13 new restaurants and bars to try in Glasgow this winter

Glasgow foodies are in for a treat this winter, as a wide selection of new restaurants, bars and cafes open across the city.

Published 13th Nov 2017
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

Basta Pizza

(561 Dumbarton Road, G11 6HU)


New 'disco pizza bar', Basta, focuses on serving up delicious Italian-style pizzas and quirky playlists in their small and casual restaurant.

The basic ingredients (like Polselli flour, Strianese tomatoes, and extra virgin olive oil) are imported from Italy, and fresh produce is sourced from local supplier,s such as the Sandy Road Community Garden.

Dixie Chick

(31 Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ)


One of Ashton Lane's latest openings is Dixie Chick - a fun and relaxed eatery offering just about every kind of chicken imaginable.

Diners can choose from chicken wings or strips with a selection of glazes and sauces, or burgers with fried or chargrilled chicken, as well as a range of loaded fries and sides.

Beaumartin The Cottage

(156 Milngavie Road, G61 3EA)


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From the team behind the now closed Le Chalet Beaumartin and Le Bistro Beaumartin comes a new restaurant - Beaumartin The Cottage.

The menu features French and Scottish dishes, with a hint of Mediterranean influence, served up in a cosy and historic cottage.


(1102 Cathcart Road, G42 9EG)


Opening on 14 November in the Southside, Hoagies is an American-style restaurant from the team behind Bar Gumbo on Byres Road.

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As well as plenty of hoagies (a type of sub sandwich, popular in Philadelphia), the menu also features burgers and pizzas with barbecue toppings.

Fylkir of Copenhagen

(134 Newlands Road, G44 4ER)


Embracing the Scandinavian trend, new cafe, Fylkir of Copenhagen, serves up Danish-style breakfasts and lunches, as well as coffees and pastries.

Look out for their traditional smørrebrød open sandwiches, with toppings like roast beef and crispy onions, avocado with Danish Blue cheese, or gravadlax smoked salmon with pea shoots.

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Pie and Brew

(129 Bath Street, G2 2SZ)


As the name suggests, Pie and Brew's menu focuses on craft beer and homemade pies.

Located in the the basement of hotel, ABode Glasgow, diners can tuck into pie options like haggis and black pudding, baked mac and cheese crumble, and pulled pork, cider and apple.

A tasting board is also available, with three mini pies of your choice, as well as neeps and gravy on the side.

El Perro Negro

(Location TBA)


Regularly recognised as the creator of one of Glasgow's best burgers, cult pop-up El Perro Negro are soon to open a permanent premises.

The location and opening date are still under wraps, but burger fans will soon be able to tuck into the famous 'Top Dog' all year round.

The Gardener

(24 Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ)


Newly opened on Ashton Lane in the spot where The Lane Bar used to be, The Gardener is a stylish cocktail bar which lives up to its name.

As well as stunning foliage decor, the bar also offers botanically inspired drinks, and a food menu full of small plates, made with fresh, local and natural produce.

Loop and Scoop

(665 Great Western Road, G12 8RE)


The UK's first ice cream and churro bar, Loop and Scoop opened recently on Great Western Road.

As well as handcrafted gelato, milkshakes and sundaes, visitors can enjoy freshly made churros here, stuffed with fillings like Nutella and peanut butter.

Taco Bell

(245 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EZ)


American fast food chain, Taco Bell, is opening its first Scottish restaurant in Glasgow on Thursday 7 December.

Renovations are currently underway, and there will be freebies for the first 100 visitors on opening day.

The menu will feature all the usual favourites, including burritos, quesadillas, tacos, nachos, and the famous 'Crunchwrap Supreme'.

Julie's Kopitiam

(1109 Pollokshaws Road, G41 3YG)


From the brains behind Julie's Street Kitchen (the popular street food pop up) comes a new Malaysian restaurant in Shawlands.

Julie's Kopitiam (the term for a traditional coffee shop in Southeast Asia) will serve authentic street food dishes, light bites, and coffees when it opens later this winter.

Lagom Kitchen

(76 Victoria Road, G42 7AA)


Another cafe to find inspiration from Scandinavia is Lagom Kitchen, which takes its name from a Swedish word meaning "just the right amount".

Taking over the premises of the much-loved Bakery 47 from 9 November, the cafe offers freshly made cakes and pastries, as well as Scandi-inspired open sandwiches, brunches and salads.

Van Winkle

(267 Gallowgate, G4 0TU)


A new bourbon and barbecue joint will be opening in late November at the Gallowgate.

Inspired by American cuisine, Van Winkle will be serving loaded burgers, stone baked pizzas, barbecued meats and an impressive selection of bourbons.

• Originally published on our sister site, the iNews 

Gillian is a writer and blogger from Edinburgh, with a penchant for drinking cocktails, exploring the city's independent shops and trying out as many new restaurants as possible.
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