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Restaurants for Special Occasions

Here at I Love Glasgow, we simply obsess over great food.

Fortunately, we live in a city that is bursting with awesome restaurants, and the standard just keeps getting better and better.

We have a small army of chefs who are breaking boundaries, setting the urban heather alight, and extinguishing lazy stereotypes about our local cuisine.

With Scotland’s natural larder at their fingertips, these restaurants are consistently producing exceptional plates of food.

Amber Regent – 50 West Regent Street

Amber Regent Cantonese Restaurant
Amber Regent Cantonese Restaurant

Culinary specialists in Cantonese cuisine, Amber Regent is widely renowned for using the best quality seafood and shellfish on the market.

Combining Scottish produce with classic Chinese flavours to create mouthwatering dishes that keep people returning time and again.

UNALOME by Graeme Cheevers –  36 Kelvingrove Street

Unalome by Graeme Cheevers restaurant interior
Unalome by Graeme Cheevere

Traditionally a Buddhist symbol which represents the path to enlightenment, UNALOME by Graeme Cheevers signifies something completely new and different for Glasgow’s food scene.

The seasonal tasting menu is highly recommended – curated personally by Chef Cheevers, this is a culinary experience that will delight and entice the senses.

Six by Nico – 1132 Argyle Street

Six by Nico Tasting Menu
Six by Nico

You know the script by now, experience a brand new six-course tasting menu every 6 weeks – each one themed upon a different place or memory. An exceptional dining experience, executed by a highly ambitious and creative team. Serving up fancy food, without the hefty price tag.

Ox & Finch – 920 Sauchiehall Street

Ox and Finch Restaurant
Ox & Finch

Ox and Finch is a popular restaurant in Kelvingrove that has added a new dimension to the quality dining arena in Glasgow.

With its relaxed, sharing concept of contemporary dining; simple, seasonal, and ingredient-led menus which combine big, bold flavours with global influences; a great wine list and friendly, attentive service.

The Spanish Butcher – 80 Miller Street

The Spanish Butcher Steakhouse
The Spanish Butcher

The Spanish Butcher serves the finest grades of Galician beef, the most premium Iberican Jamon and the freshest of seafood; combining Spanish and Mediterranean inspired flavours.

Set within chic, modern New York loft-style interiors, The Spanish Butcher delivers quintessential style along with the most vibrant of cuisine.

Tiffney’s Steakhouse – 61 Otago Street

Tiffney's Steakhouse Porterhouse
Tiffney’s Steakhouse

Tiffney’s Steakhouse is nestled in amongst traditional West End tenement buildings on Otago Street.

The quaint location gives the restaurant an intimate atmosphere and is just far enough off the beaten track to make it one of Glasgow’s true hidden gems. An intimate, adult-only restaurant, Tiffney’s serves up some of the best dry-aged beef in Scotland, which is matured for a minimum of 70 days on the bone!

Fanny Trollope’s – 1066 Argyle Street

Fanny Trollope's Seafood Dish
Fanny Trollope’s

Enjoy some of Scotland’s finest seasonal produce at Fanny Trollope’s – a friendly, atmospheric, and busy neighbourhood restaurant. Specialising in fish, seafood, Scottish beef, lamb, fowl, and game.

With their menus constantly updated to reflect what is currently in season, you’ll be treated to some truly top-notch dishes.

Gamba – 225A West George Street

Gamba Seafood Restaurant
Gamba Seafood Restaurant

Gamba is a Michelin-recommended seafood restaurant serving up quality Scottish fish, shellfish and local produce. Established in 1998, Derek and his team have been serving up some of Glasgow’s finest seafood dishes for over 23 years.

Ka Pao – 26 Vinicombe Street

Ka Pao Asian Scallop Dish
Ka Pao

Ka Pao – the name derived from the Thai word for holy basil – offers a menu of small plates inspired by the flavours and ingredients of Southeast Asian cooking.

Located near Glasgow’s busy Byres Road, in the basement of iconic Category A-listed Botanic Gardens Garage, Ka Pao opened in January 2020 to much demand following a series of successful pop-ups and a residency at SWG3’s Acid Bar.

The Butchershop Bar & Grill – 1055 Sauchiehall Street

The Butchershop Bar and Grill

Combining the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, superb Scottish beef, excellent service, and a high energy atmosphere, The Butchershop Bar & Grill is the ultimate dining experience in Glasgow’s west end.

Cail Bruch – 725 Great Western Road

Cail Bruich

Cail Bruich has for many years been a leading light in the city but with Lorna McNee working her magic in the kitchen, they’re now firmly the star attraction in Glasgow.

Delivering stunning modern Scottish cuisine and doing more than most to put Glasgow on the culinary map.

The chef’s table at Cail Bruich is, for our money, the most special dining experience in the city.

Get a front-row seat in the heart of the engine room and watch the masters at work, whilst savouring some of the finest food and drink in Scotland.

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