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Best places to eat in Glasgow

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Best places to eat in Glasgow

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If you're planning a trip to Glasgow, Scotland, you likely want to experience some of the excellent dining options in the city. Whether you're interested in traditional Scottish cuisine, or you want to try something global, you can't go wrong when you check out these best restaurants in Glasgow.

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City Center

Restaurant at Blythswood Square: 11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4AD, UK 


The Restaurant at Blythswood Square, formerly known as the Royal Scottish Automobile Club ballroom, is the restaurant and cocktail bar at the beautiful Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel. With a laid-back vibe, an inventive cocktail menu, and a sophisticated menu, the restaurant is a chic dining option in the heart of Glasgow. They feature hearty meat dishes like lamb loin a 45-day aged rump steak, as well as fantastic desserts. 


Bo & Birdy: 11 Blythswood Square 


Also located in the Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, which is the only five-star luxury hotel and spa in downtown Glasgow, Bo & Birdy is one of the newest dining options in the city. Gillian Matthews is the executive head chef at the restaurant and the first female five-star hotel executive head chef in Scotland. The restaurant serves up a distinctive menu that offers a modern twist on traditional recipes utilizing the best of Scottish produce. 


Mono: 10-12 Kings Court


Another great vegan option in Glasgow is Mono. Not only is the restaurant and bar known for its popular lunch and dinner options, such as the margherita pizza, seitan burger and cauliflower tibs, but it's also a good spot for local and international craft beers and lagers and a place to discover new music thanks to its live bands. 


Nippon Kitchen: 91 W George St.


The contemporary Nippon Kitchen is one of the best Glasgow restaurants for Japanese cuisine. Here you'll find meals made fresh to order using produce from local suppliers and specialty ingredients imported from Japan. You'll find teriyaki dishes, spicy noodle soup, stir-fried noodles and curry katsu dishes. Nippon Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner. 


Bloc+: 117 Bath St.


Located in the heart of Glasgow, Bloc+ is a forward-thinking live music bar that features bands and DJs every night of the week. If you decide to get some food while you're enjoying the music, you can choose from burgers, street eats, hot dogs, poutine and other unique pub grub options. 


KoolBa: 109 Candleriggs


The cozy interior of this traditional Indian restaurant is decorated with carpets on the wall and a canopied ceiling. If you choose KoolBa for lunch or dinner, you'll enjoy classic Indian dishes that include kofta kebabs, garlic chicken tikka and lamb karahi. 


Revolution: 67-69 Renfield St.


Revolution is a vibrant and modern cocktail bar and restaurant with two locations in Glasgow. If you stop by one of the bright and open spaces for lunch or dinner, you'll find plenty of comfort food dishes, such as the classic nachos, American-style wings, and traditional fish and chips.

West End

Ubiquitous Chip: 12 Ashton Lane


If you're interested in modern dining yet you still want to enjoy Scottish cuisine, plan for lunch or dinner at Ubiquitous Chip. Take a seat in the open and airy dining room and prepare to see why the restaurant has become an icon in Glasgow. Some of the popular dishes include the Guinea fowl breast, Gigha halibut, Shetland cod and Scotch Aberdeen Angus beef. 


The 78: 10-14 Kelvinhaugh St.


When you're looking for a great vegan option in Glasgow, check out The 78. The cozy interior of the restaurant offers a retro dining area with comfy armchairs and an open fireplace. The restaurant offers small plates like the Padron peppers and Nocellara olives, as well as large plates that include jackfruit shawarma and a classic burger made with a seitan patty. 


The Gannet: 1155 Argyle St.


The Gannet is a modern bar and restaurant that offers a dining area with exposed stone and industrial details. If you stop by for lunch or dinner, you'll enjoy European cuisine that celebrates the best of fresh Scottish produce. Consider popular options like the braised leek, Cairngorm red deer or sea scallops. 


Number 16: 16 Byres Rd.


When you stop by Number 16 for lunch or dinner, you'll discover a modern European restaurant with an ever-changing Scottish menu. Some popular options include the roasted chicken, braised ox cheeks and pan-fried fillet of hake. If you need something sweet to finish your meal, go for the dark chocolate tart served with mint ice cream.

Shawlands

Julie's Kopitiam: 1109 Pollokshaws Road


Kopitiam is a Malaysian word for a traditional coffee shop that sells delicious street food. When you stop by Julie's Kopitiam for dinner, you'll find Malaysian street food prepared the traditional way. The decor is simple because the focus is solely on the delicious food.

No matter what you're in the mood for, you're sure to find it in Glasgow. To enjoy some of the best dining options the city has to offer, be sure to check out a few of these top places to eat in Glasgow, Scotland, on your next trip.

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