Scotland, United Kingdom Food Guide: 10 European food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Glasgow

January 12, 2020 Florencio Paulino

Best European restaurants nearby. Discover the best European food in Glasgow. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for European restaurants near you.. As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is famed for its culture, shopping and people. Spend your day exploring a wide range of fascinating free museums and galleries, enjoying the UK’s best shopping outside of London, and taking advantage of tips from friendly local people on the city’s hidden gems — then choose from 130+ weekly musical events for a special night out. Glasgow is also the perfect base for exploring more of Scotland, with great connections to the Highlands and the islands.
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10. La Lanterna West End

447 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8HH Scotland Italian, Mediterranean, European, Seafood, Central-Italian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Free Wifi [email protected] +44 141 334 0686 http://www.lalanternawestend.co.uk
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4 based on 382 reviews

La Lanterna West End

Our West End establishment opened in 2017, brining La Lanterna's Italian food to Glasgow's West End. We have great passion for what we do, and take pride in our classic food & first-class service.

Reviewed By GLA_100

Dinner on Saturday night was the biggest anti-climax ever having looked forward to it all week.Unfortunately it was me who picked this restaurant for our Saturday night dinner, something I’ll probably never be allowed to live down now.My partner and I arrived, both male - but not like that should matter in this day and age - made ourselves known as we weren't greeted, to then be looked at with confusion as if we shouldn't have been there. Seated and left to our own devices (for a good while), without anyone to take an order for drinks and in the meantime whilst we waited patiently, 3 other tables all of whom arrived after we did, were seated and served with drinks on their tables too. Not a good start to the evening and certainly not giving that good first impression which we were expecting (shop front appears to be a perfect facade - masking what's really hiding inside).Finally someone came to serve us, asking what we would like to eat; reminding them we would like a drink first however yes we have waited so long we now know what we are ordering to eat too. Probably best to order whilst we have the opportunity because who knows if they would've came back? Furthermore, with impatience profoundly growing on us, we weren’t prepared to wait any longer…Starters arrived, nothing spectacular, still no drinks on the table. Starters finished and still no drinks to be seen - adding to the disappointment, and thirst.Eventually our first drink arrived followed by the main course. Very bland and lacking flavour, could honestly pick up a better pasta dish in ready meal form at the local supermarket.Didn't finish the meal, with no one approaching us during the course asking how the food was. Although, once the forks were put down and napkins strewn over the plates, I think the member of staff who took our dishes away could see the look of dismay on our faces after what had been - lightly put - a terrible experience. Offered a free cocktail each, I assume because of how blatantly obvious it was that we had been neglected throughout the meal? We were keen to leave however "no its fine" said several times over, wasn't convincing enough or accepted as an answer and we were egged on to stay for that one last drink. Still payed the full price for the bill though with the amount emphasising how not worth it the meal really was. Seriously grudged it and felt cheated, with Glasgow having an abundance of beautiful Italian eateries that actually are worth the money. Named Scotland's best Italian restaurant 2016? It is clear to see why that award hasn't been upheld to date. Seems like this restaurant is more style than substance?Ultimately I won't be back and certainly wouldn't recommend to anyone, maybe would to my worst enemy though.Thanks :)We're incredibly concerned and saddened to read your review and learn just how disappointed you were during your visit. We truly pride ourselves on giving our guests the most authentic, comfortable and enjoyable Italian experience here in the West End, so we couldn't be more disheartened that we let you down so drastically on this occasion. We're incredibly sorry for the continued delays in service you experienced during your meal - this is absolutely not reflective of our service so we'll be investigating this fully with the staff working that night to identify why this could have happened and why so many things slipped through the net. You absolutely shouldn't have had to chase up on drinks or remind our staff of anything, and for this we apologise. When you informed us that you did not enjoy your meals, we did try to address this with you both on the evening with the offer of the complimentary drinks, which at the time seemed to be received positively, so we're further sorry that we picked this up completely incorrectly. No other issues were mentioned to us at this time, so we are disappointed to now learn that this wasn't the case, as we would have appreciated the chance to be able to address this while you were still at the restaurant.We realise that the whole experience has left a very bad taste in your mouths, but we do hope we can stress that this is not indicative of the true La Lanterna experience you should have had. After winning our first award in 2017 (Best Newcomer), just after opening we've been lucky enough to be nominated once again for other awards in 2018, and this year have been nominated for Best Restaurant and Best Pasta at the upcoming Italian Awards, which we feel truly reflects out high standards.Please do not hesitate to email us on [email protected] if there's any further feedback you'd like to provide, we'd be very appreciative of it.Thank you once again for sharing, and sincere apologies for your unsatisfactory visit.Best wishes,La Lanterna

9. Massimos at The Log Cabin

32-38 Bredisholm Road Baillieston, Glasgow G69 7HL Scotland European, Scottish, Italian, British Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Accep [email protected] +44 141 771 0788 http://www.massimosattheloggie.co.uk
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5 based on 155 reviews

Massimos at The Log Cabin

A small Italian restaurant serving delicious, freshly made, authentic Italian food.

Reviewed By Emma H

My husband and I travelled from Ayr (around 45 minutes) to this restaurant after reading so many 5 star reviews on here. Being 38 weeks pregnant and finding most menus don’t cater for pregnant ladies I was happy when I saw the menu online and so we booked for our wedding anniversary meal.On arrival we were slightly disheartened by the appearance of the building itself, lacked ‘pavement appeal’ with stubbed our cigarettes and litter at the entrance as well as an abundance of flies as you walked in the front door- however, we continued into the building hopeful we would be surprised. The smell of stale smoke and beer was not great as the pub joining the restaurant which was crowded with loud drunk men caught our attention. As we made our way into the restaurant area on the left hand side which was dull and uninviting we were directed to the furthest away table - directly below a speaker which was playing very loud dance music. The seats and tables were dirty with crumbs and sticky marks. The menu was presented to us and appeared shabby and much less inviting than what we had seen online - the same content only on a sheet of A4 paper. We were directed to some specials which were scribbled on a whiteboard with a marker pen on the other side of the restaurant.As this was a special occasion we decided against eating in this establishment- we paid for our drinks and left. I would like to think we would have been pleasantly surprised by the food if we had decided to stay- however I dread to think about the presentation of the kitchen when I consider the restaurant itself. Very disappointing considering the ‘glowing’ reviews which worryingly do not match our experience in the slightest.Dear Emma HI am very surprised and disappointed firstly that trip advisor allowed this review considering that you did not even dine or allow our service team to give you a great experience. Yes our little restaurant may not be The Ritz however as you have seen by our TA ranking the other 125 5 star reviews cannot be wrong. They also by the way had the common courtesy of at least trying a dish. Giving a small suburban establishment a 1 star review without giving them a chance is disgraceful. The pub next door is what you would expect from a pub on a Saturday night meaning Emma people are enjoying themselves. I also see many other establishments all over the globe are getting the 1 star treatment in your reviews. I really don’t think much would please you Emma and I would put on record for other restaurants to be aware of TA reviews you post in the future. My chefs and service staff did not deserve this.Regards Derek

8. Two Fat Ladies At The Buttery

652 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8UF Scotland European, British, Scottish Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer [email protected] +44 141 221 8188 http://www.twofatladiesrestaurant.com/buttery
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4 based on 2187 reviews

Two Fat Ladies At The Buttery

Reviewed By foodie_queeny88

We booked this hidden gem off the back of the trip advisor reviews, I’m so glad we did! Stepping into the restaurant, the old bar stood tall as we passed to be seated in the dining room complete with mood lighting and old tea sets as decor. So simple, a little old fashioned perhaps but something about this place immediately relaxed me. The food....simply wonderful. The dishes served to us were balanced, filling, beautifully presented and the flavour consistent in each plate we consumed. The service....as good as the food, for me it really makes the evening when the team out front care as much about your evening and experience as you do. (A credit to your restaurant!)Thank you for such a lovely evening, I look forward to our next visit.

7. LL Italiano

108 Ayr Road, Glasgow G77 6EG Scotland Italian, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service +44 141 639 8496 http://www.llitaliano.co.uk
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4 based on 221 reviews

Reviewed By John C

We made a late booking for this restaurant during on overnight stay in Glasgow. What a great place. We had a really good evening. The owner was very attentive and gave friendly service. There was a very nice atmosphere. The food was excellent with a wide range of options on the menu.If you are in this part of town it is a place not to miss.

6. Jist Misto

1835 Paisley Road West, Glasgow G52 3SX Scotland Italian, Mediterranean, European, Scottish, British Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +44 141 810 3950 http://www.facebook.com/jistmisto/
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5 based on 437 reviews

Jist Misto

Reviewed By paulrL8642RW

Having just finished a late shift at work I decided to go here for a family takeaway. David the owner was so polite and helpful . Best restaurant in Glasgow

5. Fanny Trollope's

1066 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8LY Scotland European, British, Scottish Lunch, Dinner Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB [email protected] +44 141 564 6464 http://www.fannytrollopes.co.uk/
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4 based on 1751 reviews

Fanny Trollope's

Enjoy some of Scotland's finest seasonal produce in a friendly atmospheric and busy neighbourhood bistro, popular with locals. We specialise in fish, seafood, Scottish beef and lamb, fowl and game.

Reviewed By Jean M

First time to this restaurant on Saturday evening and have already booked for a return visit. The food was absolutely delicious as was the wine. Service was good - staff very friendly. The restaurant is quite small but has a nice ambience - would recommend making a reservation. This is now our favourite restaurant in Finnieston!!Hi Jean M It’s so lovely to hear that you enjoyed your first evening with us on Saturday @ Fanny Trollope’s.Thank you for the positive words & for taking time to leave a review.We look forward to hosting you again sometime. Best wishes.

4. Roastit Bubbly Jocks

450 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6SE Scotland European, British, Soups, Scottish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB [email protected] +44 141 339 3355 http://www.roastitbubblyjocks.co.uk
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4 based on 1113 reviews

Roastit Bubbly Jocks

Reviewed By ANDISTRUTHERS

I happened to be in area, rain had started , so I thought , where can I find somewhere nice for a quick bowl of soup and get out of rain.Read very appealing tasting menu in window and went in.Iam SO glad I did. Very cheerful guy (Frank , I think was his name ) welcomed me, and told me to take a seat (anywhere I wanted,,,,, that alone was a plus point for me, as sometimes waiters do not give you a choice , despite if place is quiet or not)Menu , choices, and cost were all excellent.The soup I have to say, was delicious !!!! ...Borscht served with lovely whole meal , soft bread,soft butter( with fab sprinkled sea salt over it )I loved my visit here, and I cant wait to bring friends back with me the next time to try more of the offerings on the menu.In summary, a warm welcoming place, with great food and staff.!!!!.

3. Ox and Finch

920 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G3 7TF Scotland Scottish, European, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 141 339 8627 http://www.oxandfinch.com
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4 based on 2195 reviews

Ox and Finch

Ox and Finch is a hugely-popular Kelvingrove restaurant that has added a new dimension to the quality dining arena in Glasgow with its relaxed, sharing concept of contemporary dining; simple, seasonal and ingredient-led menus which combine big, bold flavo

Reviewed By 674tricial

Yet another amazing food experience in the Ox and Finch yesterday. Amazingly top quality ingredients are used to create the most fabulous dishes - each one so complete in it’s execution.As ever, the enthusiastic Staff here work so hard to ensure all customers have a super experience. We were served by Lucy who looked after us so well.Unfortunately, we don’t live in the City to visit even more frequently but it is always top of the list when in the City - cannot recommend highly enough!Hi,Many thanks for your visits and review of your most recent meal at Ox and Finch. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and trust that we will continue to deliver up amazing food experiences to you time and again.Best wishes,The Team at Ox and Finch.P.S. We have passed on your kind compliments to Lucy.

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2. Dakota Bar & Grill

179 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4DP Scotland Steakhouse, European, British, Grill, Scottish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 141 404 3680 http://glasgow.dakotahotels.co.uk
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4 based on 1299 reviews

Dakota Bar & Grill

Our destination Grill offers a fresh and sophisticated seasonal menu with brasserie-style service. The Bar upstairs features an exclusive Champagne Room and Cigar Terrace, offering an extensive drinks list of classic cocktails and wine from around the wor

Reviewed By Vic_Polly011

We decided to eat at the hotel after a long day of touring. We did not have reservations but were quickly seated. The restaurant is large but with sectioned off areas that made it feel intimate. Lighting was subtle and relaxing. Our dinner was delicious and the service was attentive. Would definitely recommend.Dear Vic_Polly011,Thank you for taking your time to leave a review regarding your dining experience at Dakota Bar & Grill.Great cooking, service and ambience are all hallmarks of Dakota and I am pleased to read that you appreciated all aspects of your time with us. To be recommended is one of the greatest compliments to receive so I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our service team, as they will be pleased that their hard work has not gone unnoticed. I hope to welcome you back to Dakota soon.Kind regards,Andrew Tsang

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1. Fylkir

134 Newlands Road, Glasgow G44 4ER Scotland Cafe, European, Contemporary, Danish, Scandinavian Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Table Service [email protected] +44 141 633 1722 https://www.facebook.com/Fylkirofcopenhagen/
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5 based on 46 reviews

Fylkir

Reviewed By B7460QKchrisf

We popped in her for a spot of lunch. We had previously eaten breakfast here and were very impressed. Lunch lived up to our expectations. The food was delicious and lovingly prepared. This is a cracking wee place. The portions are very generous too. Well worth a visit.

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