We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Small but beautiful. Never disappointing.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Number 16

Number 16
16 Byres Road, Glasgow G11 5JY, Scotland
0141 339 2544
Website
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Number 16 is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #3 of 1,974 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Award- winning restaurant in the heart of Glasgow's West End. Number 16 is a cosy, well established and much loved neighbourhood favourite offering quality food, friendly service and great value in relaxed surroundings. Run by a tight- knit, experienced and dedicated team; Number 16 is proud to bring fresh and unusual ideas to modern Scottish cooking. Our ever- changing menu features imaginative, balanced flavours; strong international influences and a commitment to using seasonal produce. We strive to make each dining experience a relaxing, unique and memorable one for every customer. In 2010, Number 16 was awarded an Eat Scotland Silver Award and won best restaurant in the 'Smart But Casual' category at the annual Glasgow Restaurant Awards.In December 2011 Number 16 was awarded an AA Rosette.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Small but beautiful. Never disappointing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Great wee restaurant with big food and fantastic, friendly staff. Have tried every other restaurant in the area but always return to Number 16.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

972 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    775
    146
    28
    15
    8
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Impeccable food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

live in Glasgow and have been here on several occasions, the last for our silver wedding. as usual never been let down. fish is superb. All food locally sourced. wine list great. Staff very helpful. Love love love going there . worth paying for

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Forres, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Ambrosia, Food of the Gods!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My wife and I were on a short break in Glasgow for her 70th birthday. Hotel, a show, a look round the local attractions and, importantly, a good meal. I used Tripadviser to pick out this restaurant and was certainly not disappointed. It is small, and intimate with great staff who made us feel very welcome.
We ate crab and prawn dumplings, steak bavette, braised ramsay’s of Carluke pork belly and finished off with lavender panna-cotta. Good wine drinks and coffee and a very reasonable bill and it is safe to say that we had enjoyed one of the best meals we have ever had! In fact, we were so impressed we had reserved a table for lunch the following day before we had left the restaurant that evening.
The next day's lunch was, once again, superb and now we plan another short break to Glasgow in the New Year, central to which will be meals at No 16!
The restaurant is small but adds credence to the old saying the "Good things come in small packages". Thanks Joel and his staff for making an old couple extremely happy.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Number 16 Byres Rd - mislead by high ranking.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Number 16 was disappointing. We hoped our anniversary dinner would be as exceptional as the majority of reviews on Tripadvisor - however, our meal was was very average.
The steak bavette, although typically fibrous and chewy in texture, was hard to cut let alone chew. It was replaced by the seabream which was lovely, but we were disappointed to be charged for the steak. The sticky toffee pudding was ok. Not one of our dishes were value for money. The service and atmosphere were good but we went there for fine food which on this occasion was riding on a false reputation.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Lunch at Number 16”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Excellent, efficient service - one girl doing all the waiting without missing a beat. Lunchtime menu-great choice and value. Were offered replacement coffee when waitress felt original might not be right. Have been many times and this place never disappoints.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Number 16 also viewed

 

Been to Number 16? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Number 16, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.