Top restaurants in Glasgow
Top restaurants in Glasgow
Glasgow has a whole host of top restaurants. Whether you’re after a Michelin-star experience, Malaysian street food from a previous Masterchef contestant or outstanding service, here are some of the best restaurants in Glasgow.
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.
The Gannet adds to the culinary kudos of the Finnieston area in the west end. Enjoy a Scottish fine dining experience with a seasonal menu created by chef Peter McKenna and first-rate service from a team headed up by Kevin Dow (nominee for Best Front of House at the GQ Food & Drink Awards 2021). Visit thegannetgla.com to book.
Cail Bruich was awarded a coveted Michelin star in 2021. A former contestant on Great British Menu, head chef Lorna McNee works closely with local butchers, fishmongers, farmers and foragers to create a menu influenced by the Scottish seasons. Book a table at cailbruich.co.uk.
Unalome by Graeme Cheevers
New to the scene is Unalome, a fine dining restaurant from award-winning chef Graeme Cheevers. The restaurant aims to achieve Michelin star success within the first year of opening and the menu features modern European dishes using the highest quality ingredients. Find out more on Unalome’s website.
Ox and Finch
The winner of yet another Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2021 is Ox and Finch. This contemporary sharing dining experience is run by the former chef of the McLaren Formula 1 team, Jonathan McDonald. Take a look at the menu at oxandfinch.com.
Head to Glasgow’s southside to taste the incredible Malaysian street food on offer at Julie’s Kopitiam. Owner and chef Julie Lin is a former Masterchef quarter-finalist and serves up authentic dishes such as Nasi Goreng Ayam and Nonya Chicken Curry. With sit-in and takeaway options available, head to julieskopitiam.com to find out more.
Rated as one of Europe's top pizza places by Big 7 Travel in 2021, award-winning pizza is the dish of the day at Glasgow’s Paesano. With 2 restaurants to choose from, enjoy authentic Neapolitan pizza with speedy, friendly service, making it a perfect option for families. Visit Paesano Pizza’s website to view the menu.
Snuggled in the city’s west end, Stravaigin is a cosy restaurant where you can enjoy local produce with a twist. Expect west coast mussels with a red chilli broth and Isle of Barra scallops with chimichurri. Listed in the 2021 Michelin Guide and named as one of the UK's top 50 gastropubs by Big 7 Travel, head to stravaigin.co.uk to book a table.
Article last updated: September 2021