Living Like a Local // Glasgow


We're kicking off a new series on this space where we hear from guests about their favorite spots in their respective cities. Glasgow, Scotland comes from our friend, Catherine. Here are some of her favorite spots around the city!favorite spots in Glasgow, ScotlandEating Out in GlasgowGlasgow has something for everyone, whether you're looking for modern art, historic buildings, stunning open spaces or quirky tearooms. With imposing 19th Century buildings, an amazing music scene and a love of life that only Glaswegians themselves exude, it's a wonderfully varied city to visit. The food here is also something to write home about, from the weird and wonderful to the more refined. Some fantastic eateries and dishes to try are:Deep Fried PizzaGlasgow is known as the heart attack capital of the UK for a reason and this may well be it. Imagine a pizza with all its thick dough and cheesy toppings fried until crisp. It may sound bizarre but you're likely to find them alongside your fish and chips in the local chippy selling like hotcakes. You'll find them battered and deep-fried in some places too; the combination of the melting salty cheese and the deep-fried batter is apparently very good and has certainly won many a fan. As having the deep-fried Mars Bar which is also supposedly delicious. Will you be brave enough to have a try?Cupcakes For You & West End VintageFor a delicious treat in a very highly thought of establishment in the heart of the West End of Glasgow, look no further than this lovely little spot. From traditional and more modern cakes and bakes like clootie dumpling, malteser tray bake, date and walnut cake or cupcakes to a delicious afternoon tea at bargain prices, you'll find something delicious to enjoy here along with a choice of teas.Number 16If you're looking for excellent service in cosy surroundings, this long-established restaurant fits the bill. Using only fresh seasonal ingredients and with international and local influences, you'll find such tempting dishes on the menu as pan-fried mackerel fillet with beetroot gazpacho, pea shoots and horseradish granita to start, herb gnocchi with shaved truffle pecorino, sage and walnut butter or roast Gressingham duck breast with quince, roast apricots, aromatic sauerkraut and plum sauce for mains, and Turkish delight with chocolate ice cream and dark chocolate wafer for dessert. With fantastic reviews for both food and service Number 16 is well worth considering for an evening meal.The Black Sheep Bistro A family run bistro just to the north of the city centre, offering beautifully well cooked food and attentive service. Hugely popular, yet refusing to take on air of pretension or mess with good locally sourced fresh food and flavours, you're sure to have a fantastic meal here. Perhaps try Cullen Skink with crusty bread to start, haggis, neaps and tatties with whiskey sauce for main, followed by strawberry shortbread stack if you want to keep a Scottish theme to your meal for the evening. Whatever you choose to sample from the menu here, you won't be disappointed. If those suggestions have whet your appetite, why not book a trip to this friendly Scottish city and see what culinary delights you can find to enjoy here (click here for some great hotel recommendations).This is a partnered post, but we wouldn't include it if we didn't think these were top-notch recs!