Best Steakhouses and Burger Bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh
Central Scotland’s best joints for juicy meat
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.
breadmeatsbread.com | 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.
butchershopglasgow.com | 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.
porterandrye.com | 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.
smoakbbq.co.uk | read our review of Smoak
Best steakhouses and burger bars in Edinburgh
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.
burger-meats-bun.co.uk | read our review of Burger Meats Bun
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.
wannaburger.com | read our review of Wannaburger