Top 5 European Restaurants in Glasgow

If you’re looking for a taste of Europe in Glasgow, whether you’re a local seeking to broaden your horizons or a holidaymaker wanting to sample the best of the continent, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. The city is home to dozens of top eateries, offering everything from fine dining to all-you-can eat buffets. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your woolly jumpers and your European Health Insurance Card and get ready to explore Glasgow. Without further ado, here are the top 5 European restaurants to hit up on your travels.

Fratelli Sarti

You can’t go wrong with Italian food done well; it’s a real crowd-pleaser and perfect for all the family. Fratelli Sarti is arguably offering the best Mediterranean cuisine you’ll find in Glasgow, with a huge variety of authentic Italian pasta dishes on the menu. Traditional secondi dishes and pizzas are also on offer, so you’ll be truly spoilt for choice at this restaurant. The chain has become so popular that there are now a total of three restaurants in Glasgow, so there’s no chance of missing out on this one during your trip.


If you want to experience a real taste of Scotland, head to Rogano. It’s the oldest surviving restaurant in Glasgow and has been serving delicious seafood for the past 70 years. Given its central location, just tucked off of Buchanan Street close to the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, it’s perfect for your evening meal after a busy day of exploring the city. Why not push the boat out and try the lobster?

Café Andaluz

For a traditional Spanish experience in the heart of Glasgow, take a trip to Café Andaluz. The menu ranges from indulgent tapas, great for sharing with friends and family, to authentic seafood dishes and sizzling paellas. There are two restaurants in Glasgow, one in the West End and another in the city centre so there’s no excuse not to sample some of the Spanish cuisine.

Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery

Offering a slightly different take on Scottish and British dishes, the Buttery is unbeatable. The restaurant has become something of an institution in Glasgow, it’s that highly regarded! On the menu you’ll find unusual takes on classic dishes, like roast chicken served with sweet potato, banana and thyme mash, as well as fresh seafood. The Buttery is renowned for its luxurious experience, making it perfect for an end-of-trip treat.

Café Cossachok

Anyone seeking out Eastern European cuisine in Glasgow should look no further than Café Cossachok. It’s the first authentic Russian restaurant in the whole of Scotland! You’ll find some of the most popular dishes from Russia on the menu, including traditional stews like chakhokbili and homemade cakes and sweets to finish off with. The restaurant features a quirky folk design, designed to give visitors a real taste of Russia. You can find it on King Street, close to Agryle Street station, where it is open for both lunch and dinner.