8 Best Restaurants in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Last updated Jan 15, 2021

With its vibrant eating and drinking scene,  Glasgow is known for its authentic cuisine.

 A city of constant reinvention, it is known for its take on the traditional Scottish Cuisine

It is not just limited to that. It has grasped the flavours of different cuisines from around the world. Glasgow is considered one of the UK’s most vegan-friendly cities, with award winning restaurants and cafes offering plant based menus. With neighbourhoods filled with cosy cafes and pubs, there is something for everyone to suit all tastes and pockets.

The 78

The 78
Best restaurants in Glasgow

Situated in Glasgow’s West End, The 78 serves simple but fresh and hugely flavorsome food. This budget friendly restaurant is a popular hit among the vegans out there. It is  known for its lip smacking burgers and extensive beer selection.

Every Friday and Saturday there are DJs, – when, as on dub’n’grubThursdays, the bar is open until 1am – while Sunday evenings are reserved for live jazz, the perfect way to wind down your weekend.

Location – 10-14 Kelvinhaugh St, Glasgow G3 8NU

Transport – Kelvingrove Street Bus Station, Kelvinhall Subway Station 

Opening Hours-                                                                                           

  • Mon-Thurs : 12:30pm – 1am
  •  Fri : Closed
  • Sat-Sun : 12noon – 1am

Phone number – +44 141 576 5018

CuisinesBritish, mediterranean

Special dish –  veggie burger served with homemade chutney ,speciality falafels

Price – £25 for two people (approx.)

Ox and Flinch 

In 2014, Chef Owner Jonathan MacDonald, the former Head Chef of the McLaren Formula One team and founder of Scoop started this casual dining place which soon became a must visit in the crown of Finnieston, Glasgow’s hottest foodie spot.

From rabbit and hamhock to vegetarian friendly and gluten free options Ox and Flinch has it all. The place has a casual vibe which offers contemporary tapas-style dishes and is known for its Great Wine Selection. The restaurant is quite popular so the tables fill up quickly. Prior Booking is highly recommended. 

  • Location – 920 Sauchiehall St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 7TF
  • Transport – Police Station Bus Station , Kelvinhall Subway Station
  • Opening hours  – Monday – Sunday : 12 PM – 10PM  
  • Phone number – +44 141 339 8627
  • CuisinesScottish, European, Contemporary
  • Special dish – Braised Lamb Neck, Tequila-cured sea trout, Charred corn, lime and pickled chilli.

Mother India

Mother India 
best restaurants in glasgow

Spread across three floors in all, Mother India will delight your palate with piping hot meals, packed with flavour. Started in 1990, with an idea to provide affordable and Authentic Indian Cuisine, it  is now one of the famous restaurants in Glasgow. 

What you get here is basic, simple yet comforting soul food . You can opt for its Cafe located in Argyle Street where dishes come in tapas-style sharing portions.

Location:

 1- Mother India Restaurant 

 28 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow G3 7RU

Opening hours  –

  • Monday – Thursday : 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
  •  Friday : 12:30 PM – 11PM 
  •  Saturday- 1 PM – 11 PM 
  •  Sunday – 1pm – 10 PM

Phone number – +44 141 221 1663

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 2. Mother India  Cafe 

1355 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AD

Opening Hours – 

  • Mon- Thursday, Sunday : 12 pm- 10 pM                           
  •  Friday 12:30 PM – 10:30 PM                                
  • Saturday 1pm – 10:30 pm 

Phone number – +44 141 221 1663

Cuisines – Indian, Asian 

Special dish – Prawn Dosa,  chilli garlic chicken, spiced haddock

Paesano

Paesano
best restaurants in glasgow

Listed in the World’s 50 Best Pizza (2019), you wouldn’t want to miss the  wood fired oven pizza at Paesano. 

Considered one of the best restaurants for Pizzas in Glasgow city centre, it’s hand-made pizza dough which has hybrid yeast and sourdough, proofed for over 2 days tastes absolutely fantastic. Cooked in artisan built wood fired ovens brought over from Naples, you simply cannot resist its budget friendly Pizzas. Whether it is the West End branch of Paesano Pizza or the one in Miller street, due to the popularity of the it, the place is always jammed with people.

 Locations:

 1. Miller Street

 Address: 94 Miller St, Glasgow G1 1DT

  Opening Times: Mon-Sun : 12noon – 10pm      

2. West End

Address: 471 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8HL

Opening Times:  Mon-Sun : 12noon – 10pm

Cuisines – Neapolitan, Southern-Italian

Dishes- Pizza, Mixed Burrata Salad,soft-serve with amarena cherries

Prices: £35 for two people (approx.)

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Ubiquitous Chip

Considered as the best restaurant in Glasgow, Ubiquitous Chip is quirky yet a cosy restaurant which started in 1971. Serving contemporary Scottish cuisine, it is known for a fine dining experience. 

They have an open fire place to relish their excellent wine list. 

  • Location – 12 Ashton Ln, Hillhead, Glasgow G12 8SJ
  • Transport – Hillhead Underground Bus Stop, Hillhead Subway Station
  • Opening hours  – Mon-Sun : 11am – 1am
  • Cuisines – Scottish , British 
  • Special dish –  venison haggis , Angus beef steak, Caledonian oatmeal ice-cream 
  • Prices – £50 for two people (approx.)

The Hanoi Bike Shop

best restaurants in glasgow
the hanoi shop

This hidden gem is the first and the best Vietnamese restaurant in Glasgow. 

 You have a variety to choose from their comforting meaty noodle bowls to gluten-free and vegan menus. 

Their imported Vietnamese beers and the strong sweet vientanmese coffee is highly recommended. It is truly a gem with a fresh, casual, canteen-style feel.

Location – 8 Ruthven Ln, Glasgow G12 9BG

Transport –  Hillhead Subway Station, Hillhead Underground Bus Station

Opening hours-

  • Mon-Wed : 12noon – 11pm
  • Thu-Fri : 12 noon – 12:30 am
  • Sat : 11am – 12:30am
  • Sun : 11am – 11pm

Cuisines – Vietnamese

Special dish – Pho, Prawn Crackers, homemade black pepper tofu

Prices – £25 for two people (approx)

Number 16 

Known for using locally sourced produce, Number 16 is located on the Patrick end of Byres Road. Spread across two levels they are known for their modern Scottish Dishes which are balanced with flavours and their impeccable dining experience.  In 2017, Number 16 was awarded a second AA Rosette then in 2018 won Best Restaurant Experience at the national finals of the Scottish Thistle Awards and Restaurant of the Year at the Glasgow Awards.

With à la carte mains all pegged at under £20

Location – 16 Byres Rd, Partick, Bearsden, Glasgow G11 5JY

Transport – Chancellor Street Bus Stop , KelvinHall Subway Station

Opening hours –

  • Mon-Sat : 12noon – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Sun : 5:30pm – 8pm

Cuisines – Local cuisine, Scottish

Special dish – pan fried sea bream, braised ox cheek, Turkish Delight

Price – £50 for two people (approx.)

Two Fat Ladies


Two fat ladies

Two Fat Ladies has three separate restaurants in Glasgow that serve splendid seafood and Scottish cuisine.

Whether it is the traditionally Scottish Decor in Buttery or the City centre location with its underwater theme, you won’t be disappointed by their scrumptious, beautifully cooked dishes.
Locations – 

1.Two Fat Ladies City Centre

Address:118A Blythswood Street, Glasgow, G2 4EG

Opening hours  – Mon-Sat : 12noon – 3pm, 5:30pm – 10pm

Phone number – +44 141 847 0088

2. The Buttery 

 Address-652-654 Argyle Street , Glasgow, G3 8UF

 Opening Hours – Monday to Saturday 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm

 Phone Number – +44 141 221 8188

 3. The Shandon Belles

  Address- 652-654 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8UF

 Opening Hours – Thursday to saturday – 5pm – 9:30 pm

 Phone number  +44 141 221 8188

CuisinesSeafood, British, Scottish

Dish – Scallops 

Prices- £60 for two people (approx.)

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