Places to Eat in Finnieston

Booking in advance is generally recommended for eating out. While many places do accept walk-ins, the chance of having to wait - sometimes for upwards of 30 minutes - to be seated is high, especially at peak meal times and popular places.

Sure, we’ve all seen the movie, we’ve all quoted the line, etc., but Lebowski’s is much more than just a fun little homage joint. Burgers are the speciality here, but there are many other options to satisfy your appetite. There are plant-based alternatives on the menu, though these are few, plus a kids (Little Dudes) menu and 30 (yes, 30) different variations on a White Russian cocktail. Stay a while. Drink. Eat. Be merry. Just don’t pee on the rug.

Classic fish and chips place serving up all your standard chippy dishes - battered fish, steak pies, haggis, smoked sausage and a range of sides. There is also a vegan menu.

A quick note - when ordering a fish supper in Glasgow, you must specify if you only want 1 piece of fish. The standard fish supper for one person in this city is 2 battered fish with chips. It is a lot.

‘Brass Monkeys’ is Brit slang for very cold weather (feel free to look up the phrase’s origins on your own time). While it may not exactly be tropical on Glasgow’s streets even in mid-August, The Brass Monkey offers a warm, lively atmosphere with themed cocktails and premium pints. A great place to unwind with friends after a long day.

The taste of Morocco in the heart of Finnieston! This coffee/brunch/lunch place offers paninis, flatbreads and dips, Moroccan-inspired charcuterie boards, coffees, mocktails and more. Several veggie and vegan options are available, and all food is 100% halal.

Quirky wee coffee shop that also serves nice things for breakfast and build your own pannini for lunch.


The main focus here is the extensive pizza and sides menu, of which the dough balls themselves are a minor part. A few vegetarian options are available, and their menu is very clear about any allergens/dairy/wheat etc in their pizzas. All their veggie options can be made vegan, all their chicken is halal, and if you really can’t find anything you fancy on their seventeen-pizza menu, you can always create your own!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day - at least it is at New Yolk. As the name may suggest, eggs are present in almost every dish here. Omelettes of various kinds, a Canadian take on a fried breakfast, English muffins (with eggs), hot and cold filled rolls and drinks. And if you’ve got a sweet tooth, a selection of pancakes with various sugary toppings awaits. Inexpensive and filling.

It’s not what you’re thinking, honest. Family-friendly (at least until 9pm) pizza and burger restaurant and bar with a selection of vinyl records for purchase if you like. Not expensive, and a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. They also do merch!

A small but classic pizza menu awaits customers here, as well as mozzarella sticks, chicken tenders and fries. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Ask about dietary requirements and allergies.

Steak restaurant featuring several different cuts of meat with sides including Mac and cheese and carrots cooked in beef dripping. Their steak frites is only £10 per person Mon-Wed, and if you happen to go on a Sunday for their roast dinner option, you’ll be treated to unlimited Yorkshire puddings (this is a good thing).

Zest is the place to go for protein-rich breakfasts, oatmeal bowls, pancake stacks, healthy salads, smoothies and soups. Slightly pricey, but a great stop to wash away the cobwebs from the night before.

A restaurant which prides itself on selecting Scottish produce for its dishes. The main focus here is around fish, meat and game, though there are some plant-based options as well. You can eat in the main restaurant or, if you prefer, there is a private dining space, however this is available by request only and must be pre-booked.

You can create almost any type of sandwich you like here. Pick from a selection of breads, the size of sandwich you’d like, and a range of fillings and sauces. Meal deal options (a sandwich or salad or wrap, crisps or a cookie and a drink) are available which are usually the cheapest option overall.

A ‘piece’ is Glasgow slang for any kind of sandwich, but at Piece in Finnieston, you’ll get really, REALLY great sandwiches on thick, crusty bread. Filling, tasty and a range of veggie and meat options available. Average cost is around £7.50, so slightly pricey, but so worth it.

Desserts are the thing here. Waffles, waffle bites, ice cream and cheesecake, with a range of hot and cold drinks.

Trendy bar with a good range of craft beers (more canned than on tap though.) Food available includes burgers, hotdogs, loaded fries etc. Booking recommended.

Supermarket chain which also does the usual grab-and-go stuff - pastries, sandwiches, crisps and drinks (meal deal options available) etc. Ideal if you’re just after something quick while you’re on the go or in a rush.

The Dirty Duchess is a fun old-looking pub but with a range of standard cocktails and beers. Pizza slices come from Joia across the road.


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Coffee and Eatery

Ceildh Music Thu - Sun

Sichuan / Hotpot


Burgers/ Piri Piri + Takeaway


Eat six courses inspired by a particular theme, with optional wine pairing. The menu and theme changes every six weeks and has in the past showcased everything from Pan-Asian fusion cuisine to a high-end take on the British chippy. Booking is essential - while there are Six By Nico restaurants in other UK cities now, the franchise was born in Glasgow, places are limited and book up quickly.

Modern Scottish fine dining. The only reason this place doesn't have a Michelin Star is that it refuses to be as formal as that requires. Outstanding tasting menu in the evening for a very special occasion but the lunch menu is as good and much more reasonably priced.

Coffee / Brunch


And old-time Glasgow favourite, reinvented. Pakora and Small-plate Indian food. Much more upmarket than when all it sold were Pakora and Murphy's Stout! Good for a dinner.

Haugh Road




Pizza / Pasta

Coffee / Ice Cream

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