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Bothy Restaurant

#71 of 1,850 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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11 Ruthven Lane | 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
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic meal in the Bothy on Saturday night The staff were very helpful and excellent choices for my wife who is vegan. Atmosphere and good is second to none. Can't wait to ho back

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

Dear pesking, Many thanks for your kind review and we hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Calum More 

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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for an evening meal, my fiancée ordered the steak pie, which she loved, I went for the haddock, fish was very tasty, although the batter could have been crispier, also, no mushy peas, which was mentioned after the meal was served to me, always tell the customer before, not after, but still enjoyed the fish and chips, staff... More 

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

Dear dmc1974, Thank you for taking the time to write your great review! Our apologies regarding the mushy peas - there was an unexpected rush on haddock and chips on Sunday evening, which left us slightly short - my apologies that this wasn't communicated to you at the time of ordering, though we are delighted that you enjoyed the rest... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I celebrated my 21st birthday in the Scullery room with my family and friends. In the afternoon prior to our visit we dropped of balloons, cake and table decorations. The waiter that greeted us was so pleasant and helpful. This was a great start to the night ahead. When we arrived in the evening the room was decorated so beautifully... More 

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

Dear Caroline2912, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review of The Bothy. It is really appreciated! I'll pass on your compliments to your waitress, Fiona, who I'm sure will be delighted also! Happy birthday, from all of us at The Bothy and we hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Scotland
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few years since I visited the Bothy but they certainly served up a great birthday feast with some excellent, friendly service. 4 generations sat round the table and all agreed the food was superb and the service very good. The birthday cake and flowers were handled without any fuss and delivered with a song from the staff as well... More 

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

Dear ScotSurf26, Thank you for your great review of The Bothy! We're absolutely delighted to read that your evening was a success! It's great to read that you enjoyed both the food and the service! We look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards Gemma More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely meal for 4 after a day out in Glasgow. Well worth small journey out of town! Lentil soup was delicious followed by a steak from the 2 courses for 12.95 menu with a small supplement. 3 courses available for 14.95 also. Staff were great, very attentive but not overly. So good we booked a table for my sisters birthday... More 

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

Dear Saralouise134, Thank you for writing such a lovely review of The Bothy, we're so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us - and look forward to your next visit! Kind Regards Gemma More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we got a voucher to come here as a wedding present and it was fantastic. lovely scottish feel. amazing decor and amazing food. recommend booking. we both had mussles to start. great sized portion and amazing taste. For the mains we had the lamb and the steak pie both beautifully served and tasted great. a gem of the west end... More 

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

Dear Grant Y, Thank you for your great review of The Bothy! I have passed your compliments onto the kitchen team - who are delighted! We hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bothy is a comfortable Scottish restaurant with a little continental tweak to it. It is the kind of place you can rely on to take most people and know they will enjoy it. It has a clientele of different types of people from students to professors and couples with a few west end wendies thrown in. It has nice... More 

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

Dear Ann G, Thank you for taking the time to review The Bothy! It is greatly appreciated by the whole team! It's is lovely to read that you enjoyed your time here with us! We hope to see you again! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had actually meant to write a review a couple of months ago on my first visit, but my second experience last week reinforced the need to submit feedback. Situated just off Byres Road, the Bothy is a really comfortable and relaxed restaurant, with service to match. My friend also appreciated the attire of the male members of staff! Menu is... More 

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

Dear mojorizing, Thanks for your great review of The Bothy, and your continued custom! It is lovely to read that you have enjoyed your last few visits with us! We're glad that you enjoyed the food and the service (also the men in killts)! We look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held our daughter's Graduation Lunch for 14 family & friends in the private upstairs dining room at the Bothy. The event was excellent in every way. Staff were so helpful, the three course meal tasty and varied, and the private dining room had so much atmosphere that we felt we were celebrating in a manor house. Booking the venue... More 

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

Dear Honkkongtravellers, What a lovely review - thank you! We are so pleased that we were able to be part of your special day! We hope the rest of the celebrations were equally as good! We hope to see you all again! Kind Regards Gemma More 

Los Angeles, California
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512 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great meal and a wonderful atmosphere. The bar had some creative drinks and the service was very friendly.

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

Dear cookpias, Thank you for your great review - it's really appreciated by the whole team! We hope to see you again! Kind Regards Gemma More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Ruthven Lane | West End, Glasgow G12 9BG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 334 4040
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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