Places to go out & eat & drink in Glasgow
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Glasgow

Places to eat & drink in Glasgow.





Glasgow is amongst the best of the cultural cities to visit in Europe, growing from a shipbuilding port on the banks of the River Clyde to being amongst the most liveable cities in the world. It is a top-ranking business centre and popular tourist destination for travellers, holidaymakers and those wishing to take a weekend-break.

The city is not only hosting football for the 2012 Olympics, but is also looking forward to being the home of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Made up of several districts, the city centre is the heart with fine statues and stately Victorian buildings. The shopping is a mixture of up-market retailers and excellent department stores. A centre for culture there are a great number of venues for Opera and Ballet, Theatre and Film, Learning and Art - The Theatre Royal and Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Gallery of Modern Arts, Centre for Contemporary Arts, the Lighthouse Museum, University of Strathclyde, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow School or Art .... to name just a few!

Trongate 103 is known as a growing cultural quarter, there are art galleries with workshops, artists and studios and its own supply of theatre and concert halls. The West End has a more bohemian feel, with bars, boutiques, cafes, clubs, restaurants and good hotels (see our accommodation section for hotels and places to stay in and around Glasgow). Here again there are many first class galleries and museums including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the attractive spires of the Sir George Gilbert Scott's Glasgow University dominate the surrounding area.

If you are a lover of Art Nouveau you will find Glasgow a fascinating city to explore, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born here and built some of the buildings around the city, visit the museums and art galleries to see his work.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Glasgow or surrounding areas.

Glasgow Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc

 

The Willow Tearooms

217 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3EX
Tel: 00 44 (0) 141-332-0521
E-mail: sauchiehallstreet@willowtearooms.co.uk

 

The Willow was one of the tea rooms owned by Kate Cranston at the turn of the 20th century. Here she allowed Mackintosh to have a free hand with the design of not only the building but also furnishings, cutlery, and even the waitresses' dresses. After her husband died in 1917, Kate Cranston sold her tearooms and the buildings changed to other uses.

 


However, the new proprietor, Anne Mulhern, recreated the Room de Luxe was to the original design in the original location in December 1983 and the Willow Tea Rooms were reborn.

Photo courtesy Willow Tearooms

Photo courtesy Willow Tearooms  

 

The building was further developed by recreating The Gallery, which opened in 1996.




Visitors can take tea in the magnificent surroundings of the Room de luxe with its silver furniture and leaded glass work or in the darker, more masculine surroundings of The Gallery.


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Bluu

60 Trongate, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 5EP
Tel: 01415 481350    Fax: 01415 481351
E-mail: glasgow@bluu.co.uk
Web: www.bluu.co.uk

This chic, lounge-style bar and 70-seater a la carte restaurant is part of a small chain of contemporary restaurants serving up a mix of English and European cuisine.
Type: Restaurant

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Dings Grand Buffet

29 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1NY
Tel: 01415 525115
E-mail: enquiries@dingsgrandbuffet.com
Web: www.dingsgrandbuffet.com

Chinese buffet dining open 7 days a week.
Type: Restaurant

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Khublai Khan's

26 Candleriggs, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 1LD
Tel: 01415 525646
E-mail: glasgow@khublaikhan.co.uk
Web: www.khublaikhan.co.uk

Mongolian barbeque, offering exotic dishes including such delicacies
as Wild Boar, Ostrich, Shark, Venison, Springbok, Kangaroo, and Zebra.  
Type: Restaurant

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L'Ariosto Ristorante

92-94 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3NQ
Tel: 01412 210971
Web: www.lariosto.com

Italian cuisine served in surroundings that resembles a courtyard in an authentic Italian village. The only restaurant in Glasgow where you are treated to a live performance from professional musicians.
Type: Restaurant

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Red Onion

247 West Campbell Street, Glasgow, G2 4SQ
Tel: 01412 216000
E-mail: info@red-onion.co.uk
Web: www.red-onion.co.uk

Open 7 days a week serving modern British cuisine with an international flavour.
Type: Restaurant

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