Restaurants on and near Byres Road in Glasgow's West End

Byres Road in Glasgow's West End has a wide selection of fine restaurants for you to choose from. Many restaurants also have special offers listed below. Select your preferred cuisine and book your restaurant in a few easy steps. All restaurants listed provide a free booking service, so why not book today and reserve your table...
1051 GWR
Originally a Victorian railway station, 1051 GWR serves up cocktails, craft beers and elevated pub grub in a multi-stored property on Great Western Road. The landmark Category B sandstone building is designed in the 19th century Beaux Art style and inside, carriage-style booth seating conjures up its romantic railway heritage. Visitors can also drink, dine and watch the world go by in the garden area.
Cuisine: British, International, Gastro Pub, Pizza
Location: 1051 Great Western Road , Glasgow , G12 OXP [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.4 / 5

Ashoka Finnieston
A West End landmark since 1973, the Ashoka on Argyle Street has an extensive menu of authentic Indian dishes. Located a stone's throw from Kelvingrove Art Gallery, it has a cosy atmosphere and attentive staff.
Cuisine: Indian
Location: 1284 Argyle Street, Near Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow, G3 8AB [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.4 / 5

Banana Leaf (Byres Road)
Banana Leaf is on Byres Road in Glasgow's West End. A sophisticated Malaysian Chinese restaurant, it has a stylish lounge area for pre-dinner drinks, cocktails and digestifs. The dining room enjoys flatteringly dim lighting and a feature wall decorated with a banana leaf pattern. Banana Leaf is smart and intimate but offers a relaxed atmosphere and friendly welcome whether you are visiting for a date or a family dinner. There is a city centre branch on Cambridge Street.
Cuisine: Chinese, Far Eastern, Tapas
Location: 5 & 9 Byres Road, Glasgow, G11 5RD [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 3
Rating: 4.3 / 5

Bantawala by Masala Twist
Masala Twist is an Indian restaurant and curry house set on the bustling Byres Road, the heart of Glasgow's West End.
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian/Vegan
Location: 192-194 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8SN [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.3 / 5

Bawarchi Indian Restaurant
Bawarchi Indian Restaurant is on Crow Road in the Anniesland area of Glasgow's West End. Under new ownership since autumn 2017, this cosy little restaurant has quickly established a glowing reputation for providing great food and a warm welcome.
Cuisine: Indian
Location: 995 Crow Road, Glasgow, G13 1JP [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.6 / 5

Bo'Vine
Bo'Vine is a steakhouse restaurant at the top of Byres Road in Glasgow's leafy West End. The restaurant decor is fairly informal with cow hide wall covers, inviting leather seats and big Chesterfield sofas. Although beef may seem to take pride of place at Bo'Vine, their menu is varied to make the most of other fine Scottish ingredients.
Cuisine: Scottish, Steaks & Grill
Location: 385 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8AU [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.3 / 5

Catch - West End
Hip fish & chips in the West End Bringing the fish supper firmly into the 21st century, this West End venue is the third branch of Catch after the success of its sister outlets in Giffnock and Netherlee. Both a restaurant and a takeaway, inside it's all exposed brickwork, banquette seating and cool, post-industrial decor. Offering a much wider menu than your average chippy, diners can choose from classic fish suppers, speciality fish dishes, seafood, tacos, burgers and even katsu curry. Veggies and vegans are catered for as well, while a bar serving craft beer, wine and fizz adds extra pizazz to the proceedings.
Cuisine: British, Seafood, Fish & Chips
Location: 27 Gibson Street, Glasgow, G12 8NU [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 3
Rating: 4.2 / 5

Cubatas Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Cubatas Tapas Bar and Restaurant aims to serve both authentic Spanish and global fusion tapas. A modern, almost minimalist space, with stripped walls and tiled floors, Cubatas is ideal for a romantic night out or a party with friends.
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas
Location: 108 Elderslie Street, Glasgow, G3 7AR [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 3
Rating: 4.3 / 5

Divan's Darbar
Divans Darbar is an authentic licensed Indian restaurant that prides itself on great service. The team's vision is to offer up a distinctive dining experience featuring fresh and unique flavours. Diners can choose from a combination of classic curries, regional specialities and pan-Asian cuisine.
Cuisine: Indian
Location: 1348 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 9DG [Map]
Food: 0
Ambience: 0
Service: 0
Value: 0
Go Back: 0
Rating: 0.0 / 5

Embargo
Embargo is a sleek eating and drinking spot on Byres Road. Promising the vibrant flavours of Australasia and East Asia, you can sample creative small plates that are both healthy and indulgent. Botanical cocktails and a resident DJ every Thursday, Friday and Saturday make this a lively spot to dine.
Cuisine: Far Eastern, Japanese, Southeast Asian
Location: 71-77 Byres Road, Glasgow, G11 5HN [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.5 / 5

Fanny Trollopes
Fanny Trollopes focuses on honest food, locally sourced, skilfully prepared and modestly priced.
Cuisine: Scottish
Location: 1066 Argyle Street, Finnieston, Glasgow, G3 8LY [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.5 / 5

Finsbay Flatiron West End
The sister bar and restaurant to the Finsbay in Milngavie, the Finsbay Flatiron is a steak restaurant on Woodlands Road. It is a good looking space. By day, it is light and airy with stripped walls, pale wood and white, bright furniture. By night it has an inviting, warm glow. A couple of professional rugby players are involved in Finsbay Flatiron so you can always be sure that they will be showing the big games.
Cuisine: Steaks & Grill
Location: 160 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6LF [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.5 / 5

Horn Please
Named after the stickers that are often found on Indian trucks, Horn Please is a contemporary Indian street food restaurant on Sauchiehall Street. Rattan furniture, national newspapers used as wallpaper and a vintage water pump all add to an enjoyably quirky atmosphere.
Cuisine: Indian, Modern, Tapas
Location: 914/916 Sauchiehall Street , Glasgow, G3 7TF [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.6 / 5

Inn Deep
Proudly independent purveyor of the finest craft beers, food and entertainment in the heart of Glasgow's West End. Situated right on the banks of the river Kelvin, you'll find a dynamic range of beers from around the world both on tap and in bottle on frequent rotation.
Cuisine: Bar Food, Gastro Pub
Location: 445 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, G12 8HH [Map]
Food: 0
Ambience: 0
Service: 0
Value: 0
Go Back: 0
Rating: 0.0 / 5

La Lanterna West End
A city centre institution for two decades, La Lanterna's fairly recent arrival on Great Western Road has been a welcome addition to the West End. Decorated in soft whites and pale greys, the cosy stripped wood interior has an airy, rustic chic vibe. Classic and classy Italian might be the best way to describe the extensive menus, with fresh, quality cuisine being the focus.
Cuisine: Italian
Location: 447 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HH [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.5 / 5

La Vita Spuntini
La Vita Spuntini is right in the centre of Glasgow's exciting West End and offers a leisurely Tuscan dining experience on the otherwise bustling Byres Road. Spuntini is the Italian concept of sharing and is reflected in the restaurant's varied menu which features smaller 'tapas-style' dishes as well as main courses.
Cuisine: Italian
Location: 199-201 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TN [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.4 / 5

Mr Singh's India
Mr Singh's India is an Indian restaurant with a unique Scottish twist located just off Sauchiehall Street near Glasgow's Charing Cross area, suitably located between the city centre and the west end. With friendly staff and a contemporary restaruant, Mr Singh's India is the place for a celebration or quiet meal, accommodating to all parties with a varied menu, mixing the best Indian cuisine with a few Scottish highlights.
Cuisine: Indian
Location: 149 Elderslie Street, Charing Cross, Glasgow, G3 7JR [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.3 / 5

Murphy's Pakora Bar
Serving a wide range of pakoras and stunning small plates, Murphy's Pakora Bar is on Argyle Street. Just a short distance from Kelvingrove Park, with bus stops nearby, the restaurant is just a 10 minute stroll from both Kelvinhall Subway station and the popular Byres Road.
Cuisine: Indian
Location: 1293 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TL [Map]
Food: 0
Ambience: 0
Service: 0
Value: 0
Go Back: 0
Rating: 0.0 / 5

Number 16
A cosy and well-established West End favourite offering quality food, friendly service and great value in relaxed surroundings.
Cuisine: Scottish, Modern
Location: 16 Byres Road, Glasgow, G11 5JY [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.6 / 5

Oran Mor
Situated in the heart of the West End, Oran Mor specialises in contemporary cooking made with the best Scottish ingredients. Many guests make a night of their visit by having a meal before catching a play downstairs and then rounding the evening off with a drink in the Whisky Bar.
Cuisine: Bistros & Brasseries
Location: 731-735 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.2 / 5

Pescado
Pescado is a Spanish tapas bar in Partick. The kitchen brigade are passionate about delivering the flavours of the Mediterranean to Glasgow " most especially the fruits of the sea. The decor is airy and relaxed with a rustically nautical theme that includes ship murals and vintage diving helmets.
Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Tapas
Location: 39-41 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11 5QF [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.6 / 5

Porter & Rye
Part of the Finnieston strip of Argyle Street, Porter & Rye is one of the chic and hip restaurants which have been responsible for the area's burgeoning culinary reputation over the last few years. Intimate and flatteringly dimly lit, it has a stylish decor that is half old school Manhattan steak house and half post-industrial warehouse.
Cuisine: British, Modern, Steaks & Grill
Location: 1131 Argyle Street , Glasgow , G3 8ND [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.5 / 5

Raunak Raseeli India
Tucked away up a cobbled residential street in St. George's Cross, Raunak Raseel has the feeling of being a secret find. The kitchen team are devoted to bringing authentic Indian cooking to the Glasgow curry scene, using only traditional recipes and fresh, wholesome ingredients. The tapas-sized portions give you a chance to sample the wide variety of menu items on offer. Inside, you will find simple, laidback decor that keeps your attention focused firmly on the flavours on the plate.
Cuisine: Indian
Location: 10 Clarendon Street, Glasgow, G20 7QD [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.6 / 5

Rioja
Since 2014, Rioja has been at the forefront of the exploding Finnieston food scene. And no wonder, as it boasts a chef who has worked at two of Spain's greatest restaurants " El Bull' and Sucede. With Chef Miguel's innovative twists and sprinkling of molecular gastronomy, this is no ordinary tapas spot. Plus the decor of beachy blues, rustic stone and natural wood will make you feel as if you have stumbled into a chic seaside bar on the Med.
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
Location: 1116 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TD [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.4 / 5

Roastit Bubbly Jocks
Roastit Bubbly Jocks is a modern Scottish restaurant on Dumbarton Road in Partick, Glasgow. Named after the old Scots for a roasted turkey, it was established in 2002 as a friendly neighbourhood restaurant in the West End of Glasgow.
Cuisine: Scottish
Location: 450 Dumbarton Road, Partick, Glasgow, G11 6SE [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.5 / 5

Rotunda Comedy Club
The Comedy Club Kitchen is part of the Rotunda Comedy Club in the Rotunda building on Glasgow's Tunnel Street. Audiences for the comedy club can dine in one of three restaurants in the building: La Rotunda Casa Italiana; the pan-Asian restaurant Yen Oriental or Mezze, a Mediterranean restaurant. There is also the option to dine from the Comedy Club Kitchen in the theatre space before the show. Guests can pre-book their table and enjoy a meal up to one hour before the comics hit the stage.
Cuisine: British
Location: 28 Tunnel Street, Glasgow, G3 8HL [Map]
Food: 3
Ambience: 4
Service: 3
Value: 4
Go Back: 3
Rating: 4.0 / 5

The Botany
Close to the Forth & Clyde Canal, The Botany Bar & Restaurant has been relaunched from its previous incarnation, The Strathmore. The former 19th century working man's pub now includes a graceful glasshouse dining conservatory with an outside terrace. Inside the bar area, the original brickwork is still intact with feature tiling and filament bulbs adding a retro-chic charm. The beautiful garden and surrounding parkland is so peaceful that you will soon forget that you are beside bustling Maryhill Road. The restaurant's name is inspired by the nearby Botanical Gardens, which helped to establish the kitchen team's vision of bringing a fresh, ingredient-driven menu to the Maryhill food scene.
Cuisine: British, Eclectic, European
Location: 795 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 7TL [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.5 / 5

The Square Bar and Restaurant
Opened in the autumn of 2017, The Square is an independently owned and operated bar and restaurant on Norby Road. Open from morning to late, it is a neighbourhood place where customers can meet friends for a coffee; schedule a working lunch or unwind over dinner and cocktails. Dog-friendly until 4pm, the Square offers visiting pooches a puppaccino and treats. On the last Sunday of every month, human guests can enjoy the talents of the resident vocalist. Their brand new outdoor terrace is open. This area is fully licensed. Complete with a roof cover, lighting, heating and even free WiFi access.
Cuisine: British, Vegetarian/Vegan, Modern, Traditional
Location: Broomhill Square, 6-8 Norby Road, Glasgow, G11 7BN [Map]
Food: 4
Ambience: 4
Service: 4
Value: 4
Go Back: 4
Rating: 4.4 / 5

Van Winkle - West End
A taste of true Kentucky at Charing Cross After the success of its Barrowlands restaurant, Van Winkle Bourbon, BBQ & Grill is now offering up fresh Kentucky flavours and classic comfort food in the West End. Inside, the stripped wooden tables and hanging bulbs will whisk you off to a land of bluegrass, moonshine and bourbon on the rocks. On sunnier days, you can soak up the vibe in the beer garden. Your pooch is very welcome too " in fact, there is even a special menu for dogs developed by Ross Allan from the BBC's Pets"n'Vets.
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Location: 23 Sandyford Place, Glasgow, G3 7NG [Map]
Food: 0
Ambience: 0
Service: 0
Value: 0
Go Back: 0
Rating: 0.0 / 5


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