Restaurant & Bar Recommendations

The following bars and restaurants in Glasgow can be found near the conference venue and the Glasgow City Chambers:


Drum & Monkey Glasgow: Established in 1924 by the renowned architect Andrew Balfour, this pub is celebrated for its unique character and traditional charm. Known for its wide selection of real ales and high-quality pub food, Drum & Monkey also prides itself on providing generous Scottish hospitality. Options for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diets are available.

The Piper Whisky Bar: Embodying the essence of a traditional Scottish pub, The Piper offers homemade Scottish favourites accompanied by live entertainment every day. With a collection of over 200 whiskies, it’s a must-visit for anyone looking to enjoy a dram in a cosy setting. The bar is also vegetarian-friendly.

Chaophraya: As Europe’s largest Thai restaurant, Chaophraya presents a fusion of classic Thai cuisine and unique signature dishes. This restaurant caters to a variety of dietary preferences, including vegan and gluten-free options. The dining experience is enhanced by an excellent selection of cocktails, wines, and beers.

Drouthy’s: A ‘cracking wee’ pub located just off George Square. There’s a touch of the Highland lodge about this busy city-centre bar with its wood-panelled walls, bookshelves and decorative antlers. Great value food is served daily! Football, horseracing and other big fixtures live shown there daily on the big screen. Live music Friday Night. Offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

Thundercat Pub + Diner: Specialising in deep dish pizzas and American classics, Thundercat brings the authentic taste of the USA to Glasgow, courtesy of the team behind Buck’s Bar. Open for Brunch, lunch and dinner til late. Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options.

Paesano Pizza: A trailblazer in Glasgow for traditional Neapolitan pizza, Paesano Pizza boasts artisan wood-fired ovens from Naples. Their pizzaioli strictly adhere to the Neapolitan process, crafting authentic Verace pizzas. Offers vegetarian and vegan choices, but no gluten-free base.

Glaschu Restaurant & Bar: A modern Scottish eatery in Glasgow’s heart, Glaschu (Glas-a-hoo) celebrates the city’s Gaelic name, ‘dear green place.’ This establishment provides a contemporary dining experience with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

Nippon Kitchen: Where modern Japan fuses with historic Glasgow, Nippon Kitchen offers a unique dining experience in a Grade A listed building. Enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine made with local ingredients, including tempura, noodles, and fresh sushi. Offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

The Spanish Butcher: Nestled in Glasgow’s Merchant City, The Spanish Butcher at 80 Miller Street serves top-grade Galician beef, premium Iberico Jamon, and fresh seafood, blending Spanish and Mediterranean flavours in a chic, New York loft-style setting. Gluten-free options available.

Miller & Carter Glasgow:  Specialising in steak, Miller & Carter passionately pursues perfection from pasture to plate. Their ethically sourced beef, expertly prepared by chefs trained at their ‘Steak School,’ ensures a premium dining experience. Gluten-free options are available.