Worth getting out of bed for
Kelvingrove Art Gallery is free and 15 minutes away. Hike the huge granite steps up to Park Circus for an unbeatable view of the city. There’s a spa down the road on Royal Terrace (www.15royalterrace.co.uk).
No 16 (+44 (0)141 339 2544; www.number16.co.uk) on Byres Road is a bustling Scottish bistro, where dishes change daily; expect Ayrshire lamb with parsnip puree, or haunch of venison served with root vegetables and wild mushrooms. Down the road at number 360, La Vallée Blanche (+44 (0)141 334 3333; www.lavalleeblanche.com) is French and chalet-like, with Scottish touches on the menu, such as the Aberdeen Angus steak with chanterelles, fondant potato and garlic and red wine sauce. For the best crabcakes in town and a rather tasty fish club sandwich, head to Crabshakk (+44 (0)141 334 6127; www.crabshakk.com) on Argyle Street, where you’ll also find family-run Italian Lamora (+44 (0)141 560 2070; www.lamorakitchen.co.uk) and Two Fat Ladies (+44 (0)141 221 8188; www.twofatladiesrestaurant.com), a tartan-carpeted blow-out option.
Ben Nevis (+44 (0)141 576 5284) on Argyle Street is the pub for whisky fans. On Lynedoch Street, The Drake (+44 (0)141 332 7363) serves a gastropub menu in a relaxed and cosy room.
Pick your sweet treat from the pastries piled up in the window then head inside to the warmth at Kember & Jones (+44 (0)141 337 3851; www.kemberandjones.co.uk) on Byres Road.
Booly Mardy’s (+44 (0)141 560 8004; www.bloodymarys.co.uk) on Vinicombe Street is the city’s cocktail king, famed for its fiery bloody marys. On the same road, play table tennis in a large cage at quirky Hillhead Bookclub (+44 (0)141 576 1700; www.hillheadbookclub.com). Oran Mor (+44 (0)141 357 6200; www.oran-mor.co.uk) is a converted church that now hosts two restaurants, a club and gigs in the basement.