Restaurants

Top Choice Scottish in West End

Ubiquitous Chip

The original champion of Scottish produce, this is legendary for its still-unparalleled cuisine and lengthy wine list. Named to poke fun at Scotland's culinary reputation, it offers a French touch but resolutely Sco…
Top Choice Spanish in Merchant City

Spanish Butcher

In a refined interior, moodily dark with industrial decor above retro wickerwork chairs, this is a fine venue for quality northern Spanish beef, with the best cuts designed for sharing. But there's plenty more to de…
Top Choice Indian in West End

Mother India

Glasgow curry buffs forever debate the merits of the city's numerous excellent South Asian restaurants; Mother India features in every discussion. It's been a stalwart for years, and the quality and innovation on sh…
Top Choice Scottish in West End

Stravaigin

Stravaigin is a serious foodie's delight, with a menu constantly pushing the boundaries of originality and offering creative culinary excellence. With a range of eating spaces across three levels, it's pleasingly ca…
Top Choice Fusion in West End

Ox & Finch

This fashionable place could almost sum up the thriving modern Glasgow eating scene, with a faux-pub name, sleek but comfortable contemporary decor, tapas-sized dishes and an open kitchen. Grab a cosy booth and be p…
Top Choice Cafe in Central Glasgow

Singl-end

There's something glorious about this long basement cafe with its cheery service and air of brunchy bonhomie. It coves a lot of bases, with good coffee, generous breakfasts and lunches, booze and baking. Dietary req…
Top Choice Seafood in Central Glasgow

Gamba

This business-district basement is easily missed but is actually one of the city's premier seafood restaurants. Presentation is elegant, with carefully selected flavours allowing the fish, sustainably sourced from S…
Top Choice Cafe in Central Glasgow

Saramago Café Bar

In the airy atrium of the Centre for Contemporary Arts, this place does a great line in eclectic vegan fusion food, with a range of top flavour combinations from around the globe. The upstairs bar (from 4pm) has a g…
Top Choice Cafe in Central Glasgow

Riverhill Coffee Bar

Chain cafes plaster Glasgow's centre, so it's a joy to come across this tiny place, which offers great coffee and hot chocolate as well as delicious filled rolls and tempting pastries. Ingredients are sustainably so…
Seafood in East End

A'Challtain

Part of the Barras markets' revitalisation, A'Challtain is upstairs in the Art & Design Centre and is an enticing destination for quality seafood, with standout oysters and squat lobster, and super-fresh fish sp…