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Bothy Restaurant

#94 of 1,840 Restaurants in Glasgow
#102 of 1,987 Places to Eat in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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: Breakfast, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 377
    Excellent
  • 195
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
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
Business meal

I recently (Wednesday 20th May) took 21 senior managers from my business including several directors for an evening meal, including some serious foodies and European colleagues. The food; environment; service was utterly excellent with fantastic feedback from all. I have eaten at the Bothy several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
R0bBat
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I recently (Wednesday 20th May) took 21 senior managers from my business including several directors for an evening meal, including some serious foodies and European colleagues. The food; environment; service was utterly excellent with fantastic feedback from all. I have eaten at the Bothy several times with friends and family and now work and can't recommend it highly enough.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a fabulous meal at the Bothy. The staff were great and nothing was too much trouble. Thoroughly recommended.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Bit of a mixed review. I booked a table for 2 for myself and boyfriend for a late lunch. The atmosphere itself is nice and cosy. We got our table and I had to sit on a couch, which wasn't all that comfortable when you're eating. My boyfriend sat across from me on a 'proper' chair. Just a bit of... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I love the atmosphere here! So relaxed and cozy! The staff are always very helpful! The food is always yummy! My only problem is I couldn't fit in dessert on this occasion but could still recommend the sticky toffee pudding!!!!! If you want the Scottish experience, it would be my first choice!!

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

Dear Brownie5705, Thank you for your wonderful review of The Bothy! It's lovely to read such a nice review! Don't worry, the sticky toffee is a firm favourite and will be available on your next visit! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We attended the Bothy on Saturday 23rd May as a party of four for my birthday dinner and it certainly didn't disappoint. The quality of the food and service were both excellent, and the atmosphere and seating arrangements are worthy of somewhere charging considerably more than they do. We had wine, beers, sharing starters, mains and various desserts and aperitifs,... More 

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

Dear Revue84, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of The Bothy. Your kind words are appreciated by the whole team! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Greenock, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Brilliant Glasgow restaurant, tucked down an alleyway directly across from Hillhead underground station. The food ( the braw deal menu) was to the usual high standard, with the staff, helpful and attentive. Lentil soup to start, followed by chicken breast stuffed with haggis, and a lovely panacotta to finish. Will return again soon.

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

Dear Tom S, Thank you for your lovely review and for your continued custom. We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, The Bothy More 

Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
398 reviews 398 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We walked into this warm and cozy restaurant and ate such delicious food, in such a comfortable atmosphere. My friend's fish and chips was crispy and delicious, my mussels and scotch egg was equally so. The bottled beer list was extensive, but alas, the draft choice was disappointingly limited to only 2,we managed in any case. Service was a bit... More 

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

Dear Miriahm D, Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. And yes I do possess some set of pins! Many thanks, Jaimi More 

Glasgow
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I booked the Bothy for Monday evening (bank hol Mon) with a friend. I arrived 15 mins early and was shown to my table but it took the full 15 mins before someone asked if I would like a drink as I waited. That took another 10 mins to arrive. We were given AMPLE time to look at the menu... More 

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

Dear Fionaoutdoors, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we welcome all feedback from our guests in order to constantly improve our wee restaurant. I'm disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy the service, this is not to our usual standard. Unfortunatley, we are unable to serve half a dessert as all our desserts are made in... More 

Dumbarton, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We booked The Bothy for a party of 19 people on 11th of May to celebrate my 50th birthday. Some of the group had been to the Bothy before, some were visiting for the first time, I am sure all will be back, we had one of the large party menus and everyone was impressed with the choices and range... More 

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

Dar Photopeter2013, Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for such a lovely review! Your kind words are appreciated by the whole team! So glad we lived up to expectations! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Visited Restaurant with friends from Australia. It did not disappoint. The food was excellent as were the staff.We ate from Braw Deal Menu and it was excellent value

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

Dear Catherine S, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! Your kind words are appreciated! The 'Braw Deal' is a firm favourite with our guests, glad you were able to enjoy it also! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards Gemma 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?