Top restaurants in Glasgow
Top restaurants in Glasgow
Glasgow has a whole host of top restaurants. Whether you’re after a Michelin-star experience or South East Asian inspired small plates, here are some of the best restaurants the city has to offer.
Cail Bruich has held a coveted Michelin star since 2021. A former contestant and judge 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
Gaining its first Michelin star within 8 months of opening, Unalome is a fine dining restaurant from award-winning chef Graeme Cheevers. The menu features modern European dishes using the highest quality ingredients. Find out more on Unalome’s website.
Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants
Ox and Finch
The winner of yet another Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2023 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.
From the same team at Ox and Finch, comes sister restaurant Ka Pao. The menu features a variety of sharing plates using South East Asian flavours and techniques. Check out Ka Pao’s website to start planning your order.
Head to the boutique Cathedral House Hotel and you’ll find Celentano’s, an Italian-inspired restaurant run by husband-and-wife duo Anna and Dean Parker. The food is designed to be shared and has sustainability at its heart. Visit celentanosglasgow.com to book a table.
Michelin Guide restaurants
Shucks is a seafood restaurant and bar in the west end. From the team behind Michelin-starred Cail Bruich, this is the place to go for incredible Scottish seafood. They also serve £1 oysters every Wednesday to Friday. Head to Shucks' website to book a table.
Recently refurbished, Stravaigin is a cosy restaurant where you can enjoy Scottish produce with a twist. Expect Shetland mussels with a coconut broth and scallops with pak choi. It's no wonder it's listed in the 2023 Michelin Guide! Head to stravaigin.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.
Housed in an iconic Glasgow tenement building in the east end, Bilson Eleven offers a seasonal tasting menu which features the very best Scottish game and seafood. Book a table at bilsoneleven.co.uk.
Number 16 is a delightfully cosy and compact restaurant in the west end. Choose between their a la carte or set menus and work your way through their extensive wine list. Head to Number 16’s website to book.
Serving natural wines and small plates cooked over fire, Brett’s menu is created by the team behind Michelin-starred Cail Bruich. Check out barbrett.co.uk to find out more.
Article last updated: March 2023