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Top 10 new places to eat and drink in Glasgow

In true Glasgow spirit, new restaurants, bars and cafes have continued to open in the city during the past year. From fine-dining to delicious desserts, there are lots of new foodie places to get excited about trying out. Check out our mouth-watering list of 10 of the newest places to eat and drink in Glasgow.

Hospitality will reopen for customers to sit in on April 26 under current Scottish Government guidelines. 

1. Katsu Japanese Curry Shop

Opening their doors for the very first time on April 26, Katsu Japanese Curry Shop promises to ‘bring the flavours of Far East Asia to the city centre'. Tuck in to Japanese street food-style dishes with the likes of Katsu Currywurst and Katsu Sando on the menu. Visit the Katsu Japanese Curry Shop website to sign up to their mailing list for first access to bookings.

2. Beresford Lounge

A 1930s style Art Deco bar and restaurant in the iconic Beresford Hotel building on Sauchiehall Street, the Beresford Lounge is due to open on May 1. Set over three floors, enjoy a drink or a bite to eat in plush surroundings whilst marvelling at the breathtaking artwork all around. Visit the Beresford Lounge website to find out more.

3. The Duke's Umbrella

From the Glaschu Restaurant and Bar team comes an elegant new pub and dining spot, The Duke’s Umbrella. It’s only a minute’s walk from Glasgow Central Station, making it the perfect pit stop on your next city centre day out. Visit The Duke’s Umbrella website to make a reservation (due to open on May 17).

4. Nonna Said

Already a popular spot in the west of the city, Napoli-style pizza restaurant Nonna Said is opening a second venue in the Merchant City. The menu will feature some of their best-selling pizzas with unconventional toppings, including fried chicken, jalapeño poppers and square sausage. Due to open on May 3, visit the Nonna Said website to book a table.

5. Morning Glory

Opened in February 2021 by the team behind Five March, Morning Glory is a new brunch and lunch spot in the west of the city. A unique blend of Dear Green Coffee, toasties, rolls, salads and sweet treats are on the menu. Visit Morning Glory’s Instagram page to look at their mouthwatering dishes.

6. 287 Langside

287 Langside is the latest venture by Anna and Sam Luntley, who previously owned the trendy Bakery 47. A bakery, takeaway coffee bar and provisions store which supports other local businesses, 287 Langside is open every Friday to Sunday. Visit the 287 Langside website to find out more.  

7. Unalome by Graeme Cheevers

A new fine-dining restaurant from award-winning chef Graeme Cheevers, Unalome is set to open for reservations soon. The restaurant aims to achieve Michelin star success within the first year of opening and the menu will feature modern European dishes using the highest quality ingredients. Visit the Unalome by Graeme Cheevers’ website to register for updates.

8. Taprobana

Authentic Sri Lankan food made using family recipes is what Taprobana is all about. Hoping to have their own restaurant in the future, for now they are operating as a pop-up takeaway in the south of the city. Preorder by Saturday each week and collect on Monday. Visit the Taprobana Facebook page to find out more.

9. Canotto Pizza

Detroit-style slices by day and 12inch pies by night, Canotto Pizza should be top of the list for any pizza lover. Near Cathcart train station, this small batch takeaway opened in June 2020. Visit Canotto Pizza’s Instagram page for details on how to order.

10. Big Counter

Serving up mega sub sandwiches and smashed cheeseburgers, Big Counter was launched in October 2020 by the same team at the nearby venue, Errol’s Hot Pizza Shop. They also stock authentic Mediterranean store cupboard ingredients and a range of interesting wines. Visit Big Counter’s Instagram page to see what’s available.

Visit our Glasgow Now section for more inspiration on how to enjoy the city.

Article last updated: April 2021