Best Restaurants in Glasgow’s West End
The West End of Glasgow certainly isn’t short on things to do, and it has a wealth of amazing bars and restaurants to match. We’ve previously looked at our favourite pubs and bars in the area, but what if you fancy something to eat? We’ve taken suggestions from all of our contributors and reached out to almost 5,000 Twitter followers to bring you this list of what are, quite simply, the best restaurants in Glasgow’s West End!
Stravaigin 28 Gibson Street, G12
A great restaurant on Gibson Street, serving traditional Scottish fare, often with a modern twist. Having been awarded Michelin’s Bib Gourmand and the AA Guide’s 2 Rosette in the past, you know you’re in for some great quality cuisine here. To top it all off, the interior’s beautiful and it’s a friendly, non-stuffy dining experience with very reasonable prices. View the full menu here.
Hanoi Bike Shop Ruthven Lane, G12
Quite new, Hanoi Bike Shop boasts of being Glasgow’s first Vietnamese canteen. Using extremely fresh ingredients, most of which are prepared in-house (including their own tofu – no mean feat), the food here is simply phe(pho?)nomenal. While Vietnamese food is traditionally extremely hot, there are safer options here too and meals can be customised to whatever level of spice you can handle. View the full menu here.
Mother India’s Cafe 28 Westminster Terrace, G3
Without doubt one of Glasgow’s finest Indian eateries, the proof of this being how busy it is all the time. Situated directly across the road from Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Mother India’s Cafe serves fantastic Indian tapas at around £4 to £5 per plate, so you can try a little of everything from the usual curries, to fried okra, aubergine fritters and loads more. View the full menu here.
Bibi’s 599 Dumbarton Road, G11
Some of the best quality Mexican food in the city can be found in this little Partick cantina. All of the old favourites can be found here from fajitas, to burritos, nachos and enchiladas. All really good quality and beautifully prepared. View the full menu here. Read our full review here.
Cail Bruich 725 Great Western Road, G12
Cail Bruich, which was named “Best Restaurant” in 2013’s Scottish Entertainment Awards serves up an ever evolving menu of fresh, seasonal Scottish food cooked with classical French techniques. You can really splash out here on a special occasion (7-course taster menu anyone?) but more reasonable options are also available via the set Market Menu, at £17 for two courses. View the full menu here.
Ubiquitous Chip 12 Ashton Lane, G12
Representing Ashton Lane, one of the area’s most famous pubs also boasts a fantastic menu serving local Scottish cuisine. The a la carte menu is very pricey (£20 to £25 for the average main), but they have the more reasonable option of a set pre theatre menu for those on a budget, and the food really is excellent. View the full menu here.
Bo’vine 385 Byres Road, G12
Owned by Hilton group, this is one for the meat lovers (if the name didn’t give it away!) Bo’vine prides itself on its use of fresh, Scottish ingredients, prepared using classical French techniques. View the full menu here.
Balbir’s 7 Church Street, G11
Another fantastic Indian restaurant, with recipes based on home-style traditional cooking, but with a contemporary twist. Always very friendly service, and if you can get four people together definitely try out one of the delicious “banquet style” tasting menus. View the full menu here.
The Richmond 144 Park Road, G4
The Richmond is a stylish, modern bar and bistro serving good quality pub food. It’s burgers, mac & cheese, steaks and so on – nothing astonishingly original – but it’s all done to great quality and there are good deals on almost all the time. 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.