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Jun 10, 2011 09:47 PM

Traditional Scottish meal in Glasgow?

We'll (2 adults, 2 children ages 7 and 11) be in Glasgow in mid-August and would like to have a typical Scottish meal. Recommendations on a family-friendly restaurant, preferably near the airport, would be appreciated. What should we order? Steak pie? Haggis, neeps, and tatties? Anything vegetarian?

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  1. Hi there

    The airport is only 15 mins from the city centre and in a bit of a wasteland! If you're comfortable with a taxi ride to the city I'd recommend going to the west end of Glasgow to either Stravagin, the Bothy or The Ubiquitous Chip (downstairs fancy/expensive, upstairs more affordable and still yummy.

    Haggis Neeps and Tatties are usually available as a starter or main course.

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    1. re: crispysaltysweet

      Is the Bothy still open? i loved that place when I viasited a few years ago and made sure I kept the web site book marked but the last time I checked it had disappeared.

    2. As far as I know there's nothing really around the airport. Obviously the airport has some of the usual food outlets but no decent restaurants as such! You'll have to hop in a cab (15-20 mins) and head to the city centre/West End. What kind of price are you looking at? You can't go too wrong with Stravaigin on Gibson Street, though, which I think is very representative of Scottish food in that it always has haggis, neeps and tatties and fish & chips on its all-day menu, but also lots of lovely curries and stuff like that (Glasgow being more famous for its Scottish-Indian food than perhaps any other!).

      1. We are a Spanish family 2 children ages 3 and 6. We are going to spend in Glasgow 3 months. We would like to meet people there .Anybody can give us any ideas (clubs for kids or any place? Thanks in advance

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        1. re: Garrido

          This website is devoted to food, but you could ask your question at The people there are sure to be able to help you with information about Glasgow.

        2. You wont find anything near the airport but then the airport is only 20 minutes from the city centre. For a decent take on Scottish home cooking I'd recommend the Black Sheep Bistro. I've included a sample menu and you can be assured it's very authentic.

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          1. re: stilldontknow

            Interesting menu - which I was about to be critical of , until I re-read your post. I had been about to say that "this isnt restaurant food, it's dishes I might well make at home for a Tuesday night dinner". Then I re-read your post confirming that's exactly what's intended as a "take on home cooking".

            1. re: Harters

              It's definitely not fine dining but they do what they do extremely well and they seem to pull off the trick of cooking the dishes your granny would make if she was a really good cook.