The food and drink scene in Glasgow has attracted international attention from the likes of the New York Times and Condé Nast Traveller in the last decade. Closer to home, Glasgow features on recommendation lists written by The Oberver food critic Jay Rayner, cookbook author and the King’s stepson Tom Parker Bowles, The Guardian’s food writer Marina O’Loughlin and regular MasterChef critic Grace Dent.
Meanwhile, some of the world’s leading chefs have had positive dining experiences in the city.
Here are 12 restaurants recommended by top food critics and celebrity chefs.
1. Gloriosa - Jay Rayner
The Observer’s food critic and MasterChef judge Jay Rayner is a big fan of Rosie Healey’s cooking and gave Gloriosa an enthusiastic review.
2. Gaga Bar + Kitchen - Hairy Biker Dave Myers
After Glasgow chef Julie Lin appeared in an episode of The Hairy Bikers Go Local, television personality Dave Myers returned to Glasgow to sample Julie’s cooking at Gaga Bar + Kitchen on Dumbarton Road, given the place a glowing endorsement.
3. Big Counter - Rick Stein
Celebrity chef Rick Stein chose Big Counter as an example of the eclectic food scene in the Southside while filming in Glasgow.
4. Unalome - Ron Mackenna
The Herald’s restaurant reviewer Ron Mackenna is a fan: “Every city needs a place or two for that blow-out, super-special-occasion dinner. And this is certainly it.”