Scottish restaurants in Glasgow
Scottish restaurants in Glasgow
There are lots of restaurants where you can enjoy locally sourced, Scottish produce in Glasgow. Here are some of the top places to visit.
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The seasonal menu at The Gannet is created from the restaurant’s close relationships with artisan producers and local farmers & foragers. Visit The Gannet’s website to take a look at the ever-changing menu and book a Scottish fine dining experience.
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Meaning Merchant in Gaelic, Mharsanta is a restaurant that prides itself on using seasonal, local produce to create a selection of traditional and new Scottish dishes, with everything from mussels and scallops to Cullen skink and steak pie. Head to mharsanta.co.uk to book a table.
Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery
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Walk through the door of The Buttery and it has the feel of a 1930s Scottish film set, with wooden panelling, vintage table decorations and intriguing artwork. Enjoy the best Scottish seafood in beautiful surroundings, by booking a table at twofatladiesrestaurant.com.
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Possibly Glasgow’s most famous restaurant, ‘The Chip’, was opened as a celebration of Scottish produce in 1971. It remains a fantastic place to eat with a covered courtyard and seasonal menu showcasing Scotland, from homemade venison haggis to halibut from the Isle of Gigha. Visit the Ubiquitous Chip’s website to see the menu.
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For timeless Glasgow hospitality, head to the Merchant City’s Cafe Gandolfi, home to all things great about Scottish produce and simple cooking. The interiors are beautiful too, with heavy oak furniture designed by the late Glasgow School of Art graduate, Tim Stead, and bespoke stained-glass windows. You can book a table at cafegandolfi.com.
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An old Scots word meaning ‘to wander aimlessly with intent’, Stravaigin experiments with Scottish produce and adventurous flavours. Their mantra ‘think global, eat local’ matches the exciting menu. Expect west coast mussels with a red chilli broth and Isle of Barra scallops with chimichurri. Head to stravaigin.co.uk to book.
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Seasonal Scottish produce and traditional cooking are at the heart of dishes at The Bothy, nestled down picturesque Ruthven Lane in the west end. Combine the delicious food with the warm welcome from kilted staff and there’s no doubt you’re in Scotland. Visit The Bothy’s website to find out more.
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If you’re looking to enjoy some of the best Scottish seafood in the country, Crabshakk is the restaurant for you. Indulge in oysters, scallops, mussels, langoustines and lots of fish. And what’s more, the core menu has had very few changes since they opened in 2009 – simplicity at it’s best. Visit crabshakk.co.uk to book a table.
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Glaschu Restaurant and Bar takes its name from the Scottish Gaelic word for Glasgow, meaning Dear Green Place. Dishes at the modern, fine dining eatery celebrate Scottish produce with international influences. Visit Glaschu’s website to book a table.
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A Scottish restaurant and bar with a contemporary feel, Ardnamurchan’s menu champions produce from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Enjoy the likes of Hebridean blue cheese linguine, Speyside beef and Tarbet langoustines. Head to Ardnamurchan’s website to check availability.
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Featured in the coveted Michelin Guide 2021, Gamba is a long-standing favourite seafood restaurant in Glasgow city centre. Sourcing sustainably caught fish and as much local produce as possible for their dishes, head to gamba.co.uk to book a table.
Article last updated: September 2021