service is warm and friendly and Babbo welcomes everyone from families to couples to groups of friends.

  • The Ball Room - Glasgow

    130 Ledard Road, G42 9RA

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: 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.

  • Dimora

    222 Ayr Road, G77 6DR

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Italian

    About Dimora

    Dimora is an Italian restaurant on Ayr Road in Newton Mearns. Housed in a 19th century sandstone villa, Dimora is decorated in an appealing palette of greys and creams with rustic, exposed stone walls contrasting with industrial style lighting. As well as a patio for summertime al fresco dining, Dimora has two private dining rooms. The restaurant also has an adjoining wine bar serving coffees, wine and cocktails. It is a cosy and relaxed space which occasionally hosts gentle live music.

  • Ciao Bella Restaurant

    220 Stonelaw Road, G73 3SA

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Italian

    About Ciao Bella Restaurant

    Ciao Bella is an award-winning, family-friendly Italian restaurant on Stonelaw Road in Rutherglen’s Burnside. A cheery neighbourhood ristorante and pizzeria, it offers a chic, contemporary dining room illustrated with black and white photos of Italian street life and Italian footballer’s jerseys. The outside seating area is always much sought after on warmer days. Ciao Bella is the sort of adaptable restaurant that works equally well for romantic dinners, working lunches and family gatherings.

  • Alea Restaurant - Waterfront

    The Alea Casino, G5 8NP

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: British, French, Mediterranean

    About Alea Restaurant - Waterfront

    Alea Restaurant – Waterfront opened in the spring of 2017 in Alea Casino on Springfield Quay. The dining room has breathtaking and unrivalled city views over the River Clyde. The emphasis here is on having a good time, whether in the vibrant, colourful restaurant or in the wider casino complex where a packed entertainment schedule of tribute bands and sporting fixtures keep things lively.

  • The Ivory Hotel

    2-4 Camphill Avenue, G41 3AY

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: British, Seafood, Thai

    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.

  • Marchtown

    741 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2AA

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: 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.

  • Bell & Felix

    248 Kilmarnock Road , G43 1TT

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: British, Modern

    About Bell & Felix

    Bell and Felix is a family-friendly and proudly independent café bistro on Kilmarnock Road in Glasgow’s Southside. Hung with pictures of Glasgow, Bell and Felix features both exposed brick and whitewashed walls. While the interior design is clean and simple, the warm and friendly welcome reflects the venue’s status as a cosy neighbourhood hangout.

  • The McMillan Bar and Chop House

    862 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2ET

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: British, Modern, Steaks & Grill

    About The McMillan Bar and Chop House

    The McMillan is a contemporary bar and chop house on Pollokshaws Road in the heart of Shawlands. A family-run business, it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. A sleek mix of cosy booths, red leather seating and smart wood panelling, The McMillan is a good looking space. The sophisticated interior lends itself equally well to a business meeting, morning coffees, lunch with friends or a romantic dinner.

  • Loks Bar & Kitchen

    16 Newlandsfield Road, G43 2XU

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: 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 Rum Shack

    657-659 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2AB

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, BBQ

    About The Rum Shack

    The Rum Shack is a Caribbean bar, canteen and venue on Pollokshaws Road in Glasgow’s Southside. With more than a hundred rums behind the bar and an endearingly rough-hewn, beach hut decor, it does exactly what it says on the tin. There is live music or DJs in the main bar most nights of the week and The Rum Shack’s dancehall venue hosts theatre, bands, comedy, club nights and artisan markets. An outside seating area is very popular when the sun comes out. More than the sum of its parts, The Rum Shack is something of a community hub in the Southside.

  • Catch

    186 Fenwick Road, G46 6XF

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Seafood, Fish & Chips

    About Catch

    Opened in early 2015, CATCH calls itself a ‘posh modern day neighbourhood fish and chip shop and restaurant’. The Fenwick Road business is on two levels. On the ground floor, the proudly displayed catch of the day is a talking point for diners in the booth seating. On the mezzanine level, the space is decorated with a nautical theme from old ropes to half a boat which is mounted on the wall. The overall feel is
    informal yet smartly turned out. CATCH would work as well for a date as it would for a fish tea with family

  • Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel - Bbar & Grill

    Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, G81 4SA

    Clydebank & Surrounding, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Scottish

    About Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel - Bbar & Grill

    Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel is located in the Dalmuir area of Clydebank, to the northwest of Glasgow. Overlooking the River Clyde, the restaurant uses quality, seasonal produce sourced locally to create predominantly Scottish dishes on their menus.