May 12, 2019

The best places to eat and drink in Glasgow

Glasgow surprised me big time. What makes Glasgow so special is that there is something for everyone regardless of how much time you have to spend here. And you can easily eat your weight in food over a weekend. Here are my favourite food spots – all tried and tested.

Ox and Finch

Really loved this restaurant. If you like tapas-style food this is for you. Portion sizes are quite generous and the lovely staff will guide you through all the options on the menu.

Don’t miss the scallops with black pudding – they are absolutely terrific!

Better to book in advance as it gets very busy and there is not a lot of room due to its popularity.


Bread meats bread

Mouth-wateringly good burgers that won’t break your bank.

Fun atmosphere, and super friendly waiters who were happy to share their personal recommendations on things to do in Glasgow.



It was so good that we went there twice in 3 days. So good that I only have 1 semi-blurry picture of those yummy dolmades.

Honestly, I think it was the best Greek food I’ve tried outside Greece. Lovely atmosphere and setting, and the tapas-style food are absolutely delicious.


I might be wrong, but that was the only place in Glasgow we found to offer avocado breakfast. Like every other place in Glasgow, the staff was super friendly and helpful and the food was lovely.

The Social in the Square

Get a table outside on a sunny day and enjoy people-watching.

Oran Mor

We’ve been advised by locals to check out the live music performance at Oran Mor. Sadly, when we got there it was finished. So, we grabbed a few drinks at the pub and later danced the night away downstairs in the club.

Need more suggestions? Check out Scotland Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

It’s packed with lots of up-to-date travel advice on what to see and what to skip, tips on best experiences in Scotland!

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