FRabbit Food: Grant Hutchison's top Glasgow eats

Feature by Dave Kerr & Peter Simpson | 23 Jan 2013
  • Frightend Rabbit

The Selkirk-raised brothers Hutchison and comrades, AKA Frightened Rabbit, are all set to reach the next summit with fourth album and major label debut Pedestrian Verse when it lands next month. Given that they’re already up there with whisky and self-deprecating humour as one of our great exports it’s hard to see how that’ll work. Maybe they’ll go supernova, and start absorbing other Scottish indie bands into their gravitational field; maybe they’ll just be even more popular among a wider audience. Who knows?

Anyway, our Music Editor got Grant and Scott to tell us their top Scottish food places. Handily, they split the task 50/50 between east and west. Grant (pictured right) takes us through his top picks.


Best Pub: The Belle (Great Western Rd)
Best Cafe: Artisan Roast (Gibson St)
Best Food or Drink Shop: The Cave (Great Western Rd)
Best Newcomer: Hanoi Bike Shop (Ruthven Ln)
Best place... when hungover: Rio Cafe (Hyndland St)
Best place... for a first date: Guy's (Candleriggs)
Best place... for showing off: If I could afford it I would take my friends to Rogano (Exchange Pl) to show off.
Best place... when you can't hang about: Deli 1901 (Skirving St)
Around the World: The Americas: The best burger in town is still Stravaigin (Gibson St)
Around the World: The Indian Sub-continent: The Village (West St)
Around the World: Asia: Nanakusa (Sauchiehall St) for Japanese, Hanoi Bike Shop for Vietnamese, Noodle Bar (Sauchiehall St) for Chinese. Yet to find good Thai food in Glasgow. Please educate me.
Around the World: Europe: Battlefield Rest (Battlefield Rd) for Italian. I'd love to see a really good Polish restaurant in Glasgow but as far as I know there isn't one. 
Food Hero: I bloody love Stravaigin. In my mind it could have won every category in this poll.

More Rabbit? Read Scott's Edinburgh recommendations in the Food and Drink Survey section.