Best restaurants in Glasgow

  • Di Maggio's (Theatreland)

    163 West Nile Street, G1 2RL

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian

    About Di Maggio's (Theatreland)

    Di Maggio’s Theatreland is close to Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall and is popular with audience members and performers alike. The restaurant’s proximity to other venues also make Di Maggio’s Theatreland a magnet for cinema and theatre-goers looking to enjoy a pre- or post-show meal.

  • Bibimbap West

    2 Partick Bridge Street, G11 6PL

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Korean

    About Bibimbap West

    The sister restaurant of the hit city centre branch, Bibimbap serves up traditional and fusion Korean fare on Partick Bridge Street. The interior is cheerful, with neon lighting and colourful ceiling umbrellas. The airy glass frontage offers a great view of the buzzy street outside.

  • 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.

  • Chaakoo Bombay Cafe - West End

    61 Ruthven Lane, G12 9BG

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Indian

    About Chaakoo Bombay Cafe - West End

    Chaakoo Bombay Cafe West End aims to take you back in time to the incredible flavours, smells and atmosphere of a classic Iranian-Indian cafe. The original Bombay cafes were opened by Persian immigrants who came to India in the 19th Century. They were unpretentious dining spots popular for serving a melting pot menu of Iranian grill dishes and Bombay dishes, washed down with classic Irani chai tea. Only 25 still exist in India today, but this new Glasgow addition aims to keep the whole vibe alive and authentic, while throwing in a few added extras. There is also a sister Chakoo restaurant in the city centre.

  • 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.

  • Divans Darbar

    1348 Maryhill Road, G20 9DG

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Indian

    About Divans Darbar

    Divans Darbar is an authentic licensed Indian restaurant that prides itself on great service. The team’s vision is to offer up a distinctive dining experience featuring fresh and unique flavours. Diners can choose from a combination of classic curries, regional specialities and pan-Asian cuisine.

  • Raunak Raseeli India

    10 Clarendon Street, G20 7QD

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Indian

    About Raunak Raseeli India

    Tucked away up a cobbled residential street in St. George’s Cross, Raunak Raseel has the feeling of being a secret find.

    The kitchen team are devoted to bringing authentic Indian cooking to the Glasgow curry scene, using only traditional recipes and fresh, wholesome ingredients. The tapas-sized portions give you a chance to sample the wide variety of menu items on offer.

    Inside, you will find simple, laidback decor that keeps your attention focused firmly on the flavours on the plate.

  • 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?

  • Nonna Said

    26 Candleriggs, G1 1LD

    Merchant City, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

    About Nonna Said

    Promising ‘Napoli-style pizzas like you’ve never seen them before’, Nonna Said also serves up delicious cocktails and memorable milkshakes.

    Pizzas are decidedly on the no-holds-barred end of things, with a nod to both cult Glasgow cuisine and global flavours.

    As all of the above is combined with a mix of 80s graffiti, hip hop beats and retro touches, you can expect a very lively dining experience. Best of all, the late opening hours mean that you never have to miss out on decent post-pub scran.

  • Ralph and Finns

    22-25 St Vincent Place, G1 2DT

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Steaks & Grill

    About Ralph and Finns

    Upmarket brasserie in the city centre
    Launched by veteran Glasgow restaurateur Alan Tomkins, Ralph & Finns is a sleek and gleaming 180-seater brasserie & bar on St. Vincent Place. Housed in the former Scottish HQ of the Bank of England, there is a feeling of timeless elegance inside (partly thanks to award-winning designer, Mark Brunjes). Yet playful touches like the parrot wall art show that this dining spot doesn’t take itself too seriously either.

  • Van Winkle - West End

    23 Sandyford Place, G3 7NG

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: American, BBQ

    About Van Winkle - West End

    A taste of true Kentucky at Charing Cross
    After the success of its Barrowlands restaurant, Van Winkle Bourbon, BBQ & Grill is now offering up fresh Kentucky flavours and classic comfort food in the West End.

    Inside, the stripped wooden tables and hanging bulbs will whisk you off to a land of bluegrass, moonshine and bourbon on the rocks. On sunnier days, you can soak up the vibe in the beer garden. Your pooch is very welcome too — in fact, there is even a special menu for dogs developed by Ross Allan from the BBC’s Pets‘n’Vets.

  • Sannio Italian Restaurant & Bar

    61a Elmbank Street (Pink Door), Across from King’s Theatre, G2 4PQ

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

    About Sannio Italian Restaurant & Bar

    Located right across from the King’s Theatre at Charing Cross, Sannio serves up pizzas, pastas, risottos, steaks and seafood with a contemporary twist.

    Regional wines and delicious cocktails are also available.

  • Derby Lane

    1156 Argyle Street, G3 8TE

    Finnieston, Glasgow

    Cuisine: European, Modern

    About Derby Lane

    With its pink, gold and aqua facade, Derby Lane is a treat for the eye as much as the stomach. And inside you will find an interior that spirits you away to the chic beachy eateries of the Hamptons.

    From the canary-yellow chairs to the neon lighting to the pink flamingo art, the vibe is quirky, fun and luxurious. Head here for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, or to sample a creative cocktail or three.

  • Lucali by Andiamo

    223 Fenwick Road, G46 6JG

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza

    About Lucali by Andiamo

    Lucali by Andiamo serves up traditional and contemporary Italian dishes in an elegantly refurbished, spotlit dining space. Fresh pasta, Neapolitan pizza and classic cocktails are the order of the day.
    Also available are varied breakfast and brunch menus, plus a children’s selection.

  • Pescado

    39-41 Hyndland Street, G11 5QF

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

    About Pescado

    Pescado is a Spanish tapas bar in Partick. The kitchen brigade are passionate about delivering the flavours of the Mediterranean to Glasgow — most especially the fruits of the sea. The decor is airy and relaxed with a rustically nautical theme that includes ship murals and vintage diving helmets.

  • KELP

    112a Cowcaddens Road, G4 0HL

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Scottish, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan

    About KELP

    Kelp serves up sustainable Scottish seafood with a gourmet twist, accompanied by cocktails and seasonal wines. Beautifully presented dishes and vibrant sea-themed art make this a stylish spot to enjoy the best of Scotland’s ocean bounty. That said, those who aren’t a big fan of fish will find choices to suit them too. Outdoor seating is available for finer days.

  • Green Gates Cafe

    24 Candleriggs, G1 1LD

    Merchant City, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Indian

    About Green Gates Cafe

    After the success of its sister restaurant in Stirling, Green Gates is now bringing home-style, regional Indian cuisine to the Merchant City. Situated on Candleriggs, the restaurant offers an intimate, candlelit space with splashes of tartan. Diners can sample flavours from both North and South India, cooked up by a head chef who has trained extensively in India.

  • Mackintosh at the Willow

    217 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EX

    City Centre, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Scottish, Traditional

    About Mackintosh at the Willow

    So much more than an iconic afternoon tea spot, Mackintosh at the Willow is a fully restored restaurant offering gourmet main courses, sharing platters and cocktails. Step inside this Sauchiehall Street landmark and you will be whisked back into the Art Nouveau elegance of 1903, with dreamy decor and furnishings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. As well as this, the history exhibition, souvenir shop and tours mean that you can turn your visit into an occasion.

  • Ashoka Southside

    268 Clarkston Road, G44 3EA

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Indian

    About Ashoka Southside

    A mainstay of Indian cuisine in Glasgow’s south side since 1991, Ashoka provides great Indian cuisine in a relaxed, cosy atmosphere. The restaurant is located on Clarkston Road and serves traditional Indian dishes in a relaxed, welcoming setting. Child-friendly with highchairs and a children’s menu available, Ashoka Southside has stylish look and a combination of booths and tables where patrons can comfortably enjoy their meals.

  • Catch - West End

    27 Gibson Street, G12 8NU

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Fish & Chips

    About Catch - 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, tacos and burgers. Veggies and vegans are catered for as well, while a bar serving craft beer, wine and fizz adds extra pizazz to the proceedings.