From Byres Road in the West End to the Trongate area in the East End, Glasgow offers visitors a great selection of restaurants serving all kinds of foods and catering to every budget.
A lot of restaurants serve pre-theatre menus and it's a good idea to watch out for these and other good value specials. For example, Di Maggio's offers a set menu for £17.95 and every Sunday Cul de Sac serves a Sunday roast for only £9.95.
Local favourites include mussels and mussel pots or dishes including these shellfish are popular on many restaurant menus.
There's a good mix of international cuisine on offer throughout the city and, as well as many restaurants, the city centre is home to a huge collection of coffee shops and cafés.
215 Byres Road, Glasgow, Scotland
This popular café is a great spot to start the day, with breakfast specials on offer from 8-11am, including a bacon roll and tea/coffee for just £2.50. A wide selection of soups, paninis and sandwiches are also served. Afternoon tea specials are great value with tea/coffee and cake costing only £2.
Open Mon-Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm.
16 Cresswell Lane, Hillhead, Glasgow, Scotland
One of a popular chain of café restaurants, this Beanscene serves what are probably the best nachos in the city. Portions are large and there are lots of tables. From 5pm, 7 nights a week, the Let’s Eat offer provides customers with an antipasto plate, a main meal and complimentary corkage for only £10 per person. The interior sports comfortable armchairs and is often home to live music nights. Free WiFi is available.
Open Mon-Sat 7.30am-11pm, Sun 9am-11pm
44 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, Scotland
Ketchup's quirky interior, welcoming atmosphere and gigantic burgers make it well worth a visit. From gourmet burgers to milkshakes served in real milk bottles, it offers tasty food at reasonable prices.
Open Sun-Thurs 12pm-12am, Fri-Sat 12pm-2am.
27 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, Scotland
It has a pretty swanky looking interior with low tables and stools, booths with comfortable couches and lots of mood lighting. The food prices are really reasonable too and there are also lots of tables outside. It’s a really popular spot, whether for food or cocktails and tends to be quite busy. Half price pizza and pasta dishes are offered from 5-8pm Mon-Thurs.
Open Mon-Fri 12am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-8pm
Queen St, Glasgow, Scotland
A cheap cafe that is worth a visit for its beautiful view over the city’s rooftops and extravagant mural by Adrian Wiszniewski. It serves light and inexpensive lunches with the salads being particularly popular.
corner King St. & Osbourne St, Glasgow, Scotland
This bar in Merchant City is notable for its cheap and extensive all-vegan menu, and has daily specials on an international theme.
7 Buccleuch St., Glasgow, Scotland
A tiny Indian cafe that serves tasty and filling dishes at a good price. It has an open kitchen so the customers can watch their food being prepared.
34 Bath St, Glasgow, Scotland
An affordable restaurant in the heart of the city which serves unusual pasta dishes and tasty pizzas from their log-fired oven.
50 Queen St, Glasgow, Scotland
An authentic Japanese noodle bar with an open kitchen. The basic order is a huge bowl of noodle soup with meat or veg topping and if you’re hungry you can add substantial side orders of fish, salad or dumplings.
10 Kings Court, Glasgow, Scotland
Situated in a converted railway vault behind the St Enoch Centre this restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine, with fajitas and burritos at reasonable prices.
67 Bridge St, Glasgow, Scotland
This lively place is one of the few authentically Greek restaurants in Glasgow, serving traditional food in a great atmosphere.
27 Mansionhouse Rd, Queen’s Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Cheap and extensive bar menu with some unusual house specialities to accompany the wide selection of real ales.
21 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, Scotland
Offering a range of dishes from burgers to salads, to pasta to pizza to Scottish seafood, this restaurant belongs to a popular chain in the city. This branch is really big inside, with a lot of places to sit, friendly and efficient staff and tasty food at reasonable prices. A set menu is available for just £17.95.
Open Mon-Sat 12pm- , Sun 12.30pm-