Some of our members have a fantastic food offering and here’s a guide of where to go to enjoy Glasgow’s famous hospitality and tastes of the city that have helped make the city what it is today.

Princes Square in Buchanan Street is not only a shopping mecca but has a fantastic range of bars and restaurants on offer. If you’re in the mood for Italian, head to Il Pavone or Zizzi; check out NY Grill for that New York dining experience; the menu in Barca captures contemporary Spain; there’s Cranachan for modern Scottish food and one of the city’s finest afternoon teas. A recent addition is Big Feed Kitchen from the team behind Glasgow’s award-winning street food market Big Feed who have a restaurant extending into the courtyard every Thu-Sun.  Everyman Cinema serves food and drinks, as well as brilliant movies!  Relax and people-watch with a coffee in Cafe Bombon or Tinderbox

Across Buchanan Street, you’ll find Willow Tea Rooms for an altogether tranquil experience.  Inspired by Mackintosh, The Willow Tea Rooms at 97 Buchanan Street is modelled on Kate Cranston’s Ingram Street Tea Rooms with the recreated White Dining Room and Chinese (Blue) Room.  Serving breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, tea, scones and cakes – all served all day every day!

If tea is not your choice and you prefer Scotland’s other national drink, the Glengoyne Distillery offers the full whisky experience just 40 minutes outside of Glasgow. Arguably one of Scotland’s most beautiful distilleries, Glengoyne is home to a variety of award -winning malts and even offers the chance to create your own!

Number 7 Restaurant at Celtic park is the perfect venue for the football lover who loves their food. Full details of opening times, celebration packages and tour and dine offers are available on their website.

Worth checking out…..

Glasgow has some great cosmopolitan areas serving an amazing variety of food and drink, all with their own unique character and charm. It’s no surprise that Glasgow is consistently cited as one of the must-visit destinations in travel guides worldwide.

In and around Merchant City you can choose from indoor and outdoor restaurants and lots of stylish bars.

Heading to the West End, you will find Finnieston, a thriving area of the some of the newest restaurants and bars the City has to offer, ideal to walk to once you have finished your visit to Glasgow Science CentreKelvingrove and Riverside Museums or The Tall Ship.

Find out more about what the city has to offer at The Glasgow Restaurant Association website.  An international city in terms of food offerings with the community spirit of a village in terms of hospitality, the familiar strapline that “People Make Glasgow” really does ring true.

There are also a number of farmers’ markets throughout Glasgow and the surrounding areas, these are definitely worth a visit and a great source of Scotland’s larder.