Fancy trying something new this month? Glasgow is brimming with new openings. From sensational pasta to some of the best Louisiana chicken, from mouth-watering cocktails to wine lists of your dreams, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking your next adventure. So, without further ado, here’s our guide to some of the very best new restaurants, bars and cafés to try in Glasgow this autumn 2023.
Our comfort food prayers have been answered: a restaurant solely dedicated to pasta and pasta alone is coming to Glasgow on September 14, 2023. The Santa Lucia Pasta concept is called “Solo Pasta”, or just pasta in English, and will introduce mouth-watering fresh pasta dishes from various regions of Italy to Glasgow. This September, guests can come and ‘spaghet’ it with heaps of parmesan, fresh-cut salami, and Italian street food served with glasses of wine and cocktails to match.
Byres Road, Glasgow
2. Golf It!
While Golf It! is not entirely a restaurant, it’s a brand-new street food and entertainment spot in Glasgow. The community-based golf and entertainment venue, Golf It!, opened its doors on August 5 on the south bank of Hogganfield Loch in Glasgow. Glasgow’s favourite street food vendor Big Feed is making the venue into a permanent home, cooking up a storm with everyone’s favourite street food options.
1240 Cumbernauld Rd, G33 1AH
Chicken lovers will be overjoyed to hear Popeyes Chicken is coming to Glasgow this September, bringing their famous Louisiana fried chicken to the UK’s friendliest city. The new restaurant and drive-thru at Barrhead is set to open its doors on Monday, September 18. What is more, the first person in the queue on opening day will win free Chicken Sandwiches for a year! Now that’s one of the new restaurants we can get immediately behind!
Park, Barrhead, Retail, G78 1BF
4. Flight Club
Flight Club, the social darts bar and a competitive socialising concept is opening a brand new and highly anticipated venue in Glasgow this October. The semi-private 15 Social Darts playing areas amuse the players, and the bar area offers solace after an intense game, perfect for soaking up the atmosphere and toasting to their success. Moreover, guests can enjoy prosecco and bottomless pizza, with the Brunch Social available every Thursday to Sunday, making it one of the more exciting new restaurants to check out this Autumn.
260 George St, G1 1QX
5. Hope & Vincent
Hope & Vincent, located on St Vincent Street Glasgow in the former bank building, has opened its doors on November 2. The bar boasts pub grub options, as well as entertainment such as live sports and music, playful pug machines, a jukebox and traditional board games. There is a pool table for those searching for some competitive fun with their pals. What is more, Hope & Vincent has multiple sporting booths, each with its own unique channel, where you may book and watch your favourite sporting events with friends and small groups.
140 St Vincent Street, G2 5LA
6. Platform 1
Most of us have heard of the iconic Platform venue. However, Platform has announced a new addition to its vibrant restaurant and events space, located on Argyle Street. Platform has undergone a huge transformation of its Argyle Street entrance and offices, to create a new trendy cafe bar that will operate Wednesday to Sunday from noon until late, starting from November 16. The new space features a contemporary mezzanine and a striking brass and gold gantry bar with forest green tiles.
253 Argyle St, G2 8DL