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Glasgow West End: Pat's Guide to Eating Out: Restaurants and Cafes.

Photo: Oran Mor Venue and Restaurant. Glasgow West End - a great place for eating out. It's simply brimming over with cafes, restaurants, bistros and bars - with prices to suit every purse and produce to suit every palate. Not surprisingly culinary treats include Scottish dishes but you will be amazed at the range of international cuisine on offer. This section will be organised so that you can select the type of restaurant you prefer. I will highlight my favourite restaurants, cafes and bistros and Roy Beers will keep you up to date with all the latest news on Glasgow Dining and Drinking

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Reviews and Comments

We love to hear about your eating out experiences. You can send any rstaurant reviews to and place comments using the Comments Box at the bottom of each page.

Eating Out in Glasgow

Roy Beers' 'Eating and Drinking in Glasgow' - in the know and up to date about pubs and restaurants in Glasgow West End (From March, 2006)

Restaurant Reviews - by Tom Cannavan, March, 2004.

Eating Out - Some comments from Tom Cannavan, West End Wine Guru (20th February, 2002)

Pat's Picks

Read about my favourite West End Restaurants, Cafes and Bistros

Read the Glasgow West End Food and Drink Column by Lindsay Hopwood - what to eat, where to buy it, and how to cook it.

Restaurants in the West End:

The above information is sourced mainly from my own eating out experiences and input from friends and other Westenders. I have also refered to: 'GO Glasgow Events and Listings' Magazine, The List 'Edinburgh & Glasgow Eating and Drinking Guide' (revised edition 1999). 'Eating Out in Glasgow', David Phillips (1997) and The Evening Times (GO For a Meal).

I'd like to hear about your favourite West End restaurants and all your good experiences dining out so get in touch. or add your comments below


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kllll | Tue Jul 22 2014

Hi Pat, I would like to submit a review. Unfortunately not for the food at CAIL BRUACH as, less than 24 hours before our booking, they cancelled our reservation. This was due to be a family dinner celebrating my sons 21st birthday which fell while he was serving in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Due to the lateness of the cancellation we were then unable to make alternative arrangements. Cancelling late on a Friday night before a Saturday booking is shoddy and uncaring treatment.

Fraser Crawford | Sat Nov 02 2013

Hi Pat, I'm getting married in November and looking for a resteraunt in the west end of glasgow that has a private room for approx 20 guests ( plus two infants) It's a very small, non traditional wedding and we would be looking for going for meal and having a few drinks afterwards. I know of only one in the area who would cater for larger parties. I wondered if you could help? Thanks in advance , Allison

Allison | Sat Mar 16 2013

Just had to tell you about my great night at 'Dining In', it's part of Mother India and just opposite from Kelving Grove ArtGallery. The food was superb; the biggest King Prawns I've ever seen in a dish in any restaurant. They were divine, cooked in ginger, lime and a hint of chilli, followed by perfectly cooked monkfish with puy lentils and a declicious sauce. It's small,with great staff and very reasonably priced. I would definitley recommend it. My mouth is watering at the memory of the food! Val x

Val Tonner | Sun Apr 29 2012

its really going to be a huge help to anyone travelling to Glasgow west End for the first time!! With so many eateries around it is a big help that we have a guide like this about the best place to go for your food especially when you don?t know your way around!! I hope to go to a couple of joints mentioned here and will come back with my experience about the place!!

Vend | Wed Jul 13 2011

I agree , i work for the council on High Street and my colleague and I had lunch in The Red Lizard on friday , the burger is really good and the steak pie reminded me of my grans growin up , I will agree with you on their burgers , i have never had a burger like that before ( superb ) . we will definately go back .

Joe | Sun Apr 19 2009

Does anyone know what's happening with Lux & Stazione at Gartnavel? Been closed for a few days now, with a notice on the door "... for staff training and stock take ..."

Allan | Thu Oct 02 2008

For the couple looking for a good sunday brunch spot. I have explored this for quite a while myself and TriBeca on Dumbarton Rd is great. Unfortunately its not licensed so no accompanying Bloody Mary's.

Debbie | Sun Aug 17 2008

Any suggestions for a good family pub in the West End...anywhere where kids aged around 5 are allowed???

Sameer | Tue Jul 22 2008

Just been to a wee gem of a restaurant on byres road called La Vallee Blanche. It's only just opened so curiosity took me there. The lovely decor suggested it may be a bit expensive, but I found the price very reasonable. AND THE FOOD IS FAB. Pass this wee snippet on to your readers, I,m sure they'll appreciate it. H

Howard Ross | Thu Feb 21 2008

Just been to a wee gem of a restaurant on byres road called La Vallee Blanche. It's only just opened so curiosity took me there. The lovely decor suggested it may be a bit expensive, but I found the price very reasonable. AND THE FOOD IS FAB. Pass this wee snippet on to your readers, I,m sure they'll appreciate it. H

Howard Ross | Thu Feb 21 2008

This is a great site! Just to say that Paperino's on Byres Road has just launched a new wine list! Looks good and the prices are very reasonable! The Chianti is fantastic!

Russell | Mon Nov 05 2007

I Read an article in the herald about louis today and i was shocked. I am a regular custmer in Louis, eating there often more than once a week. In fact i had my husbands birthday party there last night. we had the downstairs function room and it was amazing. To start i had the beetroot and poached pear salad. followed by crocodiles tail!My husband just had a burger but it was fantastic and he raves about it. It was the best meal in my life and i would recommend it to any close friends.

Lisa friel | Sat Aug 18 2007

If you remember the Di Maggio's that used to be at 18 Gibson Street, it has been reborn as a modern burger grill come restaurant, Louis' Grill. I first heard of it on the Glasgow Underground, where there are adverts in many of the carridges, also advertising the sister restaurant Number 16, a well established and respected restaurant that has been running for many years. I visisted Louis' Later in the week, and the claim of it having "Possibly the Best Burgers in the World" is most definately not an idle boast, and the specials and mains left nothing to be desired on later visits. I would definately recommend that you review it for yourself soon. Anne Connolly

Anne Connolly | Sat Aug 04 2007

Great site - I agree with almost everything, and there's a lot there that I'll want to try now. There's one gem been missed out, Louis' Grill on Gibson Street. Its only recently opened, but I went down there during a lunch break from uni to try it out, and the burgers were to die for. There's also a good range of grills I tried on return visits.

James Morris | Mon Jun 04 2007

had a wonderful dinner at Fanny Trollopes on saturday night with three friends, excellent food, wonderful service and extremely resonabley priced... also tried 'enjoy' on Great Western road -best coffee in the west far...

catherine | Sun May 13 2007

I can thoroughly recommend Rio Cafe in Hyndland Street, best coffee in West End! A good big menu too, their breakfasts are delicious. I go there a couple of times a week with my baby daughter & staff are really nice & friendly.

Eilidh | Sat Dec 30 2006

Visited Left Bank in Gibson Street on 24 October 2006. Been there at least half dozen times and usually good. However, waited over one hour between starter and main course. Also 2 out of party of 4 got mains at least 10 mins before others. Party of 6 at next table also complained. Needs to sharpen up act before customers drift away.

Michael Watters | Wed Oct 25 2006

Just been to the Cabin Restaurant on 996 Dumbarton road, Whiteinch this weekend. By far the best food ive ever had in glasgow. A variety of fabulous seafood and meat dishes with a vegetarian choice as well i think. Only costs around ?26 or something for 3 courses and coffee, and you can bring your own booze too which is tops!...Entertainment later on in the evening from the singer or if she aint there the chef and the waiter sing...its just brill...didnt leave till 3am! oh my what a great night...

alison white | Sun Jul 09 2006

Pan Asian Restaurant is a great place take honny at lunchtime, especially at the weekend.

Dennis | Sun Mar 05 2006

Great cafe and bistro at 15 West street,Tradeston,Glasgow.Licensed and free Wi-fi.Homemade soup and Italian breads,Delicious desserts.Coffee is said to be the best in Glasgow.

ally | Thu Jun 09 2005

i just want to ask if there is an Arabian restaurants in Glasgow (halal food). thank you

Ameera | Wed Mar 09 2005

Hi Penny, I got hungry just reading the info on your site. I'm trying to find out how we are related,since all Heighes are related. I live in Alberta, Canada. and would love to hear from you..I have over 2000 names on my Heighes Family tree.

Jim Heighes | Tue Feb 22 2005

hello, i would like to organize a meeting in glasgow. if its possible, please send me leaflets or brochures about your restaurants like a "good food guide". Bank Building Circular Road Dungannon Co. Tyrone BT71 6DT Thank you js

Jacqueline Sell | Wed Feb 09 2005

Dear Pat, thank you 4 your useful info on eating out in Glasgow. Myself and my fiance, went to The Lansdowne on saturday 4 a meal, after shopping in Glasgow. The meal and the service were as good as your recomendation. Only thing i was alittle disappointed about, was that bar by the seating area. We were sat near there, while a group of gents were drinking. They were loud at times and swearing, it was alittle off- putting, during our meal. Other than that, it was a nice meal and will definately try more of your suggestions of eating establishments. Many thanks. Mr Shek

Mr Shek | Mon Jan 17 2005

Great site - very refreshing and interesting. Good to have more than a listing service - keep up the good work. We love Tratoria Trevi and La Parmigiana across the road and Otago is also a favourite.

Jenny and Kieran | Wed Oct 08 2003

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