5 Of The Best Restaurants In Glasgow
As one of the most popular city breaks destinations in the UK, Glasgow welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year due to the many sights on offer. The city also has a vast number of restaurants and eateries, many of which are incredibly popular, so do not overlook the value of ‘word of mouth’ and local knowledge when it comes to choosing a restaurant. Below is our guide to 5 of the best restaurants in Glasgow.
The Grill on the Corner is one of the best steak houses in Glasgow city and is owned by Blackhouse, known for their organically home-reared steak. It is trendy, but not pretentious and is perfect for either intimate dining for two or taking the kids for a Sunday meal.
The menu has a good range and even the vegetarian options are delicious; however, if you are a meat-eater, then the Kobe-style steak is a never to be forgotten experience. Choose from varying sized premium Scottish steaks with one of six different sauces and the best chips in Glasgow.
An extensive selection of starters, sustainably sourced seafood and some mouth-watering desserts as well as friendly and knowledgeable servers make this one of Glasgow’s most popular restaurants, so do not forget to book.
The fairly laid-back Red Onion is owned by Chef John Quigley, an internationally renowned private celebrity chef. The style is both contemporary and traditional and is billed as ‘casual gourmet dining’ with a menu that changes regularly.
The menu is eclectic and good old favourites such as steak with chips sit comfortably next to more unusual dishes, such as nasi-goreng and finnan haddie. Even the salad options are impressive; try avocado and bacon with a honey and mustard dressing.
There are inventive dishes, traditional dishes and a combination of global cuisines that John Quigley has brought home from his travels around the world. Booking is recommended as the restaurant fills up quickly once surrounding offices close up.
Glasgow is lucky enough to boast two Two Fat Ladies restaurants and whichever you choose to dine in you will find the same high quality service and exceptional menu. These restaurants are cosy and comfortable, elegant and efficient, with an inventive menu yet still good value for money.
One (or two) of Glasgow’s best seafood restaurants, the fish is always absolutely fresh and locally sourced from Scottish waters. Choose from a wide array of the freshest seafood, including options such as hand-dived scallops and there are plenty of tasty treats for those who are not so keen on all things fishy.
The original Two Fat Ladies is at 88 Dumbarton Road and the newer city centre option at 118 Blytheswood Road, but whichever you choose, book very early as not only are the restaurants popular, they are also fairly small.
Ristorante La Fiorentina is a very popular Italian restaurant located outside of the city centre, boasting a warm and friendly atmosphere and an authentic rustic charm.
Start with the Tuscan sausage and borlotti bean dish, salsiccia con fagioli, followed by and enterocote boscaiola, which is sirloin sauted in olive oil, garlic, onions, red wine, mushrooms, French mustard, peppercorns and cream.
Although you are unlikely to have space, do not miss the zuppa italia, a gateau of maple syrup and marsala-soaked sponge with a chocolate and crème patisserie filling and topped with meringue and cream. There is nothing more to say, except book at least a week in advance!
The Dhabba is an authentic North Indian restaurant that avoids mainstream expectations of Indian cuisine and focuses on genuine traditional dishes, sauces and accompaniments. The menu, although lengthy, is clear and explanatory and offers something for everyone, with tasty meat, fish and vegetarian dishes and the waiters are always on hand to recommend a dish or help you to choose complementary sauces or sides.
The food is absolutely delicious and if you find yourself dining with a bigger group, order a selection of dishes for everyone to fight over. Booking may not be necessary during the week but is certainly essential on weekends.
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