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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. Check out our mouth-watering list of 10 of the newest places to eat and drink in Glasgow.

1. Bramble Cafe

Bramble Cafe has recently relocated to a new venue on Pollokshaws Road, saying farewell to the original cafe spot in Giffnock. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch, make sure to follow Bramble Cafe on Instagram and keep up-to-date.

2. Sylvan

Sylvan is a vegetarian restaurant, bar and shop, which plans to sell natural wines, cheeses, salt and oils amongst other things. Visit the Sylvan website to book a table and be one of the first to dine.  

3. The Absent Ear

A mysterious new speakeasy bar at an undisclosed location, the only way to book a table at The Absent Ear is to send an email to [email protected]. This is the place to go for interesting cocktails and bar nibbles. Stroopwafels with vegan bacon or cheese, anyone?

4. Sushi Riot

California Rolls with salmon and avocado at Sushi Riot. © Sushi Riot.California Rolls with salmon and avocado at Sushi Riot. © Sushi Riot.

A Japanese street food takeaway in the west of the city, Sushi Riot opened in April 2021 after being a family dream for many years. Visit the Sushi Riot website to view the menu and discover a whole host of sushi and Japanese dishes on offer.

5. Beat 6

Opening late summer 2021, Beat 6 is a charitable restaurant from the team behind Glasgow favourite, Six by Nico. With all profits donated to Beatson Cancer Charity, you can dine in the knowledge that you’re helping to support a great cause.

6. The Bakery by Grain and Grind

From the owners of nearby brunch spot and coffee roastery, Grain and Grind comes The Bakery by Grain and Grind. Recently opened on Victoria Road, grab one of their deli-style sandwiches or homemade pastries to go and enjoy lunch al fresco in nearby Queen’s Park. Check out The Bakery’s Instagram page for more information.

7. The Luchador

Situated in trendy Strathbungo to the south of the city, The Luchador serves up South American dishes and fine agave spirits. Try some of their tasty tacos or small plates with a Copitas to share, which is a carafe of tequila or mescal served in a traditional clay cup. Visit The Luchador website to book a table.

8. Joia Italian Restaurant & Bar

Having opened in early June, Joia Italian Restaurant & Bar serves up authentic Italian cuisine in Finnieston. Choose from their a la carte or market menus and transport yourself to sunnier climes with each mouthful whilst staying right here in Glasgow. Check out the Joia website to view the menu.

9. The Bull

Cocktails, a great selection of draught beers and Scottish produce are what you can expect from this new bar and restaurant in the west of the city. Visit The Bull’s Facebook page to take a look at some of their mouth-watering dishes.


10. Derby Lane

The exterior of Derby Lane in Finnieston, GlasgowThe exterior of Derby Lane in Finnieston. © Derby Lane.

New to Finnieston is Derby Lane. Expect joyful interiors in this New York-inspired bar and restaurant. Follow Derby Lane on Instagram to keep up-to-date and make a booking via their website.


Enjoy Glasgow’s cafes, bars and restaurants safely by checking in advance if pre-booking is required for both indoor and outdoor spaces. If your plans change or you are unable to make your reservation, please support Glasgow’s businesses by getting in touch to let them know.

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

Article last updated: June 2021