The city's hospitality businesses were the big winners at the annual Let Glasgow Flourish Awards.

Held at Glasgow's Trades Hall on February 20, the awards celebrate floral and horticultural displays put on by local businesses.

Taking the top prize of The Robertson Silver Spade were Finnieston-based Meze Meze and its sister restaurant usta.

Other restaurants including Gloriosa, Elena’s, The Butchershop, Mharsanta and Amore were honoured, alongside winning bars such as The Steps Bar, The Maltman, and Piper Whisky Bar.

Hospitality wasn't the only sector applauded at the event, with solicitors, health centres, places of worship and coffee shops receiving recognition for their window boxes, planters, and floral displays.

Expressing delight on top spot achievement, Hadi Seyed Tabatabaeyan, owner of Meze Meze & usta, said: "We're delighted to have won The Robertson Silver Spade at the Let Glasgow Flourish awards.

"We're really proud of our floral displays at Meze Meze and usta and aspire to play our part in making Glasgow a flourishing and welcoming place for local, national and international visitors."

Glasgow Times: Hospitality businesses swept the board at this year’s event

Judging incorporated businesses across the Southside, honouring a multitude of businesses including Gurdwara Guru Granth Sahib, HF Group, and Queen’s Park Café, all of which picked gold awards.

Janet Pierotti, deacon of the Incorporation of Gardeners of Glasgow, said: "We're thrilled to present this year's Let Glasgow Flourish awards.

"Many congratulations to Meze Meze and usta on winning the Robertson Silver Spade and to all the gold, silver and bronze winners.

"The awards are now in their 41st year and this year’s event is our biggest in recent years.

"We were delighted that so many businesses and other organisations could come along.

"We’d like to extend a huge thanks to all of them for taking part and helping make our city a blooming and welcoming place for visitors and locals to enjoy."

Glasgow Times: Finnieston-based Meze Meze and its sister restaurant usta scooped the top award

Members of the Incorporation's Master Court evaluated floral and horticultural displays around the city in the first half of August last year, allowing them to appreciate decorations in full bloom.

The resulting observations were then used to shape the shortlist of finalists.

The awards were first introduced in 1983 by the Incorporation of Gardeners of Glasgow, with the Robertson Silver Spade first awarded in 1992.

Awards are given to businesses and not-for-profit organisations that create and maintain high standard arboreal or floral displays.

See the full list of winners at the Let Glasgow Flourish Awards 2024 below:


  • Brooklyn Café
  • Florida Park
  • Gildeas Solicitors
  • Hampton Court Guest House
  • Kimpton Blythswood Square
  • Koolba
  • Merchant Chippie
  • Rab Ha’s
  • Radisson RED
  • The Arlington
  • The Ben Nevis
  • The Doublet
  • The Drum and Monkey
  • The Griffin
  • The Grumpy Barista
  • The McMillan
  • The Robertson Trust
  • The State Bar
  • Westbourne Medical Studios


  • Mharsanta
  • The Corinthian Club
  • Holy Cross Parish Church
  • Clockwork Bar and Restaurant
  • Molly Malone’s
  • The Horseshoe Bar
  • aBode Hotel
  • Kothel
  • The Hengler’s Circus
  • Woolgar Hunter
  • La Vita Pizzeria
  • Piper Whisky Bar
  • Malmaison Hotel
  • The Citizen
  • Bread Meats Bread
  • Connelly’s
  • The Maltman
  • Cairns Bar
  • Café Andaluz
  • imes Square
  • The Crystal Palace
  • The Steps Bar
  • Sandyford Henderson Memorial Church
  • The Islay Inn
  • Murphy’s Pakora Bar
  • Baitul Rahman Mosque
  • The Butchershop
  • Gloriosa
  • Virgin Money
  • The GRIND House
  • St Ninian’s Episcopal Church
  • Queen of the South Hair and Beauty
  • ApparelXchange CIC
  • Hugs & Mugs Citation
  • St Andrews West Church and Renfield Centre
  • Pavement

Glasgow Times: It was held at Glasgow's Trades Hall on February 20


  • Argyll Hotel
  • Elena’s
  • Dram
  • Browns
  • Gurdwara Guru Granth Sahib
  • Minnesota Fats Snooker Club
  • The Ivy
  • Queen’s Park Café
  • Amore
  • HF Group
  • Victoria Bar


  • Meze Meze
  • usta