Restaurants and cafes are open again across the city, adhering to the strict level 3 guidance as outlined by the Scottish Government, which means the venues are subject to a 6pm curfew and are prohibited from selling alcohol. However, in true Glasgow spirit, businesses are adapting to offer brand new breakfast menus, afternoon teas and Sunday roasts, as well as a great range of alcohol-free drinks and fancy mocktails! So, support local and enjoy Glasgow’s amazing food and drink scene once again!
Named the coolest brunch spot in Scotland by the Sunday Herald, Partick Duck Club is now open. Online bookings are live here for the west neighbourhood haunt which is run by two chefs who have worked in the best hotels and restaurants in Scotland. Open from 9am, seven days for breakfast, brunch, lunch and early dinner.
Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery and Two Fat Ladies in the City
The Buttery is one of Glasgow’s oldest restaurants, serving up fine Scottish cuisine, it is renowned for its style and old-school charm. Sister restaurant Two Fat Ladies in the City is also open again with a reduced price A la Carte menu and fantastic daily specials. For info and menus for both of the Two Fat Ladies' restaurants visit their website. They are also continuing their Two Fats to You and have an amazing five-course festive hamper available for pick-up from The Buttery between December 21-24.
Cool west neighbourhood restaurant, Five March is open weekdays from 12pm and weekends from 10am for patrons to enjoy their delicious brunch and lunch menus including dishes such as fish cakes with spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise and roast cauliflower korma. You can still enjoy their Dine at Home menu too. Orders must be placed 24hrs in advance. See the Five March website to book a table or to order takeaway.
Possibly Glasgow’s most famous restaurant, The Ubiquitous Chip has reopened for patrons to enjoy their always dazzling seasonal menu showcasing Scotland. And while you are there you can visit The Wee Christmas Shop, open from 12pm-7pm daily, offering Christmas hampers, food and takeaway cocktails and mulled wine. Visit the Ubiquitous Chip website for more information and to book a table.
A popular haunt in the south, Kilmurry & Co are open and serving up all your brunch and lunch favourites and light bites too. Open daily from 9am-6pm, you can also order morning rolls to sit in or takeaway until 11am. Head Kilmurry & Co's website to book a table.
For scrummy Italian food within an iconic city restaurant, make a reservation for the Battlefield Rest. The historic building, which was a resting place for tram travellers, has been home to the family-run restaurant since 1994. Open from Mon-Sat from 10am-6pm and from 12pm on Sundays. Takeaway is also still available.
Located in the heart of the city centre, The Citizen has opened its doors again to welcome dine-in customers daily from 12pm. Treat yourself to their new Christmas VIP offer, two courses for two people for only £29. Head to The Citizen website to book a table.
After cooking up a storm on YouTube during lockdown, it’s great to see Chef Ajay back serving up his amazing modern Indian cuisine in his Ingram Street restaurant once again. Open 12pm-6pm, Thursday – Sunday, you can also still enjoy their 'at-home' menu. Five delicious courses packed in oven-ready containers available for collection or delivery. Head to the Swadish website for more information and to book.
Mamasan is another newbie in the city centre that has now reopened. Open daily from 12pm, you can enjoy their amazing Southeast Asian cuisine and exquisite mocktails. Their delivery service is also available until 10pm and their One Night in Bangkok home cooking box can also be ordered for collection or delivery. Walk-ins welcome or you can pre-book a table on the Mamasan website.
In the ever-popular, award-winning Lychee Oriental chef Jimmy and his team are serving up their famous Cantonese dishes once again to their loyal customers and hope to welcome lots of new patrons too. Open daily from 12pm, head to Lychee Oriental's website to book a table. Their takeaway service is still available (from 5pm-9pm).
Brand new from renowned Glasgow restaurateur, Alan Tomkins, Ralph & Finns has opened on the site of the former Urban Bar & Brasserie on St Vincent Place. An elegant and contemporary styled restaurant, it offers a menu of bold flavours using the finest Scottish produce. Open daily from 11.30am- 6pm. See the Ralph & Finns website to view the menu and book a table.
Head to Buchanan Street to start your festive shopping then take a break in the stunning Art Deco surrounds of The Ivy Glasgow. Open seven days a week from 9am, for delicious brunches, beautifully prepared seasonal dishes and stunning non-alcoholic cocktails. See The Ivy's website for their menu and to book a table.
Bilson Eleven is welcoming back patrons to dine in the elegant surroundings of their 19th-century townhouse and have just launched their new lunchtime, signature tasting menu. Open from Thursday–Sunday from 1pm–3.30pm. Visit the Bilson Eleven website to book.
Popular Duke Street bistro Tibo has reopened and is serving up some of its classic breakfast and brunch dishes as well as hearty mains and delicious desserts. Open daily from 9am-6pm. Head to the Tibo website to reserve a table.
Head to Ocho which is set in the corner of a Georgian-style building on the banks of Speirs Wharf canal and feel like you are escaping it all, just five minutes from the city centre. Enjoy a delicious selection of dishes from their brand new festive menu, including vegan and gluten-free options and the ever-popular 'build your own' brunch menu. The cafe will be open until December 20 and reopen on January 11. Head to Ocho's website or give them a call to book a table.
Please check with individual restaurants ahead of booking in case there are any changes to their circumstances.
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Article last updated: December 2020