Best Bistros and Brasseries in Glasgow

Expect stylish settings and inventive food in the city's top bistros and brasseries

Best Bistros and Brasseries in Glasgow

Black Dove


Glasgow’s bistro scene is bustling. From beloved Glaswegian institutions which have proudly championed the finest of Scottish produce since the 1980s, to newcomers who present innovative menus that twist traditional bistro style into something more vibrant and modern, there are a wealth of exceptional dining experiences just waiting to be discovered. From the Victorian buildings in the Merchant City that have been resurrected into chic restaurants, to the creative, edgy bistros of the ever-trendy West End or the neighbourhood dining spots of the East End and Southside, the Dear Green Place proudly hosts some of Scotland’s best restaurants.

111 by Nico
111 Cleveden Road, West End, G12 0JU
High-end dining experience in the suburbs – exquisite presentation, inspired food parings and incredible value for money. | read our review of 111 by Nico

Black Dove
67 Kilmarnock Road, Southside, G41 3YR
Lively bistro in the heart of Shawlands serving impressive food of exceptional quality, joined by an extensive wine list. | read our review of Black Dove

The Honours
Malmaison, 278 West George Street, City Centre, G2 4LL
A high-end brasserie – courtesy of chef and restaurateur Martin Wishart – with food and service befitting the classy surroundings. | read our of The Honours

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

Ox and Finch
920 Sauchiehall Street, Finnieston, G3 7TF
Creative, confident cooking at this informal Finnieston diner, with small sharing plates that have earned the place a Michelin Bib Gourmand. | read our review of Ox and Finch

Riverhill Restaurant & Bar
3 West Nile Street, City Centre, G1 2PR
A small city centre restaurant serving innovative, often exciting global dishes in an informal atmosphere. | read our review of Riverhill Restaurant & Bar

Stravaigin Café Bar
28 Gibson Street, Woodlands, G12 8NX
Full of boho charm, Stravaigin Café Bar embodies the best of bistro dining – bold flavours, creative dishes and competitive pricing on a changing menu. | read our review of Stravaigin Café Bar

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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