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Food and Drink scene in Glasgow

From contemporary, chilled-out spots tucked away on cobbled lanes to effortlessly cool fine dining hangouts in the vibrant city centre, it’s no secret that Glasgow offers one of the best dining scenes in the UK.

The foodie scene is strong and creative, with passion and an emphasis on modern Scottish cooking using seasonal ingredients and local produce in the city’s kitchens. Yet there is no shortage of tasty classics and international favourites too. A table at the area’s most notable restaurants is a treat!
Explore with us some of the best dining venues in Glasgow for all tastes, for social and business occasions alike.

Fine dining and Michelin star restaurants

Glasgow is bursting at its culinary seams with fine dining options and award-winning chefs. Here, top-end restaurants are eclectic, vibrant, diverse, and constantly evolving, but most importantly offering world quality food and impeccable service. The vibe can be both laidback and glamorous, from intimate low lighting to wooden walls and furry cushions, and from casual and hip restaurants to fine dining inside churches.

Browse through the selections here for future ideas.

Restaurants with Private Dining

Looking to have a private meeting over lunch or dinner, or in need of a private group dining space? In Glasgow you can find relaxed and intimate dining spaces as well as elegant private dining rooms with a cosy ambience. Local chefs will wow you and your dining companions with innovation and creativity suited to your tastes. Expect deliciously different menus for all of your most special occasions, whilst offering a discreet and highly professional service.

Take a look at our hand-picked selection of private dining options in Glasgow for that extra bit of magic, whether it's for a corporate banquet, product launch or exhibition opening.

Scottish Cuisine

From complex seasonal cooking using the best Scottish ingredients to classic favourites on the menu, the list of delightful Scottish dining options in Glasgow seems endless. Indulge in juicy Aberdeen Angus beef and Atlantic smoked salmon, devour some crumbly Arran cheeses, or look no further than traditional classics such as Cullen skink, haggis, Cranachan or even fish and chips, often served with a modern twist.

Below are just a few suggestions of places in which to enjoy some Scottish classic and contemporary cuisine in Glasgow.

Afternoon Tea

Why not combine your business meeting with a spot of indulgence? An afternoon tea is the perfect alternative to a typical lunch or dinner, offering not only sweet and savoury delights, but a great atmosphere and dining experience to impress your business associates and clients. From hotels and tearooms to cafés and restaurants, enjoy delicious finger sandwiches prepared with the freshest Scottish produce, delight your palate with cakes and scones, and finish off with a warming drink or a glass of bubbly. 

Check out some of the top spots for an afternoon tea in Glasgow for every occasion.

Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants

Did you know that the city is one of the UK's top vegan-friendly cities? If you are looking for a relaxed yet sophisticated spot for an elegant meal or a special meeting with a great variety of vegan and veggie options, Glasgow certainly won't disappoint. From new neighbourhood boutique cafes to award-winning restaurants to quirky plant-based burger bars and more, the city's vegan and veggie dining scene is thriving.

We've curated a short list of some of the prime picks you might want to take your colleagues, boss or delegates to in Glasgow.

Bars

Delicious and contemporary food, amazing drinks and cocktails, fantastic bands - Glasgow's bars really mean business. Whether you're looking to pick up a few tips and tricks on making the best cocktails after a busy day at a conference, or are simply looking to chat business in a relaxed atmosphere with a whisky tumbler in hand, you'll find plenty of quiet, elegant corners in the city's  business hubs and  trendy neighbourhoods.

Take your pick of the best Glasgow bars for a sophisticated night out with your business colleagues.

Glasgow Whisky and Gin Distilleries

If you’re looking to arrange a visit to a whisky distillery in Glasgow as an incentive for employees, team-building activity, client entertaining, or simply for leisure; look no further than these fantastic behind-the-scenes whisky and gin distillery experiences, or follow our fantastic maps for craft beer in Glasgow and gin tour tastings in Glasgow.