Best restaurants for a sense of place in Glasgow

Best restaurants for a sense of place in Glasgow

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Some of Glasgow's most atmospheric dining spots


Sure, food is the aim of the game when it comes to eating out, but that's not to say that sloppy service or dated décor go unnoticed. Places that get top marks focus on attention to detail and make us feel welcome and willing to go back. We've picked out some of the stars in Glasgow for a sense of place.

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

Café Gandolfi
64 Albion Street, G1 1NY
A Glaswegian dining institution that has proudly championed the best of Scottish produce since it opened in the Merchant City in 1979. | read our review of Café Gandolfi

Drygate Bar & Kitchen
85 Drygate, East End, G4 0UT
Craft brewing meets innovative cooking in this East End, industrial-styled, beer wonderland. | read our review of Drygate Bar & Kitchen

158 Ingram Street, G1 1EJ
Glitzy, luxurious dining in an A-listed Merchant City landmark, featuring café, brasserie and glamorous cocktail bar. | read our review of Hutchesons

Inn Deep
445 Great Western Road, G12 8HH
Tucked beside the river Kelvin, come for a scenic view and a pint of ale.
Bar open: Mon–Sun noon–midnight; food served: Mon–Sat noon–9.30pm; Sun 12.30–19.30pm | read our full review

11 Exchange Place, G1 3AN
One of Glasgow's oldest restaurants, this art deco venue offers classic dining with a touch of old-school glamour and smart, snappy service. | read our review of Rogano

Ubiquitous Chip
12 Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ
Glasgow's best-known restaurant – a trailblazer in sourcing and creativity, and still one of the best venues for a special dining experience. | read our review of Ubiquitous Chip

The Western Club Restaurant
32 Royal Exchange Square, G1 3AB
Elegant restaurant with smart service and clever cooking, focused on excellent local and seasonal produce. | read our review of The Western Club

You might also want to consider: Art Lover's Café, WEST Brewery

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.