Best bistros and brasseries in Glasgow
Expect stylish settings and inventive food in the city's top bistros and brasseries
Glasgow's a famously friendly city so bistros and brasseries – generally welcoming, laid-back places – fit right in. Most of the establishments in this section are fairly casual, with decent-value menus focusing on simple, wholesome dishes like steaks, casseroles and salads, plus a few global influences. But this is not a precisely defined group and there are some smarter restaurants here where you might want to dress up a bit, and prepare to spend a little more than average on high-end, innovative cooking.
67 Kilmarnock Road, Southside, G41 3YR
Genuinely exciting and memorable cooking in the sociable, shareable small-plates format at this Southside bistro.
blackdovedining.com | read our review of Black Dove
Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie
158 Ingram Street, Merchant City, G1 1EJ
Glitzy, luxurious dining in an A-listed Merchant City landmark, featuring café, brasserie and glamorous cocktail bar.
hutchesonsglasgow.com | 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.
oxandfinch.com | read our review of Ox and Finch
10 Claremont Street, Finnieston, G3 7HA
Intimate, stylish café-bistro in fashionable Finnieston, serving great seasonal, local produce, cooked with imagination and flair.
thesculleryglasgow.co.uk | read our review of The Scullery
The Shandon Belles
652 Argyle Street, Anderston, G3 8UF
Old-fashioned comfort food prepared with loving care by the Two Fat Ladies' Buttery kitchen, at remarkably accessible prices.
twofatladiesrestaurant.com/shandonbelles | read our review of The Shandon Belles
Six by Nico
1132 Argyle Street, Finneston, G3 8TD
A second restaurant for Nico Simeone (111 by Nico), serving up a different six-course tasting menu every six weeks.
sixbynico.co.uk | read our review of Six by Nico
Stravaigin Café Bar
28 Gibson Street, Woodlands, G12 8NX
Full of boho charm, Stravaigin embodies the best of bistro dining – bold flavours, creative dishes and competitive pricing on a changing menu.
stravaigin.co.uk | read our review of Stravaigin Café Bar