Glasgow has a thriving restaurant scene, with plenty of places to eat out whatever your budget. Glasgow’s well-rooted Italian and Indian communities also means it has a wealth of authentic, family run Italians and curry houses.
If you’re looking for a quick bite on the go, you can’t go wrong with Babu Bombay Street Kitchen, a bright, kitsch and fun Indian with a menu serving up curries, street food and Indian breakfasts.
If it’s Mexican food you’re after, Pinto, on Queen Street, have you sorted for quesedilla, burrito and tacos. Fancy Vietnamese? The Hanoi Bike Shop, on Ruthven Ln, have a tasty range of simple meals, with every plate made from scratch and sourced as locally as possible. Mother India, with its extensive menu comprises of a mix of Indian classics and delicious new creations remains Glasgow best Indian restaurant. For a tapas twist on Indian food, try Mother India’s sister venue, the Mother India's Cafe. And if it’s old-fashioned Chinese restaurant you’re looking for, Asia Style, just off Charing Cross, is the place to be for great-value Cantonese.
If you’re after traditional Scottish cuisine, Ubiquitous Chip, a stalwart of Glasgow’s West End, can’t be beat. It’s pricey, but its locally sourced and seasonal menu is one of the best you’ll find in Glasgow. Equally impressive is the Chip’s sister venue Stravaigin. Another fine-dining joint dealing in contemporary Scottish cuisine is The Gannet, in Finnieston, which has a growing reputation as one of Glasgow’s best fine-dining restaurants.
Vegans are also well-served in Glasgow (Peta reckon it’s the best city for vegans in the UK). You’ll find great vegan food at Mono, near the Merchant City, and its sister venue Stereo, on Renfield Lane. In the West End, The 78, with its coal fire and comfy sofas, delivers vegan food with a cosier vibe. Saramago café bar, situated within the Centre for Contemporary Arts on Sauchiehall Street, meanwhile, offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with a vegan menu that includes small plates and larger meals such as haggis fritters served with hand-cut chips and mushy peas; they also bake their own bread every morning.