Best Steakhouses and Burger Bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Central Scotland’s best joints for juicy meat

Best Steakhouses and Burger Bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh



From the new wave of jacked-up fast food joints, to the pricey pads where cuts and credentials of steaks are taken very seriously, the love of a meat feast shows no sign of slowing down. Pleasingly though, a continued emphasis on sourcing means lots of restaurants are getting behind Scottish producers – and quite right too. Steak remains a perennial favourite and the gourmet burger is no newcomer either, but there’s a lot going on round the edges. From hard shakes, stacked burgers and chilli fries to dripping chips, dry-aging and Josper grills, there’s enough that’s new to tempt all palates, from the upmarket to the down and dirty. It’s a crowded market; who’s raising the stakes?

Best steakhouses and burger bars in Glasgow

Bread Meats Bread
102–104 St Vincent Street, City Centre, G2 5UB
One of the original, best spots on the 'burger boulevard' of St Vincent Street – moist, meaty burgers and the right mix of fast food, dude food and good food. | read our review of Bread Meats Bread

The Butchershop Bar & Grill
1055 Sauchiehall Street, West End, G3 7UD
Top-quality Scottish meats meet stylish cocktail bar at this slick steakhouse with impressive views across the park to the University. | read our review of the Butchershop Bar & Grill

Porter & Rye
1131 Argyle Street, West End, G3 8ND
Top quality, highly aged meats set the tone for a stylish bistro experience in the heart of Finnieston. | read our review of Porter & Rye

6 Royal Exchange Square, Merchant City, G1 3AB
A well-travelled pop-up kitchen now rooted in Royal Exchange Square with locally sourced smoked meats, homemade sauces, pickles and craft beers. | read our review of Smoak

Best steakhouses and burger bars in Edinburgh

12–14 Chapel Street, Old Town, EH8 9AY
Buffalo offers a fresh, inviting and linger-worthy interior, superb steaks and gourmet burgers. | read our review of Buffalo

Burger Meats Bun
1 Forth Street, New Town, EH1 3JX
Focusing on locally sourced ingredients and a menu aimed at quality over quantity, Burger Meats Bun offers juicy burgers and tasty fries. | read our review of Burger Meats Bun

14 Picardy Place, New Town, EH1 3JT
Sophisticated city centre dining and sublime Donald Russell steaks served in an impressive, cavernous interior. | read our review of Steak

7–8 Queensferry Street, West End, EH2 4PA
Upmarket modern fast food joint with booth seating in bright, airy and spacious setting right by the shops. | read our review of Wannaburger

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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