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Foodie experiences

A wee bit of indulgence

Rough Guides hailed Glasgow as "one of the best places to head for culinary experimentation" thanks to the city's ever-evolving food scene driven by innovative use of the best food and drink produced in Scotland.  

Take over one of the city’s dedicated street food markets, step back in time and dine in lavish splendour of a bygone era, discover the secrets of our distilleries and much more to get a real flavour of Glasgow and Scotland.

Street Food Feast 

Filled with top class independent vendors selling every style of food from all over the world, Glasgow is home to some of Scotland's best dedicated street food markets.    

The Argyle Street Arches is one of Scotland's most atmospheric venues - industrial and steeped in history, it comprises of a series of adjoining arches which is part of the substructure of Glasgow's Central Station. The trader roster of its street food market, Platform, is ever evolving to ensure a fresh and exciting line-up. 

Located in an industrial warehouse in Finnieston, the UK's hippest neighbourhood, Dockyard Social is a street food market with community at its heart.   

Pop-up kitchens from some of Scotland's best loved brands and a line-up of carefully selected food vendors cook-up innovative dishes from ethically, locally sourced ingredients to be enjoyed alongside specialist craft beers and seasonal cocktails.  

Alongside the world famous Barrowlands Ballroom in the heart of the East End, you'll find Barras Art and Design Centre.  This unique, versatile space is home to an award winning restaurant & bar, a number of shops and studios, as well as Glasgow’s first shipping container street food yard.

The BackYard at BAaD is made entirely of shipping containers combining an indoor bar and two external bars, an outdoor bbq & grill, covered seating area, elevated deck & beer garden with gourmet food trucks, graffiti street art and more.

From Botanicals to Brewing 

Glasgow is a perfect city to visit if you're a lover of whisky, beer or gin and enjoy discovering what goes on behind the scenes of your favourite distilleries and breweries.

Immerse yourself in the history of the Dockside and the birth of the whisky industry while experiencing how it's made at the Clydeside Distillery. Take an exclusive tour personally hosted by the Distillery Manager or for something a wee bit more indulgent, take the Whisky & Chocolate tour which offers visitors a unique combination of delicious artisan chocolates, made by local Glasgow chocolatier, that match perfectly to the flavour notes of the whiskies you'll sample.   

Alternatively, enjoy whisky from all around Scotland on a guided tour of Glasgow's must-visit traditional pubs and the best 'off the beaten track' bars while listening to fantastic stories and curious facts behind our world famous distilleries, brands and whisky makers.  

Visit the "Brewery Triangle" - take in 450 years of brewing tradition at Wellpark Brewery for a fascinating insight into one of Glasgow's oldest businesses, stop off at Scotland's first experiential brewery, Drygate, where its experts will guide you through its inner workings and finally, enjoy a tasting session at WEST Brewery - all of its beers are brewed strictly in accordance with the 1516 Reinheitsgebot, the ancient German Purity Law, making for a beer you won't forget in a hurry! 

Discover the city...

Take a private guided tasting tour around the city's historic sites, hopping from restaurant to restaurant, sampling exquisite food and drink from some of Glasgow's best independent eateries.   

Alternatively, jump aboard the Red Bus Bistro's vintage Routemaster bus and enjoy afternoon tea, gin experiences, gourmet burgers and more while touring the best sights Glasgow has to offer. 

Mackintosh at the Willow: Salon de Luxe

Enjoy the exquisite, historic surroundings of Mackintosh at the Willow while feasting on filling breakfasts, tasty elevenses, delicious light lunches, and tempting afternoon and high teas.

First opened in 1903, this is the only surviving Tea Rooms designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for local entrepreneur Kate Cranston.

Historic grandeur... 

Take over one of Glasgow's most prominent landmarks and dine in the lavish splendor of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.  Your guests can enjoy private guided tours of one of the finest civic art collections in Europe and feast on a banquet before dancing the night away at your own exclusive ball or ceilidh.  

Step back in time and host an event to remember in your own elegant stately home set within the grounds of Pollok Country Park.  

Rather than simply dine like lords and ladies, take part in an immersive "escape challenge" where the whole house is filled with puzzles and clues; undertake a cocktail masterclass in the Edwardian kitchen; join professional mind-readers and historical witchcraft experts for enthralling performances and discover more about Scottish folklore and Glasgow's spellbinding history...

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