Best Turkish Restaurants in GlasgowTurkish food is just all about kebabs isn’t it? Most of us think this but these Turkish restaurants in Glasgow will give you a different view. The mix of culture and cuisine at these restaurants will open your eyes to a different view of Turkish cooking. There’s charcoal grilled sea bass, pizza as well as scallo
Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens may be a few of Julie Andrews’ favourite things, but I’d rather have a warm slab of home-baked sourdough, slathered with salted butter and served with a steaming hot mug of tea, thank you very much - which is why I’m feeling rather smug about being a Southsider right now. You see my new local is filled w
Who doesn't love a good cupcake?! They look good, taste good, and baking them is really fun too as you get to experiment. I baked some rich and utterly delicious chocolate cupcakes with a famous Easter sweet surprise inside them. I'm going to take you through the recipe step-by-step so you can recreate them at home. Warning- they are ridiculously m
Quirky and traditionally Irish in its charm, Kitty’s has a warm, cosy den-like feel, with low lights and mis-matching little booths. There’s an abundance of wood – doors, shutters and more all reclaimed and salvaged from old tenement buildings, ships – and even a pig farm. Step in to Kitty’s very own ‘Confessional’ booths for the ultimate in sinful fun “There has been no real confessions,” laughs O’Shea’s manager James Nugent, who was born and bred in Dublin. “Although we have had some smooching in there which is ironic, and 9 people managed to prop them selves in and amongst the confessional which has been recognised as a world record in the Kitty's book of world records,” he adds.
Whether you prefer yours served in bone china (with pinky finger stretched out), or builder’s strength in your favourite mug, there’s no denying the pleasure of sitting down to a good cup of tea… and I’m sure your mum would agree, so this Mother’s Day why not make her the perfect cuppa with this helpful advice from the friendly Tea Fanatics at Whit
Cheese and ham or cheese and pickle just doesn't come close to what we expect from our lunch break sandwiches nowadays. Sandwich-eating should be a gourmet experience that's packed with flavour and freshness. I'm going to introduce you to the top four places in Glasgow that sell the best lunch break sandwiches to go.
Bibi’s has been serving Glasgow since 2007 and is still one of the first places that people recommend when the topic of a good Mexican restaurant crops up. You get a free welcome margarita and a seat in one of the cosiest, friendliest restaurants around. It’s popular with the locals and for those making the effort it’s worth the trip to the farther end of Partick – buses for Clydebank pass right by the door.
Vegan and Vegetarian aren't the first words that pop into mind when you think of Glasgow and food, but it soon will be. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) last year named Glasgow as its most vegan friendly city. Beating well known Brighton in the stakes, we take a look at where to go in Glasgow for some vegan/vegetarian friendly food (and drink!)
If you like burgers, you must have heard of top US burger chain Five Guys. They have opened their first Scottish branch in Glasgow, to bring us a true Amercian burger experience. I spoke to Five Guys CEO John Eckbert, who told me what makes them unique and why there is such a hype around this fast food brand.Describe the concept of Five Guys? What
I have drunk smoothies for as long as I can remember; but of the sugary fruit and frozen yogurt variety. I'm not a big vegetable eater (there, I said it) and the idea of drinking them blended sounded hideous to me. Until I tried my first green vegetable smoothie. It tasted good, and once I read up on the health benefits compared to fruit smoothies,
First-time diners at Glasgow’s Banana Leaf tend to come by recommendation - a pass the oh-so-moreish Malaysian parcel if you like. Situated in a quiet corner of Cambridge Street (a short distance from the city’s popular Sauchiehall Street), Banana Leaf is, well, rather unassuming from the outside re
The Overlee (formally Clark & Sons) is a smart and family-friendly gastro-pub in Clarkston in Glasgow's Southside. Its first floor location allows for commanding views over the bustling Clarkston Toll shopping area. This area is an upmarket residential one, so it's very popular with locals- being one of only two drinking holes in the near vicinity.
The BEST Christmas Cocktails and MocktailsChristmas is a time for Cocktails (and Mocktails for the drivers!) and having fun. Showcase your skills with these delicious festive drinks to help banish those dark nights.Of course, Christmas isn’t Christmas without the smell of cinnamon and orange or a good mulled wine. Mulled Wine100g Brown Sugar1 Sta
There are many restaurants in Glasgow that serve a curry, but one of the best Glasgow Indian restaurants isn’t just Indian, it’s Persian too. Located in the centre of Glasgow, in the Merchant City, Koolba (meaning farmhouse) serves Indian food but with Persian twist. Persia covered a vast area from Iran to Afghanistan and this is reflected in the
It's tradition in almost every workplace in the country to organise a group night out for Christmas. Often this involves a set menu dinner, or a party night at a local hotspot. The competition to bag a booking on a good date is fierce, with venues often being booked to capacity on December nights months in advance. Companies start making plans as e
Dashing to the theatre, sweetie, darling? Well not until you’ve pondered the city’s top five dining establishments for luvvies looking for a little pre theatre satisfaction in Glasgow.
Meet the local foodies – GlasgowGlasgow has an amazing food scene and with this a whole load of Food Bloggers. As well as myself (Food and Drink Glasgow http://www.foodanddrinkglasgow.co.uk/) there is a huge amount of information online about foodie Glasgow. So you won’t starve!Glasgow food blogs are now being the go-to for up to the minute infor
When Restauranteur James Rusk decided to introduce his stylish Butchershop Bar & Grill brand of meat supreme to the market he knew that there was no better place to do so than Glasgow. “Glasgow and Scotland is well known for its fantastic food and drink and we're very lucky to have some of the best beef producers and suppliers on our doorstep,”
A good Italian restaurant should serve authentic Italian cuisine with a friendly atmosphere. There are many chain restaurants in the city (such as Zizzis and Pizza Express) that serve up a modern American-ised and commercialised version of Italian food, but it is in the small independent restaurants that have been around for decades, and are run by Italians, that you'll find the real taste of Italy in Glasgow.
You have 24 hours in Glasgow and want to jam in as much eating, drinking, sightseeing and shopping as possible? Look no further than our guide to everything you need to do to spend a great 24 hours in Glasgow with recommendations from local bloggers.
Hot pot has been an underground joy in Glasgow for a few years now mostly enjoyed by the resident Chinese community, but now the locals are getting in on the act.But what is a hot pot? The idea of hot pot is similar to a fondue, you pick a base, or two, of different stocks such as chicken, beef, plain or spicy. This is placed in a wok-style bowl on
Everyone knows Glasgow loves a good curry. It’s evident by the many fine curry houses that leave us curry fans spoiled for choice. Glasgow has been successful winners of Curry Capital of Britain four times and runners up five times. Where better to experience a curry for National Curry Week than in an award winning city. One of Glasgow’s noted Ind
It’s Oktoberfest time again and where better to experience Oktoberfest locally than inside Glasgow’s own Bavarian beer hall & brewery: WEST at Glasgow Green. There’s no need to travel all the way to Munich to join in the fun, get a table, get a beer and enjoy some oompah!Oktoberfest has been an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held s
Everybody loves a Halloween party - it’s a chance to have fun dressing up and to throw a party. No Halloween shindig is complete, however, without some themed Halloween party food to get your guests into the spirit of the evening. Fun, quick and easy is what you want, and I’ve been busy in the kitchen cooking up some spooky Halloween food that is s
There are many steak restaurants in Glasgow, but only a handful do it really well. Browns Glasgow is one of them. This fact, and its extensive and affordable cocktail menu, makes it a top choice of Glasgow restaurant.Browns Glasgow is an excellent choice for meat lovers. In addition to their main a-la-carte menu, they also have a ‘dish of the day’-
Daryl Haldane might just be the perfect drinking buddy. A seasoned bartender, competitive mixologist and Global Brand Advocate for Highland Park (please link to http://highlandpark.co.uk/) - previous winner of 'best whisky in the world'* - there's nothing that Daryl can't tell you about whisky.Ask him what makes the perfect whisky and he'll tell yo
Healthy eating? Not the first thing you think of when you think of Glasgow, but there are options out there. Here are a list of healthy lunch options in Glasgow for when you are feeling virtuous: Marthas The healthiest (with a bit of badness too) is Marthas. Here you can get a roll and sausage, but the menu is actually far tastier. In a city full
American barbecue is a trend that just keeps getting more popular in Glasgow. Get yourself round to some of these places for some top notch food that you can pretend you’ve cooked over an open fire. No BBQ recipes here, just the best Glasgow BBQ food around.
There are many Glasgow restaurants attempting to create an American dining experience - think Hard Rock Cafe, The Filling Station and T.G.I Fridays. While lots of their attempts may hit the spot with their customers, there is no doubt that these places are on the gimicky rather than the authentic side.
Best Range of Beer Bars in GlasgowBeer is certainly one thing you can’t do without in Glasgow, whether it’s the new fangled “craft beer” or the traditional cask stuff. I forced myself out to try some places to see who had a good selection of beer on sale – it was a really hard project!Drygate Brewing CoNew kid on the block, Drygate Brewing Co is t
Leave your wellies behind and hit your favourite local pub this summer for some scrump-tious festival action with the UK’s favourite apple-based tipple.Join Magners Original Cider for a tasty explosion of music, magic and mouth-watering street-foot as the cider brand invite you for a free VIP summer experience where no guest list is required.If the
Who doesn't love a sweet, sinful cake fix every now and then? And Glasgow has fabulous cakes in abundance, here is a list of my favourite places for some sugar love:
To give recognition to the best local restaurants, Groupon will soon award restaurants all over the world with ‘Local Stars’. We asked our Glasgow bloggers to name their personal local stars, here is the list:By Emma MykytynGuy's RestaurantFreshly cooked to perfection, great relaxed atmosphere and Guy comes out to see you too! http://www.guysrestau
The burger scene in Glasgow has exploded over the past year with the
delights of hand ground, smoked meats and poutines all over the place.
With all these burger joints around its hard to find the best, here
are some suggestions to dip your toe into this American Classic.Dennistoun BBQThe burger and American BBQ experience has ventured out of the c
Sun or snow, young or old, ice-cream is a much-loved treat for all seasons and all ages. Glasgow has lots of amazing ice-cream outlets, offering a huge variety of flavours and toppings. I wanted to share my favourite places with you, so you know where to go when you want to experience the best ice-cream in Glasgow.Good Ice Cream Should Be...Let's a
Who doesn't love comfort food? Here is a round up of six naughty-but-nice dishes in Glasgow's restaurants that you have to try. As testified by some of Glasgow's top bloggers - Glasgow Food and Drink, Last Year's Girl and Girl in the City, Glasgow. Steakfrom Malmaison in It's All About MeatPancakesfrom Tribeca in Glasgow Brunch Ideas for a Lazy Sun
Now and again, when wondering what to see in Glasgow, it’s good to take some time out and view the city from a distance and get a little perspective. There are some very good Glasgow cafes and restaurants that allow commanding views of Glasgow architecture and double up as perfect people-watching locations.
at the top of the Carlton George hotel in the city centre is the ideal place to assess the weather in Glasgow (note: it will probalby be raining!). The views from the floor to ceiling windows are stunning, and as the only Glasgow rooftop restaurant, it is the one place to see the city from above whilst enjoying excellent food. The menu of modern British fine-dining cuisine, with an emphasis on Scottish produce and flavours, is arty and interesting. The prices aren’t cheap, but with the unique experience it offers, they are worth it.
Quirky as you like, Bloc+ is an independent basement bar, restaurant and venue that lies beneath the belly of Glasgow’s busy Bath Street.“No football shirts. No winching at the bar. No bams.” Rules to by live by at Bloc+ according to their manifesto – but you might want to add expect the unexpected to that list as this is a place that brings you Bu
I’m always on the lookout for somewhere that knows how to pour one and has good banter – sorry craic to get into faux-Irish mode here. Here is my guide to the best guinness in Glasgow
Glasgow is a city that is full of couple's hot-spots - places that are perfect for a date-night for both new partners, and those long married. I have plenty of memories to treasure in each of the following places - all of which deliver on the essential romantic atmosphere. So go pick up the phone, call your special someone and tell then you’re taking them out on the town tonight!
For a relaxing drink, Arta in Merchant City is the most visually stunning venue you will find. An elaborate Mediterranean palace with twinkling lights, Arta uses mood lighting to create that perfect ambiance. The dress code is smart, but their fabulous cocktails are all reasonably priced. New couples can bring their other half here to spoil them, and long-term loves will enjoy the quiet intimacy of the surroundings.
Title:Glasgow Latin Restaurant Las IguanasMeta Description: The Glasgow home of Latin America food is Las Iguanas- serving a wealth of Brazilian food and other food from South America.Headline:There aren’t many places to experience authentic food from South America in Glasgow. Las Iguanas is a one-stop-shop for all types of Latin America food. Here
If you are a football fan, there is nothing better than watching the game with fellow enthusiasts over a pint or two, and Glasgow is a football-mad city. Several Glasgow pubs and bars have gone World Cup crazy; making them the perfect places to enjoy these exciting matches with lots of themed twists.MunrosMunros is a unique craft ale pub in Glasgow
Who doesn’t like to channel their inner caveman/woman at times and sink their teeth into a juicy steak. Here is my guide for the best restaurants in Glasgow for a meat fix, vegetarians, avert your eyes now!The Grill on the Corner The Grill on the Corner is best known for its steaks, however did you know that in the ‘special steak section’ the supp
Long hailed as the ultimate comfort food, pizza can be very much hit or miss. Glasgow has some truly amazing pizza places, each putting their own little twist on a classic. No matter what style of pizza you are after, this city has it.
Andiamo in Giffnock on Glasgow's Southside has some rather luxurious pizzas on its menu, with toppings almost too good for the job! Being an Italian restaurant, the pizzas are very much made in the traditional European way - wood fired, with a thin crispy base and plenty of fresh ingredients. Their ‘filetto’ aka fillet steak pizza is a must-try. Covered in strips of juicy meat, porcini mushrooms and mozzarella cheese, it’s simply delicious. Another favourite of mine is their ‘gamberoni e granchio’. The seafood (king prawns and crab meat) is so fresh and is a great, filling alternative to a meat-based pizza.
From the traditional to the decadent it seems that Glasgow has got Sunday brunch covered. Here are some Sunday brunch ideas for the laziest of days when a bowl of cornflakes at home on the couch just isn’t going to cut it.
channels a taste of New York (just look at their name) in their breakfast which contain favourites such as pancakes, eggs benedict and of course bagels. Their five egg omelettes are famous (and HUGE). There are plenty of other options on their menu, but book a space as it gets busy fast.
Glasgow has a great cocktail-chic vibe - with trendy bars now far outnumbering the traditional Scottish pubs of the past. There are some amazing cocktail menus across the city, for both a relaxing lunch and a bustling night out.
Hard Rock Cafe
Renowned the world over for its cocktails, Glasgow's branch of Hard Rock Cafe contributes to this reputation. With some coming in glasses as large as buckets, the choice is vast. I love their classic Strawberry Daiquiri, made with Havana Club white rum and their own refreshing strawberry purée. Another of my favourite thirst quenchers is their Cosmopolitan cocktail. Absolut Citron vodka is shaken with Cointreau Orange liqueur, lime and cranberry juice. They are priced around £10 each, so not the cheapest in the city; but a Hard Rock Cafe cocktail is an experience not to be missed. They are great value given their size, and are a great accompaniment to both a burger lunch or a larger dinner. Ask for them in a souvenir glass so you can take it home afterwards. Also, if you have time, you must book in for one of their cocktail making masterclasses to learn how to re-create their masterpieces in your own kitchen. Your friends are guaranteed to love you.
Whoever you are, a Friday night religious eater, or just someone coming back from the pub or the football, there’s hardly a person in Glasgow who doesn’t like fish and chips. In this guide, we take a different look at the world of fish and chips in Glasgow to find the best seafood, the best chips and something with a twist.
Proper Fish and Chips
Red Onion comes top with their ‘Glasgow Fish Tea Special’, a definite trip down memory lane to when fish and chips were a real treat. Go here for fresh fish and real chips served with bread and butter (gluten free is also available every Thursday), you also get ice cream for pudding! Available Sunday to Friday 12 noon until 6pm, £15 per person.
Of all the latter-day food trends, the proliferation of cosy, cake-filled nooks in which one can indulge in herbal tea and baked goods supped from mismatched crockery is one of my favourites. That said, I can see where those who rage against the Great British Twee-ification of the humble coffee and cake are coming from - which is where Once Upon a Tart
Do you know your espresso from your ristretto? Con panna from your affogato? The past year or so has seen an influx of independent artisan coffee shops opening in Glasgow, something that has been missing for some time. They don’t just make great cups of coffee, they do great food as well. Below are three of my favourite places to drink coffee in the city and watch the world go by.
Riverhill Coffee Bar
You may have heard about Riverhill Coffee Bar, situated in Gordon Street after it was catapulted into worldwide fame by selling “Crystal Meth Cupcakes”. From Time Magazine to our very own Evening Times, Riverhill Coffee was on everyone’s lips. Don’t fret though - the cupcakes were not laced with illegal drugs, just lots of sugary goodness.
Glasgow has become mac and cheese obsessed. Known simply as plain ole macaroni and cheese in my younger days - there was many a cold wet Glasgow winter and only one thing for it – comfort food! Mac and cheese especially.