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Top Pubs and Restaurants in Glasgow’s Neighbourhoods

There are plenty of  top restaurants in Glasgow, hidden away in the city’s neighbourhoods with some of the most delicious foodie delights you will find. Let us help you get started with just some of the best places to eat in Glasgow.

Glasgow foodie facts:

  • Glasgow is the UK’s most Vegan Friendly City with over 100 places to choose from.
  • Glasgow’s oldest bar, Sloans, has been welcoming people since 1797.
  • Partick was recently voted as one of the UK’s hippest neighbourhoods by TravelSupermarket
  • Finnieston is considered the city’s ‘foodie quarter’ with a brilliant mix of cool, quality and affordable venues.
  • Glasgow’s award-winning restaurants are receiving plaudits in influential guides including Conde Nast Traveller’s – The Gold List 2018 and the Michelin Guide.

So, now you’ve got the facts, here are seven of the best places to eat in Glasgow.

1. Alchemilla, Finnieston, West End


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Why: At Alchemilla you can enjoy simple, fresh and delicious Mediterranean food at its best, made for sharing with friends and family with sustainably sourced natural wine.
Others say: “The food isn’t intricate or precise. It is not made to be photographed. It is designed to be fabulous to eat. It is the product of extremely good taste.”- Jay Rayner, Food Critic
Where: Finnieston, 11 mins from the city centre

2. Partick Duck Club, Partick, West End

Why: At Partick Duck Club the chefs come from an impressive background of eateries in and around Glasgow such as One Devonshire Gardens. They have a passion for serving up quality comfort food for all to enjoy.
Others say: “Genuinely one of the best desserts ever, so good in fact that I was still thinking about it days later” – Glasgow Food Geek

Where: Partick, 15 mins west from the city centre

3. Café Strange Brew, Strathbungo, Southside

Mouthwatering brunch @ #cafestrangebrew 😋

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Why: Cafe Strange Brew is the perfect place for brunch before your day exploring the city and its neighbourhoods begins. The mysteriously named ‘That guy’ is a very popular dish in this not so traditional cafe!
Others say: ‘Somewhere that caters for vegans, does very good salads and has a warm personal touch. I like it. A lot’ – Ron Mackenna, Restaurant Critic
Where: Strathbungo, 11 mins south from the city centre

4. Julie’s Kopitiam, Strathbugo, Southside

The best lunch 😍 . . . #julieskopitiam

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Why: Julie’s Kopitiam is a place where traditional Malaysian home cooking, taught to Julie by her mother, is taken to a new level and served just as it should be.
Others say: “The dishes have been well thought out and not only look good but are packed with flavour’” – Ron Mackenna, Restaurant Critic
Where: Strathbungo, 11 mins south from the city centre

5. Bilson Eleven, Dennistoun, East End

Last night we ventured off to Bilson Eleven for the 7 course tasting menu. We'd love to tell you what the dishes were but we haven't got a clue! There was so much detail to them but we can confirm they were small dishes packed with flavour and meticulously presented 👍 Well worth a visit for something a bit different. . {Chicken and Bacon / Potato Salad / Scottish Shellfish / Ethiopian Style Mutton / Beef, Young and Old / Chocolate Caramel / Rhubarb and Custard} . #foodporn #food #fooddiary #foodblogger #foodpics #instafood #foodgram #eating #foodie #foodlovers #foodblog #foodphotography #foodstyling #foodcoma #glasgowfood #eatingfortheinsta #peoplemakeglasgow #foodcomaglasgow #datenights #eatingglasgow #glasgow #girlswhodine #eatingout #tastingmenu #bilsoneleven

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Why: Bilson Eleven is an unassuming restaurant found in a 1850s townhouse, providing a unique dining experience, while showcasing the best of Scottish produce with an innovative expert touch.
Others say: “A memorable meal in a unique setting”- Rory McGinley, The List
Where: Dennistoun, 13 mins east from the city centre

6. Café Ocho, No.8 Speirs Wharf, North Glasgow

Why: Find Cafe Ocho in an 1851 heritage building with the canal as your view, and savour the flavours of colourful fresh Scottish produce. In the evening Ocho turns into Tomillo, a vegan restaurant and takeaway.
Others say: ‘Excellent service in what appears to be the hub of the community’ – Foodie Explorers
Where: North Glasgow, 11 mins north from the city centre

7. Platform at Argyle Street Arches, City Centre

Why: Ten of Scotland’s most popular street food vendors come together each Friday and Saturday below Glasgow’s Central Station at Platform. You’ll find vegan pan-Asian specialities, Scottish seafood, Indian-Scottish delights and that’s just for starters.
Others say: “A vibrant, exciting, noisy, friendly, interesting, cosmopolitan venue”- CalDal, Tripadvisor
Where: Under Glasgow Central Station, City Centre

Discover more places to eat out in Glasgow from Glasgow Best Restaurants and People Make Glasgow.