Trend setting dining excellence
Glasgow is viewed as a trend-setter in European Culture welcoming 2.3 million visitors each year and in 2014, the world’s top travel guides consistently named Glasgow as a must-visit destination; highlighting the city’s warmth, style and energy.
A centre of dining excellence to such an extent that It is now widely acknowledged that Glasgow has the best dining scene in the UK outside of London. The largest city in Scotland certainly provides a dynamic reality of Scotland with Style.
Glasgow has the metropolitan feel of a major international city but still retains the village community where local businesses know each other very much acknowledging the city strapline that People Make Glasgow.
The restaurateurs in our city all understand that local spirit is a vital factor in presenting a town that is ‘together’. Sharing experiences and knowledge is a culture in Glasgow, which allows us to progress at a pace which many spectators observe with envy.
It was this spirit of co-operation and progressive thinking which led to the formation of Glasgow Restaurant Association, a not for profit organisation, which has grown over several years from a small number of restaurants to over eighty of the best Glasgow restaurants. The Association has uniquely allowed a group of widely diverse professionals to exchange ideas with one common aim - to promote the excellence of the Glasgow restaurant landscape on a local, national and international level.
Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair - 28th - 30th April 2017
Glasgow is hosting the third of what has become a major date in the cultural calendar with the staging of the Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair this weekend at iconic venue, The Old Fruitmarket on the 28th, 29th and 30th of April featuring hundreds of galleries, artists, printmakers and art collective.
Organiser Gerry Muldoon of GM Events says: “Following last year’s successful event, we will again be featuring some of the best known galleries and artists from the Central Belt, exhibitors from all over Scotland and several from further afield will be present. Exhibition space sold out very quickly indeed and again we have a waiting list.”
The GCAF has an multi functional app this year which allows buyers to save their favourites, message a gallery or artist directly and buy any artwork directly through the app whenever the mood strikes, days, weeks or months after the fair. Just search for “Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair.” in your app store.
All day parking for £2.50 at Duke Street Car Park, once you have parked, you can get a discount ticket from the GCAF reception to activate when you pay.
The opening times are:
Friday 28th April 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday 29th April 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 30th April 10 am – 5 pm.
Friday night is a preview evening costing £9 plus booking fee but you get live music and a glass of fizz on arrival.
The Saturday and Sunday will cost just £3 per adult with children under 15 going free.
The Argument by Peter Howson
For further information, including a full list of exhibitors visit:
Glasgow Walking Lunch: The Story Of The City In Four Courses
- What connects Robert Burns to a milkshake on Duke Street?
- What part did a family recipe from the Isle of Lewis play in the regeneration of the Merchant City?
- And what do billionaires really like to eat?
These and many other questions will be answered during the brand new Glasgow Walking Lunch. Travel through 1,000 years of the Glasgow story with food and travel writer Andrea Pearson (The List Eating and Drinking Guide, Herald Luxury magazine) as she leads you on a guided tasting tour. Visit hidden historic sites and sample food and drink from some of the best independent eateries in the city.
Here are all the details you need to know about the Glasgow Walking Lunch:
- Two hours, four courses, a drink and a coffee,
- The tour itself is free and food and drink consumed on the tour will cost no more than £20 (cash recommended).
- Meet at Duke of Wellington statue (the one with the traffic cone!) outside Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square.
- The tour must be booked in advance by calling 07769 676 899 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The walking element will take approximately 45 minutes with one very slight hill.
- Any special dietary requirements can be accommodated, please state when booking. All venues have wheelchair access.
For all enquiries about the Glasgow Restaurant Association or Glasgow Dinearound, email us here.