9 restaurants & bars to try in Glasgow

If you love food, Glasgow is the city for you! Promise. You’ll love the inventive menus, culinary excellence, cuisines from all over the world, and memorable, unique dining spaces.

Here’s a list of some of the most unusual and delicious options for all you foodies out there. 

  1. Glaschu Royal Exchange Square, City Centre

    Glaschu, Glasgow

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    Pronounced Glas-a-hoo (that's the Gaelic for Glasgow!) this restaurant has the city at its heart. The Market Menu has a lovely selection of local fayre for great prices. Or, try the à la carte options or tuck into a hearty Sunday Roast. 

  2. Hillhead Bookclub Vinicombe Street, West End

    Hillhead Bookclub

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    Housed in an old cinema, this hipster haunt is known for its honest food, brunch and vegan delights! Menu highlights include the roasted cod, Korean fried cauliflower and famous vegan doner kebab. This is also a perfect cocktail spot and there’s never a dull moment with a ping pong table and retro video gaming corner. 

  3. Platform Argyle Street, City Centre

    Platform, Glasgow

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    Head to Scotland’s largest bar and restaurant and prepare to fill up on yummy feasts from the range of independent street food trucks who park up here, right underneath Glasgow Central Station. Eat in the Food Hall before visiting the microbrewery for a few pints. 

  4. The Howlin' Wolf Bath Street, City Centre

    Howlin' Wolf, Glasgow

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    A night out to remember is just behind these doors! Beers and burritos? Check. Jazz and blues? Check. American whiskey bar serving delicious drink combinations? Check. The lunchtime options are great too, with tasty delights such as haggis pizza or prawn tacos gracing the daytime menus. 

  5. Hanoi Bike Shop Ruthven Lane, West End

    Hanoi Bike Shop

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    The magazine Wanderlust named this spot one of the ‘15 coolest places to eat around the world’ in 2019, so it’s worth checking out! The Vietnamese canteen is known for its sharing dishes which are packed with flavour and creativity. The wee restaurant has outside balcony and tables for al fresco dining. 

  6. Falafel To Go Sauchiehall Street, City Centre

    Falafel to Go

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    Falafel fans will be delighted by this hole-in-the-wall shop on Sauchiehall Street, serving fresh falafel wraps. This is perfect for a cheap bite on the go and everything is made from fresh vegan ingredients. 

  7. Lobo Glasgow

    Lobo, Glasgow

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    Based in the Pollokshaws area of Glasgow's trendy south side, Lobo offers an eclectic changing menu of Mediterranean small plates. From fresh fish tapas to delicious pasta dishes, there's something for everyone to enjoy and share alongside a great wine and cocktail menu. 

  8. Paesano Pizza Glasgow

    Paesano Pizza, Glasgow

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    A true Glasgow institution, Paesano Pizza serves up a simple but delicious menu of authentic Napoletana pizza. Their Italian roots are at the heart of their business, from their use of the best fresh ingredients to their wood-fired pizza ovens which were built in Naples! Visit their restuarants in Miller Street or the West End for your perfect pizza fix and try their specials, which change weekly. 

  9. Sugo Pasta Glasgow

    Sugo Pasta, Glasgow

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    Calling all pasta lovers! Sugo is another Glasgow staple in the heart of the city, serving up fresh and delicious pasta all day for walk-ins only. The industrial interior in the historic Lighthouse Building by Charles Rennie Mackintosh has seating for up to 200 people and you can enjoy watching the chefs expertly roll and shape their pasta creations whilst you eat. From the team behind Paesano Pizza, these guys really know what they're doing and each region of Italy is represented in their menu. 

Looking for more inspiration? Learn more about Glasgow’s quirky streets to stay on and hidden gems.

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