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Bothy Restaurant

11 Ruthven Lane, Hillhead, Glasgow G12 9BG, Scotland (West End)
+44 141 334 4040
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Ranked #115 of 1,747 restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $81
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: West End
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.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have actually been meaning to record this review for sometime and completely forgotten so my experience at the Bothy was late July. I arrived for a birthday meal of 10 people. Firstly, the menu was a mess - weird sharing plates of olives with big battered onion rings and dry bread? Secondly, my mussels were appalling. OVER A THIRD... More

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

Dear Jasper P, It is with great disappointment that I read your review, clearly your experience with us, on what was a special occasion was not up to standard. Guest satisfaction is paramount to us here at The Bothy and your feedback has been discussed with our kitchen team. It is a shame you won't choose to dine with us... More

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A fabulous meal and a lovely setting, excellent staff. All in all a great night out. You didn't really need to order extra veges to fill you up, the portion sizes of the Mains were good and came with some veges so not just a piece of meat on a plate. The desserts were lovely - The Dark Chocolate Brulee... More

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

Dear Claire F, Thank you for your kind review, always a pleasure to hear back from our guests and I am delighted you enjoyed you time with us. Kind regards, Calum More

Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Good food, good service. We had Scottish fare, and were not disappointed. A very popular place. Wait Staff all wore Kilts.

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

Dear jim5105, Thank you for your recent review, delighted to read that you enjoyed the Scottish fare on offer. Maybe you will drop in again the next time you are this side of the pond... Kind regards, Calum More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Afternoon tea, sandwiches were excellent, small cakes were lovely, presentation superb, the scone however was a letdown, wasn't given an option for a plain scone, no butter arrived, was given some but was hard as a brick, no clotted cream, spray can cream is a very poor choice when it comes to afternoon tea, also my girlfriends scone fell apart,... More

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

Dear dmc1974, Thank you for your recent review. I am however some what disappointed that your rating is so low given that " sandwiches were excellent, small cakes were lovely, presentation superb" and clearly you enjoyed the setting and service... I would like to add that our cream is Chantilly cream, whipped in house with a little vanilla and sugar... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A great atmosphere. Quite traditionally Scottish with the waiters/tresses clad in kilts. The service was great - the staff were cheery. Food faultless. Had two courses from the specials menu: haggis pakora and rack of lamb with stornoway black pudding, potatoes, rosemary and a red wine jus. The selection of puddings was hard to chose from. Went for the raspberry... More

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

Dear holygoalie, Thank you for such a fantastic review! Positive customer feedback such as this is a timely boost for our team amid a busy summer. Delighted you enjoyed your food and we hope you will join us again soon. Kind regards, Calum More

Glasgow
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great food and service in Glasgow 's West End. Nice menu, including traditional Scottish fare, and very tasty food. Friendly and professional staff. Decent value too given the quality of the food and service, as well as the nice decor and ambiance. Have been before and would visit again. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Anon092, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review, great to read that you have dined with us in the past and that we are now "recommended"! Here's hoping we see you again in the near future... Kind regards, Calum More

prestwick
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This restaurant tucked away off Byres Road is just delightful..............decor, clothing of waiter/tress authentic, general ambience & food just grand!!We were blessed with a balmy(atypical Glasgow) evening tucked in a private room to the rear of the restaurant & with the doors opened,we could easily imagine ourselves in the Mediterranean ( dodgey air conditioning sounding like cicadas helped!) .Food &... More

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

Dear francesprestwick, Thank for your "delightful" review, glad you enjoyed the food and service along with the subtle quirks of The Bothy and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Calum More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Myself and a group of friends went to the bothy for dinner and we weren't disappointed. From the moment I seen it I thought the restaurant looked awesome. The staff are very well turned out in their kilts and the decor of the restaurant is lovely. The menu itself is Scottish which is nice to see. On this occasion I... More

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

Dear Glyn 030382, Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review, I love the word "awesome"!!! Delighted that you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere and it would be awesome if you would join us again soon... Kind regards, Calum More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a great night with attentive staff who looked after us really well.great food,served hot and delicious.added bonus singer who added to the relaxed atmosphere.would recommend for an evening.

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

Dear gordon w, Thank you for your review, it is always a pleasure to hear back from our guests and I am delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Calum More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games and visited the restaurant with family and friends 10 of us in all. The restaurant was very busy staff were attentive food was good and the service was attentive given the high volume of customers. Take a look at their function room it looks very good. The one thing I don't understand... More

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

Dear Michael N, Thank you for your recent review, great to hear you enjoyed the service when you were here and hopefully you will pop in again the next time you are in Glasgow... Kind regards, Calum More

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