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December 2, 2015

The best thing about Christmas dining is that all acceptable eating and drinking habits go out of the window – it’s never too early for three courses and a glass of fizz. Christmas lunches are a great way to catch up with loved ones over the festive season. Here’s our best Christmas lunch offers in Glasgow.


Antipasti Glasgow

A ten pound note is enough to get you a three course Christmas lunch at popular Glasgow restaurant Antipasti on Sauchiehall Street. Diners have the option of choosing from traditional dishes such as turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas pudding or chicken liver pate, or the Italian food the restaurant is known for, such as pizza or pasta, tiramisu or mozzarella sticks. Based in the heart of the nightlife end of Sauchiehall Street, it’s a great spot to soak up the flurry of activity.

£9.95 for 3 courses on Christmas lunch menu at Antipasti on 5pm Dining.

Barca Tapas & Cava Bar

Barca: it's tapas time.

Barca Tapas in Princes Square is serving a Spanish themed Christmas menu with dishes such as potato and white bean stew with citrus cous cous, castillian chickpea soup with Spanish bread, and crema catalana. Turkey and Christmas pudding is also available to keep the traditionalists happy. Upmarket Princes Square looks particularly stunning during Christmas time, the centrepiece suspended Christmas tree being an iconic Glasgow festive presence.

£19.95 for 3 courses on Christmas lunch menu at Barca Tapas & Cava Bar on 5pm Dining.

NY American Grill

NY American Grill

If you fancy Princes Square but don’t fancy Spanish, NY American Grill is also an option. Their Christmas lunch menu features Christmas favourites with a clever American twist, like Christmas pudding with Bourbon custard and turkey, and chorizo po boy. The vegetarian main looks particularly yummy – hasselback sweet potato stuffed with goat’s cheese and tomato, topped with sour cream and salsa.

£19.95 for 3 courses on Christmas lunch menu at NY American Grill on 5pm Dining.

Tempus – Grand Central

Tempus at the Grand Central Hotel.

Tempus restaurant in Grand Central Hotel is the perfect spot to enjoy a special Christmas lunch. After all, the hotel is one of Glasgow’s most famous landmarks and has hosted Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill among others. Their Christmas menu sticks to the modern Scottish cuisine the restaurant is known for and dishes include traditional turkey with all the trimmings, oak smoked Scottish salmon with capers and shallots, and lemon and orange posset.

£18.95 for 2 courses on the Christmas menu at Tempus – Grand Central on 5pm Dining.

Alla Turca Grill & Meze Bar


If you’re heading to a panto at the King’s Theatre, Alla Turca just a few minutes away is the ideal spot for a post theatre festive lunch. The restaurant serves up Turkish cuisine and their Christmas menu features dishes such as Adana style kofte shish with bulgur rice, cacik and salad, meze and baklava.

£8.49 for 2 courses on lunch menu + prosecco or tea/coffee at Alla Turca Grill & Meze Bar on 5pm Dining.

Pulcinella RestaurantPulcinella

Decked out with Italian flags, checked table cloths and large murals, Pulcinella in city centre’s Hope Street has the feel of a traditional neighbourhood Italian. Their extensive Christmas lunch menu has both British and Italian options.

£8.95 for 3 courses on December lunch menu at Pulcinella Restaurant on 5pm Dining.

For more Christmas lunch offers in Glasgow check our 5pm Christmas dining page.