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Best Restaurants to Try in Glasgow

Apr 21, 2021
Best Restaurants to Try in Glasgow

Glasgow is a place that has seen massive and transformational change in the last couple of decades. Scotland’s biggest city has gradually shed its historic reputation as a purely industrial city. In its place, it’s become known as a vibrant hotbed of modern culture, serving up a fascinating blend of metropolitan sophistication and down-to-earth charm. A major contributor to this is the city’s burgeoning culinary scene; so read on as we pick out some of the best restaurants in Glasgow city centre and beyond.


Having just nodded to Glasgow’s down-to-earthiness, it’s only right we start with the aptly-named Scran. This highly-rated hotspot prides itself on an easy-going atmosphere to accompany the delectable plates it offers up. Using quality ingredients, the ethos is always to cook simple food well. Hitting that target with ease every day of the week, Scran is only a stone’s throw from Alexandra Parade and just a few miles from our exciting Wallace Fields site. If you’re in the market for a contemporary 4 bedroom home, this could be the perfect spot.

E-Street Cafe

You’ve probably heard of the E Street Band. This Bruce Springsteen-inspired Southside eatery may technically be a cafe, but our love for the Boss means it’s born to run onto our list of the best restaurants in Glasgow. That, and the fact it’s often rated among the top places to eat in the city by Tripadvisor. If South Glasgow is your hometown and you have a hungry heart, you’ll be dancing in the dark after you taste the delicious fare at the E-Street Cafe. There certainly won’t be a long walk home along the streets of Glasgow to your Riverside @ Cathcart pad, where you could own a 4 bedroom house less than a mile away from the E-Street Cafe.


If you love fish and chips, McMonagles is a must-visit a few miles down the river from Glasgow city centre in Clydebank. Boasting all the classic chippy favourites you could ever ask for, including haddock, sausage and haggis options, you can also feast on traditional breakfasts, pizzas and healthy bites too. If that wasn’t enough to entice you, you may be pleased to hear the restaurant sits in a boat in the river – making for a truly one of kind dining setting in Glasgow.

The Bistro

Should Mediterranean food be your thing, say hello to The Bistro. Serving up generous portions of Italian and Pan-European dishes to the people of Rutherglen, Burnside and Cambuslang since 1992, this long-time local favourite also offers a selection of traditional Scottish options, as well as a comprehensive steak menu.


If you’re looking for good restaurants in Glasgow, make sure you extend your search to the suburb of Baillieston. Especially if you’re partial to Greek food. With a whole host of dishes from across the Mediterranean available, you can dine on everything from souvlaki and Greek salad to pizza, pasta, risotto and burgers. After filling up at Kastriots, there’s just a two-mile journey home to The Fairways, where you could be the proud owner a stunning 4 double bedroom house next door to Drumpellier Golf Club.