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Restaurants in Glasgow: things to know before you go

Glasgow has become quite the culinary hub, with cuisines from around the world packed into one city. Whether you live locally, or you’re just visiting, we’ve cooked up answers to all of your burning questions.

What are the best restaurants in Glasgow Merchant City?

Glasgow has many small pockets to explore, with Merchant City being a popular stomping ground for food lovers and those looking for a cracking bar to visit. While there are countless top restaurants in Glasgow, we’ve narrowed it down to some current favourites for you to take a bite out of.

  • The Grill Room at The Square is one of the city’s most highly rated restaurants, with great deals on two courses and wine throughout the week. Treat someone special to a hot date, or book for a table of friends.
  • Fanellis is also regarded as one of the best restaurants in Glasgow for its authentic Italian food. Based in Merchant City, it’s certainly got a pizza of our heart.

Which are the best Italian restaurants in Glasgow?

Forget haggis, neeps and tatties – sometimes only a steaming bowl of pasta, or a cheesy slice of pizza will suffice, and we’re not talking leftovers from the fridge. There’s no shortage of Italian restaurants in Glasgow, but which are the very best?

  • Piccolo Mondo – is a favourite among Groupon customers, Italian food with a twist. Piccolo Mondo adds a modern touch to traditional Italian fare, with authentic interiors and a menu of exciting surprises.

Time Out magazine also provides a list of the top restaurants in Glasgow, where you’ll find a few Italian restaurants to add to your must-try list.

Where can I find Scottish food in Glasgow?

If you fancy something some traditional Scottish cuisine, made with local produce, then sample these delights:

  • Wee Lochan delivers all the Scottish specialities, including Stornoway black pudding and seasonal lamb on the menu. So if you’re looking for some Glaswegian grub, this is the joint for you.
  • Ubiquitous Chip is something of a legendary restaurant in Glasgow, offering Scottish food with a cool modern twist. If you get lost on the way, take a subway to Hillhead and ask locals where ‘The Chip’ is.
  • Black Sheep Bistro is one of many family run restaurants in Glasgow, with a menu that changes daily depending on what’s in season. Tuck into meals like Balmoral chicken stuffed with haggis. Nom nom

Where are the good restaurants in Glasgow?

Whether you live north or south of the Clyde, you’ll find many of the top restaurants in Glasgow dotted about the city centre and West End.

If our ‘best lists’ above don’t quite satisfy your appetite, then dine out at some of our best sellers in our nice Glasgow restaurants list to see what we think are the finest in the city.