Best bistros and brasseries in Glasgow
- Eating and Drinking Guide
- 4 June 2019
Expect stylish settings and inventive food in the city's top bistros and brasseries
The bistro brand of cosy casual dining is a good fit for Glasgow: welcoming, unpretentious and really very good. Some of the city's finest architecture has been given over to the cause, with imposing former churches, banks and courthouses now home to inventive seasonal specials and reasonably priced set menus. Here's our favourites bars and pubs in Glasgow:
The Brasserie at the Chip
The informal offshoot of the renowned Ubiquitous Chip showcases innovative bistro dishes that elevate local produce.
A convivial and spacious restaurant and bar with its finger on Finnieston's pulse, doing inventive small plates and exotic cocktails.
Gather By Zique
The sophisticated young sibling of the Zique family brings a focus on modern European dishes with quality Scottish ingredients.
Niven's By Café Source
Neighbourhood bar and brasserie with particular focus on brunch, small plates and an elegant bar.
Ox & Finch
Creative, contemporary cooking in Finnieston's bustling food scene, serving sharing plates and excellent drinks.
Stravaigin Café Bar
An informal bar-restaurant embodying the best of bistro dining with international dishes, big flavours and quality ingredients.