Staff at a Glasgow restaurant were 'delighted' to host a legendary film director.

Guillermo del Toro, who is the mind behind hit films such as Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water and The Hobbit series, dined at Mharsata in the Merchant City on Wednesday.

The 59-year-old kindly posed for a photo with starstruck staff who said they were 'delighted' to serve him.

Del Toro is thought to be staying in Glasgow to scout for locations for his next project, Frankenstein.

He shared a photo of himself standing outside number 7 Blythswood Square, infamously known as the home of Madeleine Smith who was accused of murder in 1857. 

The stunning Glasgow townhouse was recreated by legendary director David Lean for his 1950 film Madeleine, and Del Toro remarked on the 'meticulous' job Lean did.