The bells this year were brought in Glasgow style so will now share with you some of the highlights. I will be completely honest and say that Glasgow isn’t my favourite Scottish City, definitely an Edinburgh girl at heart but with a number of great shops, stand out restaurants, varied bars and interesting attractions it actually made for a pleasant Hogmanay getaway!
Our Glasgow Recommendations:
- Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow – Great accommodation option right in the centre of Glasgow overlooking Central Station. Boutique rooms, great breakfasts and lovely hosts…and lots of yummy cakes baked daily too!
- Thai Lemongrass – One of my favourite Thai restaurants, ever, well certainly the closest iv found to the real deal within the UK. The restaurant has a lovely laid back atmosphere and the menu has plenty of options.
- Republic Bier Halle – Great beer, great pizza, enough said! Oh and the pizzas are 2 for 1 too!
- Metropolitan – This trendy cocktail bar is set within trendy Merchant Square. They have got a great cocktail list and their frozen strawberry daiquiri’s are awesome and certainly got a big thumbs up from us!
- Riverside Museum – Taking a break away from the food and drink scene I would highly recommend a visit to the impressive Riverside Museum which houses an interesting and varied transport collection. Free admission.
- BrewDog Glasgow – It was very easy to spend a whole afternoon here chilling out, drinking beer (lots of choices), eating burgers (served with tortilla chips) and enjoying the view across to Kelvingrove Gallery.
- WEST Brewery, Bar & Restaurant – Another place you could easily dwindle an afternoon away at whilst enjoying great beer in cosy surroundings. WEST is situated just off Glasgow Green but is well worth the walk/taxi ride.
- Ashton Lane – This is where we spent Hogmanay for the famous Ashton Lane Street Party, which I wouldn’t necessarily recommend as it was quite badly organised but the lane itself is very pretty and has some great bars and restaurants.
- Brel – We made a last minute booking for dinner at this bar and restaurant situated on Ashton Lane when we realised we didn’t want to be standing outside all night for the Hogmanay celebrations but it turned out to be a good choice. Mussels are their speciality!
- Cup Tea Lounge – This lovely tea lounge is located within a B listed building which makes for rather grand surroundings whilst you enjoy cocktails, cupcakes and afternoon tea! We just opted for cocktails but the menu looked lovely.
- Charcoals Restaurant - Following various recommendations from friends we decided to check this Indian restaurant out for ourselves and weren’t disappointed! Great food, fun staff and a handy central location. And only £6.95 for a 2 course lunch!
- Barca Tapas & Cava Bar – One of the many food and drink options within Princess Square, just off Buchanan Street, we stopped by here for a quick cocktail before the journey home. We opted for the Sorbet de Sevilla, very tasty!