Hi Everyone! Today I thought that I would finally get round to writing a post giving you the low down on my favourite things to do in my hometown Glasgow! Whether your planning a trip to Glasgow or not or , like me, you live here I hope that you will find this post interesting!
Food, in my opinion, is one of the first things you want to suss out when you’ve arrived at a new city. Course there’s the usual chain restaurants and cafes that you’ll find across the UK but I’m going to tell you about a gems that Glasgow has to offer.
Old Salty’s is one of my favourite places for lunch or dinner. This is a traditional chippy/ café that serves the best fish and chips Glasgow has to offer! Along with fish and chips they also serve the likes of mac and cheese, homemade soups, salads and even pizzas. All food is made fresh and the restaurant is in the loft which adds to the cosy comfort vibe. They have an amazing lunch menu during the week which is only £5! Great quality yummy food at an affordable price.
Hidden in Miller Street just off Glasgow’s iconic George square, Paesano Pizza is Glasgow’s version of Homeslice pizza in London. Again, this is a rustic minimalistic restaurant speedy, quick perfect for working lunches with finger lickn damn tasty pizza. The pizzas are authentic Napolitano style made in an artisan stone baked oven. As well as pizza and salads, they also do desserts such as their soft scoop ice cream which is a real taste of Italy in the centre of Glasgow.
Keeping with the Italian theme, if your looking for a classy romantic Italian restaurant look no further than Viva Italian on Bothwell St Glasgow City Centre. The food from Viva is of great quality and it has a lovely atmosphere especially at night with the candlelight dinner. The service is attentive and the restaurant is lovely and spacious. If you love your steak dinners, The Grill on the Corner is the place for you. Again, this is a classy restaurant which will give you a lovely experience.
If your looking for small cute cafes for a slice of cake and coffee Glasgow has an abundance of independent cafes. One of my recently discovered favs is Spitfire Espresso. The guys that run this café are super friendly and it is a laid back café. I recommend their homemade soups and bagels. Jellyhill in Glasgow’s west end is another gem especially for their homemade cakes and baked potatoes. It is a cosy café with lovely dimmed lighting which makes for a relaxing coffee trip.
*Things to Do!*
There’s a lot of things to do in Glasgow from exploring some of the best museums and art galleries Scotland has to offer from Kelvingrove Museum to the Hunterian Museum. Glasgow’s Necropolis Graveyard ( I know sounds creepy) is a Victorian Graveyard which gives you a sensational view of the City. On the River Clyde is the Science Centre which is a great day out as well as the Riverside Transport Museum. If your looking more for something chill, I recommend that you check out the Grovenor Cinema in Ashton Lane, West End. It reminds me of an old wartime cinema because of how cute it is and they also have a licence so you can enjoy an alcoholic beverage if you choose to. Glasgow obviously has the iconic Buchanan Street which makes for a shoppers paradise, but if your more into the quiet life and want away from the bustle there is an abundance of parks to choose from. Kelvingrove Park, Rouken Glen and Mugdock Park are just a few which make for great picnic spots in the summer and long walks.
I hope that you liked my extensive guide to Glasgow1 I’ve been meaning to do one for so long, I’ve also tried to link everything that I’ve mentioned if you fancy checking it out. Let me know your thoughts on Glasgow in the comments!