Trendy restaurants in Glasgow

Claire Murray | Date posted - 29 Nov 2018


Looking for somewhere that just serves hunners of cheese? Jacques is the place for you. Sister restaurant (or “wee brother) to West End favourite Brel, these guys specialise in raclette and fondue, with additions of mussels, steak, and lobster. You’ve got to try out the “Rac & Mac”; macaroni cheese, topped with melting raclette. Hello, cheese coma? It’s ResDiary.

Six by Nico

Still hanging onto his crown of having one of the most trendy restaurants in Glasgow, Nico cooks up a brand new menu every six weeks, based on a theme. We’ve had ones like “The 70’s”, “New York”, and the unforgettable “Disney” so far, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. If “trendy” means “Instagrammable” to you, then you won’t be disappointed: his food is artfully prepared, and as bright and eye-catching as the venue.


Indian tapas, you say? We can’t think of anything better. If you’re stuck in a chicken korma rut you’re too scared to get out of, grab your friends and branch out with lots of dishes at Chaakoo. Styled on the Irani cafes of 19th century India, they serve up little dishes of delight, along with one of the best butter chickens in the city. C’mon, let’s spice things up.


Cool art, craft beer, and a food menu that sounds as comforting as your mum’s dinners? Check. Drag bingo, records, and paying staff the Living Wage? Check. It really doesn’t come much cooler than Shawlands’ newest spot, Phillies. Headed up by the team behind beloved Redmonds in Dennistoun, it’s a great place to head for brunch, dinner, or drinks.

So L.A

What’s trendier than LA? The answer to that, reckon the owners of this new spot, is nothing. From the team behind legendary venues like The Butcher Shop and the Spanish Butcher comes a restaurant/bar/club, modelled on the super cool celebrity playgrounds of LA. Think low lighting, impressive decor, great food, and a cocktail list that will blow your mind. That’s  So L.A.

Hanoi Bike Shop

Wander around Glasgow now and you’ll find multiple places serving up Vietnamese food, but that wasn’t the case when Hanoi opened up a few years ago. Trailblazers in bringing the cuisine to Glasgow, they’re so trendy, they’ve had Beyonce posing outside their front door. They’re famous for their Pho, and you can build your own bowl from their unique ingredients. For pho’s sake, get booking!

Tuk Tuk

The wall art at this Indian restaurant are reason enough to make the wander down Sauchiehall Street, but when you factor in the gub, it’s a must-visit. They serve everything from traditional dishes to stuff a bit out there, and we’re obsessed with their sag paneer. Modelled on the street food of India, their decor is bright, colourful, and fun making this one of the best trendy restaurants in Glasgow.
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