10 Claremont Street | Glasgow G3 7HA
Phone: 0141 221 6200
Nonya opened its doors in Finnieston in Spring 2018 and its contemporary industrial decor, cacti and soft lighting give this Southeast Asian spot an elegant and cool atmosphere; so far so Finnieston.
Glasgow has seen something of a boom in Southeast Asian restaurants in recent years. With most people in the city now knowing their baos from their bibimbaps, Glaswegians are becoming harder to impress in this area. It takes somewhere particularly good to really get people talking. Nonya is that place.
A word-of-mouth hit since opening, the menu focuses on flavours from Thailand, Malaysia and China. It would be easy to be misled by this large geographical spread of influences, but any reservations are quickly dispelled by the quality of the food. Dishes are small and designed to be shared, tapas style. Their short but accomplished menu has serious quality control, with changes taking place every few weeks and current highlights including asparagus and bamboo shoot dumplings and Marmite (yes Marmite) pork ribs.
You get the sense that the chefs are talented and free enough to just muck around creating new dishes when time allows, and the result is one of the city's most exciting and inventive menus.
Every year, The Skinny holds a Food & Drink Survey, where we give you the opportunity to vote for the best restaurants, pubs and cafes in town. Nonya earned a couple of spots in our 2019 survey, getting a podium place in two categories, Best New Place and Best Lunch and Dinner.