FOR the class of 2019, the countdown to graduation is finally here.

Students have slaved away, sometimes for many years, to achieve one of the proudest days of their life.

Following the long-awaited ceremony, the most important and memorable part of the day is celebrating with friends and family over a graduation meal.

This is the one time parents and loved ones are bound to treat the brainy kids of the family, so here's some of the best choices to celebrate the big day.

Hutcheson City Grill, 158 Ingram Street

THIS place is designed to deliver a truly memorable experience for graduating.

Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner made with the freshest produce in the renowned City Grill.

Afterwards, graduates and their party will be invited to head downstairs to the restaurant’s intimate 158 Club Lounge with its rich decor, soulful jazz music and carefree ambience to keep the champagne flowing and the celebrations in full swing. 

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At just £35 per person, the menu includes tequila and lime cured salmon and confit duck and herb to start, followed by a selection of steak, pan seared cod and gnocci verde.

To finish, diners can choose from crème brûlée, chocolate and orange cheesecake and Eton Mess. 

A must try for lavish celebrations. 

Butchershop Bar & Grill, 1055 Sauchiehall Street

Meat lovers will love the Butchershop Bar & Grill for graduation dinner.

With a glass of fizz on arrival, the venue combines the hustle and bustle of Manhattan with the finest Scottish beef and a high energy atmosphere.


By working closely with fourth generation butchers, the restaurant has a second to none selection of cuts both on and off the bone to suit everyone’s palate.

For the main, the restaurant’s infamous prime cuts of Borders beef are on offer for a supplementary charge, along with vegetarian and pescatarian options. 

Bo & Birdy, Blythswood Hotel

If it's good enough for Hugh know how the saying goes.

The new Bo & Birdy restaurant at Blythswood Hotel opens on May 15 - just in time for graduation.

With delectable dishes such as lobster Thermadore, Ardunan Farm pork pie and garden pea risotto, there's enough mouth-watering delicacies for all the family.

Don't forget to try their signature gin cocktail as part of the celebrations and the amazing salted caramel and glazed banana dessert. 

Spanish Butcher, 80 Miller Street

Although a little on the pricey side, foodies can celebrate in one of the ‘hottest new restaurants in the world’ as described by CNN, at The Spanish Butcher.

Known for its cool, Manhattan loft style interiors and succulent Galician meat, this is the perfect location if you’re looking to celebrate with a Mediterranean twist. 

For £35 per person, you can enjoy The Spanish Butcher’s signature Spanish and Mediterranean flavours, using only the finest ingredients - including pea velouté, confit pork belly, charcoal grilled Abanico Iberico, iced strawberry parfait and chocolate cremeaux.

To help you toast to your success, the restaurant’s fine selection of Spanish Cava and champagne will also be on offer.

So L.A., 43 Mitchell Street

So L.A. chefs have devised a graduation experience graduates to celebrate with friends as well as family.

Inspired by the soul, energy and flavours of California, the menu will appeal to meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans alike.

For just £35 per person, graduates and their party can expect bold flavour combinations that celebrate the eclectic cultures and cuisines known for influencing the Californian dining scene; with signature dishes including Tom Yum mussels, chicory, tofu & orange roasted carrots, chateaubriand, soft serve sundae and kaffir lime Crème brûlée. 

To help you toast to your success, there's also a number of show stopping cocktails on the menu and the Tequila Map and California wine cellar selection will make your graduation a celebration to remember.