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Bothy Restaurant

#102 of 1,869 Restaurants in Glasgow
#109 of 2,026 Places to Eat in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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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, 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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  • 47
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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
Fantastic food

We were in a wee snug at the back and had a brilliant meal, staff were very kind and helpful. Will definitely be going back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Valerie016
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Elgin, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We were in a wee snug at the back and had a brilliant meal, staff were very kind and helpful. Will definitely be going back.

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

Dear Valarie016, Many thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Calum More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to the Bothy for lunch. It has a great atmosphere and such a lovely place to spend time. The staff are friendly and efficient; a real asset. The food was of a good standard. I will definitely return. I noticed that they also have private rooms for hire. If I ever have a function to... More 

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

Dear david1776, Glad you enjoyed your visits and thank you for your kind words about the team, always nice to hear! We would be delighted to host your next event so please feel free to give us a buzz and we can give you a wee tour of our private rooms and explain all the menu options etc... Thanks again... More 

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There is a lovely atmosphere at the Bothy and the food is reasonably priced. The staff are attentive and helpful without being over-bearing. The restaurant offers good Scottish fare a good choice of wines and whiskies. If ever you find yourself in the west end of Glasgow I recommend a visit.

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

Dear Crabsky, Many thanks for your review, great to read that you enjoyed the food and service and of course a dram! Hopefully see you again soon... Kind regards, Calum More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Had the early dining menu. Fabulous choice,service tiptop,atmosphere great. Took visiting family there to show them how good Scottish cuisine is,they loved it!

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

Dear Flossie33, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, delighted to read you and the family enjoyed our Scottish fare and we hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Calum More 

Skelmorlie, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The atmosphere is warm and casual, staff very attentive an service very good. The décor and furnishing add to the feeling of cosy ambience. The meal was of the highest standard and very much value for money.

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

Dear Ronald M, Thanks for your review and for choosing to spend such a special occasion with us. Great to read that you enjoyed the ambiance and meal and we hope to see you again soon... Kind regards, Calum More 

Glasgow
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Another excellent evening at the Bothy. From the attentive service (but not too attentive), succulent food and relaxing atmosphere is some of the main reasons this is one of our all time favourite restaurants that we keep returning too.

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

Dear Supraford, I would like to thank you for your kind review and continued loyalty, this is greatly appreciated by all involved at The Bothy. Hopefully see you again soon! Kind regards, Calum More 

Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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538 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Up the lane and, WOW, what a magnificent restaurant. The ambience is very cosy and the staff very welcoming. Very varied menu and meals cooked just as we like them. Large listing of both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. A restaurant with a very nice atmosphere. Accessible by frequent buses from the city centre and "the clockwork orange" (the subway... More 

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

Dear Keith J, Delighted to read that you enjoyed our wee restaurant, the "wow" factor is what we constantly chase so it's great to hear back from our guests when they had a nice time. Be sure to stop by again soon! Kind regards, Calum More 

Evesham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Took two customers for lunch. Very prompt and attentive service with high quality food. A really pleasant experience.

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

Dear moonfishman, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, delighted you enjoyed the food and service and hopefully see you again soon... Kind regards, Calum More 

Copthorne, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We visited the Bothy on our first night in Glasgow after our drive north from Sussex. We have eaten here on several occasions during our previous stays in the city and felt that this would provide a great start our annual holiday back in Scotland. Needless to say we were not disappointed. We arrived slightly early having walked from our... More 

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

Dear Achnacloich, Many thanks for your kind review and loyalty over the years, only wish we could see you more often! Safe travels and we will see you next time you are North of the Border (cold pint of T waiting!)... Kind regards, Calum More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I ate in the bothy last night and was very impressed with everything that they done. The bothy is a great Scottish restaurant with lots of options on the menu. I had black pudding and egg bruschetta from the specials menu to start which was amazing followed by the best Wellington I have ever had "venison" for desert I had... More 

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

Dear LWFB1984, I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your kind review. I am delighted you enjoyed the full Bothy experience and can't wait to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Calum More 

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Additional Information about Bothy Restaurant

Address: 11 Ruthven Lane, Hillhead | West End, Glasgow G12 9BG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 334 4040
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
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
Average Prices: USD 23 - 47
Cuisine: British, Scottish

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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 - 47
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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