Fine Dining in Glasgow

Madeline Pratley | Date posted - 26 Oct 2018

Looking for an amazing restaurant to impress your new squeeze? Current squeeze? Old squeeze (yikes)? Whether it’s someone special or a special occasion, it doesn’t matter, tonight you’re going fancy. Here’s the places that are bound to impress everyone, from your Granny to your pal Dave. Glasgow has so many fantastic restaurants, we were spoilt for choice. Here’s the ones that made the cut.

Cail Bruich

A stylish restaurant situated in Glasgow’s West End, Cail Bruich does one of the finest casual, modern Scottish dining experiences. They recently underwent a renovation in July which saw a new maître d’ station – hewn by Tim Norman at GalGael Trust in Govan from the trunk of a fallen Scots Lime. If you’re looking for one place to go to experience fine dining in Glasgow, this is the place. With their 3 AA rosettes, you need to try something you wouldn’t usually go for in a restaurant, it’s bound to be delicious.

111 by Nico

Nestled in Kelvinside is Nico’s newest dining concept. It offers an eclectic mix of contemporary food with a new menu prepared every week by Nico and his talented team of specially selected recruits. Nico is full of personality and his dishes reflect this fun flare he has with his cooking. You need to try the “Trust” menu, where Nico asks guests to leave the decision of what to eat to his trusted chefs. The only thing you know is the main ingredient, everything else is a mystery. 111 by Nico also offers guests fabulous wine and cocktails with the same attention to detail as the food. A five-course menu priced at £25, it’s not only tasty but great value for money (don’t let Nico hear us say that…).

Brian Maule at Le Chardon d'Or

Brian Maule’s restaurant, Le Chardon d’Or has been a Glasgow staple for over 17 years. Brian and his team remain at the top of their game after all these years, deserving every single one of the accolades they’ve received. Brian did culinary training in France and an impressive 11-year stint at the Michelin starred Le Gavroche in London. If that’s not a reason in itself for wanting to go, we don’t know what else will convince you. The food? Well, one of the reasons Brian returned to Scotland was for the amazing natural produce. He could probably tell you the name of the fisherman who fished out that scallop on your plate. The À la Carte menu features delicious dishes using classic French techniques, such as assiette of pork, creamed potatoes, and truffle sauce. Drool.

The Gannet

Award-winning fine dining Scottish restaurant The Gannet is situated in Finnieston, the “hippest place in Britain” according to Vice. This place is the second restaurant on our list to receive 3 AA rosettes (see, we only give you the good stuff). Their menus celebrate the best of Scottish produce, with dishes such as Cairngorm red deer, hay baked carrot, potato terrine, and burnt carrot purée, you’ll be pleased you chose to eat here on a Saturday night in Glasgow. This is the ultimate “treat yourself” restaurant.

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