Fancy trying something new this month? Glasgow is brimming with new openings. From sensational Sunday roasts to some of the best Cantonese street food, 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 winter 2023.
1. The Loveable Rogue East End
The Loveable Rogue is one of the best new restaurants in town and is one of the hippest gastropubs in Glasgow, opened its second location in the city’s East End. Diners are able to enjoy a wide variety of homemade comfort foods, locally brewed beers and wine at the newly opened community spot. While the West End branch menu is designed for all hours of the day, the new East End location will focus on breakfast and brunch, as well as their famous Rogue’s Roast Sundays.
10 Whitehill Street, G31 2LJ
2. TV Chef Jimmy Lee’s Salt & Chilli Southside
The TikTok sensation Jimmy Lee’s third permanent Salt & Chilli has officially arrived to Glasgow’s Southside! Chef Jimmy Lee is expanding his new Cantonese street food restaurants to Shawlands, one of Scotland’s coolest neighbourhoods, and this time it’s a proper sit down restaurant. The new Salt & Chilli opened its doors at the end of 2022, welcoming guests to indulge in enticing food on Kilmarnock Road. Still fairly new, the restaurant is a great place for Cantonese street food reimagined with a playful twist, and comforting Chinese classics or fusion concoctions that combine traditional Hong Kong street food with a dose of modern Scottish vibes. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it!
67 Kilmarnock Rd, Shawlands, G41 3YR
3. Devil of Brooklyn
Glasgow’s newest cocktail bar Devil of Brooklyn has seen tremendous success since opening so far, but it’s not the cheapest. It’s that perfect spot for a drink or two, to sample some fine concoctions and enjoy the tastefully decorated bar area. You know the cocktails are going to be good when the menu is an actual book. Cocktails are around £12, and the speakeasy bar’s vibe is ‘affordable luxury’.
42 Renfield St, G2 1NF
4. August House
August House is a new day-to-night venue offering abundant bagels, a myriad of cocktails, tacos and other tasty treats and small plates. The instagrammable haven offers an easy go-to spot where guests can enjoy themselves no matter the time of day. Expect nourishing options such as the Golden Beetroot Poke Bowl with sushi rice, sesame soy dressing, roasted beets, lime and coriander, or the Braised Baby Octopus with chorizo, black pudding, and toasted sourdough. Plus, the cocktail list is as extensive as their opening hours.
43 Mitchell St, G1 3LN
5. The Alchemist
That’s right, you don’t have to go to Edinburgh to experience The Alchemist anymore. There’s one in Glasgow now, and we couldn’t be happier. On top of trying unique cocktails with dry ice for days, guests are also invited to Tantrum & Tarot Thursdays in February from 7pm until 10pm. Guests will receive a tarot reading, a devilish cocktail and a Tantrum doughnut to complete the ethereal experience.
Unit 2, George House, George Square, G2 1EH
Malo is a brand new wine and negroni bar on Bothwell Street, and has opened its doors in end of December 2022. With plenty of negronis to go around and an extensively generous wine list, the niche bar will cater to a wide range of tastes. Expect both well-known and non traditional wine options from countries such as Romania, Georgia, Macedonia, Croatia and Armenia. What is more, there are a whopping nine variations of negronis, accompanied with different cocktails. So whether you’re after deepening your wine pallette, a good ol’ negroni or just a wee Aperol Spritz, Malo is the place to be right now for those trying out all the new restaurants in Glasgow.
12 Bothwell St, G2 6LU