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Bothy Restaurant

#103 of 1,845 Restaurants in Glasgow
#111 of 2,001 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 387
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  • 200
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 34
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  • 13
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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
Great food and value.

We had some really good meals in Glasgow and Edinburgh but our dinner at Bothy was the highlight. Very good service and a great selection of traditional food with an elegant touch that made it very delicious and hearty after a long day of walking. If you plan to go make sure you call ahead for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
GlobeTrekking1206
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had some really good meals in Glasgow and Edinburgh but our dinner at Bothy was the highlight. Very good service and a great selection of traditional food with an elegant touch that made it very delicious and hearty after a long day of walking. If you plan to go make sure you call ahead for a reservation.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This was a perfect way to celebrate my graduation. The restaurant is cosy and welcoming and provides a relaxed yet elegant setting. The food was beautiful, we each had three courses, all different meals and could not fault any dish. The particular highlights were the haggis starter, the lamb and seabass mains and the sticky toffee pudding. The desserts were... More 

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Delhi, India
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to me as a good place to eat Scottish food, but I found it to be much more. I had wanted to try haggis and cullen skink before I left, and the Bothy's versions of both would pass as excellent by any definition of fine cuisine. In addition, the bartender and server both took an interest... More 

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

Dear DehliExpat1, Thank you for your lovely review! So nice to read that you enjoyed your time with us and managed to try some Scottish favourites before you left! We look forward to seeing you if you're in Glasgow again! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

scalding hot soup- microwaved -i think so! utterly average flavours... all three of us had fish and chips- three entirely different sizes of fish. chips the highlight of the meal, which is an indictment of the overall quality. dessert took a very long time to come with the waitress rushing past muttering ,"oh yeh desserts." stone cold creme brulee- like... More 

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

Dear Shona R, It is with disappointment that I read your review. I can assure you that we never have nor will microwave our soup. Our fish is all bought in by weight and therefore may be slightly different sizes and shapes, however the portion size should be the same, it seems this wasn't the case this time, so please... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely set menu for our daughters graduation. Staff were pleasant and there was no pressure on us to leave. Pleasant setting

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

Dear Agbed, Thank you for your recent review! We're so glad you chose to spend such an important celebration with us! We hope to see you again! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A sunny evening in the West End called for celebration in itself and so we sought out a place to eat where we could sit outside. The waitress who took our drinks order seemed slightly taken aback that we wished to eat outside(but then, it probably doesn't happen often in Glasgow). However, after seeking the permission of the manager she... More 

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

Dear 21leigh, Thank you for taking the time to review us..... After you had thawed out! it's lovely to read that you all enjoyed all of your food! The terrace is a favourite in summer, enjoyed by a surprising amount of guests considering our chilly climate! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip up! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I actually held my wedding in the private area on the first floor, the food was outstanding and family and friends loved it. Would recommend for a private dining experience or just to eat in the main restaurant.

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

Dear Lynn D, Congratulations!! Thanks for your review! So glad you had your 'big day' with us and we lived up to expectations! Kind Regards Ge,mma More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic service and atmosphere. Staff were attentive and polite but not overbearing. All three courses were delicious, perfectly cooked and arrived in good time. The layout is welcoming and cosy but enough space that you feel like you are on your own. I would highly recommend this restaurant you will not be disappointed. Been twice now, tues and sun and... More 

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

Dear Jenna p, Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Bothy! It's always lovely to read that people have enjoyed themselves enough to return twice in a week! Glad the service and food was fantastic for you! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Celebrated a special birthday with friends and family in the upstairs funtion room. It was so good I suggested to work colleagues we should use it for one of our occasional nights out. It was perfect for both occasions. The food was delicious. Try the tasty haggis, neeps and tatties starter with whisky sauce and the light and fluffy sticky... More 

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

Dear Alliecat, Thank you not only for your wonderful review but also for your recommendations to others, this is absolutely lovely to read & we're so glad you enjoy such a special occasion with us! We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards Gemma More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Back in Glasgow for a brief visit, a friend suggested this restaurant for dinner. Real Scottish food after a long time away. We did not have a reservation but they managed to fit us in. The table was super for the two of us to chat with privacy of conversation. Excellent service. The staff are very friendly whilst unobtrusive and... More 

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

Dear Sutherland1964, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of The Bothy! It's so nice to read! We look forward to seeing you again if you're back in Glasgow! Kind Regards Gemma 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 24 - 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 24 - 47
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?