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Bothy Restaurant

#103 of 1,891 Restaurants in Glasgow
#111 of 2,049 Places to Eat in Glasgow
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British, Scottish
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11 Ruthven Lane, Hillhead | West End, Glasgow G12 9BG, Scotland
+44 141 334 4040
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The Bothy is a unique Scottish restaurant located just off Byres Road in...
The Bothy is a unique Scottish restaurant located just off Byres Road in the West End of Glasgow. Experience a return to Scottish home cooking, the traditional way with the likes of haggis, neeps and tatties, grilled Scottish salmon and steak pie amongst others. No matter how stuffed you are you'll not want to miss dessert with dishes such as pistachio creme brulee or mango and raspberry iced parfait to name but a few.The combination of friendly service and a delicious, hearty menu make The Bothy the perfect location for family and friends to enjoy dinner in welcoming, Scottish surroundings. If you are in a group it won't cost a penny more to hire one of the private rooms just for yourselves.Free wifi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you've got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.
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    Very good
  • 50
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  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
perfect for a West End dinner

This was our 6th or 7th visit and although we had made a reservation, the busy scene when we arrived had me concerned for a minute. A friendly waiter competently guided us to a corner table where we had a few minutes to look at both a table dote and an a la carte choice. The range is fairly wide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Klugman
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

As a party of 5 we went to celebrate a birthday. We had to ask to change tables as we were given a cramped table for 4. Staff seemed reluctant even though there was almost every table free in the back area. Food was good, though 3 of us had Cullen Skink soup but didn'.t find any fish in it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

This was our 6th or 7th visit and although we had made a reservation, the busy scene when we arrived had me concerned for a minute. A friendly waiter competently guided us to a corner table where we had a few minutes to look at both a table dote and an a la carte choice. The range is fairly wide... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I've eaten in the Bothy on various occasion both as a family and a couple. The food is very good and varied with a great location in the West End. I was very disappointed that following a lovely meal where we had spent a lot of money I was charged over a £1 for a dash of soda water .... More 

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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We booked the Bothy after reading all the great reviews on trip advisor and I'm so glad we came. The food, atmosphere and service were all excellent. I'll definitely come again and recommend to friends and family.

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Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Louiseannmitchell, Thank you for your lovely review! It's really lovely to read! We hope you stop by next time you're down! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Lemoore, California
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaraunt for a rehearsal dinner and it was held upstairs in a private room. The room was beautiful with a table that seated about 25. The service was excellent, and the foid was wonderful too we had a very nice evening and would recommend it to others for thus purpose!

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Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Kerrijhorn, Your wonderful review is greatly appreciated! Glad the service & food lived up to expectations! I hope the big day went as well as the rehearsal! We look forward to seeing you again if you're ever back in this part of the world! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Before going to the Bothy we were really looking forward to an evening there and in many ways the place has lots to recommend it. We went there for a wedding meal so there were aroiund twenty of us in the private room upstairs and the rustic decor and atmosphere of the place were great. Service was fine and thery... More 

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Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Iain M, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review! The private dining room is a favourite for wedding parties! I'm delighted to read that you were able to enjoy some of the local drinks that we offer & that they were to your liking! The haggis is one of our most... More 

San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Party of 5, vibrant atmosphere. States ordered included Haggis, Scallop's and black pudding, Cullen skink and haggis pakora, everyone really enjoyed everything. Main course were Chicken with black pudding, beef pie and the grouse, once again everyone really enjoyed the food. My only slight issue that didn't become one was that on coming into the restaurant at 6pm we were... More 

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Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear coolhanduk, Thank you for taking the time to write your great review! Glad you enjoyed the Scottish produce! We do usually have turn times on our early sittings of 2 hours, however if there is a vacant table we would normally allow guests to sit on, sorry if this wasn't communicated to you! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We found the food superb with a very helpful staff who were attentive at all times during the evening. The menu is Scottish biased and varied.

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Bothy G, General Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Z296YNdavidb, Many thanks for your review, delighted you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Calum More 

Newcastle, null, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Staff were helpful getting cake & decorations etc set up- they took care of it all! The private room is lovely and I love the traditional thistle wallpaper & rustic feel. We chose a set menu since we were a large party. Food was lovely, service was perfect with good timing. Unfortunately I had to ask staff to tend to... More 

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Bothy G, General Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Marny M, Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback, we are delighted have not only hosted such a special event for you but also to read that you enjoyed the food and service on the day. Congratulations and we hope to see you again some time in the near future... Kind regards, Calum More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The food and service were first class and my visitors from Australia fell in love with the scallops and Stornoway black pudding starter which I had recommended. A great evening in the privacy of the "Snug"

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Bothy G, General Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear suedavid191, Delighted to read that you and your guests enjoyed your meal, our scallops are a firm favorite of mine too! Don't appear to be exactly local however be sure to stop by if you are ever in Glasgow again... Kind regards, Calum More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Ruthven Lane, Hillhead | West End, Glasgow G12 9BG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 334 4040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 46
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

The Bothy is a unique Scottish restaurant located just off Byres Road in the West End of Glasgow. Experience a return to Scottish home cooking, the traditional way with the likes of haggis, neeps and tatties, grilled Scottish salmon and steak pie amongst others. No matter how stuffed you are you'll not want to miss dessert with dishes such as pistachio creme brulee or mango and raspberry iced parfait to name but a few.The combination of friendly service and a delicious, hearty menu make The Bothy the perfect location for family and friends to enjoy dinner in welcoming, Scottish surroundings. If you are in a group it won't cost a penny more to hire one of the private rooms just for yourselves.Free wifi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you've got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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