“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”Ruth Reichl
If there’s one thing I love in this world (and believe me there’ve been plenty of times when I’ve wished I didn’t love it quite so much) it’s definitely FOOD! To me there’s nothing better than trying out new restaurants & cafes, travelling to new places and trying out the local cuisine, or just spending a whole day reading a mag in my favourite cafe with a never-ending supply of coconut milk lattes and delicious cakes. I especially love places that have found the perfect balance between quirky/cool interiors, beautiful plates, yummy food and friendly staff.
Glasgow Food Scene
Glasgow has an amazing foodie scene with new restaurants and cafes seemingly popping up every minute -seriously, if I lived in Glasgow permanently I think I’d spend my whole life eating. I’m pretty sure you can’t really go wrong when picking out a place to eat in Glasgow, but if you’re planning a visit and would prefer a list of tried-and-tested places, here’s a list of some of my faves. Enjoy! And let me know in the comments if you went to check some of them out….xxx
Glasgow Restaurants – My top 5
Six By Nico
I love the concept at Six By Nico! They change their menu, based on a different theme each time, every six weeks. The themes are always so diverse and different too! My favourites so far have been the Disney, Illusion and Forrest themes, which were so imaginative and whimsical. It is a fan favourite though, so if you’re wanting a visit I’d def suggest making a reservation! 😊
OMG Singl-End Cafe has got to be my favourite foodie spot in Glasgow. They have an amazing menu of breakfast/brunch/lunch dishes with the most incredible cake table by the entrance, all offered in a vintage-y, cosy space with wonderfully friendly staff, making it almost impossible to leave (especially when it’s an extra cold & rainy Glasgow day.) Oh, and if ever there were Insta-worthy toilets, check out the loos at Singl-End Garnet Hill, pure purple and copper magic!
Simply put: Tantrum Doughnuts are the best doughnuts in town! If you’re in the West End, enjoying Kelvingrove Museum and park, you should def take a little detour to this wee shop (where they make all the doughnuts on site) I swear you’ll be in doughnut heaven….
It’s slightly out of the way if you’re only in Glasgow for a city trip, but Potluck is a major hit amongst locals, so I would def give it a go if you’ve the time! Its bright yellow façade is like a ray of sunshine in the often dreary Glasgow weather and the food is just as bright and happiness-inducing.
Tucked away down a tiny cobbled lane, next to an old bookshop crammed with dusty old books you’ll find Tchai-Ovna, a livingroom away from home with the best Chai tea you’re ever likely to experience. It’s a bohemian dream, with a small menu of vegetarian dishes including falafel and various curries, and a seemingly endless selection of teas. While the food is good, I think the atmosphere, tea selection -seriously, try the Yogi Yogi Chai…you won’t be disappointed!- and vegan-chocolate cake are what makes this place truly standout.
Glasgow restaurants & hotspots recommendations..
I’ve got so many more places on my wish list, but unfortunately at the moment they’ll have to wait till next time I’m over. But in the meantime, if you’re in Glasgow and have other suggestions of places I should def visit, let me know in the comments! I love getting recs from locals or visitors to the city, and am always looking to try out new places on my visits to the city. Bon Appetit & Lots of love xx