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Food and drink in Glasgow: things to know before you go

Food just tastes that bit sweeter when you know it’s half price. Whether you live in Glasgow, or you’re just visiting, we’ll help you discover food and drink in Glasgow city centre.

Where is the best food and drink in Glasgow city centre?

You won’t be stuck for choice on places to eat in Glasgow, especially with there being so many restaurants in Merchant City, the West End, South Side and across the outskirts of Glasgow. It’s choosing what you fancy that will be your hardest decision, as Glasgow is host to an endless list of cuisines. With ample breweries, wineries and distilleries to tour too, we’ve got date night covered for a few weeks. Joints in Glasgow to try are:

  • Ingram Wynd – highly rated by our customers, this restaurant sits in the heart of Merchant City with locally sourced produce and a traditional atmosphere to cosy up in. Browse our food and drink deals in Glasgow and treat someone to a steak here to be forever in their good books.
  • Amalfi restaurant – sitting in the heart of the city centre is the perfect location to stop in to after a day of shopping or a pre-theatre dinner. You can’t go wrong with Italian, especially when you can enjoy a hearty two courses without spending too much dough.

To discover more options, check out these top restaurants in Glasgow.

Where can I eat traditional Glasgow food?

There are so many places to tuck into traditional Glaswegian delicacies in Glasgow – you just need to know where to look amongst the hotchpotch of diverse cuisines.

Ever heard of a Glasgow salad? Before you turn your nose up at the thought of a lettuce leaf, it’s far from it. It’s actually a box of all the yummiest (and unhealthiest) cuisines from pizza to chicken tikka. Not one for the faint-hearted, that’s for sure.

For more traditional and local flavours, you’ll find anything from the oldest surviving restaurant in the city, to the finest Scottish ingredients. Take a look at our British restaurants to find food and drinks deals on the classics in Glasgow city centre.

When is the Eat & Drink Festival in Glasgow?

If the countless restaurants in Glasgow aren’t quite enough to satisfy your appetite, then the Eat & Drink Show certainly will. Running every year in May, it hosts an array of chefs and experts, with Rosemary Shrager making an appearance in previous years, revealing exciting new culinary trends with live cookery, tasting sessions and artisan products. Wash it all down with a cold beer or glass of wine then head to a few of the city’s best bars afterwards to carry on the party.

Where are the trendy bars in Glasgow?

Glasgow is home to many a good boozer, so whether you’re after a rowdy evening with your pals, or an intimate setting for a romantic date, you’ll find the perfect wee bar somewhere in the city. You can bet your bottom dollar you’ll find everything from gin bars to traditional boozers in these Glasgow neighbourhoods:

  • West End. Whisky bars, cocktail lounges, jazz clubs – you name it, the West End’s got it.
  • South Side. Up-and-coming Govan is well and truly on the map when it comes to traditional boozers and micro bars.
  • Merchant City. This affluent end of town has no shortage of premium-quality bars and lounges where you can rock up and watch the world go by.
  • Woodlands. Immerse yourself in the boho vibes of this area tucked away next to Kelvingrove Park.