Glasgow is home to dozens of fine dining restaurants and cafes serving both British and international cuisine. Scottish, Italian, Indian and food from across the world can be found in Glasgow. The top restaurants in town are a must-dine for locals and tourists who want to expand their palate.
Restaurants that deserve your business include
Chaakoo Bombay Café
Chaakoo is on St. Vincent Street and is home to the best Indian and Asian cuisine in town. Located in central Glasgow, the restaurant offers affordable prices and a wonderful, lively atmosphere for guests.
The café aims to bring the Bombay style to Glasgow with a menu featuring:
- Light lunch
- All day menu
Breakfast includes Mazadoor, Pakaaya Ande, Bombay Omelets, Scottish porridge and more. The light lunch menu features grill and curry options as well as:
- Tulsi chicken tikka
- Lamb keema
There’s dozens of courses to pick from on the restaurant’s several menus.
Singl-end Cafe and Bakehouse
The Singl-end Cafe and Bakehouse is a local favorite for gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Food for the healthy eater can be found in Singl-end, and the breakfast is wonderful. All items are cooked from scratch – even the ketchup.
The authentic and tasty menu also includes cakes, focaccias and freshly made breads.
Meat eaters will find several meat options on the menu, too. While the health-conscious patron will find ample options at the café, this doesn’t mean there aren’t options for meat eaters. The restaurant is often very busy, so book a table if you want to find quick seating.
Dakota Bar and Grill
The Dakota Bar and Grill has an unmatched atmosphere and is located on West Regent Street. The restaurant features European and British cuisine in an upscale setting. Flawless service and attention to detail make this one of the city’s hottest spots to eat.
The grill features:
- Black pudding scotch egg
- Fritto misto
- Crispy duck salad
- Herb roasted chicken
- Monkfish curry
Ample desserts and dozens of other menu options are available, too. The bar is fully stocked with wine and lager. The Dakota Bar and Grill is a great place to come when visiting Glasgow.
European, British and Scottish cuisine is offered in this West End establishment. Fanny Trollope’s is on Argyle Street, and only the finest, seasonal ingredients are used in each dish.
The restaurant specializes in seafood, fowl, game, and Scottish beef and lamb.
The menu includes soup of the day, slow braised duck leg curry, fish of the day, grilled polenta with buffalo mozzarella and sweet treats if you have a sweet tooth. Pineapple tarts, Jaffa cake, cookie dough, vanilla ice cream and dessert wines are just a few options for patrons.
There’s also an extensive wine list available at Fanny’s.
British, Scottish and European cuisine can be found at Number 16. Vegetarian options are available, too. Open for lunch and dinner, the dishes are best described as “high fashion,” and the chefs pay close attention to the food’s presentation.
An excellent, small restaurant, the tables sit on a mezzanine floor.
Service is impeccable, with menus offering seasonal food changes. The menu for lunch depicts the restaurant’s unique dishes perfectly, with main courses including:
- Sage and pumpkin ravioli
- Pan friend fillet of the sea
- Roast chicken breast
- Braised Ramsay’s of Carluke pork belly
Appetizers, dessert and sides are available. This is just a short sampling of the menu.
Number 16 also offers an extensive wine menu. If you’re in Glasgow and want to visit a posh, high-end restaurant that focuses on presentation, Number 16 is a great option.
Obsession of India
Indian cuisine is the focus of Obsession of India. The restaurant is on High Street. Guests describe this establishment as a “hidden gem.” The staff is accommodating and professional. Guests that are looking for a depth of flavor will find Obsessions of India has a robust menu.
Chicken Tikka Poori Rool is a popular dish as well as numerous curry and chicken items.
The restaurant offers authentic food from India and Pakistan. Pakora and Rice/Naan are central to the menu. Guests should book a table before entering if time is limited. The restaurant is often filled with patrons trying to taste the best the West has to offer.
The Bella Vita restaurant focuses on Italian cuisine. Bella Vita offers the best pizza in town, and it’s located on Mosspark Boulevard. The ambiance is romantic with fun and friendly staff members.
The service is impeccable.
Mosspark’s only Neapolitan restaurant, Bella Vita’s menus include:
- Piatto del Giorno (chef’s special)
- Pizza Margherita
- Merluzzo Milanese
There are six mains and seven starters on the early dinner menu. A variety of Italian desserts and a dessert of the day are offered.
A takeaway and kid’s menu are available, too.
The restaurant is very kid-friendly and provides a relaxing atmosphere for guests who want a taste of Italy while in Glasgow.