The best restaurants for graduation celebrations this summer in Glasgow

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Graduation is just around the corner for university students in Glasgow - if you’re looking for a special spot to celebrate then here are our suggestions.

Ceremonies will start taking place in the city in just a few short months.

Great restaurants for graduation meals in Glasgow.Great restaurants for graduation meals in Glasgow.
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With graduation season on the horizon you may be thinking about booking a special meal to celebrate the new graduate in your life.

Here are the best spots to take a graduate in Glasgow.

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Ox and Finch

This west end restaurant is the perfect spot to celebrate a huge life achievement.

It is also one of Glasgow’s most Instagrammable locales - not a bad choice on a day when hundreds of photos will be taken by proud parents.

Their menu has a wide range of unique dishes from cod cheeks to hand dived scallops and boudin noir.

Whilst the venue is filled with complex dishes it does not come with a ridiculous price tag - those not wishing to spend a fortune can breathe a sigh of relief as no dish exceeds £15.

To book a table visit their website here. 

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Address: 920 Sauchiehall Street, Finnieston, Glasgow, G3 7TF

Ubiquitous Chip

This restaurant has a lot of history in the city of Glasgow - it has been operating for 50 years.

Their haggis is famous and the restaurant is keen to highlight locally sourced produce.

Ubiquitous Chip is certainly a celebration level venue with a £65pp tasting menu which includes roast wood pigeon, Bara scallops and truffle brioche.

To book a table visit their website here. 

Address: 12 Ashton Lane, Hillhead, Glasgow, G12 8SJ

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Bilson Eleven

If you really want to push the celebration boat out then why not visit Bilson Eleven?

Their tasting menu will set you back £175pp (drinks included).

But the dining experience is spectacular - the small venue only has five tables so the intimate setting really is a treat.

If you want to dine here for graduation season you have to be quick as the restaurant is famously busy.

To see a sample menu visit their website here. 

Address: 10 Annfield Place, Glasgow, G31 2XQ

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Ardnamurchan Scottish Restaurant & Bar

For a more casual setting the Ardnamurchan is a great spot for a graduation meal.

The contemporary venue has a relaxed atmosphere and a large cocktail menu.

Their speciality is grilled steak - all of which has been dry hung for 45 days.

Ardnamurchan sources many of its ingredients from the Scottish Highlands and Islands including a wide variety of fresh seafood.

To book a table visit their website here.

Address: 325 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 3PT

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La Lanterna

This restaurant was voted Scotland’s Best Italian Restaurant 2021.

It was established in 1970 and is Glasgow’s oldest family-run Italian restaurant.

The traditional venue is a great place for a big family celebration meal this graduation season.

For more information visit their website here. 

Address: 35 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE

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