Freshers 2021: Restaurants We Recommend!

Here are some restaurants we’d recommend you check out if you fancy a nice meal after a heavy day of classes or just a weekend hang out with your friends. The restaurants are placed all over Glasgow, mainly in the city centre and the West End and prices vary. So, grab your appetite and explore the different flavours and cuisine presented to you. 



(vg)(494 Dumbarton Rd, Partick, Glasgow G11 6SL)
This family run restaurant takes inspiration from Malaysian cuisine providing Asian-fusion plant-based creations.


(vg) (12 Kings Court, King St, Glasgow G1 5RB) – A firm favourite for nearly 20 years Mono is somewhere to eat, drink, and discover new music.

Puti Vegan Cafe

(vg) (65 Cambridge St, Glasgow G3 6QX) – Just up from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this is another addition to the growing portfolio of vegan friendly spots.


(​​106 George St, Glasgow G1 1RF) – Below Livingstone Tower this is the perfect place to socialise, grab some good food or relax at your own leisure between classes. 

The Brunch Club

(67 Old Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G3 8RF) – Who says breakfast is the most important meal of the day when brunch exists? Check them out for all day brunch options in the West End.

Five March

(140 Elderslie St, Glasgow G3 7QF) – A modern restaurant with small sharing plates on the menu of seasonal dishes made from ethically-sourced local produce with a cosy atmosphere.

Ashoka Finnieston

(1284 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AB) – Part of a collection of Indian restaurants open since 1972 offering allergy catering to make your experience unmatched.

Coia’s Café

(473-477 Duke St, Glasgow G31 1RD) – This Denniston institution is more than just a restaurant. Open since 1928 serving Italian classics across 3 generations of the Coia family.

Sapporo Teppanyaki Glasgow

(2-6 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1HA) – Using thrilling teppanyaki performance to deliver western twists to traditional dishes. Sit back and relax watching talented chefs prepare your meal in a uniquely theatrical style less than 10 minutes from campus.


(15 John St, Glasgow G1 1HP) – Glasgow’s first pizza and cocktail bar less than 5 minutes away from campus. It is one to check out after classes or to celebrate the end of a semester.

Paesano Pizza

(94 Miller St, Glasgow G1 1DT) – A well-known student favourite Paesano serves some of Glasgow’s finest traditional Neapolitan pizzas all for under £10.

Sugo Pasta

(70 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3LX) – Specialising in fresh pasta this restaurant comes from the team behind Paesano located in the historic Lighthouse Building commissioned by Charles Rennie Macintosh.

Café Andaluz

(12-15 St Vincent Pl, Glasgow G1 2DW) – The tapas restaurant of your dreams aims to bring the Spanish evening holiday experience to Glasgow with it’s menu and decor.



(71-73 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5TF) – A recent addition to Glasgow’s growing food market specialising in Thai street food. Utilising small plates for sharing a concept  set to be the new way to revamp the dining experience. 


(1321 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AB) – If a breath of fresh Mediterranean air is just what you need why not check out Gloriosa just 3 minutes away from the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

1051 GWR

(1051 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0XP) – Located in the historic Kelvinside Railway Station offering the best of Scottish cuisine and produce. 

Thai Siam

(1191 Argyle St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8TQ) – 5-star thai cuisine in Glasgow with a student friendly lunchtime deal of 2 courses for £9.90. 

Stack and Still

(100-108, W George St, Glasgow G2 1PJ) – If you like pancakes then you are sure to like Stack and Still. Their menu boasts over 12 million different combinations of pancakes.

So there the restaurants we recommend around Glasgow!  Let us know your top picks!

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