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A snapshot of the local food scene, here’s our countdown of the most-talked-about, must-visit restaurants in Glasgow right now.

The chart below is ranked according to one important, ever-fluctuating quality: Who has the most buzz? We consider them the most interesting places to eat right now. You should too.

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These are the 10 places to eat in Glasgow this week. 

1 Ox and Finch (up 1)

  • Address: 920 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G3 7TF
  • Phone: 0141 339 8627

Go for modern small-plate dining that covers a lot of culinary ground. Chef Jonathan MacDonald runs a lively restaurant that celebrates the best of Scottish produce. They've retained Michelin Bib Gourmand status and have big plans for 2020. 

2 The Gannet (up 6)

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  • Address: 1155 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8TB
  • Phone: 0141 204 2081

A highly-regarded leader of the Glasgow restaurants new wave, The Gannet has attracted international attention for fine dining in a casual setting. In their element at this time of year with plenty of Scottish game dishes on the menu with winter vegetables. Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year at the Scottish Licensed Trade News Awards.  

3 Eighty Eight (n/e)

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  • Address: 1105-1129, Argyle St, Glasgow

A compact menu of sharing dishes that changes daily depending on what produce is available. Head Chef Robbie Morrow says: “The style of cooking is very simple, fresh, clean and seasonal". Proving to be a hit on Dumbarton Road. 

4 Gloriosa (down 3)

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  • Address: 1321 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AB
  • Phone: 0141 334 0594

Rosie Healey, the founding chef of Achemilla, has returned to Argyle Street, with a new restaurant where Firebird once was. Expect immaculately prepared vegetable and pasta dishes at Gloriosa, with traditional fish and meat plates from the wood-fired oven. 

5 Cafe Gandolfi (n/e)

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  • Address: 64 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1NY
  • Phone: 0141 552 6813

Celebrating their 40th year and now about to move into a new era with a small plate dining menu set to be introduced from 14th December, showcasing the culinary traditions of one of the Merchant City's landmark restaurants. 

6 Six by Nico (-)

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  • Address: 1132 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8TD
  • Phone: 0141 334 5661

Finishing the year with an Alice and Wonderland themed feast, and consistently attracting diners to their original Argyle Street and new Southside locations.

7 Bibimbap (-)

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  • Address: 3 W Nile St, Glasgow G1 2PR
  • Phone: 0141 221 6111

Korean barbecue and spicy comfort food comes to Partick with this new opening. The original Bibimbap, located on West Nile Street in the city centre, opened in March 2018 and has been a hit with its quirky style and modern Korean cuisine.

8 Cail Bruich (n/e)

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  • Address: 725 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8QX
  • Phone: 0141 334 6265

When the Good Food Guide 2020 announced the best places to eat in the UK, Cail Bruich on Great Western Road was included in the top 50 restaurants in the country.   

9 Sugo (down 4)

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  • Address: 70 Mitchell St, Glasgow G1 3LX
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The new pasta place from the successful team behind Paesano opened on Monday. A large, modern, stylish dining room, Sugo is a sprawling space where you can watch chefs produce fresh pasta in a buzzy, informal setting. You'll find good quality ingredients and simple presentation.

10 Swadish (n/e)

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  • Address: 33 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1HA
  • Phone: 0141 553 0581

Still Game’s Sanjeev Singh Kohli and Star Trek: Discovery star Shazad Latif were spotted having dinner at Swadish at the weekend. Head chef Ajay Kumar brings together high-quality seasonal Scottish ingredients with traditional Indian cooking.


Glasgow’s 100 Best Restaurants, an exciting new book introducing the city’s top food places, published on 27th November. The follow up to last year’s successful launch of The Glasgow and West Coast Cook Book, the 100 Best will lead readers to the right restaurants across the city in 2020. 

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