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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Best for Gourmets -
Expert overall rating:4.9 (out of 5)

Glasgow’s best haute cuisine fine dining experience is a five-star French classic.

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Two Fat Ladies

Price guide: Expensive
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.7 (out of 5)

Gourmet fine dining kitchen with a cheeky penchant for sumptuous seafood and Scottish game.

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City Merchant

Price guide: Expensive
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

Glasgow’s seafood king specialises in rustic Scottish dishes with a warm historical charm.

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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Best for Trendiness -
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

Private members club boasting Glasgow’s best range of steaks and grills.

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La Vallee Blanche

Price guide: Expensive
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

Nostalgic French haute cuisine in the heart of Glasgow’s West End.

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Osteria Piero

Price guide: Mid-range
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

Glasgow’s most charming Italian offers a gourmet master class in ambience and artisan cuisine.

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Mother India

Price guide: Mid-range
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

Indian restaurants rule in Glasgow – and this gourmet matriarch is the city’s best all rounder.

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The Dhabba

Price guide: Expensive
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.4 (out of 5)

Indian specialities come to Glasgow amid a whirl of saffron, spices and five-star service.

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The Ubiquitous Chip

Price guide: Expensive
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

Glasgow’s original and best Scottish restaurant is an a la carte West End classic.

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Urban Bar and Brasserie

Price guide: Expensive
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

Sophisticated Glasgow city centre affair with a fusion of classic cuisines.

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Stravaigin

Price guide: Mid-range
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Best for Value for money -
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

Ethical Glasgow West End stalwart with a ‘think global, eat local’ philosophy.

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The Wee Curry Shop

Price guide: Mid-range
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

Boutique Glasgow curry house serving up a menu of contemporary Indian classics.

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Gamba

Price guide: Expensive
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

Glasgow’s Mediterranean seafood don has more flavoursome hits than the Sicilian mafia.

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Ichiban

Price guide: Mid-range
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.2 (out of 5)

Forget Tokyo: Glasgow’s social sushi and noodle bar is a perpetually popular choice.

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Nanakusa

Price guide: Budget
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Best for Cheap eats -
Expert overall rating:4.2 (out of 5)

Glasgow’s favourite new Japanese grill and diner is an informal, award-winning budget affair.

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Cafe Cossachok

Price guide: Mid-range
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.2 (out of 5)

Glasgow’s only authentic Russian cafe is a vodka swilling, jazz swinging eastern bloc star.

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KoolBa

Price guide: Mid-range
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.2 (out of 5)

Persian meets Indian in Glasgow’s award-winning multi-cultural hotspot.

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Jamie's Italian

Price guide: Mid-range
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.1 (out of 5)

TV chef Jamie Oliver comes to Glasgow city centre with affordable Italian comfort food.

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Cafe Andaluz

Price guide: Mid-range
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.1 (out of 5)

Glasgow’s best Spanish tapas maestro has a distinctive Andalucían touch.

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Rogano

Price guide: Expensive
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expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Best for Romance -
Expert overall rating:4.1 (out of 5)

Art Deco style seafood champion and the oldest surviving restaurant in Glasgow.

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Partly due to Glasgow's colonial links with the subcontinent, and partly due to the Scots love of fire in their belly, an Indian curry is by far and away most Glaswegians idea of the perfect meal. Be it from the local takeaway on a Saturday night or a mid-week curry fix at one of the city’s gourmet Indian restaurants, Glaswegians are as happy with a poppadum and pakora as they are with a pie and a pint. Yet a renaissance is underway – the popular flavour of the month is that the city’s chefs are rediscovering their love of home-cooked Scottish food, oats and all, so don’t be surprised to see plenty of local treats on the menu. Scots tend to eat earlier than their continental counterparts – but not because of a lack of late night appetite. It pays to line the stomach before the proper business of having a right good drink.

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Over the past 15 years I’ve chewed my way through enough haggis and black pudding suppers to give even the Loch Ness monster heartburn. I know the best cafés, I've discovered the cheapest takeaways, I've savoured the best a la carte experiences, and I have held back the tears when seeing the resultant bills.

In today’s award-winning steak houses and Scottish seafood bistros, local produce is at the heart of the Glasgow kitchen and dishes are cooked up with an equal measure of seasoning and spicy local humour. In my student days I eagerly ate at cheap cafés and takeaway joints but I now feel equally at home amongst the city’s more refined establishments where there is rarely a baked bean or Pot Noodle in sight. 

As Scotland’s cultural melting pot, Glasgow has a distinctly international larder showcasing the best of European gastronomy (French, Greek, Italian and Spanish), the most delectable noodles and teppanyakis from the Far East (Chinese, Japanese and Thai), and flavours from Mexico, Mongolia, Russia and Turkey. I've tried to engage this appetite for new cuisines by including as diverse a range as possible. Of course, curry is king in Glasgow, so if you want to eat where the locals go, take your pick from hundreds of Bangladeshi curries, Sri Lankan hotpots and Indian tandooris.