Best Budget Dining in Glasgow

Best Budget Dining in Glasgow

Banana Leaf / credit: Stephen Robinson

Where to grab some cheap grub in Glasgow


We’ve picked out some of Glasgow’s best restaurants to head to if you’re trying to save a penny or two. These guys are proof that you don’t have to spend a fortune in Glasgow to get a truly good feed. Simple ingredients, friendly staff and good vibes are all they need.

Taken from the 2016/17 The List Eating & Drinking Guide – £5.95 (plus p&p)

Banana Leaf
76b Old Dumbarton Road, West End, G3 8RE
Décor may be rough and ready, but Banana Leaf on Old Dumbarton Road serves up one of the best value and tastiest curries in the city. | read our review of Banana Leaf

Lucky 7 Canteen
166 Bath Street, City Centre, G2 4TB
Chilled-out canteen style restaurant serving great value home-cooking, craft beer and cocktails. | read our review of Lucky 7 Canteen

Restauracja U Jarka
Sikorski Polish Club, 5 Parkgrove Terrace, West End, G3 7SD
Terrific Polish cuisine, guided by the seasons, prepared with love and served with warmth and good humour.
read our review of Restauracja U Jarka

The 78
10–14 Kelvinhaugh Street, West End, G3 8NU
Comfy sofas, laid-back service, good music, craft beers and low low prices at this West End vegan café-bar. | read our review of The 78

The Shandon Belles
652 Argyle Street, City Centre, G3 8UF
Informal, cosy basement bistro from the Two Fat Ladies group, specialising in hearty, wholesome food as part of a bargain set menu. | read our review of The Shandon Belles

The Vic Café Bar
Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association, 20 Scott Street, City Centre, G3 6PE
A hubbub of creative activity that specialises in reinventing classic comforting dishes. | read our review of The Vic Cafe Bar

You might also want to consider: La Bodega Tapas Bar, The Calabash Restaurant.

Eating & Drinking Guide 2015/16

Eating & Drinking Guide 2016/17

23rd Edition published April 2016. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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