The hottest new restaurant openings to check out in Scotland this month

Briony Cullin, Scotland Country Manager at online city guide and app Yelp rounds up the hottest new openings to satisfy your inner foodie.

Published 22nd Sep 2016
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

Taste Buchanan

(Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow G1 2FF)

Taste Buchanan is re-imagining the traditional shopping centre food court by bringing in local traders who are dishing up interesting and exciting menus.

From the much-loved Chompsky who have been popping up all over Glasgow to newcomers Union Waffles, there’s a huge range of food and something to suit all tastes. The idea is that the vendors will change frequently but for now, you can find pizza by Nomad, hot dogs by Surf Dogs, burgers from BRGR, bao from Chompsky – and lots more!


(1377 Argyle Street, Glasgow West End G3 8AH)

Picture: Erika D on Yelp

Pizza is the new burger in Glasgow, and Baffo is the newest opening in town.

In a prime location right across from Kelvingrove Museum, they’re serving up traditional Italian pizzas as well as bruschetta, pasta and focaccia.

If you’re feeling like a challenge (or up for sharing) they’re also doing half-metre pizzas.

Horn Please

(91B Berkeley Street, Glasgow Charing Cross G3 7AR)

Picture: Briony C
Picture: Briony C

It’s Indian food unlike anything Glasgow’s seen before. Based on modern street cuisine which you might find on the streets of Mumbai, Horn Please is definitely one for those who are interested in having a bit of an adventure with their food!

Their bread pakora is a definite highlight – imagine a cheese toastie dipped in pakora batter. It’s as delicious as it sounds.

Ubiquitous Chip announce Christmas food and drink menu - including festive cocktails and cosy roof terrace

The Pakora Bar

(96 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR)

Picture: Peter B

This is a relaxed place to pop in for a quick bite to eat. Whether you’re after a light snack or dinner, The Pakora Bar has you covered.

It’s a casual location and there’s a huge range of pakora to sample – from haggis to aubergine, there’s also gluten free and veggie options available.

Kenji Sushi

(42 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh EH3 5AL)

Edinburgh is bursting with delicious sushi spots, and Kenji is the newcomer. You’ll find your usual Japanese favourites like tempura, sushi, sashimi, noodles as well as set options if you want to sample a selection of plates.

Two Scottish takeaways feature in Deliveroo top 100 worldwide roundup - including acclaimed Thai restaurant

The volcano roll and salmon sashimi come highly recommended.

Picture: Chantelle T

• For more information on the restaurants mentioned check out the online city guide and app Yelp

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