The best thing about Christmas dining is that all socially acceptable eating habits go out of the window and it becomes perfectly acceptable to gorge on three courses with a bottle of fizz at noon. The following Christmas offers in Glasgow restaurants work perfectly as office lunches, catch ups with friends, or just an opportunity to experience all those delicious dishes on the special festive menus. Here’s our picks for the top Christmas lunch offers in Glasgow.
29 - The Grill At The Square
There are few more Christmassy places in Glasgow to dine than overlooking the canopy of fairy lights in Royal Exchange Square at 29 - The Grill At The Square. The restaurant looks magnificent at Christmas time, with lights covering the entirety of the exterior and dazzling Christmas trees at every window. Their festive lunch menu has luxury takes on Christmas classics, like Chicken Liver and Armagnac Parfait, Paupiette of Free-Range Turkey and Bacon with Sage and Onion Stuffing Served with roast jus, cranberry sauce and chive champ, and chocolate torte served with boozy butterscotch sauce. The meal is finished with coffee and mini mince pies.
The menu at Ardnamurchan is a solid mix of classic Christmas dishes like pancetta wrapped turkey paupiette stuffed with sausage and cranberry served with all the trimmings, and alternatives for those looking for non traditional, like Scottish Salmon fillet with sticky red cabbage, buttered mash, green beans and horseradish pesto. The stylish Cowcaddens restaurant is a firm favourite with 5pm customers and receives excellent reviews for its service.
Cosy, fairy lit adorned Citation in Glasgow’s Merchant City is a wonderful place to dine at Christmas time. Those who have the afternoon off after their lunch can head down to the ground floor bar for more fizz or cocktails. The festive menu at Citation features Christmas classics like classic prawn cocktail and turkey with trimmings along with alternatives like steak frites or fish of the day.
Traditional Christmas classics or Italian? If you love both in equal measure Antipasti is the restaurant for you. Their seasonal menu features turkey with all the trimmings and Christmas pudding alongside stone baked pizza and tiramisu, allowing diners to mix and match. Antipasti is also a great option for a pre theatre meal before heading to panto as it’s minutes from the King’s Theatre.
Ingram Wynd’s festive lunch menu is filled with retro treats like Pork Diane, Chocolate yule log, prawn cocktail in Marie Rose sauce and chicken liver pate. The rest of the menu is made up of the comforting Scottish dishes the restaurant is known for like stovies, lentil soup and chicken with black pudding mash. The candlelit dark wooden panelled interior of the restaurant is perfect for cosy winters.