Posted on March 16, 2020

Glasgow's culinary scene has been growing exponentially of late, but some restaurants continue to outlast each new trend which attracts the student crowd.

1) The Hanoi Bike Shop

Considered to be Glasgow's most elegant Vietnamese restaurant, The Hanoi Bike Shop is the place to satisfy your taste buds with spiced pork and minced prawns. The food served here is freshly prepared every day using organic vegetables while all the dressings and sauces are in-house, including their Tofu. The ambience of the restaurants embellished with an eclectic mix of old bikes and stool will take you to the streets of any city in Vietnam. The restaurant predominantly serves vegan and gluten-free spreads. The best thing about the restaurant is it is up till late at night. So you do not have to worry about your midnight cravings.


Location: 8 Ruthven Ln, Glasgow 9BG, United Kingdom Must-try: Coconut and rice flour pancake, Five-spice chilli prawns, exceptional Vietnamese coffee and spiced pork

2) Cottiers

Located on the Hyndland street of Glasgow, Cottiers is an excellent concert menu that is inclusive of a beer garden, Leiper's Attic restaurant, a theatre, and elite bar. This premium restaurant is also a renowned venue among couples looking forward to a date or wedding as well. Pork, bacon and black pudding roulade are some of the famous Scottish dishes in the menu served here by Cottiers. The restaurant was initially a beautiful church which was then transformed into a concert place. Shimmering gold ceilings with an illuminated steeple and handcrafted gilt mirrors makes this place one of the luxurious restaurants in Glasgow. It is open on all days from 11 am to midnight.

Location: 93-95 Hyndland St, G11 5PU, United Kingdom Must-try: Wild fish, Game and dry-aged beef

3) Rogano

With its unique 1930's feel, Rogano is the oldest restaurant in Glasgow. It serves such a fantastic food that deserves the appellation of 'the original seafood restaurant Glasgow.' Started in 1935, this art-themed restaurant is serving the best of Scottish seafood delicacies to locals and visitors for over 75 years. Situated just off of Glasgow's chic royal exchange square, the Rogano is very much popular among the young crowd. It is a must-visit for those looking to sample a little bit of Glasgow's rich history, all while sampling some fantastic seafood.


Location: 11 Exchange Pl, Glasgow G1 3AN, United Kingdom Must-try: Classic Fish

4) The Dhabba

The Dhabba is one of the most buzzing restaurants in the city. Owing to its price and quantity, it is also preferred by the young student crowd. This restaurant is found in the roadside cafés after which it is named as Dhabba. The Dhabba offers a popular menu with regal Indian origins. The chefs here have previously cooked for India's rich and famous bringing with them a refined knowledge of North Indian cuisine. Based in Glasgow's Merchant City on Candleriggs, Dhabba was one of the first Indian restaurants in Glasgow to concentrate on regional specialities rather than Anglo-Indian staples. The restaurants among the other fancy restaurants in Glasgow Proudly presents absolutely authentic Indian cuisine as it is really.


Location: 44 Candleriggs, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 1LD, United Kingdom Must-Try: Biryani, Quser-e-Pukhtan

5) Fanny Trollopes

Fanny Trollopes is a cosy little neighbourhood bistro. It focuses on honest and seasonal Scottish food that is locally sourced and prepared with skills. The menu changes here daily depending on what is available from local producers. The quality meat regularly features, such as in dishes such as the Perthshire Venison casserole served with honey-roasted root vegetables. Other such fresh meat dishes are the Cullen Skink, red cabbage and wine reduction and seared scallops with a smoked chorizo salad, a pigeon breast with parsnip, or the Ramsays of Carluke belly of pork with colcannon potatoes. Fanny Trollopes is located in Finnieston halfway down the West End side of Argyle Street. It is easy to commute here as this place is conveniently located near popular student accommodation. However, advance booking is usually required before dining here as this place is mostly housefull.


Location: 16 Byres Road, Partick Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland, G11 5JY, United Kingdom Must-Try: Pigeon Breast with Parsnip

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