Restaurants, Hitlisted

167 places

Sorted by popularity

The Scottish Café

National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

In keeping with its art gallery location, even light bites like the chicken liver and Black Ball Stout pate or homemade butteries are plated with a picturesque finesse at the Scottish Cafe. Functioning as both a restaurant and cafe, the atmosphere…


265 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6TT

Off the beaten track, Singl-end is a destination venue for curious and discerning diners. Housed in a basement warehouse, imaginatively transformed into a rustic food shop, café and spacious kitchen restaurant with decked terrace for al fresco eats.


14a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

One of the best-kept secrets of the Old Town, nestled above a sandwich franchise and a music shop on Nicolson Street, Suruchi provides an inconspicuous oasis of calm in the bustling district of Newington. As Scotland’s first Thali restaurant, this…

Babu Bombay Street Kitchen

186 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RU

This unique venue manages to hit every sweet spot going. It offers fresh, oil-free, innovative, tasty vegan, vegetarian and meaty food in the form of curries, rotis and other spicy snack treats. The space is relaxed, with simple seating areas and a…

Bar Soba

116–122 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TB

The younger, more studenty twin of the City Centre Soba is made up of a restaurant, which only opens during weekends or busy periods, and a lively bar, which can attract loud crowds. The hip urban interior features funky graffiti, exposed brickwork and…

back to top


45 St Patrick's Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9ET

Entering Bindi you are met with welcoming smiles and a pleasing waft of incense and spices. Charismatic owner/chef/host Bindiya Kanani has created something special here: a marriage of vegetarian East African and Indian flavours that draws on family…

Le Bistro Beaumartin

161 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 2UQ

In France a bistro is generally less formal than a restaurant, and here at Beaumartin the relaxed, neighbourhood feel of the Parisian model translates into mismatched tables and chairs, a wood-burning stove and some comfy old leather armchairs for…

Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or

176 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RL

Glasgow doesn’t currently have a Michelin-starred restaurant, but le Chardon d’Or delivers an experience that’s pretty close. Chef Brian Maule spent eleven years with Michel Roux Jr at Le Gavroche, and his experience shows in elegant, precisely…

Café Portrait

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

High ceilings, gothic windows and world-class portraiture set the scene for this top-notch café experience. A rolling seasonal menu means no day is ever the same, but it’s pretty sure to offer quality ingredients combined in exciting and delicious ways.


497 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HN

Despite a growing reputation as a great lunchtime hang-out, there is no question that Cottonrake is a bakery at heart. From the minute the doors open, the bakery team produce all sorts of patisserie delights to keep the streaming queue of customers…

back to top

The Edwardian Kitchen Restaurant

Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT

Despite being tucked away in the servants’ quarters of Pollok House, the food here is definitely fit for the gaze of the oil paintings in the formal dining room upstairs. Reading the menu inspires anticipation; starters include baked camembert with red…

52 Canoes

13 Melville Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7PR

Take a deep breath, descend the stairs, and enter 52 Canoes Tiki Den. Part surf shack, part underground drinking lair, its low ceiling and deep-red walls are covered with an eclectic and entertaining array of the kitsch and colourful. Essentially a bar…

The Fish People Café

350 Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8QF

Café is a loose term – a stunning marble bar, sparkling glassware and black clothed waiting staff suggest far more than the name implies. Yes, the location is in the middle of nowhere and a subway, taxi or designated driver is a must but the food is so…

The Italian Caffè

92 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1NY

Smart and sleek, the Italian Caffè is more wine bar than the laid-back café its name suggest. With its polished interior, all smoky mirrors and leather, the Caffè is sophisticated, yet warm and relaxed. Inspired by Italian ‘enotecas’, outlets for local…

McCune Smith Café

3–5 Duke Street, Glasgow, G4 0UL

The sign looks like its for a legal practice, but it represents something way more interesting. The café beneath is named after Dr James McCune Smith, the black intellectual and abolitionist who was the first African American to hold a medical degree…

back to top


7 Dock Place, Edinburgh, EH6 6LU

Though Scotland’s capital may be teeming with Indian restaurants and curry houses, Mithas on Dock Place is truly one of a kind in Edinburgh. With an innovative and exciting menu which features stylish and exotic twists on Indian favourites, as well as…


441 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG

Nestled among the bars and kebab shops of Sauchiehall Street, you wouldn’t realise from Nanakusa’s funky-looking wooden front that the restaurant inside is anything but pedestrian. Casual and down to earth, yet subtly stylish, the interior features an…


23–23a Brougham Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9JU

It is no surprise that Passorn has built up a strong following of regular customers from in and around the capital. The operation is slick from top to toe. Waiting staff glide in and out unobtrusively in bespoke uniforms; surroundings are spotless and…

Peter's Yard

27 Simpson Loan (Quartermile), Edinburgh, EH3 9GG

Fashion is fickle, but at present, Scandinavia is the ‘new black’. The theme of back to bare boards rustic simplicity is recurrent, and whether it is applied to the recent string of gripping and gritty murder mysteries, or to interior décor, food and…

Restaurant at Blythswood Square

11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, G2 4AD

Inhabiting the handsome former RSAC building dominating Blythswood Square, the Blythswood Hotel remains best-known for its excellent cocktail bar. But the ground-floor restaurant is a similar handshake between style and substance. The dining room is…

back to top

Roots and Fruits

455–457 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HH

With a few seats dotted throughout its renowned deli, Roots and Fruits does not offer a conventional café atmosphere. What it does offer, however, is exceptional food, with customers only have to swivel around on their stool and gaze around the shop to…

Sonny & Vito's

52 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9JG

From its perfectly positioned outdoor tables that maximise any available sunshine long into the evening, to the large oak table that sees customers sit side by side, and its well-stocked deli with all manner of Italian and Spanish products, Sonny &…

Wee Lochan

340 Crow Road, Glasgow, G11 7HT

Entering Wee Lochan feels less like stepping inside a restaurant and more like taking a seat in a friend's living room. From the fireplace, to the dark carpet and artwork (which is for sale), there’s a familial allure to the venue. It's no wonder that…

Wok and Wine

57a Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1LH

Low lights and a blast of opera don’t usually suggest Chinese cuisine – unless you are a guest of Stephanie Lo at Frederick Street’s Wok and Wine. Among the leather-backed chairs and nooks and crannies of this well-appointed basement restaurant she…

Battlefield Rest

55 Battlefield Road, Glasgow, G42 9JL

With fairy lights in its windows, The Battlefield Rest sparkles on its traffic island. Distinctly bistro, tightly packed tables are decked with attractive oilcloth and candles. With a number of specialities that aren't commonplace in Glasgow…