Fancy some stunning haggis, mouth-watering seafood or a delicious steak pie? We've picked out some of the best places to try Scottish cuisine in Glasgow

Glasgow is currently a mecca of great food with cuisine from all over the world ranging from traditional favourites like Italian, Indian and Chinese through to more modern choices like Brazilian, Korean and Japanese.

Thankfully, the foodie scene has come full circle and many restaurants in Glasgow have gone back to revisit our traditional dishes, updating them for today’s palates and giving them a modern twist. These restaurants not only showcase the best in Scottish cuisine but also highlight the wonderful natural larder the country provides.

Here’s our pick of some of the best places to try Scottish cuisine in Glasgow:

Cail Bruich

( 725 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8QX, 0141 334 6265)

Blowtorched scallop with pickled fennel, citrus fruit & scallop cracker. Picture: Cail Bruich

Blowtorched scallop with pickled fennel, citrus fruit & scallop cracker. Picture: Cail Bruich

The award winning Cail Bruich have focused on creating a modern take on classic Scottish cuisine and in doing so have created a hugely successful formula.

Using a little French influence they craft their menus with an appreciation of the finest Scottish ingredients and produce, providing an excellent fine dining experience with a relaxed atmosphere that perfectly fits Glasgow’s laid back style.

The food is truly excellent and features everything from grouse to scallops and paired with their excellent range of Scottish spirits and craft ales makes for a very enjoyable night.

Arisaig

(1 Merchant Square, Merchant Square, Candleriggs, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G1, 0141 553 1010)

35 day, dry aged, Tweed Valley Chateaubriand. Picture: Arisaig

35 day, dry aged, Tweed Valley Chateaubriand. Picture: Arisaig

The word Arisaig means “the safe place” in Gaelic and lets face it, there can be fewer safer places than being in this wonderful restaurant, in the company of good friends, enjoying delicious Scottish food.

Located within the stunning courtyard in Glasgow’s historic Merchant Square, Arisaig was inspired by childhood holidays to the picturesque West Coast Village of the same name and offers a creative Scottish menu in a relaxed atmosphere with excellent service.

A great place to sit and watch the world go by and the Haggis fritters are definitely worth checking out too.

Guys

( 24 Candleriggs, Glasgow, Glasgow City G1 1TD, 0141 552 1114)

Rack of lamb, roast veg and redcurrant glaze. Picture: Guys

Rack of lamb, roast veg and redcurrant glaze. Picture: Guys

With a menu akin to a well traveled but slightly mad chef’s fever dream, Guy’s offers some truly astounding dishes that have to be seen to be believed. Located in the heart of the Merchant City, The Glasgow favourite has been around for twenty years or so and has even had Ewan MacGregor train there for his part in the film Perfect Sense.

The true star in the kitchen is Guy himself and his excellent menu has been delighting Glaswegians since he first gave up his Location Catering business to open the restaurant.

Offering everything from sushi and sashimi to mince & tatties and homemade ravioli – all made using the best Scottish ingredients – we are sure you will be spoiled for choice, however we recommend trying the Scottish tapas style dishes which are perfect for sharing.

Roastit Bubbly Jocks

(450 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G11 6SE, 0141 339 3355)

Picture: Roastit Bubbly Jocks

Picture: Roastit Bubbly Jocks

One of the newer weans on the block, Roastit Bubbly Jocks has been quick to establish a name for itself. Not afraid to mix it with some of the West End’s big hitters, RBJ offers some excellent Scottish dishes at their wonderful little bistro on Dumbarton Road. With an eclectic but stylish interior and a great location you’ll be more than happy to come back again and again.

The selection of regional dishes from around Scotland really stand out and showcase some of the best produce Scotland has to offer. Fine dining that won’t break the bank.

Ubiquitous Chip

(12 Ashton Ln, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G12 8SJ, 0141 334 5007)

Slow cooked ox cheek, potato terrine, baby onions, and crushed peas. Picture: UC

Slow cooked ox cheek, potato terrine, baby onions, and crushed peas. Picture: UC

One of Glasgow’s recurring mysteries is the number of its residents who will happily tell you the Ubiquitous Chip is one of the city’s best restaurants but will also admit they have never been. Consistently rated as one of the best places to enjoy fine dining since its inception forty years ago, there’s never been a better time to enjoy this well-known but seemingly hidden gem in Ashton Lane.

The seasonal menu is small (which for us is always a good sign) and focuses on creating beautiful dishes from the very best produce sourced from around Scotland.

The food offering is delightful and is also great value for money, add to this its exciting setting and perhaps it’s time Glaswegians tried out this wonderful restaurant they’ve happily been recommending for all these years.

Best Scottish food restaurants in Glasgow - our top five

Best Scottish food restaurants in Glasgow – our top five

 

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