As the largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is home to some of the best restaurants in the country. Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, you’ll find a variety of fine dining restaurants that are sure to satisfy your appetite.
The top fine dining restaurants in the city include:
Serving modern Scottish cuisine, Cail Bruich is one of the top restaurants in town. The menu is inspired by both traditional and modern cooking techniques, and the restaurant uses only the finest local ingredients.
Although Cail Bruich is considered a fine restaurant, the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.
The focus is, of course, the quality of the food. The restaurant uses only the freshest, seasonal produce. All produce is delivered fresh each morning, and the restaurant’s website lists all of the farms and producers they work with.
Along with a fresh seasonal menu, guests can also enjoy a wide range of ales, wine, spirits and tonics.
Located on Great Western Road, Cail Bruich is a must-visit if you’re looking for top-notch Scottish cuisine.
Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery
Although it’s name is a bit crass, Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery is one of the best-known restaurants in Scotland.
The interior of the restaurant is a reflection of formal Scottish luxury, with stained glass, and oak and mahogany details. The dining room and bar have an intimate but relaxed atmosphere.
The menu features top-quality dishes that the Buttery is famous for, and guests can enjoy a range of wines and spirits with their meals.
Gamba Seafood Restaurant
The Gamba Seafood Restaurant is an award-winning, two AA rosette restaurant that has been in business since 1998. The establishment serves the freshest, finest fish, seafood and produce.
A variety of menus are offered, including a la carte, set, pre-theatre, lunch, market, Saturday lunch and Thermidor Tuesday.
Located on West George Street, Gamba is the place to stop in if you want excellent seafood while staying Glasgow.
The Ubiquitous Chip
The Ubiquitous Chip is located in Glasgow’s bohemian district, where the arts and culture combine into one big melting pot.
The restaurant’s menu is influenced by regional Scottish dishes and features fresh, seasonal produce. The courtyard dining room offers a unique dining experience for all guests who visit Ubiquitous Chip.
Over the years, the restaurant has grown to become a town icon. From monkfish to guinea fowl, cod and Angus beef, there’s something for every taste at the Ubiquitous Chip.
Brian Maule at Chardon d’Or
Located on West Regent Street, Brian Maule at Chardon d’Or is fine dining at its best in Glasgow. Offering both fine dining and bespoke private dining, the restaurant sources fresh, local ingredients for all of its dishes.
Diners can choose between a la carte, vegetarian, lunch and celebration menus, which feature dishes like duck trio, smoked salmon, monkfish, lamb and more.
For a fine dining experience, head over to the Brian Maule at Chardon d’Or.
The Rogano has been in business since 1935, and is the oldest surviving restaurant in all of Glasgow. For more than seven decades, the chefs at The Rogano have been committed to serving the finest seafood and fish from Scotland’s waters.
While considered a fine restaurant, the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. A range of wines are available to complement the dishes, which include salmon, lobster, oysters, halibut and more.
The restaurant is open daily from 12pm to 5:45pm for lunch and 6pm to 10:30pm for dinner. Both set and a la carte menus are available.
The Rogano offers more than just a fine restaurant; there’s also the Oyster Bar and the Rogano Cafe. Both give diners more options in terms of food and drink.
No matter how short your stay in Glasgow, be sure to stop in to The Rogano, the oldest restaurant in the city.
Hutchesons Bar and Brasserie
Hutchesons Bar and Brasserie is located on Ingram Street in a building that dates back to 1660. The building was originally Hutchesons Hospital and took on many lives throughout history. In 2008 after water damage left the building empty, it was finally transformed into the bar and brasserie that stands today.
The restaurant still maintains many of its original features, including paneling, cornicing and the detailed stained glass windows.
In the Grand Brasserie, diners enjoy a range of dishes that use the finest of Scotch produce, beef and seafood.
A la carte dishes are served daily from 12pm to 10pm. The set/pre-theatre menu is served Monday through Friday until 6pm. Brunch is served Friday-Sunday from 11am to 3pm, while the Sunday Roast is served every Sunday from 12:30pm to 4pm.
Diners can choose from a variety of cocktails and champagne to complement their meals.