When it comes to Glasgow’s foodie scene this Christmas, it’s certainly the case that the grub is both naughty and nice. Taking festive flavours to a whole new level for the occasion, Glasgow’s imaginative chefs have come up with some absolute belters this Christmas – from festive-themed pizzas to actual Christmas dinners on a pancake- which can only be described as weird and wonderful. Check out some of the best festive food to try this December in Glasgow, because surely it shouldn’t be confined to one day of the year.
1. Fat Hippo’s festive burgers
86 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5UB
One restaurant introducing a Christmas special for the festive season is the amazing Fat Hippo. The Glasgow restaurant is trying to go one better this festive season by combining some of the best components served on Christmas Day into one tasty burger. Available at their Vincent Street restaurant, burger fans can enjoy 𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗦 𝗚𝗥𝗨𝗕𝗘𝗥-𝗚𝗘𝗥 with a beef patty, pork stuffing patty, American cheese, maple-basted Southern fried chicken, cranberry jello and Christmas ‘slaw, served with Festive Fries that come with dirty cheese and gravy. And if that wasn’t enough, our vegan friends can indulger in the 𝗙𝗔𝗜𝗥𝗬𝗧𝗔𝗟𝗘 𝗢𝗙 𝗡𝗢 𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗞 burger with Southern fried plant-based patty, deep fried vegan halloumi, cranberry jello, maple fakon and Christmas ‘slaw, also served with Festive Fries. Phwoar!
2. Stack and Still’s Turkey Stack
Stack & Still, 100-108 West George St, G2 1PJ
The Winter Garden, Silverburn Shopping Centre, Barrhead Road, G53 6AG
30 Provan Walk, The Fort Shopping Centre, G43 9DL
Braehead Shopping Centre Unit 1C, King’s Inch Road, G51 4BP
Popular pancake restaurant, Stack & Still, has introduced their Christmas stacks and boy do they mean business. For all lovers of a savoury pancake, Stack & Still has combined their fluffy pancakes with Christmassy ingredients to create an unreal festive food special. Stack & Still’s signature buttermilk stack is topped with slices of succulent turkey ballotine, pigs in blankets, roast vegetables and roast potatoes, topped with shallot gravy and cranberry sauce. For sweet pancake lovers, Stack & Still has also created the Double Stack Ginger Spiced Pancakes with warm Christmas pudding, toffee sauce, vanilla ice cream, lotus crumb, mint and icing sugar.
3. Punkmas Christmas Dinner at Pizza Punks
90 St Vincent St, G2 5UB
Returning once again for the festive season to Pizza Punks is the Punkmas Christmas Dinner and the Vegan Punkmas Christmas Dinner pizzas. One of the nation’s favourite dishes has been meshed with the Christmas dinner staple, and Glaswegians will get the chance to try out the unusual but delicious combo.
4. Nonna Said’s Christmas Special Pizza
Nonna Said, 26 Candleriggs, G1 1LD
Nonna Said is constantly coming up with innovative pizzas including ones topped with gold leaf and a breakfast-style one that could be the ultimate hangover cure. Equal parts weird and wonderful, Nonna Said’s festive special is perfect to indulge in this December by flinging all a Christmas dinner on a pizza, mainly with Turkey dinosaurs as the main topping. The pizza is slathered in rich gravy making it perfect alongside that soft-centred crust, plus you’ll find onion stuffing, turkey dinosaurs, cranberries and sage to bring all the festive feels.
5. The Butterfly and The Pig’s Christmas Roasts
The Butterfly and The Pig, 153 Bath Street, G2 4SQ
The Butterfly and The Pig certainly knows a thing or two about creating a delicious roast, but this Christmas, you can expect it with a proper twist. Taking Christmas dinner to a whole new level in Glasgow, the Bath Street restaurant is stuffed to the brim with options to choose from. The Butterfly and The Pig’s roast Christmas dinner menu is filled with meat, and all main meals and roasts are served with yummy traditional trimmings, chipolatas, roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roast vegetables, sausage stuffing and gallons of gravy. The roast chicken glazed in honey orange and cloves sounds amazing, and for vegans, the Wellington stuffed with roast butternut squash, chestnuts, vegan haggis and cranberries should also hit the spot.
6. Mamasan Festive menu
Southeast Asian restaurant Mamasan Bar and Brasserie has a Festive Menu going on this year, including two and three-course options plus a selection of seasonal drinks. The set menus will see a unique fusion take on Christmas Classics, with favourites such as Chilli Caramel Smoked Pork Belly, Miso Roast Chicken Breast and Sticky Toffee Pudding with poached Asian pear on the menu, starting November 24.
7. Christmas Goes Rogue at The Loveable Rogue
333 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, G4 9HS
10 Whitehill Street, Glasgow, G31 2LJ
The Loveable Rogue, one of the hippest gastropubs in Glasgow, opened a second restaurant location in the city’s East End on December 4. Now, weegies will have the chance to try out their December festive food menu in both locations, and they’re in for a treat. And well, Christmas truly goes rogue at The Loveable Rogue. To start, you can go with the velouté of celeriac & apple, crispy ox tongue, and the organic turkey ballotine with chiffonade sprouts, crispy pancetta, glazed vegetables and turkey jus should get those taste buds going for the main. And for the grand finale, the chocolate bread & butter pudding with marmalade ice cream and whisky anglaise sounds like a true showstopper. You can book and view the full menu here.
8. Deliveroo’s Sproutwich
That’s right, a sandwich solely dedicated to Brussels sprouts. Apparantly, 33% of Scots are open sprout haters, while 27% love them. For just 99p, food lovers can order the Sproutwich from Deliveroo Editions in Glasgow this festive season. The limited-edition sandwich has six different Brussels sprout-infused elements, with homemade sprout focaccia, sprout mayonnaise, a succulent sprout stuffing, roasted sprout halves, fried sprout shavings and zesty marinated sprout leaves. Plus, it rightfully comes with gravy for dipping! To order, just search for ‘Christmas Sproutwich’ on the Deliveroo app or online.