100 recommended places to eat out in Glasgow
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Glasgow: we’ve got your breakfast/brunch/lunch/dinner/snack/takeaway plans sorted.

This is a 100-strong list, comprised of recommendations from WOW247 writers and guest bloggers, of 100 places in the city to fill your belly with satisfying food – stretching all the way from the big breakfast to those late night take-out spots – and everything in between.

No time to thank us now, there’s munching to be done. Work up an appetite and take a tour of Glasgow’s best eateries, brought to you by us.

Shortcut Menu

Breakfast
Brunch Spots
Sandwich Shops
Street Food
Burritos
Burgers
Noodle Dishes
Americana & BBQ
Indian
Italian & Pizzerias
Scottish
World Cuisine
Seafood
Fish & Chips
Healthy Eating
Vegan & Vegetarian
Gluten-free
Cheap Eats
Fine Dining
Late Night Takeaways

Breakfast

Roastit Bubbly Jocks Glasgow
Roastit Bubbly Jocks

Roastit Bubbly Jocks:
Flaky hash browns, tattie scones so thick you could wedge the door with them and perfectly seasoned tomato halves – the devil is in the detail here. (GL)
(450 Dumbarton Rd, G11 6SE / 0141 339 3355 / website)

Rio Cafe:
When it comes to cooked breakfasts, the Rio Grande stands front and centre. We described it as the best hangover cure in the land, and we weren’t lying. (GL)
(27 Hyndland St, G11 5QF / 0141 334 9909 / website)

Cullis’s Cafe Diner:
Partick: breakfast heaven? It could well be. The family-run spot on Dumbarton Road will do you an all-day breakfast (no trimmings, just salty goodness) for £5.50, or a breakfast roll for less than than £2. (GL)
(200 Dumbarton Rd, G11 6UN / 0141 339 9788)

Jaconelli’s Cafe:
Maryhill’s finest? We came for the Italian ice cream, the retro styling without the irony – but we’re staying for breakfast. (GL)
(1419 Maryhill Rd, G20 9AA / 0141 946 1124)

Contento Deli:
We asked where your favourite Glasgow breakfast spot was, and this Gallowgate deli/catering company received a huge thumbs up. The doors open at 7.30am, with ingredients fresh from Blochairn market ready to sizzle and find their way into your Brekkie Box. (GL)
(270 Gallowgate, G4 0TU / 0141 230 0510 / website)

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Brunch Spots

stravaigin
Stravagin

Stravaigin:
If there’s one stand out dish that’s really making its mark then it’s the Nasi Goreng. Fluffy fried rice, king prawns and bacon topped with a perfectly cooked egg and the right amount of chilli to blow away that hangover and leave you ready for another. (DY)
(28 Gibson St, G12 8NX / 0141 334 2665 / website)

Coia’s Cafe:
Eggs benny and smoked haddock deserve a special mention – and then there’s eggs in purgatory; two of them, poached in Napoli sauce and served with Italian bread. We need this, and we need it now. (GL)
(473 Duke St, G31 1RD / 0141 554 3822 / website)

Cafezique:
Throw your hair in a man bun and order up some Puddledub bacon – this is brunch at expert level. (GL)
(66 Hyndland St, G11 5PT / 0141 339 7180 / website)

TriBeCa:
As their devoted customers will confirm, this popular brunch spot has been serving up massive portions of fluffy American pancakes for years now and it has fast become their signature dish. Go for full on American decadence with maple syrup and crispy bacon for a true taste of the Big Apple. (DY)
(102 Dumbarton Road, G11 6NX / 0844 357 7777 / website)

Ubiquitous Chip:
The Ubi Chip’s brasserie brunch menu is a what’s what of flavour sensations without confining the leisurely weekend diner to eggs with whatever. Mussels, pork loin with pear and blue cheese – the world is your oyster (or seafood platter, at least) from 11am to 5pm on weekends. (GL)
(12 Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ / 0141 334 5007 / website)

More: 10 Glasgow brunch spots you have to try this weekend

Sandwich Shops

Piece Glasgow
Piece

Piece:
This trendy Finnieston sandwichery has such a reputation in Glasgow that it’s touting its wares elsewhere too. The menu is laden with options separated into meat, chicken, fish and veggie and the choice of bread alone is to die for. (GL)
(1056 Argyle St, G3 8LY, / 0141 221 7975 / website)

Bite Me:
Step aside trendy-yet-pricy gourmet sandwiches. The Cessnock favourite is just as likely to do you a double decker roll and tattie scone – but experiment with the many and varied options under the counter and you’re in for a treat. (GL)
383 Paisley Road West, G51 1LR / 0141 427 1551 / website)

Devils Deli:
Mixing classics with amazing specials and tantalising sweet treats on the side. Case in point? The DFC; fried chicken, gravy, cheese, paprika mayo and sweet potato hash browns. (GL)
5 Hyndland Street, G11 5QE / 0141 341 0343 / website

Celino’s:
Deli Celino’s has a host of awards under its belt and meats and cheeses to kill for under its counters. Lunchtime specials include a melting mozzarella and meatball ciabatta (The Soprano) or The Godfather (what else?); dolcelatte, mortadella and homemade roast peppers. (GL)
(620- 624 Alexandra Parade, G31 3BT / 0141 554 0523 / website)

Roast:
From the outside, this little place looks all about the coffee – but inside, it’s all about scrumptious ingredients smooshed between bread. (GL)
(1299 Argyle St, G3 8TL / 0141 334 1413 / website)

More: 12 of the best sandwich shops in Glasgow

Street Food

Dumpling Monkey
Dumpling Monkey

Chompsky:
World cuisine is the aim of the game and, so far, pop ups have included kimchi-laced Korean street food and American style s’mores (peanut butter jelly style, oh yes). (GL)
(Various venues / website)

Fire in Babylon:
Goat curry, anyone? Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it, polished off the lot and asked for some more please, sir. Babylon bagged the first ever Street Food Showdown prize at The Glad Cafe – a taste of Jamaican ginger cake and you’ll soon understand why. (GL)
(213 Hope St, G2 2UW / 07981 753192 / website)

No Way Back:
Big beats and interesting eats. The flavours are South American-ish, with Butifarra (Peruvian ham to you and I) sitting alongside a music-themed O.D.B (a bagel spin on the classic reuben) and monstrous chilli dogs. (GL)
(38 Nithsdale Rd, G41 2AN / 0141 423 6506 / website)

Dumpling Monkey:
A simple menu of dumplings – boiled or fried, pot sticker style – soups and noodles and a few chilli condiments are all you need from this authentic Chinese food joint. (GL)
(121 Dumbarton Road, G11 6PR / 0141 583 8300 / website)

The Maggie:
An honorary mention for a Glasgow institution here – The Scooby Snack. A roll packed with burger, square sausage, tattie scone, fried egg and a slice of cheese. Street food doesn’t get more Glaswegian than this. (GL)
Queen Margaret Drive, G12 0UE

More: 10 of the best places for street food in Glasgow

Burritos

Pinto Edinburgh
Pinto

The Squid & Whale:
Go to The Squid for great music, interesting people and some super tasty burrito action. With an interesting choice of tasty fillings including spiced seitan strips, yukatan pulled pork and venison and chorizo chilli, you won’t be stuck for options to satisfy your burrito cravings. (AL)
(Great Western Rd, G4 9HT / 0141 339 5070 / website)

Tomboy Burritos:
Personally, I love my burritos with a whole lot of kick and Tomboy caters for us crazy chilli-heads with a range of hot sauces that hit soaring heights on the Scoville scale. (AL)
(44-46 Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ / 0141 341 1236 / website)

Topolabamba:
An excellent range of options which are too many to name, but personal favourites include the glorious stuffed corn tortillas and the king prawn tacos. Be sure to try the hot salsa whilst you’re there too. (CT)
(89 St Vincent St, G2 5TF / 0141 248 9359 / website)

Pinto:
Using fresh ingredients, Pinto does things as tasty as it does them quickly – filling your burrito with anything from mouthwatering spicy barbacoa beef to braised pulled pork, you can choose to heap on as many toppings as you want – and heap they do. (AL)
(138 Queen St, G1 3BX / 0141 221 9330 / website)

Bibi’s Cantina:
If a good dirty burrito in a nice restaurant setting is your thing then look no further than Bibi’s. The portions are massive, but I’d still have to say you’d be missing out if you didn’t order up a side of their house dips and the irresistibly moreish refried beans. (AL)
(599 Dumbarton Rd, G11 6HY / 0141 579 0179 / website)

More: 5 of the tastiest burritos in Glasgow

Burgers

buddys
Buddy’s

Jacker de Viande:
Basement bar Jacker de Viande treads the line between trendy and all-out madman’s lair. Ignore the murderous décor and Jacker offers up simple yet tasty burgers, as well as some inventive sides beyond the usual ‘and chips’. (GL)
(111 West Regent St, G2 2RU / 0141 243 2405 / website)

Kimchi Cult:
Great guys doing a great product. Kimchi, burger and cheese is a great combo with loads of umami flavours. Very addictive. (NW)
(14 Chancellor St, G11 5RQ / 0141 258 8081 / website)

Meathammer Ltd at Nice N Sleazy:
Meathammer chef Andrew Yates’ wacky, Willy Wonka-esque creations have bagged the iconic bar a few accolades, including Glasgow’s best burger for 2014. It’s an ever-changing menu of towering burgers. (GL)
(421 Sauchiehall St, G2 3LG / 0141 333 0900 / website)

Buddy’s
Southside institution Buddy’s is Glasgow’s original burger success story, expanding from an overrun takeaway nestled on a quiet Shawlands street to a huge vintage American diner in up and coming Strathbungo. (GL)
(705 Pollokshaws Rd, G41 2AB / 0141 423 8888 / website)

The Vintage at Drygate
It’s a really cool bar, great beer and really chilled out. I love cuts of meat that are normally overlooked; I love ox cheek and this is done brilliantly with robust, rich flavours.” (NW)
(85 Drygate, G4 0UT / 0141 212 8815 / website)

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Noodle Dishes

Thai noodles

Bar Soba:
A Pan-Asian restaurant, Bar Soba fuse together influences from Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, China, Vietnam, Singapore AND Korea (and breathe…). The Singapore Street noodles are particularly delightful, as is the Pad Thai. (SS)
(11 Mitchell Lane, G1 3NU / 0141 204 2404 / website)

Wudon:
With a massive menu, it can be difficult to decide what to order but the ‘wee plates’ option means that you can try a few things. With a hearty selection of noodle broths and fried noodle dishes on offer, there really is something for everyone. (SS)
(535 Great Western Rd, G12 8HN / 0141 357 3033 / website)

Cherry and Heather:
A dark horse of the Galsgow noodle game, Cherry and Heather is a South Side Indonesian lunch institution. While a lovely deli bar and a selection of gluten free cakes are also available on the diverse menu, it’s the Indonesian noodles that undoubtedly makes the trip South worth it. (SS)
(7 North Gower St, G51 1PW / 0141 427 0272 / website)

Nanakusa
Tempura, sushi, sashimi, bento boxes, rice dishes and of course noodles galore. Sit in, takeaway, lunch, dinner, informal, formal. Somehow, these guys manage to cater for everyone. And they do it with great authenticity. (SS)
441 Sauchiehall St, G2 3LG / 0141 332 6303 / website)

Noodle Bar:
The drunkest noodles in town, we wouldn’t necessarily recommend going here for lunch. But as you stumble out of one of the veritable establishments on Sauchiehall Street with a post beer and dance hunger on, look no further. (SS)
(482 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3LW / 0141 333 1883)

More: 6 of the best noodle restaurants in Glasgow

Americana & BBQ

Steak Cattle and Roll corndogs Glasgow
Steak Cattle and Roll

Steak Cattle & Roll:
Porterhouse steaks and bacon-wrapped burgers make up the menu here, not to mention buns stuffed with cornbread nuggets or oozy mac and cheese, poutine (that’s chips topped with moreish gravy and cheese curd) and the lesser-seen corndog. (GL)
(50 Weaver St, G4 0RN / 0141 552 5550 / website)

Jaybes’ Dennistoun Bar B Que:
Bar-B-Que promises ‘most hangovers cured’ – hello sunshine. We’ll say it once and let it sink in; Nutella ribs. Gooey and smokey with just a hint of chocolatey goodness, you need them in your life. Oh, and you’re welcome. (GL)
(585 Duke Street, G31 1PY / 0141 237 7200 / website)

The Raven:
The Raven promises smoked food, craft beer and sports – what more could you possibly want to chill inside with when Scottish summer inevitably betrays you? It’s a rare thing to find a proper smoke-pit in Glasgow, and The Raven has taken full advantage of this tasty alternative to grilling. (AL)
(81-85 Renfield St, G2 1NQ / 0141 332 6151 / website)

Brooklyn Cafe:
The Brooklyn Cafe deals in Man Vs Food style eat offs: including a table-breaking breakfast, a 2.5lb burger challenge and a spicy wing stand off. We’re no competitive eaters, but this place could sure work up an appetite. (GL)
(21-23 Minard Rd, G41 2HR / 0141 632 3427 / website)

Bar Gumbo:
Looking for soul food? That deep south fare? Bar Gumbo has you covered. Po’ boys as far as the eye can see, jambalaya, gumbo (naturally), battered catfish and hush puppies are all on the menu. (GL)
(71-77 Byres Rd, G11 5HN / 0141 334 7132 / website)

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Indian

Usha's Indian Glasgow
Ushas

Mother India:
Perhaps the last two words in curry for many a Glasgow food fan. An institution, curry aficionados have long flocked to the original and best restaurant, to its café sister along the road and to the Dining Out option too. (GL)
(28 Westminster Terrace, G3 7RU / 0141 221 1663 / website)

Balbirs:
Balbirs adds an altogether more plush element to dining out desi style. This is classic curry with a date night twist. (GL)
(7 Church St, G11 5JP / 0141 339 7711 / website)

Babu Bombay Street Kitchen:
Forget tikka masala – here it’s about pau bhaji (the veggie version) and keema pau (limb mince) served up in a good Scottish Morton roll for scooping up. There’s yer fushion food – and it’s a wonderful thing. (GL)
(186 West Regent St, G2 4RU / 0141 204 4042 / website)

Koh-I-Noor:
Rich traditional decor and an extensive selection of classic dishes make this place a go-to Saturday night option – the traditional small town curry house, but much better. (GL)
(235 North Street, G3 7DL / 0141 204 1444 / website)

Usha’s Indian Street Food:
This is street food in a restaurant setting and was, until recently, solely vegetarian – unfortunately Glasgow’s taste for meatier offerings has convinced the kitchen to branch out, but the team are promising the same wide selection for veggie customers as before. (GL)
(2 Byres Road, G11 5JY / 0844 884 9399 / website)

More: 10 of the best Indian food spots in Glasgow

Italian & Pizzerias

Toni's Pizzeria in Giffnock
Toni’s Pizzeria

Lamora:
This fine establishment has realised that a takeaway pizza menu without a goats cheese pizza is a takeaway pizza menu worth binning, unread. The burns on the chef’s arms let you know that Lamora cares, and suffers, for your pizza. (JC)
(1166-1170 Argyle Street, G3 8TE / 0141 560 2070 / website)

Toni’s Pizzeria:
Toni’s Pizzeria, has been causing a bit of a stir recently, and we’re not just talking about a stir the stomach muscles. Why? A 27 inch pizza challenge… 27 inches of pizza. Can’t manage the task? It’s worth a visit still, they’ve been serving the best pizza in Glasgow for over 20 years. (HB)
(136 Fenwick Rd, G46 6XW / 0141 621 1600 / website)

Amore D’Italia:
This east end eatery serves up Italian fare to sit in or to go, with wood-fired pizzas and pastas aplenty. (GL)
(506 Alexandra Parade, G31 3BQ / 0141 551 9595 / website

Battlefield Rest:
Battlefield Rest is one of the best on the southside, if not the city, serving up hearty meals like mamma used to make, if you’re lucky enough to have an Italian mamma, that is. Meaty calzones, fresh seafood, crisp flatbreads – add that obligatory glass of wine and you’re in bella Italia (by way of a former Glasgow tram depot). (GL)
(55 Battlefield Rd, G42 9JL / 0141 636 6955 / website)

Via Italia:
Located far too handily next to Central Station, anyone heading for the last train home can pick up some Italian street food to munch on their journey. Serving post-drink pastas, pizzas and authentic piada sandwiches, this joint will ensure you go to sleep with a full belly. (DY)
(115 Union St, G1 3TA / 0141 222 2368 / website)

Scottish

The Gannet
The Gannet

Cail Bruich:
Just rolling the name Cail Bruich off your tongue makes you think of hills, kilts, and caber-tosses. Adhering to the stubborn seasons that this country offers up, Cail Bruich makes sure their menu always reflects what’s good at any time of the year. Their elegant yet simple approach allows them to showcase the produce of Scotland to its highest degree. (AL)
(725 Great Western Rd, G12 8QX / 0141 334 6265 / website)

Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery:
A West End eating institution. Specializing in seafood, it’s renowned for creating some of the most exciting and tastiest fish dishes in the whole of Scotland. (AL)
(652 Argyle Street, G3 8UF / 0141 221 8188 / website)

The Sisters:
Set in a wonderfully elegant and artful surrounding, it provides an enchanting, special dining experience for those who like to dine in sleek, snug and warm surroundings. The O’Donnell sisters, who own the restaurant, are well known to be champions of using the best produce that Scotland has to offer. (AL)
36 Kelvingrove Street, G3 7RZ / 0141 564 1157 / website

The Gannet:
There’s great thought put into the menu as you can see the regional connections between dishes – and as you focus in on what you’ll eat, you realise that with starter, main and pudding choices you’ve put together a Scottish cuisine dream team. (AL)
(1155 Argyle Street, G3 8TB / 0141 204 2081 / website)

Wee Lochan
If you want contemporary, exciting and tasty Scottish food then Wee Lochan offers you a relaxed fine dining experience at an affordable price. (AL)
(340 Crow Road, G11 7HT / 0141 338 6606 / website)

More: 5 of the best Glasgow restaurants for Scottish cuisine

World Cuisine

Hanoi Bike Shop
Hanoi Bike Shop

Ichiban:
Located in both the City Centre and the West End, both restaurants offer a similar dining vibe of Wagamama style shared canteen tables and benches. A relaxed dining experience, Ichiban provides amazing sushi, noodles and rice to eat in or takeaway. (SS)
(50 Queen St, Glasgow, G1 3DS / 0141 204 4200 / website)

Ceqwa:
Ceqwa might not look like much from the outside, but order up a Nepalese speciality like maceora (that’s black lentil-coated lamb) or Tibetan para (hotter than the sun – one for the braver foodie) alongside your usual Indian sundries and you’ll soon be off on a culinary adventure. (GL)
(692 Dumbarton Rd, G11 6RB / 0141 334 0291 / website)

Asia Style:
Asia Style are the two words on any connoisseur’s lips when it comes to traditional, no-frills Chinese fare. Ma po tofu, salt and chilli squid, coconut rice and unlimited Chinese tea. (GL)
(185-189 Saint George’s Rd, G3 6JD / 0141 332 8828)

The Hanoi Bike Shop:
If this Ruthven Lane eatery isn’t the cutest little restaurant in all of Glasgow then we don’t know what is. Stumble off the beaten track of Byres Road and you’ll be greeted by bikes, colourful lanterns and the smell of sweet sweet pho. (GL)
(8 Ruthven Lane, G12 9BG / 0141 334 7165 / website)

Veldt Deli:
What’s not to love about a dish called bunny chow? In case you’re wondering, it’s a meat or veg curry and sambal served in a bread basket. As in, a basket made of bread. Sold? (GL)
(407 Great Western Rd, G4 9JA / 0141 237 3352 / website)

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Seafood

Oysters
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The Fish People Cafe:
Residing in something of an urban wasteland, just as you exit Shields Road Underground. The out-of-the-way location only goes to prove that people are willing to make the effort just to eat here. A special mention goes to the yellowfin tuna carpaccio and the tandoori baked sea bass. (SS)
(350 Scotland St, G5 8QF / 0141 429 8787 / website)

Crabshakk:
The Fruits De Mer is a legendary Crabshakk dish. At £75, it’s by no means a cheap eat but to be fair, you could potentially feed a family of five with that amount of shellfish. (SS)
(1114 Argyle Street, G3 8TD / 0141 334 6127 / website)

Gamba:
Serving up everything from lobster thermidor to a barley and pesto risotto, there is something for everyone at this city-centre champion. (SS)
(225A W George Street, G2 2ND / 0141 572 0899 / website)

Mussel Inn:
Their lunchtime special is something to behold and for £7.95 you can bag yourself a substantial pot of mussels with fries (or salad if there’s something really wrong with you). (SS)
(157 Hope St, G2 2UQ / 0141 572 1405 / http://www.mussel-inn.com/

Gandolfi Fish
Gandolfi manages to stay one step ahead of its rivals with the relaxed dining atmosphere, lovely staff and the ever-changing specials to supplement the classic menu, with some twists. (SS)
(84-86 Albion St, G1 1NY / 0141 552 9475 / website)

More: 7 of the best seafood restaurants in Glasgow

Fish & Chips

Fish and chips
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Blue Lagoon Argyle Street:
With five locations in Glasgow, it’s probably the biggest name in frying in Glasgow, and that reputation hasn’t come for nothing.They serve up honest salt-of-the-sea fish and chips – the kind your parents talk about eating back in the day. (AL)
(208 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8HA / 0141 221 4154 / website)

Hooked Fish & Chips:
We’ve got chippies galore over here – but nowhere does it quite like newcomer Hooked. . Choose between traditional crispy batter or extra crunchy tempura for your traditional haddock, or go mad with hake or cod. (AL)
(1027 Cathcart Rd, G42 9XJ / 0141 649 3994 / website)

Philadelphia:
The ‘Philly’ is arguably one of the best chippies in Glasgow. Its popular with locals on lunch-break and its location on Great Western Road means it gets late-night party goers stumbling through the door. (SS)
(445 Great Western Rd, G12 8HH / 0141 339 2372)

Chippy Doon The Lane:
One of the true hidden treasures of Glasgow – literally – as it’s tucked cheekily just off from the hustle and bustle of Buchanan and Queen Street. It’s probably the only chippy in the city to have an a la carte menu, but they have every right to elevate their fish and chips to a proper dining experience. (AL)
(84 Buchanan St, G1 3AJ / 0141 225 6650 / website)

Old Salty’s:
A place where art, elaborate woodwork and tea-party aesthetics meets the humble, tasty world of fish and chips. It might be the new kid on the block, but it’s taken no time at all to establish itself as one of the places to go for a crackin’ Glaswegian supper. (AL)
(1126 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8TD / 0141 357 5677 / website)

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Healthy Eating

Martha's
Martha’s

Martha’s:
This lunch spot has quickly become a solid favourite with locals in recent years. The simple but effective ethos of healthy fast-food made using ethically sourced local produce is easy to get on-board with. Speedy service makes this a perfect stop for a quick sit-down lunch or a sneaky takeaway. (CT)
(142a St Vincent St, G2 5LQ / 0141 248 9771 / website)

Catch:
It’s not often you would consider fish and chips a diet choice – but Giffnock’s latest culinary offering is breaking all the rules by adding a list of healthier options as well as all the usual suspects. Catchoffers sweet potato chips as a healthier alternative, and you can have your halibut grilled or served with balsamic salad instead. (DY)
(86 Fenwick Rd, G46 6XF / 0141 638 9169 / website)

The 13th Note:
A gig venue and top bar with a side of vegan fare, serving huevos mexicanos (scrambled tofu with beans, tomatoes, chilli and coriander) to the brunch crowd and tandoori halloumi or lemongrass risotto cake to the pre-giggers. (GL)
(50-60 King St, G1 5QT / 0141 553 1638 / website)

Juice Garden:
The mission of Juice Garden is to offer an alternative to the conventional fast food outlets in the city. So the next time the dreaded 4pm afternoon slump hits, reach for one of their cold-pressed juices or healthy shakes. (DY)
(223 Byres Rd, G12 8UD / 0141 339 6275 / website)

Stereo:
Little plates equals more veggie fare to sample and share. Polenta chips, buffalo cauliflower, roast aubergine is a monster mezze platter. (GL)
(22-28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH / 0141 222 2254 / website)

More: 5 of the best healthy eating spots in Glasgow

Vegan & Vegetarian

Bloc Glasgow
Bloc

The Flying Duck:
Who says you can’t pig out if you’re not that into the pig? Here, mash and bangers with fried onions and gravy are the order of the day, or maybe a chilli cheeze dawg topped with pulled ‘pork’. Oh yeah, and haggis koftas – vegetarian haggis kebabs, people! (GL)
(142 Renfield St, G2 3AU / 0141 564 1450 / website)

The Hug and Pint:
Vegan hangout-turned-hot-gig-spot is a common theme, and the latest addition to that ever-growing scene is The Hug and Pint. The menu is Asian-inspired and ever changing, depending on what’s fresh in the kitchen. (GL)
(171 Great Western Rd, G4 9AW / 0141 331 1901 / website)

Bloc:
It’d be hard to miss one of the many pictures of Bloc’s ‘Not Dog’ that have been doing the rounds recently. A favourite with the vegetarians of the city, this homemade veggie dog features avocado cheese sauce, quorn chilli, toasted walnuts, dried apricots, torn mint and American mustard. (DY)
(117 Bath Street, G2 2SZ / 0141 574 6066 / website)

Saramago Cafe Bar:
Situated in the achingly hip CCA, Saramago Cafe Bar was always going to be a crowd pleaser. Who needs meat when you have veggie haggis fritters with tartare? Our thoughts exactly. (GL)
(350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD / 0141 352 4920 / website)

Mono:
Aside from being an all-round cool bar, music venue (complete with record store) and occasional art gallery, Mono trades in full-on vegan fare – but isn’t afraid to get a little naughty. (GL)
(12 King’s Court, G1 5RB / 0141 553 2400 / website)

More: 10 of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Glasgow

Gluten-free

dakhin restaurant glasgow
Dahkin

Dakhin:
Dakhin specialise in delicious and naturally gluten-free South Indian cuisine. That aside they do some of the best Indian food in the city, full stop. (CT)
(89 Candleriggs, G1 1NP / 0141 553 2585 / website)

Burger Meats Bun:
Gluten-free? Burger? What used to be unimaginable folly is now reality. Burger Meats Bun offers the very finest Scotch Beef burgers, chicken burgers, veggie burgers, signature wings and amazing decadent fries lathered in cheese and chilli. (CT)
(48 West Regent St, G2 2RA / 0141 353 6712 / website)

The Butterfly and the Pig:
“Traditional fare tends to lean heavy on the wheat, but here you can grab gluten-free versions of classic delights such as gammon steak, fish and chips and steak pie. It also rivals Burger Meats Bun as one of the only places in the city to pick up a proper GF burger.” (C.T)
(153 Bath St, Glasgow, G2 4SQ / 0141 221 7711 / website)

Firebird:
This west-end bar and restaurant has gluten-free options for both pizza and pasta on the menu full time. Their signature wood-fired pizzas are guaranteed not to disappoint and the range of pasta options is also mightily impressive. (CT)
(1321 Argyle St, G3 8TL / 0141 334 0594 / website)

Cup:
A trendy tearoom and lunch cafe has locations on both Renfield Street and Byres Road. Having embraced gluten-free bread with aplomb, most of their lunch menu is now adaptable to cater for those seeking to avoid wheat and most other common allergies. (CT)
(71 Renfield St, Glasgow, G2 1LP / 0141 353 2959 / website)

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Cheap Eats

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Bier Halle

Bier Halle:
Two-for-one pizzas, sandwich and soups for just over a fiver. A free Bratwurst hotdog with every two-pint steins purchased will make this place a favourite for any peckish beer drinkers. (SS)
(7-9 Gordon St, G1 3PL / 0141 204 0706 / website)

Bread + Butter:
A no frills restaurant, set up similar to a canteen, that serves massive portions of simple food. A meal and a drink for fiver means everyone is a winner here. (SS)
(74 Buchanan St, G1 3AJ / 0141 221 4383 / website)

Lucky 7 Canteen:
Claiming to be ‘the love child of an empty tummy and a fragile bank balance’ and as a result is superb value for any hungry passers-by. This rustic and chilled-out place offers restaurant standard food at canteen prices.” (SS)
(166 Bath St, G2 4TB / 0141 331 6227 / website)

Avant Garde:
If you like live music, meal deals and a great selection of alcohol then you have no excuse not to go down to Avant Garde. Two mains are just £10 on selected menu items. (SS)
(34-44 King St, G1 5QT / 0141 552 7123 / website)

Black Sparrow :
No-nonsense, delicious pub grub. Three Tapas for under a tenner is the stand-out deal here but there are plenty of pub classics like fish and chips and a Sunday Roast if your particularly famished. (SS)
(241 North St, G3 7DL / 0141 221 5530 / website)

More: 14 of the best cheap eats in Glasgow

Fine Dining

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Ox and Finch

Hutchesons:
All glittering chandeliers and continental bar (cocktails are the order of the day, naturally) contained within a beautiful and historic building. (GL)
(158 Ingram St, G1 1EJ / 0141 552 4050 / website)

Red Onion:
Head chef John Quigley has crafted a unique menu which offers contemporary takes on traditional Scottish cuisine. Some of the most exciting options include delicious goats cheese bruschetta and an amazing roast duck with sweet potato and pak choi. (CT)
(257 West Campbell St, G2 4TT / 0141 221 6000 / website)

Brian Maule at Chardon D’Or:
Chef Brian Maule’s name is synonymous with fine dining and special occasion food in Glasgow. The a la carte menu is to the point and focused on high quality ingredients – with more than a little skill in the execution. (GL)
(176 West Regent Street, G2 4RL / 0141 248 3801 / website)

Number 16:
A tiny restaurant at the less fashionable end of Byres Road, Number 16 has weathered a neighbourhood where other businesses die – and thrived, thanks to an impressive reputation. (GL)
(16 Byres Road, G11 5JY / 0141 339 2544 / website)

Ox and Finch:
Ox and Finch has a unique modus operandi: creating a fine dining experience, in a relaxed and casual setting. The fact that it exclusively serves small plates only further exemplifies how this restaurant aims to bring exotic and complex flavours to as many people as possible. (AL)
(920 Sauchiehall St, G3 7TF / 0141 339 8627 / website)

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Late Night Takeaways

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Taco Mazama

Frosoulla’s:
Originally established in 1972, there isn’t a Southsider in town who won’t vouch for the quality and authenticity of a sheesh from the ‘Golden Greek Kebab’. If a donner is the only thing for it then this is the dining joint for you. (DY)
(34 Sinclair Drive, G42 9QE / 0141 649 7581 / website)

Central Cafe:
You don’t have to live near the Saltmarket to be a patron of this long running institution. It’s well known that Glaswegians come from miles just to sample what has been heralded the best fish and chips in the city. (DY)
(27 Saltmarket, G1 5NA / 0141 552 1719)

Taco Mazama:
Serving take out Mexican grub to students for quite a few years now, this independently owned company are so popular that they now have Mexican kitchens in the city centre and over in Edinburgh too. (DY)
(263 Byres Rd, G12 8TL / 0141 337 3399 / website)

Kebabish Grill:
This traditional desi grill has won rave reviews from swarms of Glaswegians and has even landed awards from the likes of The Tiffin Cup and The Curry Awards for three years running. With late opening times and a balti to die for – it’s the perfect place to satiate any midnight curry cravings. (DY)
(323-325 Victoria Rd, G42 7SA / 0141 424 1879 / website)

Pomme Frites:
Frites fans go positively gaga over the flavour combos on offer at this Sauchiehall St venue. Chipotle? Garlic seasoning? Glasgow Mega Death hot sauce? We’ll try them all, thanks. (GL)
(476 Sauchiehall St, G3 2JU / 0141 332 0860 / website)

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Contributors

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