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Glasgow’s Top 15 Restaurants with a Great View

Glasgow’s Top 15 Restaurants with a Great View

If there’s one thing better than diving into a tasty meal, it’s doing so with an unbelievable view right by your side. In Glasgow, we’re graced with the best food and scenery; you know, like we eat with our eyes, too.

Do join me in touring the town as we unveil Glasgow’s restaurants with great views that also put on a grand show with their food, of course. So read on and get ready to discover Glasgow from a whole different angle, literally!

Windows Restaurant


Address:  44 W George St, Glasgow G2 1DH, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 353 6373

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 7 AM to 10 AM, 12:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday – 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Perched elegantly on the 7th floor of the Carlton George Hotel, the Windows Restaurant offers an unmatched vista of Glasgow’s city centre. As you tuck into their tasty dishes, you can gaze upon the bustling streets, architecture, and picturesque cityscape.

The menu at Windows features delicious Scottish and European favourites using locally sourced ingredients. So don’t miss trying their melt-in-the-mouth Seafood Chowder or their velvety Venison Casserole while enjoying the gorgeous view.

Pro tip: 

Don’t miss out on their incredible afternoon tea with mini sandwiches, scones, and petits fours—perfect for indulging after a long day exploring the city. Also, it’s wise to make a reservation in advance, especially if you’re visiting on a weekend.

Argyle House Restaurant

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Address: 150 Edmiston Dr, Glasgow G51 2XD, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 580 8996

Operating hours: 

  • Wednesday to Saturday – 12 PM to 10 PM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 6 PM

Nestled inside the iconic Ibrox Stadium, home to the formidable Rangers FC, Argyle House lets you savour not just good food but also a slice of Scotland’s football history. The restaurant’s window reveals a prime view of the Ibrox pitch, perfect for a match day.

And about that food we’re tucking into—mouth-wateringly good doesn’t begin to cover it. Their menu and selection of wines and whiskeys are a done-up classic, influenced heavily by Scottish seasons and local produce.

Pro tip: 

Given its unique location, the restaurant tends to fill up quickly on match days, so be sure to make your booking well in advance. And hey, no worries about parking because there is ample free matchday parking at the Albion car park.

Radisson Red Sky Bar


Address: 25 Tunnel St, Finnieston Quay, Glasgow G3 8HL, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 471 1687

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 1 AM

With its floor-to-ceiling windows and lofty perch on the 9th floor, the Red Sky Bar boasts a breathtaking 360-degree view of Glasgow’s skyline. This trendy spot dishes out splendid views of the iconic River Clyde, SSE Hydro, and Finnieston Crane. 

Talking about cocktails, the bar stock is impressive, with bespoke mixes like their mango unchained and a local craft beer selection. You can pair it with the bar’s sharing platters to complete the experience, featuring juicy sliders, crunchy nachos, and delightful tacos.

Pro tip: 

The Sky Bar offers a DJ Night every Friday and Saturday, so make sure to pop in for some lively tunes and an even livelier atmosphere. I’d recommend keeping an eye on their social media channels for any special events or promotions!



Address: Westergate, 260 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8QW, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 428 4496

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 10 AM to 12 AM
  • Saturday and Sunday – 11 AM to 12 AM

No skyline-dining list in Glasgow is complete without Vega. Occupying a prime position on the 7th floor of the uber-cool Yotel, the restaurant provides front-row seats with jaw-dropping views of Glasgow’s west end, especially stunning at night.

While revelling in your surroundings, treat your taste buds to their fantastic fusion menu, a delightful blend of Japanese and Californian cuisine. Dishes like their delicate sushi rolls or flavourful bao buns are perfect accompaniments to the sublime setting.

Pro tip: 

Don’t miss their daily ‘sunset hour’ between 5-7 pm, where you can order selected cocktails, wines, and beers for a discounted price.



Address: 1377 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AF, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 586 3407

Operating hours: 

  • Wednesday and Thursday, Sunday – 12 PM to 10 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 12 PM to 10:30 PM

Tucked away in Finnieston, Farina boasts unrivalled views of the River Clyde, the Armadillo, and the iconic Finnieston Crane. This Italian gem serves up truly authentic Neapolitan pizza, cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven.

Their fantastic homemade pizza and pasta pair perfectly with the riverside setting. I must say, their rustic pizza with a glass of Chianti under the night sky is one of those experiences that makes us Glaswegians grateful for our city.

Pro tip: 

If you can, then try to visit between 4-6 pm from Monday to Thursday to take advantage of their ‘early evening special’—any pizza for just £8.

Clydeside Cafe (Clydeside Distillery)


Address: 100 Stobcross Rd, Glasgow G3 8QQ, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 212 1401

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 11 AM to 5 PM

Clydeside Café is tucked inside an iconic and historic distillery that has turned out some of the finest spirits known to Glaswegians. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more iconic sight as the Clyde arcs past, framed by a mixture of modern and historic architecture.

Their menu is everything you’d hope for in a place like this—delicious, and with an array of options that cater to different tastes. The smoked mackerel pâté and roasted beetroot salad are all crowd favourites, and don’t even get me started on the homemade scones!

Pro tip: 

If you have the time, it’s worth taking a tour of the distillery before or after your meal. The distillery offers guided tours that will take you through the history and process of whisky-making.

India Quay

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Address: 181 Finnieston St, Glasgow G3 8HE, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 221 1616

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 4:30 PM to 11 PM

India Quay, situated right across the river from the iconic BBC Scotland building, is a refined Indian restaurant with a great view. Imagine savouring spicy curry while gazing across the dazzling lights of the BBC structure and the shimmering azure of the river.

This place’s exhaustive menu of traditional Indian dishes is top-notch, too. I’d seriously recommend trying their chicken tikka masala or their lamb pasanda, and maybe a fluffy naan on the side.

Pro tip: 

Make sure to check out their early evening menu, which runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Discounted prices for their fabulous dishes make it cheaper to dine with a view.

The Ferry


Address: 25 Anderston Quay, Glasgow G3 8BX, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 1698 360085

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 9 AM to 5 PM

The Ferry, right on the River Clyde, was once used to transport cars across the water. Today, it’s a quirky dining spot with a view that’s a little bit different.

Their menu is replete with mouth-watering options, but their fish and chips are simply legendary. It’s the perfect meal to enjoy while taking in the surrounding views of the city and the river.

Pro tip: 

I’d recommend you keep an eye on their event calendar. They often host live music nights, which just add a brilliant layer to your dining experience!

Hilton Garden Inn


Address: Finnieston Quay, Glasgow G3 8HN, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 240 1002

Now we hop over to the Hilton Garden Inn, a classy hotel with an extraordinary view of the River Clyde. The hotel’s restaurant, the City Café, offers more than just a cosy place to nosh.

Think floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the river, with the mighty Finnieston Crane in the distance. Aside from their Scottish salmon fillet (which, btw, is great), you can also aim for their cocktails as their bartender whips up a mean Glasgow mule.

Pro tip: 

Opt for their pre-theatre menu for an early dining experience with a view. It’s available daily from 5 pm to 6:45 pm.

The Corinthian Club

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Address: 191 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1DA, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 552 1101

Operating hours: 

  • Thursday – 12 PM to 12 AM
  • Friday – 12 PM to 3 AM
  • Saturday – 11 AM to 3 AM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 8 PM

Next is the Corinthian Club, situated right smack-dab in the heart of Merchant City. With its classy architecture and historic charm, this Victorian-era banking hall-turned-restaurant will sweep you off your feet even before you glimpse the view.

As for what to eat, you’re spoilt for choice: their brasserie-style menu runs the gamut from pan-roasted duck to seafood linguine. Then you can pair the slow-cooked pork belly with a local craft beer as you lose yourself in the grand surroundings.

Pro tip: 

Make sure to try visiting during the weekdays for their set market menu, available for lunch and early dinner. At these times, you can sample their culinary creations without breaking the bank.

Glaschu Restaurant & Bar


Address: 32 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AB, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 248 2214

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 9 PM

Perched in the heart of the city, right off Royal Exchange Square, Glaschu overlooks a bustling intersection of Glasgow life. You can watch the world go by outside their wide windows as you bask in all the urban charm the city centre has to offer.

Now, let’s talk about food because Glaschu is serious about its local and seasonal Scottish menu. You can dive into their venison loin or try the monkfish tail.

Pro tip: 

Their tasting menu, which changes seasonally, offers a wonderful dining experience. Be sure to also check out their impressive wine list to pair with your food.

WEST Brewery


Address: 15 Binnie Pl, Glasgow G40 1AW, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 550 0135

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday to Thursday – 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 11 AM to 12 AM

The WEST Brewery is a gem, punting out glorious views over the green pastures of Glasgow Green. With the grandeur of the People’s Palace and the Nelson Monument on the horizon, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more iconic sight as you dine.

And of course, it’s not just about views here! The Brewery, known for its scrumptious German-inspired menu, is a haven for beer lovers, where their legendary St. Mungo stands out.

Pro tip: 

Don’t forget to make a booking for a brewery tour to truly appreciate where your beer comes from. It’s a brilliant add-on for true Pilsner enthusiasts!

Ubiquitous Chip


Address: 12 Ashton Ln, Hillhead, Glasgow G12 8SJ, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 334 5007

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday to Thursday – 12 PM to 12 AM
  • Friday and Saturday – 12 PM to 1 AM

The Ubiquitous Chip, a Glaswegian institution snug in Ashton Lane, offers delightful views over this meandering cobbled street. The leafy charm and fairy lights transform the meal into something quite magical, especially in the evenings.

Dining at ‘The Chip’, as locals call it, means feasting on some incredible native flavours. For instance, you can dig into their Venison Haggis or the North Sea Hake, where you’ll find yourself applauding their culinary creativity.

Pro tip: 

Remember to book a table on their rooftop terrace for a truly immersive Ashton Lane experience. It’s a little slice of Glasgow that should be enjoyed at leisure!

Inn Deep


Address: 445 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8HH, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 264 2111

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 12 PM to 12 AM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 11 PM

Our next destination lands us at another Kelvingrove gem, Inn Deep. Set in a unique riverside spot under an arch of the Great Western Road Bridge, it overlooks the River Kelvin.

The views of river life and leafy Kelvin Park from its patio are hard to beat. Plus, their selection of burgers, hot dogs, and an array of craft beers sounds simple but lands perfectly within the realm of comfort food.

Pro tip: 

This spot is much loved by locals, and the patio can get busy on sunny days. So, don’t snooze on booking a table in advance, especially in fair weather!


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Address: The Townhouse, Nelson Mandela Pl, Glasgow G1 2LL, United Kingdom 

Contact details: +44 141 320 0241

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 11 PM

Last but not least on today’s list, we zoom to an elevated setting, Chaophraya. Situated atop Buchanan Street, the restaurant provides commanding views of the bustling shopping district below.

Now, Chaophraya’s Thai dishes promise to transport your taste buds to the streets of Bangkok. The first thing you should try is their pad Thai or Thai green curry, and you’ll find authenticity in every bite.

Pro tip: 

They offer a brilliant ‘Pre-Theatre’ menu from 12pm to 6pm It’s worth checking out, especially if you’re out for a bargain combining the great food and views!

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