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November 17, 2015

It’s November and it’s cold, dark and miserable, so let’s distract ourselves by thinking about the festive season. Christmas dining offers in Glasgow and Edinburgh have already started popping on our website so why not start taking advantage of them? Here’s 10 festive options for Christmas dining.

Avante Garde, Glasgow


An inviting space with a cool, contemporary décor, Avant Garde is a lively music bar and restaurant on King Street in Glasgow’s Merchant City. The huge windows are great for people watching, but much of the attention focuses on the regular live music. Their festive shoppers menu has a huge selection of salad, burger, pasta and risotto dishes.

£7.95 for 2 courses on special lunch menu + wine at Avante Garde on 5pm Dining.

La Vita Spuntini, Glasgow


Offering a leisurely Tuscan dining experience in the centre of Glasgow’s Byres Road, La Vita Spuntini serves a wide range of Italian favourites. Their Christmas lunch menu features pizza, pasta, beef and fish dishes, and if you’re feeling particularly traditional you can go for their Christmas turkey.

£14.95 for 3 tapas + dessert + glass of sangria or prosecco at La Vita Spuntini on 5pm Dining.

Grosvenor Casino and Grill, Glasgow


Grosvenor Casino and Grill – Merchant City is a grill restaurant held within the Grosvenor Casino on Glassford St. Relaxed and informal with the excitement of the casino floor never far away, it specialises in steak, fish dishes and salads, and offers round the clock dining with food available 24 hours a day. All the steaks are carefully chosen from farm assured cattle within the British Isles.

£15.95 for 2 courses on festive menu at Grosvenor Casino and Grill on 5pm Dining.

Chaophraya, Glasgow

Glasgow’s Chaophraya is a spectacular setting for a special festive meal – set over four floors of The Townhouse on Buchanan Street, it is Europe’s largest Thai restaurant and boasts a romantic Buddha balcony where two diners can eat high above the main dining room. There is also the restaurant’s Palm Sugar Lounge cocktail bar on the ground floor which is perfect for pre or post meal drinks.

£16.95 for festive banquet on Christmas lunch menu at Chaophraya on 5pm Dining.

Grosvenor Cafe, Glasgow

Grosvenor Cafe in Glasgow’s Ashton Lane aims to cater to all tastes and this is reflected in their Festive Fayre menu which features turkey, beef, fish and veggie main course dishes and starters.  The meal can be topped off with desserts that include a traditional Christmas pudding or chocolate and mandarin cheesecake with fresh berry coulis.

£16 for 2 courses on set menu + cocktail at the Grosvenor Cafe on 5pm Dining.

Masala Twist City Centre, Glasgow

Masala Twist City Centre

Masala Twist in Glasgow’s Hope Street puts a Scottish twist on traditional Indian dishes – mince and tatties curry anyone? Their a la carte has loads of Indian/Scottish or traditional Indian dishes to choose from and their festive offers includes the choice of wine, spirits, lager or a soft drink to wash it down.

£12.95 for 2 courses on festive menu + glass of wine at Masala Twist City Centre on 5pm Dining.

Mango Restaurant and Bar, Glasgow

Mango Restaurant and Bar in Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street serves a mix of main courses and tapas from all over South America. Salsa classes, club nights, open mic nights, live bands, DJs and all the Copa America games ensures a carnival atmosphere all year round. Their Christmas menu features a mix of the traditional, like a turkey roast, and  Latin American dishes, such as slow cooked roasted pork served with boiled rice, saffron and fresh avocado.
£6 for 3 tapas on a la carte menu at Mango Restaurant and Bar on 5pm Dining.

Twenty Princes Street, Edinburgh

Twenty Princes Street looks out over central Edinburgh
Triple height windows in Edinburgh’s Princes Street give the first floor restaurant fantastic views over the city centre to the Castle. With oak floors, ornate ceilings and leather banquette seating, the interior is just as eye-catching. The menus are local and seasonal but some dishes are constant such as the signature steak with is cooked on the restaurant’s Josper Grill (available on their festive menu).
£20 For 2 Mains from the twenty’s plenty menu + 2 Drinks at Twenty Princes Street on 5pm Dining.
For more Christmas restaurant offers in Glasgow and Edinburgh, check out Christmas Dining page