20 Recommended places to dine in Glasgow

We visited Glasgow in February for the annual Celtic Connections Festival and couldn’t decide where to dine.   It’s no wonder, as there’s such a choice of restaurants in the city.  According to Trip Adviser, there are over 1950 listed restaurants to choose from.

Glasgow – Where to eat?

To help with our search, we decided to ask our Boys Eat Scotland followers for their top recommendations for eating out in Glasgow.   Twenty restaurants received lots and lots of foodie love and came highly recommended.   To save you time searching for great places to eat in Glasgow here’s our followers top twenty (in no particular order!)

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Wherever you end up eating in Glasgow, we hope you enjoy.  Let us know how you get on on our facebook and social media pages.

Cail Bruich

Modern Scottish Cooking using the very best of the countries larder. Watch this space for a Michelin star!

725 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX

Mother India

Tapas Style Indian Cuisine makes this one of Glasgow’s most popular restaurants.  Close to Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

1355 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AN


Big flavours, small plates, Greek style.

161 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 2UQ

The Dhabba

Authentic North Indian Cuisine served with style in the Merchant City.

44 Candleriggs, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 1LD

Ox & Finch

Contemporary relaxed dining with great menu choices.

920 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7TF

Porter and Rye

Fine aged meats, wild foods, seasonal cocktails and superior wines in Finnieston.

1131 Argyle Street, Finnieston, Glasgow, G3 8ND


The spirit of Buenos Aires in Glasgow – Meat, meat and more meat!

224 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 3DX

Elena’s Spanish Restaurant

Elena’s Spanish Bar & Restaurant is Glasgow’s most exciting authentic Northern Spanish dining venue.  Your host, Elena from Santander will share her passion for authentic Spanish food & drink.

90 Old Dumbarton Road, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, G3 8PZ


With a seasonally changing menu, their ethos is authenticity with emphasis on showcasing the diversity of Italy’s regional cuisine.

152, Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9HB

Spanish Butcher

Serving finest grades of Galician beef, the most premium Iberican jamon and the freshest of seafood using Spanish and Mediterranean flavours.

80 Miller Street, Glasgow, G1 1DT


Offering the very best of Scottish seafood since 2009.  Crabshakk received the most recommendations from our followers of all listed restaurants!

1114 Argyle Street, Finnieston, Glasgow, G3 8TD

The Gannet

Multi Award winning Scottish restaurant in Finnieston.

1155 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TB

Alston Bar & Beef

A top place in Glasgow for Steak and Gin – in a very cool home under Central station!

79 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3YG

Kool Ba

Excellent Indian and Persian cuisine in the heart of the Merchant City.

109 Candelriggs, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 1NP

Chaakoo Bombay Cafe

Glasgow’s Iranian inspired cafe restaurant.  Cocktails too!

79 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5TF

111 Nico and Six by Nico

2 different top class restaurants by Nico Simeone – watch this space for a Michelin Star!

Six by Nico – 1132 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TD
111 by Nico – 111 Cleveden Road, Glasgow, G12 0JU


Simple, fresh Mediterranean food for sharing and sustainably sourced natural wines

1126 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TD

Julie’s Kopitiam

Malaysian restaurant in Glasgow

1109 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 3YG

Hanoi Bike Shop

Glasgow’s original Vietnamese restaurant.

8 Ruthven Lane, Glasgow, G12 9BG


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