Finnieston Foodie Hotspots

Best Places To Grab A Bite In Finnieston

Glasgow’s West End is famed for its restaurants, boutique shops and bohemian culture, along with a healthy dose of leafy walkways and green spaces. A relative newcomer to the family, Finnieston was once a forgotten pocket of the area, teetering on the edge of a West End postcode but with little in the way of the type of amenities it needed to make it memorable.

In the last five years, we’ve seen the area skyrocket to become not only Glasgow’s top-rated eating and drinking night-spot, but also The Guardian’s coolest place to live in Britiain, 2016. The reinvention of Finnieston continues as must-visit bars and restaurants pop up almost weekly. Take a look at our pick of the bunch to find some inspiration for where to eat tonight.


Those who stood strong with Finnieston before it’s glory days took hold will remember Crabshakk was one of the first to arrive on the scene. Serving impeccable seafood and fantastic wines to match, this cosy corner of the West End doesn’t have much in the way of floor space (so book early!) but makes up for it with fresh dishes, a buzzing atmosphere and a warm Glasgow welcome.

Kelvingrove Cafe

If you like cocktails you’ll love the KC. Not only does it serve some of the most niche mixed drinks out there, you’ll sometimes find a guest worldwide cocktail flaring champ behind the bar, serving up their own unique concoctions. Their food menu holds it’s own too, with a range of traditional Scottish and continental plates on offer and seasonality at its core. Try the Mince and Tatties for a true taste of Scotland, Finnieston-style.

Ox And Finch

True foodies have to put Ox and Finch on their hit list during their Glasgow stay. This hotspot is a haven all things fresh, fine and delicious. Their menu features an entire section dedicated to raw, cured and cold meat and fish, while the coffee and praline millefeuille on the dessert side is to die for. Another one to ensure you’ve got your reservation in place well in advance because Saturday nights are a full house.

The Gannet

If you’re feeling flush then The Gannet has been garnering a whole host of rave reviews since it opened. It’ll stretch the purse strings just a little but there’s definitely a pay-off. Expect the unexpected with interesting flavour combinations and a focus on hearty meats from right here in the Scotland. Book early to avoid disappointment because this one’s a hot ticket!

The 78

For something a little different try vegan-friendly The 78. Freshly prepared pub-food without the meaty bits, The 78 is something of an institution in Glasgow having made Finnieston cool way before anyone else did. Inside, grab yourself a battered sofa or chair to sit back and relax into and let the laid-back surroundings and Saturday night DJ play you into the night. For a quieter evening head out on a Sunday evening when live jazz starts at 9pm.