Eating & Drinking Guide Awards 2019: Glasgow winners

Eating & Drinking Guide Awards 2019: Glasgow winners

Nanika; Five March; Locavore (credit: James Gourlay); Gather by Zique

The List's annual food and drink award winners in Glasgow include Locavore, Five March and the team behind Cafezique

The List's annual Eating & Drinking Guide has announced the winners of its Eating & Drinking Awards for 2019.

With the publication of the guide's 26th annual edition, ten venues across Edinburgh and Glasgow have been highlighted by the reviewers, editors and readers of the guide as the most exciting and essential places of the past 12 months in Edinburgh and Glasgow to uncover great food and drink.

The long-established guide covers around 1000 restaurants, bars, cafés, street food vendors, food shops and food-linked experiences. The new edition features some 160 new arrivals on the scene from the past 12 months, and the awards highlight the best of these newcomers as well as celebrating the contribution of one or two individuals to Scotland's food and drink scene.

Five of the winners are based in Glasgow (five others are based in Edinburgh). Five March bar and restaurant is evidence of the continued vibrancy and innovation of the Finnieston scene, with its inventive small plates and exotic cocktail list. Justin Valmassoi's tiny 14-seat diner Nanika on the Southside is evidence that exciting dining often arrives in small packages, with his passionate take on South-east Asian street food. Also on the Southside, Locavore is a dynamic community oriented food project that has expanded into bigger, better, busier premises in the past year with a café and organic grocery shop. An award was also announced for Mhairi Taylor and the Zique team, recognising the recent arrivals of Bakery by Zique and the sophisticated Gather by Zique as part of the much-loved Cafezique family of good food establishments in the Hyndland area.

Eating & Drinking Guide Awards 2019: Glasgow winners

Battlefield Rest

Meanwhile, the annual Birra Moretti Readers' Awards saw thousands of readers voting online for their favourite dining venue in each city.

Winner of the Glasgow poll was Battlefield Rest a Southside favourite which has been serving Italian food for 25 years in an elegant former tram stop waiting room.

The runners-up in the Readers' Award poll for Glasgow were idiosyncratic West End steakhouse Finsbay Flatiron and Broomhill bistro The Square Bar and Restaurant.

The 26th edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is available now from outlets including Waterstones, priced at £5.95, as well as direct from

A The Square Bar & Restaurant
6-8 Norby Road, Broomhill, Glasgow, G11 7BN
A pleasant and popular Broomhill eatery which offers good value breakfast, brunch, lunch and a pleasing à la carte menu.
B The Bakery by Zique
79 Lauderdale Gardens, Glasgow, West End, G12 9QT
Chic bakery from the folks behind Cafezique, with wide-ranging bakes and cakes plus plenty of savoury options. Also provide catering services.
C Cafezique
66 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11 5PT
From a brilliant brunch to a three-course dinner, Cafezique brings excellent quality ingredients together with great cooking.
D Five March
140 Elderslie Street, Glasgow, G3 7QF
Small plates bring big flavours in this subtly stylish eatery with well-chosen wines, cleverly concocted cocktails, and an ethos of giving back.
E Finsbay Flatiron
160 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6LF
Bar and kitchen with one main course option: an inexpensive, juicy flat iron steak, served up in funky 1970s, retro surroundings.
F Battlefield Rest
55 Battlefield Road, Glasgow, G42 9JL
Old tram station that blends the best in Italian cooking with Scottish ingredients and influence.
G Nanika
72 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 7AA
In Glasgow’s most ethnically diverse area, Nanika offers exciting and original South-east Asian dishes at affordable prices.
H Locavore
349 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 7SA
Locavore (meaning ‘eater of local food’) is a not-for-profit organisation working on projects to encourage more people to eat locally and sustainably. Their hub is the shop-cum-community kitchen in Shawlands, from where they sell local and Scottish food…