A residential area of Glasgow’s West End sandwiched between numerous areas including Byres Road and Partickhill, Hyndland is a neighbourhood of leafy streets, Edwardian terraces and beautiful architecture. The number of professionals living in the area has ensured a choice of quality restaurants; we’ve lined up our top dining spots in Hyndland.
Nick’s Italian Bar & Grill
For top neighbourhood dining, Nick’s Italian Bar and Grill is not to be missed. With the feel of a Manhattan loft Nick’s offers classic Italian dishes but also a number of items from their grill, burgers, chicken kebabs as well as a range of delicious steaks. We spoke to Derek Smith, General Manager of Nick’s about the restaurant: “Nick’s is an Italian with a New York slant. The interior has a New York vibe to it. We also do lots of specials everyday that can be Fish & Chips, Nachos, to something French, something Spanish. Even if you don’t like Italian food, there is always something different on offer. “The spicy lemon chicken kebab [see video below] from the specials menu is really popular, we literally can’t take them off. The ladies especially love them. Apart from that, our burgers can be cooked medium or rare and they are our second best selling dish. “I think what makes us popular with 5pm customers is our focus on people. We have a great team here and we try and create a family atmosphere. We are very easy going and that makes a great team and so, the service follows on to that. Great chefs and the food follows on to that. People are a big focus.” You can see the chefs from Nick’s preparing some of their popular dishes in the video below.
Offer – £13.95 for 2 courses on dinner menu with glass of wine- menus & more offers here.
Right on Hyndland’s main promenade is Epicures, a vibrant, attractive restaurant and coffee bar that lets you enjoy the West End goings on at leisure. They have a fresh menu covering French and Mediterranean dishes like Chermoula mackerel with king prawns, giant cous cous, preserved lemons, sunblush tomatoes or goats cheese Pithivier with grilled artichoke and Mediterranean vegetables. Perfect for enjoying this stylish and relaxed venue with friends are Epicures’ sharing platters such as the seafood platter, marinated Shetland mussels, Loch Fyne smoked salmon, gin and ginger cured salmon, peppered mackerel, tempura king prawns, anchovies and Loch Fyne oysters. Plus if the sun comes out, there’s a wonderful al fresco terrace, a sun trap to the side of the restaurant. Offer – £12 for 2 courses on pre-theatre menu or 20% a la carte discount – more offers & menus here.
Cottiers Restaurant Upstairs
The stunning surroundings of a former church plays host to a theatre, a bar, courtyard area and Cottiers Restaurant Upstairs which offers Scottish food in beautiful yet relaxed surroundings. Cottiers really is worth a visit to see the stunning conversion. It was named after Daniel Cottier, the artist and stained glass designer who original decorated the church and who was hugely influential in design circles around the world. It was restored by the Four Acres Charitable Trust in the early 1990s with Daniel Cottiers original works restored to their former beauty. From burgers to mussels and beer battered haddock to slow roasted BBQ pork belly the menus at Cottiers Restaurant Upstairs focus on fresh Scottish produce with traditional classics as well as numerous daily specials. Offer – 20% a la carte discount – menus & more offers here
Cafe Source Too
With dishes like slow braised daube of beef with haggis rubmblethumps and roast vegetables and Ramsay’s of Carluke belly of pork with black pudding and cabbage croquette and an apple and white onion puree, it’s no wonder that Café Source Too is popular with 5pmers. You might have tried the sister restaurant to Café Source Too, in Glasgow City Centre, and this West End restaurant offers the same quality Scottish dining using top Scottish suppliers in a modern, relaxed atmosphere. Offer – £13.95 for 2 courses on pre-theatre menu with glass of wine – menus & more offers here.