The prestigious Michelin Guide has been around for a while, letting us know of the best eateries around town. Glasgow boasts two Michelin-starred restaurants in 2023, three restaurants with the Bib Gourmand distinction, and quite a few restaurants that have been put on the guide and recognised for their excellence. With new restaurants added by inspectors throughout the year, we thought we’d list the cheapest restaurants in Glasgow featured in the Michelin Guide.
Celentano’s is one of the more affordable restaurants on the list, boasting a Bib Gourmand distinction for their Italian cooking. As our favourite deal, guests can grab lunch consisting of a glass of house wine and any small pasta for £15.50 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. For dinner, pasta lovers can grab a large pasta for as little as £19, or a vegetarian dish such as kale and pumpkin seed ragu with garden herbs for £15.
2. Ox and Finch
Ox and Finch is a bistro-style spot, with a Bib Gourmand distinction on the prestigious guide. The most expensive thing on the menu costs £15.50, and is a 200g dry aged rump fillet with peppercorn sauce. While you’d probably want to get some sides, it’s still quite the bargain! Guests can also expect some creative dishes on the menu, such as the Poached Hake with squid, chickpeas, celery and green olive aïoli. Plus, you have to try the coffee and praline tiramisu!
Owned by the same people behind the Michelin Star restaurant Cail Bruich, Brett is a wine bar that offers some main dishes for under £20. The Mushroom XO Linguini has been recommended in the guide, and costs a mere £13 for a small plate, and £22 for a large.
With the motto “think global, eat local”, it definitely suits our vibe. Stravaigin boasts an Asian-inspired menu with a Scottish twist, as well as makes their own haggis. Sunday roast lovers can be delighted with a three-course Sunday lunch for £35.
5. Ka Pao
Located in Glasgow’s West End, Ka Pao is the third Glasgow spot with the Bib Gourmand distinction. The Asian spot is one of the cheapest restaurants listed on the Michelin Guide. The most expensive dish costs £18.50, being whole grilled seabream, herb salad and green nam jim.