Best restaurants in Glasgow

  • Tribeca

    102 Dumbarton Road, G11 6NX

    West End, Glasgow

    Cuisine: North American

    About Tribeca

    Billed as ‘the original New York kitchen’, the TriBeCa Café Bar on Dumbarton Road was the first outlet of the rapidly expanding TriBeCa group. As in New York, customer service is a priority in TriBeCa Café Bar and a warm welcome is guaranteed.

  • 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.

  • The Rum Shack

    657-659 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2AB

    South Side, Glasgow

    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.

  • 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.

  • Niven's By Café Source

    72 Nithsdale Road, G41 2AN

    South Side, Glasgow

    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.

  • 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.

  • Stag & Thistle - Glasgow

    778 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2AE

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, European, Gastro Pub

    About Stag & Thistle - Glasgow

    Newly opened in the former Mulberry Street spot, this third Stag & Thistle follows in the footsteps of its successful sister venues in Kilmaurs and Stewarton. Boasting a freshly refurbished interior, this smart pub and restaurant offers an extensive menu of classic British and international dishes. As well as this, expect a great selection of gin alongside cocktails, wine and beer. Occasional live music and quizzes both add to the buzz. Oh yes, and you are welcome to bring your pooch along.

  • 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.

  • Pink Inc Cafe

    259 Kilmarnock Road, G41 3JF

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, Eclectic, Vegetarian/Vegan

    About Pink Inc Cafe

    Pink Inc Cafe is a cute little haven for a cuppa on Kilmarnock Road. As you would expect from the name, it’s decked out in shades of rose, fuschia and blush, with sparkly chandeliers and a mock cherry tree to add to the fun. The cafe also doubles up as a florist and each table sports its own bouquet. This would be a perfect spot for a ‘pretty in pink’ afternoon tea with a friend.

  • LL Italiano

    108 Ayr Road, G77 6EG

    South Side, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian

    About LL Italiano

    LL Italiano promises an ‘authentic taste of Italy that will transport you to a sunny day’. The restaurant has been serving the local Newton Mearns community for many years and gets great reviews. Inside, the decor is relaxed and rustic, with old black & white photos of Hollywood movie stars on the walls. The menu features a range of Italian favourites as well as unique dishes that you won’t find anywhere else.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mahony's Chicken & Grill House

    23 Britannia Way, G81 2RZ

    Clydebank & Surrounding, Glasgow

    Cuisine: British, European

    About Mahony's Chicken & Grill House

    Friendly chicken and grill spot in Clydebank

    Following on from the popular steakhouse of the same name, Mahony’s Chicken House is a friendly dining spot in Clyde Shopping Centre. Promising chickens, burgers, steaks and traditional British food, this is a great spot to kick back with a casual and hearty meal either post-shopping or pre-cinema. The earthy wooden decor creates a relaxing vibe.

  • La Vita Pizzeria Bishopbriggs

    185 - 187 Kirkintilloch Road, G46 2LS

    North, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian

    About La Vita Pizzeria Bishopbriggs

    La Vita Pizzeria Bishopbriggs is located on Kirkintilloch Road in Bishopbriggs, north of Glasgow. Serving home style Italian cuisine, the wide array of dishes available at the restaurant are prepared with the freshest ingredients, have gluten-free pasta available as well as a children’s menu for younger diners. La Vita Pizzeria Bishopbriggs is a family-run restaurant with comfortable surroundings and provides visitors with a relaxed dining experience.

  • Ashoka Bearsden

    9 Kirk Road, G61 3RG

    North, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Indian

    About Ashoka Bearsden

    This Ashoka branch is on Kirk Road in Bearsden to the northwest of Glasgow. Serving traditional Indian cuisine, this relaxed and unpretentious restaurant is popular with local residents as well as visitors to the area. Ashoka Bearsden is wheelchair accessible and ideal for informal meals with family or friends, special occasions or romantic nights out.

  • 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.

  • Cristal Restaurant - Mar Hall

    Earl of Mar Estate, PA7 5NW

    near Glasgow, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Scottish

    About Cristal Restaurant - Mar Hall

    With beautiful decorative ceilings, stunning chandeliers and vibrant Archie Forrest art, Cristal Restaurant is as much a feast for the eyes as the taste buds. The sumptuous dining room is part of the hotel resort on the 240 acre Mar Hall Estate and the views though the 20 foot high windows are as engaging as the food. The staff combine professional service with a relaxing, informal warmth.

  • Mahony's Steakhouse

    181-183 Kirkintilloch Road, G64 2LS

    near Glasgow, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Italian, Steaks & Grill, Pizza

    About Mahony's Steakhouse

    Mahony’s Steakhouse is a stylish Bishopbriggs restaurant specialising in high quality meats. It was opened with the aim of revolutionising the steak experience in Glasgow by offering memorable flavours, painstaking preparation and precision cuts. Led by a master chef, all steaks are taken care of in-house and are aged to improve flavour. The restaurant itself is a casually chic dining spot to enjoy a relaxing meal.

  • Glengoyne

    Dumgoyne, G63 9LB

    near Glasgow, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Modern

    About Glengoyne

  • Arta

    62 Albion St, G1 1PA

    Merchant City, Glasgow

    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

    About Arta

    Located in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City on Albion Street, Arta is truly a sight to behold. The main bar will fill you with a sense of antique Mediterranean elegance and splendour, with its enormous standing candelabras and staircases worthy of a castle. Open Thursday to Saturday, Arta offers authentic tapas and sangria in attractive surroundings.