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 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.
Celtic Connections Dinearound 2015
Our Celtic Connections Dinearound is back returning for another successful year from Thursday 15th January - Sunday 1st February!
The amazing £15.95 per person offer is available throughout the duration of the festival, whether you’re a music fan and checking out a gig or you just want to soak up the festival atmosphere in one of our restaurants, why not BOOK NOW for a little January treat!
The largest winter music festival of its kind, Celtic Connections celebrates its 22nd year in 2015 with a top line-up folk, world, traditional, rock, indie, jazz, blues and classical artists.
Running for 18 days in Glasgow, the festival will bring more than 2,000 performers to the city for over 300 events. Each year the festival scores over 100,000 attendances, as visitors travel from across the world to celebrate Scotland’s musical heritage.
Gigs happen right across the city, but it’s not just about the concerts as there are ceilidhs, workshops, art exhibitions, late night music and many free events - visit Celtic Connections or call 0141 353 8000 to find out more.