Check out this month’s food and drink must-visit list.
Fancy trying something new this month? Glasgow is brimming with new openings. From top notch coffee to some of the finest Mediterranean food around, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking your next food and drink 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 October.
As we enter autumn, there’s nothing quite like a comforting bowl of curry to warm us up. Luckily, we can soon dive into one at Namaste by Delhi Darbar, which will be opening its doors this October and bringing some sensational food bursting with spice and flavour. Located at St Enoch Centre, the Namaste team (who also have a branch in Bishopbriggs) will be specialising in regional cuisine from India, with a focus on quality, fresh ingredients and culinary delights. Namaste will be offering an array of dishes to tuck into including classic curries such as lamb bhuna, chicken korma and king prawn rogan josh. You’ll also find vegetarian dishes featuring paneer and chickpeas, as well as trio of lassis to choose from to provide you with a creamy and refreshing drink to accompany your meal, including a strawberry and rose flavour.
Namaste by Delhi Darbar, St Enoch Centre, 55 St Enoch Square, G1 4BW
Aiming to bring a taste of the Mediterranean to Pollokshaws Road from late October is Lobo, which is located at the former home of Gnom. Behind this latest venture are three local Southside business partners, with two of them having worked at Nithsdale Road bistro Ollie’s and the head chef making his way from popular brunch spot, Café Strange Brew. The food being served up will have Spanish, Italian and French influences and will be accompanied by an impressive wine list. Lobo has teased a few dishes that will feature on their autumnal menu such as fried potato gnocchi with wild mushrooms, pumpkin, cavolo nero, porcini ketchup and hazelnut pangrattato (which is also a vegan dish); potato churros, manchego, jamón salt and smoked paprika alioli; plus cider glazed pork belly, ajo blanco, jamón and caper breadcrumbs, and pickled grapes.
Lobo, 758 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2AE
3. 63rd + 1st
Located on Bothwell Street and just a short walk from Glasgow Central Station, this new cocktail bar and restaurant seats 135 in a large but neatly designed restaurant, lounge, bar area. An additional 24 covers are available in its outdoor dining area. 63rd+1st showcases a unique identity and beautiful club style interior, creating a stylish hub for people to meet morning, noon, and night. Furthermore, the menu is inspired by the street food scene in Manhattan and celebrates the personality and principles of iconic classic cocktails, quality eclectic food and legendary atmosphere. The restaurant will be serving sharing plates as well as some luxurious dishes like seared scallops, black pudding and pea purée; crispy duck shaker salad and a range of pizzettas.
63rd + 1st, 16 Bothwell Street, G2 6NU
The team behind a much-loved Glasgow coffee shop now has a new home in the city’s West End for you to get your caffeine fix at. Until recently, Absolute Roasters, who started off with their Firhill coffee van and residency at the Dockyard Social, had been trading out of a pop-up spot on Dumbarton Road after moving from Hyndland Road. But now, the purveyors of fine coffee have a permanent residence on Hyndland Street serving all day modern brunch, patisseries, natural wines, boujee cocktails, craft beer and of course those tasty coffees of theirs. You can select from the likes of a Paris Brest (French choux, praline cream, chocolate ganache, hazelnut) or a green shakshuka to go alongside that brew of yours. If the sound of that doesn’t get you up and out of bed, we don’t know what will!
Absolute Roasters, 70 Hyndland Street, G11 5PT
Brand new Merchant City café Sorriso aims to bring authentic Italian cuisine to the busy people of Glasgow by serving up tasty lunch and brunch dishes to enjoy on the go or dining in. Ranging from brunch dishes like Eggs Benedict with Parma ham and Calabrian omelette to prosciutto or caprese paninis, as well as soups, salads and antipasti, this Italian café on Candleriggs has got what you need to fill that hole of yours, no matter how peckish you are. Sorriso prides itself on “fine-roasted coffee which promises to make your mornings conquerable!”, while it also has a full mocktail menu featuring the likes of bellinis, mimosa sunrises and raspberry mojitos. And be sure to make room for dessert with options such as classic tiramisu, ricotta cheesecake and affogato. Plus, it’s already popular with the stars as Peter Capaldi has already paid a visit.
Sorriso Café, 81 Candleriggs, G1 1NP