Glasgow’s food scene is on the up. With every passing year, it seems as if there’s a whole new spate of exciting restaurants and eateries competing for Glaswegian stomach space. The reason it seems like that’s what’s been happening is because that is, in fact, exactly what’s been happening.
The pandemic has had a violently detrimental impact on just about everyone working in hospitality but it hasn’t stopped the city’s chefs and restaurateurs from innovating. The best restaurants in Glasgow either weathered the storm of constant lockdowns – and came out of the other side even stronger – or opened up during that period of tumult, having risen like phoenixes from the ashes into a more equitable dining landscape that was partially razed to the ground. Punters aren’t keen to part with their money easily and it’s tough to get by as a restaurant in Glasgow without offering something that’s truly delicious.
Knowing where to eat in Glasgow is, therefore, not an easy task. If you’re after a simple lunch made with cracking seasonal produce, you’ll hardly be stuck for options. The same goes for a dinner that’ll wallop you with a sturdy Glasgow kiss of flavour. But like our guides to Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Margate, Brighton, Edinburgh, and Leeds, we've tried our best to highlight the very best of Glasgow's food scene. From new school faves like Julie’s Kopitiam to icons like Mother India, Glasgow’s best restaurants are right up there with some of the finest in the UK. Here’s where you should be eating in Glasgow, Mob.