Mouthful of Glasgow & Argyll
Heart & Soul of Scotland
From freshly caught seafood to cutting edge fine-dining that has to be seen to be believed, Glasgow & Argyll has something for every taste. Discover passionate producers, talented chefs and a buzzing food scene in the city and on the coast.
Glasgow in the food destination of the moment, with cafés, restaurants and breweries offering world-class food and drink. There’s so much diversity on offer, from fabulous haute cuisine to sensational street food. A great way to experience Glasgow’s food culture is to join the Wee Food Tour for a walking foodie adventure through the city. You’ll be treated to an afternoon of tastings trying some of Glasgow’s finest food and produce. Or how about taking afternoon tea in the luxurious surrounding of Blythswood Square
Meat eaters will love The Spanish Butcher in Merchants’ Quarter as well as Alston Bar & Beef. The city is great for vegans and vegetarians too. Mono, the relaxed vegan café in Merchant City, is a brilliant spot for a bite. For fine dining it has to be The Gannet, a multi award-winning restaurant in the Finnieston area of Glasgow. The menu celebrates the best of seasonal Scottish food and you’ll find plenty of Argyll produce featured.
This brings us nicely onto Argyll, which is the place to sample fresh seafood. A huge array of shellfish and wetfish – from lobster to mackerel – is caught and landed locally before being expertly served up in Argyll’s hotels, restaurants and cafés. You can follow the Argyll Seafood Trail or head to Oban, the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’, which is packed with great places to eat local seafood. A good option near Glasgow is Cattle & Creel in Helensburgh, where you can tuck into the best Scottish steak and seafood right on the seafront. Or how about treating yourself to a fish supper from the award-winning Wee Kelpie?
But it’s not just seafood on offer in Argyll. There’s mouth-watering meat and game from the fields and hills, delicious dairy and a whole host of artisan producers offering everything from jams and preserves to ales and gins. At Botanica at The Barn on Argyll’s Secret Coast you can enjoy fresh croissants and speciality coffee roasted just down the road in Tighnabruaich by Argyll Coffee Roasters.
For a feast for the eyes and the stomach, pair Glasgow and Argyll – the Heart & Soul of Scotland.