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Bothy Restaurant

#77 of 1,911 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Scottish, British
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

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    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Lovely atmosphere

Visited here with a friend for lunch as had heard great things about it. The location is perfect, right off Byres road down Ruthven Lane which is gorgeous and has that brilliant West End vibe even before you walk in the door. The decor is very cosy and welcoming yet stylish and can see it being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Clyde89
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited here with a friend for lunch as had heard great things about it. The location is perfect, right off Byres road down Ruthven Lane which is gorgeous and has that brilliant West End vibe even before you walk in the door. The decor is very cosy and welcoming yet stylish and can see it being a perfect place to... More 

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

Dear Clyde89, We'd like to thank you for taking the time to write your review of The Bothy! Sunday afternoons do tend to be one of our busiest times so there can be a little longer to wait than usual. All of our dishes are freshly cooked to order so this can also present a delay! If you're in a... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Early evening Braw Deal menu - excellent value, delicious food, staff attentive and pleasant - would highly recommend

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

Dear Snoopy019, Thank you so much for our 5* review and your kind words! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards Gemma More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My girlfriend and I went here to celebrate Valentine's Day, couple of days late as we were both working the weekend, fantastic meal! Service was perfect, relaxed but extremely attentive! Would definitely recommend and will be back for another visit very soon! 10/10!!

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

Dear Foody2289, Happy Valentines to you both! So nice of you to take the time to write us such a glowing review, glad you managed to find some time to celebrate and enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Lovely atmosphere. My steak pie was actually too big but what I did manage was very tasty. My friend had the grouse and it was also lovely. Nice relaxed ambience

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

Dear Linux x, Thank you for your review of The Bothy! So nice to read that your enjoyed your food! The grouse is one of the favourites from our specials and was a best sellers this week! |We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Cheshire
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited The Bothy for lunch last year and decided to book a table for out first night in Glasgow this time. A warm welcome and a warm environment on a cold evening. We both order the haggis starter as we remembered how delicious it was last time. We were not disappointed! For a main I ordered the seared Tuna... More 

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

Dear CheshireSunset, It's always lovely to read that guests have enjoyed their time with us so much that they have made another visit! So glad that you enjoyed your food and time with us! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time that you're in Glasgow! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

First of all, I hope The Bothy read these reviews because I would just like to say a massive thank you for a wonderful night at your restaurant. We booked the bigger private room for my Grandma's 80th birthday party and the night could not have been more perfect! The room was beautiful - cosy and homely but special. The... More 

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

Dear Kel J, First of all let me thank you for taking the time to write such and lovely review and please thank your family for also calling to thank us personally! I'll pass on your thanks and gratitude to Jet also, who I'm sure will be thrilled with your kinds words, she is rarely phased and mentioned that all... More 

Malacca
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

An excellent meal,efficient and friendly staff. Lovely ambience. We had the £12.50 deal which was fantastic value. One of the best meals we have had in Glasgow.

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

Dear Lostpatrol, Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write us a review! The 'Braw Deal' menu is a firm favourite with our guest, we're glad you ad the chance to try it|! Pop in next time you're visiting Scotland! Kind Regards Gemma More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went for a Valentine's Day dinner for three (don't ask!), the first time back for a few years. We were all extremely impressed by the quality of the food, wine and service. The atmosphere was really nice, with a feeling of space and warmth, with the lighting perfect (one of us is very fussy about the lighting in restaurants!).... More 

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

Dear KeithoftheNorth, Thank you for your kind review, I am delighted to read that the three of you enjoyed the food, service and of course our lighting... We aim to please! Hopefully it won't be another few years before your next visit. Thanks again, Calum More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

1st time visit to the Glasgow Bothy. Have been to the one in Perth a number of times and I'm never disappointed and the Glasgow Bothy was excellent. Went with friends and used the Don't be a stranger discount card . The meal was very good and the service was great. Will be back.

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

Dear Sandrah01, Thank you for taking the time to give us such a glowing 5* review! It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time you're in Glasgow! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Everyone around the table loved their dishes. It was an excellent mix of lovely local foods and gourmet flavours! Expensive, but loved it!

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

Dear Shelley H, Great to read that your all enjoyed your meals and we hope you will stop by again next time you are this side of the pond... Kind regards, Calum 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: Scottish, British

Restaurant Characteristics

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