Where to Eat Middle Eastern Food in Glasgow

Falafel | © YoungShanahan /Flickr
Falafel | © YoungShanahan /Flickr
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Freelance Journalist8 November 2017

Glasgow is home to a diverse range of people from various backgrounds and cultures, all of whom have brought their individual cuisines to the city’s amazing food scene. Among these, Middle Eastern food is making quite a stir in Glasgow. There are a range of restaurants, cafés and eateries to enjoy this delicious and refreshing cuisine and get a hint of the Middle East whilst being in the cool and rainy city of Glasgow! If you are stuck for where to eat a good Middle Eastern meal, then read on to find out our best picks.


Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, 0

Nur is a place that serves up delicious Egyptian cuisine: from shawarma (a tasty wrap with either meat or chicken) to falafel, this place has it all. If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere with a tastefully decorated Middle Eastern themed seating area, you should definitely come to Nur. The menu embraces contemporary and classic Middle Eastern cuisine with fresh ingredients to tickle your tastebuds. Try the tagine and shawarma for a rich flavour that will fill you up on a cold Glasgow night.

Byblos Café

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
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If you are looking for authentic Lebanese food, then Byblos has it all. Using fresh ingredients, they serve up an eclectic feast, from falafels with fresh houmous to moussaka and everything in between. The cosy feel of the café makes you drift into another world and the baklava is simply delicious! Go there today if you feel like having a Lebanese meal that is authentically Middle Eastern.

Al Sultan

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, $$$
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Al Sultan serves up a feast; situated in an ideal city location the restaurant boasts great food, great hospitality and authentic surroundings. The kebabs and rice dishes served up at Al Sultan are a real showstopper. Finish off your meal with some plain mint tea and a serving of Middle Eastern sweets to really make your day.


Restaurant, Middle Eastern, $$$
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Set in central Glasgow in tastefully decorated surroundings this Persian restaurant serves great houmous and mixed grill marinated in essential Middle Eastern spices. If you are looking for a real taste of Iran with a variety of choice, then Sholeh is one to visit on your next stay in Glasgow.


Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Chicken shawarma kebab skewer gently cooking on a smoking barbecue
Chicken shawarma kebab skewer gently cooking on a smoking barbecue | © Timages / Shutterstock

Koolba embraces Middle Eastern food with a touch of Indian spice to give you an explosion of flavours and variety of choice on the menu. You can choose from authentic Persian dishes and spicy or mild curries with show stopping rice dishes to satisfy all tastes. The restaurant is situated in an ideal location in the town centre of Glasgow within easy commute to Glasgow Central Station and shopping areas.