A wee bit of indulgence
Rough Guides hailed Glasgow as "one of the best places to head for culinary experimentation", and we agree! The city's ever-evolving food scene is driven by the creative use of the best produce in Scotland.
Take over one of the city’s dedicated street food markets or 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
Glasgow is home to some of Scotland's best dedicated street food markets. Encounter top class independent vendors cooking up food from all over the world.
Platform 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 is ever evolving to ensure a fresh and exciting line-up. Visit platformgla.co.uk to find out more.
Dockyard Social is a street food market with community at its heart. You'll find it in an industrial warehouse in Finnieston, touted as one of the UK's hippest neighbourhoods.
Expect innovative dishes from some of Scotland's best loved brands as well as a line-up of independent food vendors. All the of the kitchens focus on locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy your meal alongside specialist craft beers and seasonal cocktails. Check out Dockyard Social's website to find out more.
Behind the world-famous Barrowlands Ballroom, you'll find Barras Art and Design Centre (BAaD). This unique, versatile space is home to a restaurant and bar, shops and studios, and Glasgow’s first shipping container street food yard.
The BackYard at BAaD is made entirely of shipping containers with an indoor bar and 2 external bars. They also have an outdoor BBQ and grill, covered seating area, elevated deck and beer garden. Gourmet food trucks and street art bring the space to life. Find out more at baadglasgow.com.
From Botanicals to Brewing
Glasgow is a perfect city to visit if you're a lover of whisky, beer or gin. Discover what goes on behind the scenes of your favourite distilleries and breweries.
Enjoy tales of Glasgow's history and its bonds with the whisky industry at The Clydeside Distillery. Take an exclusive tour hosted by the Distillery Manager and learn how their whisky is made. Or enjoy an indulgent whisky and chocolate tour, where the flavours of each artisan chocolate and whisky sampled match. Book at theclydeside.com.
Alternatively, enjoy whisky from all over Scotland on a guided tour. Once Upon A Whisky take you to Glasgow's must-visit traditional pubs and the best 'off the beaten track' bars. Hear stories and curious facts behind our world famous distilleries, brands and whisky makers. Find out more at onceuponawhisky.co.uk.
The brewery triangle is in the east end of the city, with something different on offer from each. Take in 450 years of brewing tradition at Tennents Wellpark Brewery, 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. Finally, enjoy a tasting session at WEST Brewery - where all beers are brewed under ancient German Purity Laws. Visit tennentstours.com, drygate.com and westbeer.com for more information.
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. Visit eatwalkglasgow.co.uk or tastingscotland.com to book.
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. Find out more at redbusbistro.co.uk.
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. Visit mackintoshatthewillow.com for more info.
Take over one of Glasgow's most prominent landmarks and dine in the lavish splendour 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. Email [email protected] to enquire.
Step back in time and host an event to remember in your own elegant stately home, Pollok House, set within the grounds of Pollok Country Park.
Rather than dine like Lords and Ladies, you could take part in an immersive "escape challenge" where the whole houseis filled with puzzles and clues. Or take a cocktail masterclass in the Edwardian kitchen. If that's not enough, join professional mind-readers and historical witchcraft experts to discover more about Scottish folklore and Glasgow's history. Enquire by emailing [email protected].