I’m seriously into my food, and whenever I get the chance to try a new place to eat I jump at the chance, and there’s always a new place to eat in Glasgow. Below are 5 of my favourite restaurants for each of their respective styles of cooking in the city centre of Glasgow.
- Qua Italian Restaurant: Located on Ingram Street, this unassuming Italian restaurant serves incredible and authentic Tuscan and Roman cuisine. The staff are warm, welcoming and entertaining and their extensive menu offers, in my opinion, the best Italian food in the city. Reasonably priced, but perhaps a little more expensive than the average Italian restaurant in the city. Great atmosphere, great food and great wine; perfect for dates as well as large party meals.
- Grill on the Corner: Just two minutes from Central Station, Grill on the Corner is one of the best steakhouses in the city. What sets it apart from the others is the beautiful decor and their cocktail lists. They serve all cuts of steak, including wagyu, aged for 28 days and served with a choice of chips or various styles of potatoes. If, like me, you’re not a big fan of red meat, there’s plenty of seafood and chicken dishes to choose from, too.
- Bread Meats Bread: On the small stretch of St Vincent Street where Bread Meats Bread is located, there are more than a handful of burger places to choose from. This one is usually the busiest and has the longest wait, but trust me when I tell you it’s worth the wait. The seating area is small, and more often than not you’re enjoying your freshly made burger beside complete strangers, but the food is too good to miss. Choose from haggis, pepperoni and chicken burgers with the great craft beer and cider list, as well as chips and poutine with all of the toppings you could ever want.
- CAU: This relatively new Argentinian restaurant is located on Ingram Street, opposite the stunning Royal Exchange Square. The menu is heavily meat focused, but there’s options for vegetarians and those who only like white meat. They have a great wine list featuring lots of South American wines. If you’re as nosy as me, request a seat upstairs so you can see the entire restaurant.
- Cafe Cossachok: Located on King Street, just off of Argyle Street, Cafe Cossachok is a Russian restaurant with direct access to a gallery. The decor is one of the most interesting I’ve ever seen in a restaurant, and films are played continuously throughout the day on projector screens on the walls. They serve incredible chicken, meat and fish dishes and have an extensive list of flavoured vodkas that are reasonably priced. Beautiful decor, helpful staff and delicious food, don’t be scared to try it out!
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