Glasgow restaurants eh? Like me, I'm sure you've been there before. In addition to looking for great hotels, you're also looking online for decent
restaurants in when you visit Glasgow. You find site after site with the
same information. They just list every single one of them, and you've grown a
beard by the time you find what you're looking for (even if you're
Whilst Glasgow has pure hunners of absolute quality places
to grab a bite, my guide on the best restaurants here gives you only 10 of
As my site grows, I might expand it with the top ten Italian & Indian restaurants and so on, but hey, I'd be here forever, so for now I'll be sticking to only my definite favourite places to go when eating out in Glasgow.
Bear in mind though, that these are just personal guides based on my own taste
& that of Tracey's. And as my tastes change a bit like the weather here, you
might find that my Top Ten becomes a bit shape-shifty as time goes on! If you
have something more specific in mind for when you're dining in Glasgow and don't
like what you see here, please just contact me and I'd be happy to point you in
the right direction. And if you'd like to take my updated list with you when you visit Glasgow, feel free to download my Wee Glesca pocket guide to the city.
One other point before you dive in - for whatever reason, restaurants in Glasgow come in and out of business on a fairly (or maybe an unfairly) regular basis, so if any of the ones you see below have now closed or if you've seen a new one you think I should consider for the Top 10, just let me know.
In no particular order...
1. Grill on
the Corner - Best Steakhouse in the City
2. Red Onion - Modern Scottish & Eclectic
3. Two Fat Ladies or Gamba - (Coin Flip!) Best Seafood Restaurants
4. Ristorante La Fiorentina - Traditional Italian
5. The Dhabba - Authentic Indian Excellence
6. Khublai Khan - Mongolian Barbeque
7. Tony Roma's at Xscape - Most Delicious Ribs
8. Panda Chinese Cuisine - Chinese Buffet (don't knock it!)
9. The Sisters Kelvingrove - The finest Scottish Restaurant
10. Malaga Tapas - Most authentic Spanish Restaurant
One honourable mention however, goes to Ristorante Caprese, which until it finally closed its doors in 2011 was for me the top restaurant in Glasgow, but its owner Costanzo opened a new place in the City (Don Costanzo) and I'll be featuring it here soon so check back for more info. And a wee menchie also for a really inspirational deli in the east end, Contento Deli Glasgow.
The list above is my ten best, but I'll be adding links soon to the newer hidden gem eateries that have been making tidal waves on the restaurant scene in Glasgow more recently. My top ten of these new places at the moment is:
1. The Hanoi Bike Shop
2. The Gannet
3. Ox & Finch
5. Buddy's, Bread Meats Bread & Ketchup
6. Cail Bruich
7. Butchershop Bar & Grill
8. Sapporo Teppanyaki
9. Street Food Eateries
10. Social Bite
And again I'll be adding links or creating a new page for these once I pull the finger out! Also,
in case you're wondering what's happened to them, these old favourite Glasgow
restaurants have had to close - Cathay
Cuisine & The Imperial
Rooms at Stavka Glasgow - but as always here, whenever somewhere great
closes, another will replace it, and I guess it's my job to keep sampling the
best just for you!
I will be expanding this page soon and will be providing links to each of these
outstanding top ten restaurants in Glasgow. Each will have photos of us
stuffing our faces in glee, a sample menu, a full & honest review of the
food, drink and atmosphere, and much, much more. Speaking for myself, I'm
practically drooling at the thought!
You might also want to have a look at Groupon which provides bang up to date discounts and deals of the day at some of the best Glasgow restaurants, and if you visit their site you'll also get access to more superb discounts available for Glasgow hotels and shopping as well. I mean, you'll be in Scotland - so why not perpetuate a stereotype and refuse to pay full price for anything!
I'm always being told that I go on and on and on and on and...
...So just forget about what I think - what's your favourite Glasgow restaurant?
Why was the place so special? What makes you want to go back there? Was it the food? The company? The atmosphere? All of the above?
Fill out my wee form and share your experience with the world. (it'll show up below, so don't be shy!)
Click below to see the great contributions from other visitors to this page, and feel free to comment on each if you like...
Alston Bar & Grill
Best steak I've ever had - 500g bone-in rib. Will go back soon for another!
This spot is an undiscovered gem on Great Western near Byres that produces meals unlike anything currently being offered in Glasgow. This is a well-run …
Mr Singh's glasgow
The best Indian Scottish restaurant ever happy friendly and warm ppl and they all wear a kilt love it its totally the best xxxxxxx
Tinto Tapas, Main St., Uddingston
Food is excellent and the service from Chris and staff are second to none 5 star food at 3 star prices.
A great night was had by all, the service was great, food was superb and the decor was fine. Overall a recommended night out, we will be back.
The Red Onion
I was out shopping with my sisters and we had our children as they were off school for 3 days holiday we struggled to find somewhere that would accommodate …
Wasn't impressed from the outside, as lacks kerb-appeal. However once inside I was transported to Spain, with amazing food, in warm friendly surroundings, …
After almost 30 odd years of visiting (3 different locations over the years). Same owner, quality service. Just brilliant. Always make us welcome. The …
Mother Indias Cafe
I have not been to the Indian restaurant placed in your top ten list so I will have to try it but at the moment in my opinion Mother India's Cafe is the …
The Shenaz Charing Cross
The Shenaz restaurant in Charing Cross boasts the motto "One Visit Means Many" and has been opened for almost 50 years. Since I've been dining there as …
Roma Mia - Southside Gem
Roma Mia deserves a mention in your list, it's on Darnley Street, Pollokshaws. Family run by father and son Massimo and Michael Onorati, fantastic food …
Blue Rupee East Kilbride Road Burnside Glasgow
As you all know Glasgow is famous for its Indian food as we have a well established population of wonderful chefs. The best curries I have ever tasted …
Torres is a Spanish Tapas restaurant on Sauchiehall Street Glasgow. The staff are happy, friendly and the service is fantastic. It's a medium size restaurant, …
Windows Restaurant at the Carlton George Hotel
I'm actually very surprised that this restaurant was not featured in your top ten and can only assume that this is because you have not had the good fortune …
Grill On The Corner Glasgow
I enjoyed my experience at Grill On The Corner so much that I felt compelled to share it... What can I say? It has been 15 hours since I had the last …
The Buttery (Two Fat Ladies)
The ambience, food and service were in my eyes delightful. The food was sumptious, the staff were attentive and the whole atmosphere screamed romance …
Khublai Khans Glasgow Mongolian Feast
Hi Scott, My favourite restaurant in Glasgow is Khublai Khan's in the Merchant City Candleriggs. I try to go there as much as possible as its so …
The Cinnamon Club, Cambuslang
This has got to be the best Indian restaurant in Glasgow, if not Scotland. Having been there 3 times now I have sampled a whole variety of dishes, the …
Molly Malones on Hope Street
I don't know if this counts Scott because Molly Malones is a bar, but the food there is brilliant. My wife and I have recently returned from a trip …
Bella Napoli in Shawlands
It was the 1st I had been there, recommended by a friend. Best italian food in Glagsow by far!! La Fiorentina has nothing compared to Bella Napoli. …