There are lots of great places to eat in Glasgow, from fine dining restaurants to casual eateries. If you’re looking for somewhere new to try, then check out these 9 awesome spots.

The Gannet

The Gannet is a modern Scottish fine dining restaurant based in the heart of Glasgow’s Finnieston neighbourhood. Serving a seasonally changing multi-course menu inspired by their network of small artisan producers, foragers and farmers, The Gannet blends traditional and contemporary techniques to create a distinctly modern Scottish fine dining experience.

The Butterfly and the Pig

The Butterfly and the Pig‘s shabby chic interior with its mismatched furniture and vintage wallpaper is a relaxed, welcoming place to catch up with friends for a drink or bite to eat. It has a wide range of food including vegan options, and the restaurant/bar hosts live music every day of the week and the odd quiz night.

Two Fat Ladies At The Buttery

The Buttery is one of the most well-known restaurants in Scotland – a real Glaswegian institution. Becoming the Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery in 2007 the restaurant has the relaxed old-school feel of a by-gone era. It is situated on Argyll Street in a small pocket of old Glasgow and the interior celebrates formal Scottish luxury, with oak and mahogany, stained-glass and tartan carpets bringing a unique, intimate feel to the bar and the dining room.

Miller & Cater Steakhouse

Miller & Carter know a thing or two about steak. Specialising in hand-cut, 30-day aged Scotch beef they pride themselves on their choice of farmers, the exacting standards of their butchers and the passion of their chefs. The restaurant is set in what was the main city post office building, which was constructed at the turn of the last century and had previously been home to a number of banks. It has kept many of its original features from its financial past, including stunning domes, deep cornices and heavy doors.

Sapporo Teppanyaki Glasgow

With roaring flames, expert trickery and a fully interactive experience, visiting Sapporo Teppanyaki Glasgow is never simply ‘grabbing a bite to eat’. Situated in Glasgow’s Merchant City, Sapporo serves authentic Japanese food with a western twist. Every visit is a unique dining experience as your food is cooked right in front of you, with panache, by their expert chefs.

The Ox And Finch

Ox and Finch is a hugely-popular Michelin restaurant situated in the Kelvingrove area. With a tile-backed open kitchen and wines displayed in a huge metal cage, the Ox and Finch as a relaxed rustic bistro environment where you can pick multiple options and share with each other.


Swadish in the Merchant City are on a mission to change the perception of Indian cuisine. Their award-winning restaurant provides a completely new experience by combining local produce with delicate Indian flavours. They have a full and varied menu, including an entire vegan menu.


The Gamba seafood restaurant is a cosy bar-lounge and contemporary dining room, tucked away in a basement in the heart of the city. Since opening in 1998, they’ve been serving the very best quality seafood, endeavouring to source sustainable fish, and locally source as many products as possible. Gamba is the only fish restaurant in Glasgow featured in the Michelin Guide 2021.

Ka Pao

Ka Pao can be found within the historic, Category A-listed Botanic Gardens Garage on Vinicombe Street, which is located off Byres Road. Ka Pao serves a menu of small plates featuring ingredients and flavours of South East Asia combined with local produce. They were awarded a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2022.

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