Fancy trying something new this month? Glasgow is brimming with new openings. From top notch curries to some of the finest food around, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking your next culinary 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 November.
As we enter the colder months of the year, there’s nothing quite like a comforting bowl of curry to warm us up. Luckily, we can now dive into one at Little Curry House on Byres Road, which is bringing some sensational food bursting with spice and flavour. The Indian restaurant has been closed for 18 months but now it’s back and it’s had a makeover too. Pick from a range of pakoras like vegetable, chicken, fish, mushroom or chicken tikka and potato as well as poppadoms and pickles to start, followed by some tasty mains like lamb biryani, chilli garlic king prawns and chicken bhuna. You’ll also find vegetarian dishes featuring paneer, lentils and chickpeas, as well as gulab jamun and new Little Curry House is one of the few restaurants in Glasgow that freshly prepares this traditional dessert that is an Indian sponge in hot syrup served with double cream vanilla ice cream.
Little Curry House, 41 Byres Road, G11 5RG
Aiming to bring a taste of late night and early morning NYC to Finnieston, a secret Glasgow bar known as AFS (Another Finnieston Spot) is one to add to your list. Serving theatrical cocktails, jazz sets and plenty of ‘Brooklyn vibes’, this dark, cosy and purple-tinted bar on the Finnieston strip is the perfect weekend hangout. At night, you can enjoy carefully crafted cocktails including ones topped with bubbles or peanut brittle while relaxing in the company of incredible jazz musicians who set the atmosphere with their intimate performances. Plus, you can tuck into some of the best bagels in Scotland by Bross Bagels, to create the ultimate NYC experience. Tucked beneath Derby Lane, AFS is accessed via a curtain behind the must-see restrooms, or an unmarked door and staircase straight off the street.
AFS, 1154 Argyle Street, G3 8TE
3. Beat 6
The team behind the renowned Six by Nico has announced that a new philanthropic restaurant will open in Glasgow on November 16. Nestled in the heart of Dennistoun, the dining experience that is Beat 6 will donate 100% of its profits to the Beatson Cancer Charity, which supports the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. So, you can tuck into a six-course tasting menu for £32 knowing that the food will not only taste good but also do good too. Beat6 will offer a constantly rotating tasting menu that celebrates some of the most popular dishes they’ve ever created in the Six by Nico kitchens throughout the years. The restaurant has revealed their inaugural menu which features the likes of Raclette Fondue from The Alps menu which includes crispy pigs head and quince; Guilty Pleasures from Fish supper 2.0 which includes scrabster cod, caramelised cauliflower, curry Sauce, caper and raisin; and to finish a Six by Nico classic from The Chippie menu – Deep Fried Mars Bar with an Irn Bru sorbet and chocolate soil.
Beat 6, 9 Whitehill Street, G31 2LH
Luxury boutique hotel Kimpton Blythswood Square has announced the launch of new restaurant iasg which will specialise in Scottish seafood. ‘iasg’ is the Scottish Gaelic word for fish, pronounced ee-usk, and the restaurant isn’t short of interior nods to the sea with a central bar decorated in a shell pattern. Opening on November 25, the menu will boast fresh hand-dived scallops, Cumbrae oysters and stunning platters of shellfish in an elegant setting which showcases the finest fruits of the Scottish seas. Iasg aims to combine sustainable Scottish seafood with disco nights and lavish dining- what more could you want?
iasg, 11 Blythswood Square, G2 4AD
5. 75.5 Steps
If you’re a regular reader of Secret Glasgow, you know we love a hidden secret bar. Also arriving this month is a COP26 pop-up special called 75.5 Steps which is located three floors above the heart of the COP campus and overlooking Finnieston, but be quick as it’s only here in Glasgow until November 25. 75.5 Steps has never been opened to the public until now and will play host to a full programme of events including talks, panels and discussions that will be rolled out during November with COP26 delegates, visitors and the Glasgow community invited to enjoy and experience the space. The top floor of this historic red brick building is a co-working space by day and a cocktail bar by night reimagined by Glasgow creative agency, The Drink Cabinet. Cocktails will be created with a focus on sustainable and ethically sourced produce, beers are brewed locally in Finnieston by Hidden Lane Brewery and all wines are natural organic and biodynamic. You’ll also find a range of locally made soft drinks including Kombucha and flavoured Scottish barley water.
75.5 Steps, 69 Houldsworth Street, G3 8GH