Graduation dinner in Glasgow

Our top picks

Zopaash | Date posted - 01 Oct 2018
YASSSS you did it! Say goodbye to the Super Noodle diet and the late night library sessions, you’re finally graduating! Now you need to pick a spot for graduation dinner with the folks. We’ve narrowed down a list of places that are doing some special menus to help you celebrate your graduation in Glasgow.

Ubiquitous Chip

This place is usually found flying high on any special occasion/fine dining restaurant list and quite rightly so. Born from a love of Scottish food, “The Chip” as it’s more commonly known in Glasgow, is an ideal location for a graduation celebration. The restaurant, adorned with fairy lights, omits serious botanical vibes with lush green foliage all around. The addition of a small pond adds to the dreamy dining experience. Perfect to celebrate with friends and family.

Cail Bruich

Paul and Chris Charambous opened the original Cail Bruich in Quarriers Village by Bridge of Weir in 2006, and thanks to its success they branched out to Glasgow’s Great Western Road, and we’re so glad they did! Cail bruich means to “eat well”, and we’re certain that if you’re looking for a relaxed graduation experience where you’ll be eating very well, Cail Bruich is a winner.


Celebrate your graduation in style at Glasgow institution, Hutchesons City Grill. Enjoy a three-course dinner in the decadent City Grill, then make your way to the 158 club lounge where you can continue the celebrations with champagne. Oh, and if you choose to celebrate your graduation here graduates get a free glass of fizz; we’ll cheers to that!

Porter & Rye

Celebratory steak at Porter & Rye? Go on, you deserve it! Regarded as one of the best places in Glasgow for succulent steaks and premium quality meats, this place is a must for any true meat-eater. Great for a special occasion, now is as good a time as any to give it a try.

Cafe Gandolfi

Scottish, Seafood, Vegetarian, Bistro
Championing Scottish produce since 1979, Cafe Gandolfi has brought a new style of cooking to the Glasgow scene with inventive dishes, many of which are still going strong. A special mention for their Arbroath smokies served in a fishy, smokey tomato sauce, which are to die for. If you’re looking for a laid back graduation dinner with traditional dishes, this is the place to be. Also, the location is pretty sweet, if you’ve had enough of the folks, you can meet your mates at any of the pubs and bars nearby!

The Gannet

Scottish, Fine Dining
If you’ve had enough formality for the day, but still want to enjoy a delicious gourmet meal to celebrate your graduation in Glasgow, then The Gannet is right up your street. A countless award-winner, this place sports a relaxed industrial interior and serves up contemporary Scottish cuisine you’re sure to love.

The Anchor Line

The entrance is elaborate with intricate decoration and pillared ceilings and, upon entering, you get the feeling you are about to enjoy something special… Think fresh oysters, the finest scotch beef, and burgers to die for, and you’ve got The Anchor Line. Showcasing fresh Scottish produce, this place lends itself well to a glam graduation celebration.


Graduating is stressful enough without having to decide where to go for a no fuss, nice meal with the family. We can help with that one. For an intimate grad dinner, we’d recommend you wander on down to the award-winning, restaurant Stravaigin. With the graduation menu featuring mains from grilled sea bass to Lebanese lamb, we’re sure there will be something to please all the family.
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