Seafood restaurants in Glasgow

Claire Murray | Date posted - 09 Jan 2019
At ResDiary, we regularly trawl the streets of Glasgow searching out the best seafood that the city has to offer. From prawns to pilchards, we’ve tried it all. And don’t worry, we’re not shellfish, we’re more than willing to share what we’ve discovered. If you’re looking for seafood restaurants in Glasgow, you’ve come to the right plaice…

The Finnieston

Right in the heart of trendy Finnieston, is The Finnieston (see what they did there?). It’s a cosy pub-cum restaurant where you’ll feel equally at home sipping a sophisticated cocktail as you will getting stuck into a big haddock. Although there’s a huge selection of dishes to choose from on their al acarte, we recommend heading along on a Tuesday where “Fish and Fizz” is only £30 pp for fish, handcut chips, pea puree, a “wee jar of pickles”, and prosecco.

Cail Bruich

One of our absolute favourite restaurants, Cail Bruich nets all their food from Scotland’s natural larder, meaning that they’re big on the fish. They have various menus on offer, each of them featuring great fish dishes. We love their oysters, fresh from Loch Fyne and cooked three ways, although every one of their seafood dishes is cooked to perfection. If you’re out with non-fishy friends, this is a great place to head as they have plenty of meat and veggie options on offer too.

The Chip

A Glasgow institution, The Chip has been serving up great Scottish food for as long as most of us can remember. Another one that draws from the country’s natural larder, The Chip takes much of its inspiration from regional Scottish dishes. This means plates like Barra scallops, Shetland cod, and smoked mackerel dominate the menu. Bring a date here and they’ll know they’ve got a catch!


Open for over 20 years, when you’re looking for recommendations of seafood restaurants in Glasgow, this will be one of the first on everyone’s lips. They use only the freshest, most sustainable fish which means the menu changes regularly depending on the seasons. If you’re heading to the theatre, we’d recommend turbot-charging your night out by visiting here for their delicious pre-theatre menu prior. It’s one of the best in the city with two courses & wine for just £20.


No one does fish better than the Japanese, which is why we’re taking you to Sapporo Teppanyaki in Glasgow’s Merchant City. This super cool restaurants puts on both a dinner and a show, letting you watch the teppanyaki chefs at work as you eat delicious fish. Try out sushi, sashimi, noodles, and more as you relax in their trendy atmosphere. Don’t forget to try out their Japanese-style cocktails with a Suntory old fashioned oiling the wheels nicely.

Brian Maule

Brian Maule’s restaurant at Le Chardon d’Or has been top of Glasgow’s fine dining list for many years. And like all good fine dining venues, they really know how to serve up a great fish dish. Having worked with big chef names like Michel Roux at La Gavroche, Brian has a plethora of awards under his belt and is consistently named one of the top restaurants in Glasgow. Waves of people flock to his restaurant for dishes like roast monkfish, morteau sausage, baby leeks, and mini capers, or pan fried scallops, crevettes, leeks, macaroni, and herb butter sauce

Gandolfi Fish

If you live in Glasgow and haven’t been to one of the Gandolfi venues, there’s something fishy going on. Known for their high quality dishes in cosy surroundings, it’s the kind of place that’s perfect for a birthday or celebration. This is really comfort food at its best, featuring plates like breaded sole and prawn scampi, classic fish pie, and sea trout wellington. Seafood restaurants in Glasgow don’t come much better than this.

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