Best Restaurants in Glasgow
As the city gradually becomes more international and
cosmopolitan, the restaurants in Glasgow follow suit. Celebrity
chef Gordon Ramsay is from the fair city, and though it lacks an
international reputation for fine dining, you''ll find plenty of
good options when looking for places to eat Glasgow.
Interestingly enough, the restaurant scene in Glasgow has been
named the ''Curry Capital of Britain'', and you''ll find a number of
good Indian restaurants for all budgets, as well as the ubiquitous
fish and chips takeaways. Glasgow is home to large immigrant
populations, so there are tasty eateries that serve Greek, Korean,
Lebanese, Spanish, Japanese, and Turkish cuisine in addition to the
usual Chinese, Italian and Thai options.
Many Glasgow restaurants close for either Sunday or Monday.
Diners are expected to tip waitstaff around 10%, or 15-20% for very
good service. Smoking is prohibited in all restaurants and bars in
There are a number of popular Italian restaurants in Glasgow,
and La Parmigiana is among the favourites. The elegant eatery has
been run by the same family for three generations, and the years of
experience show in the delicious food and discreet service. While
the prices are not cheap, those looking for fine dining in Glasgow,
particularly wonderful Italian dishes like grilled salmon with
honey-roasted vegetables or pan-fried pork cutlet with caramelized
apple, will want to make a reservation at La Parmigiana.
Address: 447 Great Western Road
Sibbos Delhi Dhabba
This family-run restaurant is among the most popular in the
highly competitive Glasgow Indian restaurant community. Despite its
small size, Sibbo's Delhi Dhabba is extremely popular with both
tourists and locals, and the ever-changing menu of Indian staples
ranging from Tandoori steak to vegetable samosas doesn't
disappoint. Like many restaurants in Glasgow, Sibbo's offers a
special pre-theatre menu.
Address: 914/916 Sauchiehall Street, Kelvingrove
For good, local Scottish food in Glasgow, many head to Fanny
Trollope's. The decor and service are both old-fashioned and
welcoming, and the menu is constantly evolving with new and old
favourites like Glenfarg lamb, ox cheeks, Cullen skink, and orange
marmalade. As a bonus, the kitchen has a reputation for being
accommodating to vegetarians. Fanny Trollope's is open Tuesday to
Thursday from 5pm, Friday and Saturday from 12pm (closed 2pm-5pm),
and Sunday from 5pm.
Address: 1066 Argyle Street
The Corinthian Club
The Corinthian in Glasgow is one of the most popular venues in
the city. A bar/restaurant/nightclub, it's situated in a stately
former Bank of Scotland building with fully-restored Victorian
style. The menu is full of local specialties, including
Aberdeenshire steak, Ayrshire corn-fed chicken, Loch Fyne mussels,
and Gruth Dhu cheese. The venue is always hopping, and it's best to
make a reservation ahead of time.
Address: 191 Ingram Street, Merchant City
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