Best Restaurants in Glasgow City Centre
Glasgow is gradually establishing one of the best restaurant scenes in the UK, let alone Scotland, and while a few of the establishments in the list below may not be everyone’s idea of “fine dining”, they’re all serving up absolutely fantastic food which, whether you live in Glasgow or are just visiting, you need to try out! Every restaurant in the list below is within the City Centre of Glasgow (including the Merchant City) so are guaranteed to be accessible for public transport if you aren’t within walking distance.
Grill On The Corner 21-25 Bothwell Street, G2
Grill on The Corner is a large restaurant which is always busy, and for very good reason as the food is fantastic! As primarily a steakhouse you can always expect a great variety of cuts of beef, but they also serve burgers, salads, seafood and more. It’s not cheap, but this one comes highly recommended. View the full menu here.
Browns 1 George Square, G1
A more recent addition to the city centre dining scene, Browns, with its prestigious address of 1 George Square is also on the pricy end of the market. There’s nothing super original on the menu, but the quality of the food is excellent, the interior is lovely and the bar will make you any cocktail you can dream of. View the full menu here. Read our full review here.
Amber Regent 50 West Regent Street, G2
Without doubt one of the finest Chinese restaurants in the whole of Glasgow, serving up a huge selection of high quality Cantonese cuisine in traditional surroundings. View the full menu here.
La Lanterna 35 Hope Street, G2
A fantastic little Italian restaurant, right next to Central Station, with a cosy, traditional interior and delicious, authentic Italian food. The a la carte prices can be high, however there’s always a much more reasonable pre-theatre menu available which really is excellent too. View the full menu here.
Nice N Sleazy 421 Sauchiehall Street, G2
Definitely not what you would call fine dining, but if you’re just looking for some extremely high quality, tasty food, it would be foolish to overlook Sleazy’s. Having in the last couple of years completely revamped their menu to offer a huge selection of towering gourmet burgers, they’ve gone on to be showered with accolades including, simply, the best burger in Glasgow by James Vs Burger readers in 2013. View the full menu here. Read our full review here.
Burger Meats Bun 48A West Regent Street, G2
The brain child of two chefs who previously worked together in a Michelin Star kitchen, Burger Meats Bun seems to be doing everything right with its casual, but super high quality, dining experience. Clearly opting for quality over quantity, as they have an extremely limited menu, but everything they serve is fresh, and simply delicious. View the full menu here. Read our full review here.
Red Onion 257 West Campbell Street, G2
Red Onion is an extremely popular restaurant, producing contemporary interpretations of classic Scottish cookery in a comfortable, stylish environment. With a constantly changing menu you can be guaranteed seasonality and freshness in everything you order. View the full menu here.
Dakhin 89 Candleriggs, G1
One of the finest Indian restaurants in Glasgow, it sits on Candleriggs along with its sister restaurant Dhabba, both specialising in slightly different kinds of Indian cuisine. The food which you will eat at Dakhin is fiery, heavily spiced and frequently served with a dosa (a ginormous Indian flatbread). It’s certainly expensive, but if you love Indian food it’s worth every penny. View the full menu here. Read our full review here.
Windows 44 West George Street, G2
The only rooftop restaurant in Glasgow, located on the top floor of the Carlton George hotel, you’re guaranteed wonderful views over the city centre as you dine. The menu is changing constantly, but tends not to have a huge selection. View the full menu here.
Barolo 92-94 Mitchell Street, G2
An excellent Italian restaurant, owned by the same company as Dimaggio’s, but so much better. It’s on the pricy side, but the food is absolutely fantastic. Particularly delicious are the antipasto boards for starter. It’s a big place, with a very stylish interior and large comfortable booths. View the full menu here.
There you have it! We hope you’ll get out and try a few of these amazing Glasgow restaurants, and don’t hesitate to connect with us on Facebook or Twitter if you have any favourites of your own which you’d like to share.