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Bothy Restaurant

#63 of 1,989 Restaurants in Glasgow
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • 64
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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
really good

Went for lunch here. It had a really good selection of food, considering how fussy I am. The food was amazing, a very good price and was big portions. It had a lovely atmosphere and the service was lovely too. One of the best places I have eaten in a long time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nicola M
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for lunch here. It had a really good selection of food, considering how fussy I am. The food was amazing, a very good price and was big portions. It had a lovely atmosphere and the service was lovely too. One of the best places I have eaten in a long time.

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Thank Nicola M
Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nicola, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us! It is much appreciated by the whole team! We hope to see you again! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ate here with 3 colleagues on a Wednesday evening. The food is mostly traditional/modern Scottish and the prices of main courses vary tremendously, meaning there is something for just about everyone's budget. I enjoyed the duo of smoked salmon and nicely cooked steak. it is one of the few places that does not try to upset you when buying... More 

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Thank Craig R
Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Craig R, Thank you for your great review of The Bothy, we appreciate you taking the time to write this. It's really nice to read that you and your colleagues enjoyed everything! We hope to see you all again! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Bothy advertises All Day Dining, so we gave it a shot for a post-6NRugby breakfast. All good. Our son had the Scottish breakfast and it was as good as you would expect. I had the Eggs Bothy Style, which was 2x Stornoway black pudding on toast, with poached eggs and a drizzle of Hollandaise sauce. All good. Only improvement... More 

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Thank Kenny A
Bothy G, General Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kenny A, Many thanks for your kind review, delighted to read that you enjoyed your breakfast with us and I hope you will join us again soon! Kind regards, Calum More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Received an email from the Bothy recommending breakfasts/lunches. Decided to book for breakfast and entered details that one of the diners would require gluten free option. There was also a deal giving you a free coffee and scone if you dine before 12 noon on a Saturday. Table booked for 10am on Saturday. We went along to find out no... More 

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Thank Janice M
Bothy G, General Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Janice M, I must apologise for the mistake, as you are likely to be aware we can cater quite readily for many dietary requirements. We endeavor to check all our guests requests via their booking comments and where possible honor them however we must have missed this particular one... We can, with prior notice provide gluten free muffins/oatcakes etc... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought we would try this as a couple we both adore our Scottish heritage (especially the food). I would say it's more a fancy pub. The food was good, especially the mash but two mouthfuls wasn't enough for me. I like big over heaped plates and after I left and still had a takeaway later that night. Don't get me... More 

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Thank Caitlin M
Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Caitlin, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Many thanks, The Bothy More 

Miami, Florida
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A large group of us ate here recently from a set menu which looked good on paper. In reality it was a different matter. The food was well presented but tasted of nothing. We had haggis for starters, which is hard to go wrong with, but it was dry with no flavour. The lamb for mains was no better, mine... More 

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Thank Livo_73
Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Livo_73, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback. Many thanks, The Bothy More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I phoned to book a table for 8 to celebrate my Mum's 90th birthday with the family whose ages ranged from 11 to 90. There was no trouble about bringing balloons and a cake with candles and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Two menus available, either a set Sunday lunch or the normal lunch one, so a good... More 

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Thank Allyl56
Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Allyl56, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review! We're so pleased to read that the whole group enjoyed themselves! Your kind words are appreciated by the whole team. We look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Deal, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here at the weekend for a wedding anniversary party and everyone of our group thoroughly enjoyed, the setting (private room upstairs). the varied choices on the menu and the waitress Sarah, who coped admirably throughout he evening for such a large group. All the choices of food received rave reviews but the haggis starter was excellent in its presentation... More 

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Thank ianx17489
Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ianx17489, What a lovely review! Thank you so much! This was an absolute pleasure to read! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us, the private dining room is a great space for celebrations! The haggis is without doubt a favourite both of staff & guests, so we're very pleased you were able to enjoy this also!... More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst this is not the easiest place to find, it is definitely worth the effort. Plenty of options on the menu - we were one child, one vegetarian, one who doesn't eat fish and 2 others. Nice food, good service and a reasonable price; all in a pleasant ambience.

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

Dear stuartroxy, I'm glad you did find us! Many thanks for your kind review and we hope you drop in again sometime... Kind regards, Calum More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here at 5pm on a Saturday night prior to going to a Celtic Connections gig. The place is really cosy, and had a lovely ambience. The braw deal which my husband had was good value is good value. The food was in general pretty tasty, however I felt a few things let it down a wee bit. I... More 

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

Dear ReidsonTour, I would like to thank you for the feedback about your recent visit, it vital in the continued growth and development of our business. As such, your points have been passed on to our kitchen team so we can review said dishes. I'm delighted you enjoyed the service, ambiance and in general the food too and do hope... 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 22 - 43
  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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