Not your run of the mill kind of place, Guy’s Restaurant and Bar is a deliciously quirky space in the Merchant City. The chef owner used to provide location catering to the film industry before setting up his own place and Guy’s reflects his globetrotting past. From the bohemian decor to the menus which take their culinary cues from all over the world, everything about Guy’s is gloriously unique.
Open from noon onwards, Guy’s is as ideal for lunch as it is for dinner or a quick afternoon drink. The Old Fruitmarket, City Halls and Tron Theatre are all a five minute walk and Guy’s runs a good value pre-theatre menu to entice in those culture vultures. Not that you need to leave Guy’s to find entertainment. Piano and guitar players enhance the atmosphere from Thursday evenings onwards. The extensive wine list; innovative cocktail list and amazing array of spirits from around the globe add to the cheery ambience.
The menus feature a mouth-watering variety of dishes from bang bang chicken to Stornoway black pudding. Delicate sushi, mince ‘n’ tatties, handmade ravioli, Aberdeen Angus steak, racks of Highland lamb and wild Scottish venison in a teriyaki sauce might all appear on the regularly changing menus. The pasta and risotto dishes are something of a house speciality. As much as possible is made from scratch on the premises and Guy’s meat and fish comes from high quality, local suppliers. For example, their fish and shellfish come from MacCallum’s of Troon.
Romantic, welcoming and serving great food, Guy’s Restaurant and Bar is one of a kind. At the same time, it is as typically Glasgow as the traffic cone which usually crowns the Duke of Wellington statue just a couple of blocks away.
Guy’s, 24 Candleriggs, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 1LD