For Small Plates: Ox and Finch
If you’re looking for something special, head to Ox and Finch, one of the best restaurants in Glasgow with beautiful high-ceilings, and situated in the heart of the city. Recently opened, the kitchen is overseen by the former head chef of the McLaren Formula One team. It’s all about tapas-style, sharing food – order a variety of meat, veggie and fish dishes, and share between the whole table. The menu contains small plates such as crab and crayfish cocktail, grilled asparagus with truffle egg and Black Angus Flank Steak. A firm favourite with plant-lovers, they have a dedicated veggie menu so nobody goes hungry here!
920 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G3 7TF
For Beer: Dry Gate Brewery
Dry Gate Brewery is the UK’s first experimental brewery; they have 200 different bottles of beer from around the world, as well as 24 special beers on rotation. Not only that, Dry Gate Brewery do some cracking food – they have one of the best restaurants in Glasgow, using the best Scottish ingredients, showing the bounty of Scottish produce. You can expect fuss-free, good pub grub, such as fish and chips, spiced cauliflower salad and locally-caught fish. Don’t skip the bread basket – the bread comes from local bakery, Tapa, which makes the best loaves in Glasgow. Ask the waiters for a beer recommendation, they’re experts at matching beer and food!
85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT
For Healthy Breakfast: Martha’s
Glasgow may have a reputation for deep-fried Mars bars, but we assure there’s nothing but healthy goodness at Martha’s – one of the best restaurants in Glasgow for healthy eaters. The casual all-day restaurant serves up natural food, quickly – think green smoothies, salad bowls and natural goodness. Come here for breakfast, when you can grab a porridge or yogurt and load up with healthy toppings, such as flax seed, granola, goji berries, raisins and nuts from their self-service bar. Well, it would be wrong to leave Scotland without some oats, wouldn’t it?
142A St Vincent St, Glasgow, Glasgow City G2 5LQ
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