With a motto of ‘think global, eat local,’ it comes as no surprise that this renowned restaurant serves up Scottish fare with a hint of worldwide spice. Try the award-winning haggis, or come by for weekend brunch and order up a full Scottish breakfast, featuring square sausage, beans, fried egg, mushrooms, tattie scone, grilled tomato, black pudding, and bacon.
Stravaigin, 28 Gibson Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 334 2665
This Indian restaurant is often touted as the birthplace of chicken tikka masala, the national dish of Britain. The restaurant’s manager, Asif Ali, says that ‘We consider ourselves to be Glaswegians first and Scottish second so we are proud to have invented it here.’
Shish Mahal, 60-68 Park Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 334 7899
Around since 1971, The Chip has become an institution, reinventing and refining old regional classics since a time way back when, when the idea of Scottish cuisine was widely believed by many to be ludicrous. Using seasonal and fresh ingredients provided by specialist suppliers, this is one restaurant not to miss.
Ubiquitous Chip, 12 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 334 5007
For a warm and rustic atmosphere and some delicious Scottish cooking, this is the place to be. The two private rooms are perfect for birthdays or other occasions, as well as for meetings. With elegantly rendered versions of traditional offerings such as cullen skink, battered haddock and chips, and more, Bothy is a must-visit.
Bothy Glagsow, 11 Ruthven Lane, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 845 166 6032
Decorated with red walls, white brick, and exposed rafters, this West End restaurant is a unique and modern place. The menu is ever-changing due to availability and quality of fresh produce, making every meal here a special one.
Number Sixteen West End Ltd, 16 Byres Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 339 2544