Since moving to Glasgow, I’ve slowly been working my way around the restaurants and other food outlets here; Glasgow is such a massive place and there’s so many places to uncover but I already have a few go-to places for when I fancy a good pig out!
My first choice for breakfast is probably Cafe Gandolfi, it’s minutes away from me, does great coffee and has a really love atmosphere – especially early on a Sunday morning. They do quite a wide variety of different items, such as french toast and a full Scottish breakfast which includes some of the best black pudding I’ve ever tried! It’s affordable and a nice place to visit to start your day off right.
Secondly, there’s TriCeCa over in Partick – this is THE place to go for a big American breakfast, they do delicious, smothered pancakes, the biggest omelettes I’ve ever seen and the most delicious banoffee pie milkshakes (called snow blizzards). The menu is pretty large, we both got the pancakes when we went but I will definitely be getting the french toast next time. This has that American diner feel to it and it’s really fun, although you do need to book or be prepared to wait up to and possibly over an hour for a table.
For a Sunday roast, head to The Grill On The Corner – we went there recently after a heavy one the night before and it resurrected us both. You can choose from a few different cuts of meat and it includes all the trimmings for around £12 each, so it’s definitely a good shout.
Good Eats/Street Food
Next to Cafe Gandolfi (as I mentioned above), is their fish and chip shop – which has a little takeaway section. Gandolfi’s Fish To Go does some of the best fish and chips I’ve ever tried, it’s seriously yum – Scotland is the best place for fish & chips in my opinion. They also do a number of street food side dishes, such as deep fried black pudding (yes, awful but AMAZING) and halloumi chips (again, deep fried… sorry thighs). Well worth a visit if you fancy some delicious fish and sexy side dishes – in summer we grab fish and chips to share and some sides and head to the park for a little picnic, so cute. So unhealthy.
Also great for “street food” is Meat Bar, a burger place on West Regent Street that we’ve been to a couple of times – not only are the burgers in-freakin’-credible (see blog post here), but the sides can also be filed under uhhmazing. Their onions rings are the best I’ve tried, and they do deep fried pickles (top picture)! Oh baby.
For afternoon tea and that sort of thing, Cup on West Regent St is a lovely place to go – it does cute cupcakes and little dainty afternoon teas. It has such a nice vibe and it’s super cute – lovely for a girl’s day out or a birthday trip.
There’s also the Willow Tea Rooms on Buchanan Street which I love, we went recently and the cakes looked incredible (I didn’t get one but that didn’t stop me swooning over them). The Willow Tea Rooms is a little bit special as it was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and it’s still done in his style, so it’s amazing to see.
For tapas, I adore Cafe Andulez – I’ve been so many times now and I’m still not sick of it. They have so many traditional dishes and the whole place feels so authentic. I always take my parents here when they come down as there’s just so much on offer and you can all get a few dishes and share them out – the cocktails are great, too.
There’s so many burger joints popping up in Glasgow now that there’s been a bit of rivalry (they all have the same name). I really like Bread Meats Bread (above), but their menu is quite small and I like to have a few side dishes to try. They do Poutine, though and it’s pretty yummy – and as you can see, the burgers are top notch.
Aside from Meat Bar that I mentioned above, there’s Burger Meats Bun – this is Jordan’s favourite and I do love it too, though it’s been ages since we went. I love it here as they have lots of sides and desserts – not that I ever have room, but still. Definitely worth checking out if you like a burger.
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