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Bothy Restaurant

#89 of 1,975 Restaurants 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
  • 362
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Family celebration- fitted the bill

Table for 12 , no problem, 4 children no problem! Despite the group size service excellent and child friendly at 6 pm. Enought ambient chatter to disguise our kids exuberance. Prompt delivery of food and drink which was of excellent quality and choice even on set fixed price menu. Although second... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
margaret c
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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629 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Table for 12 , no problem, 4 children no problem! Despite the group size service excellent and child friendly at 6 pm. Enought ambient chatter to disguise our kids exuberance. Prompt delivery of food and drink which was of excellent quality and choice even on set fixed price menu. Although second sitting later never felt rushed. Cant fault it. We'll... More 

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Rutherglen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Thank you for a lovely lunch in a very welcoming environment. My friend had taken half day from work and The Bothy was a great place to chill out and enjoy delicious food. I opted for the bothy burger and it was very good and I loved the chips! Will definitely return xx

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venue_support, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Carol F and thanks for taking the time to write such a great review for The Bothy Glasgow. It's great to hear that you had a great time whilst dining in our venue - The Bothy Burger is actually one of our firm favourites! We've got loads coming up in the next few months so be sure to pop... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Last ate at The Bothy 4 years ago and was so disappointed we hadn't been back until last night. My haggis, neeps & tatties starter was tasty but lukewarm. My girlfriend ordered the steak & mushroom pie and asked for mash instead of chips. What arrived was a grey mush you'd find on a brickie's trowel! Apparently the chef was... More 

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

Hi Diarmid M and thanks for taking the time to leave feedback for The Bothy Glasgow. I'm so sorry that you were so disappointed in your food whilst dining in the venue - this is by no means the standard of food you should have received and so I am sorry that this occurred upon your visit to our venue.... More 

Christchurch
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing meal at the Bothy with family and friends. The atmosphere is simply amazing - very traditional and classy. The service was impeccable and the food to die for. You can't go wrong on the menu - my favourite was the Haggis ....yum! We then all ordered different desserts and shared them - what a great idea... More 

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

Dear Jameslaughlin, Thank you so much for your excellent review! It was an absolute pleasure to read! The haggis is certainly a favourite amonst our guests & staff alike! I do hope you'll return to see us if you're back in Glasgow! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely place, warm atmosphere, pretty terrace outside for sunny days. Polite and helpful staff, not overbearing at all. Great food menu, mixing hearty classics and lighter dishes at very reasonable prices, and a very interesting drinks menu which includes wines, craft beers, a comprehensive selection of whiskies and other liquors. I found absolutely no flaw... and yet I'm french!

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

Dear Laurance B, Thank you for your glowing review of The Bothy! I'm so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us! The terrace has been proving very popular with our recent good weather, there really is nothing nicer than being able to sit out & enjoy the sunshine! We hope to see yoou again soon! Kind Regards... More 

Scotland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

First visit to the Bothy on Sunday for a three course meal. Everything was perfect. Well presented gorgeous food, good sized portions, lovely friendly staff and such a pretty place with a comfortable atmosphere. Couldn't fault anything if I tried and I can't wait to come back. Nicest meal i've had in a very long time!

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

Dear Lainey004, We'd like to thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of The Bothy! Its absolutely great to read such positive feedback from our guests! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards Gemma More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited the bothy last night for an early dinner, made the booking online which was without any hassle, meal was great, excellent value for money and the staff were very polite and helpful.

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

HI jimmibradley and thanks for taking the time to leave feedback for The Bothy. It's great to hear you had such a great time whilst dining in The Bothy! I've passed your kind words back to the team who will be thrilled you had such a good time. We've got loads coming up over the summer so be sure to... More 

Forfar, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Five in our party visited the Bothy and took advantage of the 'Braw deal' three course menu. The food was good, sufficient portions for normal eaters and served by pleasant and welcoming staff. Restaurant, toilets etc. are extremely clean and tidy. Total price for five three course meals and drinks was £101. Can't go wrong at that price. Would definitely... More 

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

Hi hkpno and thanks for taking the time to leave feedback for The Bothy. We're so glad you enjoyed your time whilst dining in the venue - it's always great to hear someone enjoys the Braw Deal as much as we do! We've got loads coming up in the next few months so be sure to pop in and say... More 

Glasgow
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Went today for a lunch with work folk. Staff friendly and quick. Portions where good size. And £107 for main course,starters and coffees can't beat that! Def go back!

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

Dear Keir1984, Thank you for your great review of The Bothy! It's lovely to read that you enjoyed both the service and the food! We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in! Kind Regards Gemma More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner last night, booked on line which was a first, it worked! Food was fantastic, really tasty. If I had to be picky, the staff seemed a little on edge, there was lack of continuity with who was serving us and it was all about efficiency, a little personalbleness( if that's a word) would have been great, but a... More 

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

Dear Mrsjwatson, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! So pleased to read that you enjoyed your food and time with us! Sorry you didn't feel the service was quite as personal as you would have liked, we aim to give all of our guests a great service & I will... 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, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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