10 of the Best Places to Eat in Glasgow

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Known for its exciting nightlife, the eclectic array of restaurants in Glasgow serve as a testament to the city’s rich and diverse cultural scene.

To help you get familiar with this exciting city, we’ve put together a list of 10 of the best restaurants in Glasgow. Hope you’re hungry!

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Brian Maule at Chardon d’Or

Starting this list off with a touch of class, Brian Maule at Chardon d’Or is a fine dining experience like no other. Its stellar reputation lies as heavily on their exceptional standards of service as their excellent food.

Offering private dining as well as being the host of several events during the year including their popular wine tasting events, Brian Maule at Chardon d’Or is the ideal way to accentuate a special night whether you’re celebrating a milestone, treating that special someone, or maybe just treating yourself…after all, everyone deserves a bit of luxury sometimes.


A proudly Scottish restaurant, Ardnamurchan specialises in traditional Scottish cuisine, using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients.

Named after the famous Scottish peninsula, Ardnamurchan expertly manages to capture all the best bits of Scotland’s culinary heritage, crafting a menu that feels familiar and nostalgic yet fresh and novel too.

It certainly doesn’t hurt that Ardnamurchan has one of the best bars in Glasgow too.

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Ox and Finch

Offering a casual tapas-style dining experience, Ox and Finch has a relaxing atmosphere about it and makes for a good place to catch up with mates.

With a healthy selection of vegan and vegetarian options to choose from as well as a number of kid-friendly options too, Ox and Finch has one of the broadest menus we’ve come across.

Whether they’re combining burrata with plums, carpaccio with rhubarb and pink peppercorn or slow-cooked lamb shoulder with a delectable raita and herb salad, every dish at Ox and Finch genuinely feels unique and always seems to go together perfectly.

The Gannet

Whether it’s their seasonally changing menu or their openness to incorporating contemporary recipes rather than just relying on the classics, The Gannet is serious about constantly pushing the boundaries of what it is to be a fine dining establishment.

One of the best restaurants in Glasgow in large part due to its willingness to adapt to changing tastes and styles, The Gannet is one of those restaurants you must visit whenever you get the chance to if only to keep abreast of the latest trends in fine dining.

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Five March

A modern unassuming laid-back spot, Five March does excellent sharing dishes, small plates and combines excellent flavours without making a song and dance about it.

With a refreshing selection of cocktails to compliment it all, Five March stands out by not trying too hard to. Offering patrons a simple but enjoyable experience, Five March does the little things so well that you won’t notice they’re doing it.

Five March also owns the Morning Glory café, one of the best spots for breakfast in Glasgow. Offering both eat-in and take-away menus, it’s the perfect spot for a bit of brunch.

The Spanish Butcher

One for the meat lovers, The Spanish Butcher serves up the finest meats and freshest seafood daily.

Adopting a classic New York aesthetic that wouldn’t look out of place in the streets of Manhattan, The Spanish Butcher has a warm but elegant energy about it, as perfect for family dining as it is for something a bit more formal.

The Spanish Butcher also offers an excellent Sunday roast that comes highly recommended as well as a number of set lunch options, plus their extensive wine list means there’s a perfect pairing for every dish on their menu.

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A bright and happy-looking space, Gloriosa is a lovely little restaurant in Glasgow, that serves up a wide array of Mediterranean dishes with wine bought from small, independent European producers.

At Gloriosa, they recommend purchasing dishes to share as, similar to tapas-style restaurants, each dish comes as and when it’s ready.

Cail Bruich

Having earned a Michelin Star in 2023 – Cail Bruich is absolutely committed to using only the fresh British ingredients to prepare their excellent dishes. Indeed, they’re so invested in the providence of the ingredients they use that they actually produce their very own gin.

Run by Lorna McNee, the only female chef in Scotland, as of 2023, to hold a Michelin Star, Cail Bruich has a strong argument to be considered not only one of the best restaurants in Glasgow, but one of the best restaurants in the whole of Scotland.

Cail Bruich also offer a surprise seasonal Scottish tasting menu that’s a must try for any real foodie.

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Number 16

Number 16 was awarded a Michelin Star in 2022, was awarded the AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence in 2022 too and was also included in Waitrose’s Good Food Guide in 2020.

However, its collection of plaudits belie what is a sweet and cosy little restaurant run by a warm and friendly team of culinary experts.

Their prices aren’t extortionate – with a 3-course lunch set menu priced at £28.00 – and their dishes aren’t pretentious either, just incredibly creative.

The definition of affordable luxury, Number 16 is proof that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to enjoy a unique, award-winning dining experience.

Ka Pao

A casual restaurant ideal for informal dining, Ka Pao is an South East Asian fusion delight serving up delicious seafood and lamb dishes as well as a whole array of exotic salads, seasoned to perfection.

It’s one of the best Asian restaurants in Glasgow, if you’re a fan of oriental cuisine, you need to go here!

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Living in Glasgow means you’ll be able to enjoy any of these incredible places at a moment’s notice. If you’d like to find out more about any of our new homes in Glasgow, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any member of our friendly team who’ll be happy to help.