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August 20, 2014
Phil Smith

There is a high proportion of 5pm staff members who live in Glasgow’s south side. Maybe it’s because in recent years the south side has really flourished, with new bars and restaurants regularly arriving on the scene. Our 5pm southsiders share their local picks below.

Phil Smith, Projects

My favourite restaurant in the South Side is Art Lovers Cafe. It has really nice surroundings in Bellahouston Park and I like the Mackintosh decor. The food is really good too. It’s a nice place for a quiet lunch.

£12 for 3 courses on set lunch menu at Art Lovers Cafe on 5pm Dining.

Kimberley Watson, Customer Care

It would be easy to miss Oscars, an Italian restaurant on Ayr Road in Newton Mearns. But the food is delicious and the menus change quite often so there is always a varied choice. The staff are really friendly and accommodating too. It’s like a family atmosphere.

Kim Watson

£9.95 for 2 courses on lunch menu at Oscars on 5pm Dining.

Andrea MacNaughton, Sales

Andiamo is one of my favourite south side restaurants.  It is a lovely restaurant to enjoy a relaxing meal in, with friendly and helpful staff.  We recently went there for Sunday lunch, I had the Linguine Salmone which I can highly recommend!

£12.95 for 2 courses on pre-theatre menu + glass of wine at Andiamo on

Alan Wallace, Chief Technology Officer

I’m in the Ashoka all the time. I’m a pretty big curry fan, and my favourite is the shakuti – it’s nice and creamy but also super spicy. Their nan is great too. All the staff are really friendly and the service is always great.

£8 for 2 courses on pre-theatre menu at Ashoka Southside on

Jennifer Berg, Creative

Buongiorno is a really cosy old school italian. The staff are really friendly. Great pizza and the homemade puddings look great – will definitely sample next time!

£9.95 for 2 courses on early evening menu + glass of wine at Buongiorno on

Jen Berg

For more restaurant offers in Glasgow’s south side visit Piece of my City Glasgow south side.