Glasgow’s best brunch restaurants to check out now

Enjoy dishes like pancakes with fresh fruit and ice cream as part of your brunch at Champagne Central. Credit: Champagne Central

As Scotland’s capital of culture, Glasgow is home to some of the finest restaurants in the land. And when it comes to start the day just right, you’ll find the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow all around the city.

Whether you’re looking for contemporary brunch staples, traditional Italian fare in the city centre or a Spanish tapas-style meal near Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow has you covered. Brunch is the perfect way to get together with friends or family and catch up over a few dishes and a cocktail or two. Sound like your cup of tea? These are the best brunches in Glasgow that are guaranteed to start your day right.

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For a special occasion – book a table at Champagne Central next to Glasgow Central Station

 Brunch dishes, cocktails, and a hot chocolate sit on a marble table at Champagne Central, one of the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow.

At Champagne Central, diners can enjoy sumptuous cocktails with a diverse brunch menu. Credit: Champagne Central

Diners clink cocktail glasses and a hot chocolate together over brunch dishes at Champagne Central, one of the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow.

Champagne Central is a great place for special occasions and celebrations. Credit: Champagne Central

 The stylish main bar area at Champagne Central, a restaurant in Glasgow.

The interior décor at Champagne Central is both charming and stylish. Credit: Champagne Central

Located at the Grand Central Hotel, Champagne Central is one of the finest places in the city to enjoy a classy brunch with a sparkling glass of fizz. Here you can marvel at the historical champagne bar, which offers a fantastic view of the bustling Glasgow Central Station, making it the ultimate spot for people-watching. The interiors are a wonder in their own right, with grand pillars, winding marble staircases and crystal chandeliers setting the scene for a brunch date to remember. This is the perfect venue for a special occasion or a celebratory meal, with the menu made up of a selection of small plates and sharing boards. Brunch, meanwhile, is available from Friday to Sunday between 9:30am and 1:30pm. Check out the classic smashed avocado and poached eggs or smoked salmon and scrambled egg. If you’re really peckish, the full Scottish breakfast will keep you going for the rest of the day, and pairs well with a selection of cocktails, prosecco or champagne. 

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For one of the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow for contemporary cuisine – grab a table at The Ivy Buchanan Street Glasgow in the city centre

 A couple enjoy a romantic meal with a spaghetti dish and a steak dish with wine at the Ivy Buchanan Street Glasgow, one of the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow.

The Ivy is the perfect place for a special occasion or a brunch date. Credit: The Ivy Buchanan Street Glasgow

A couple of diners clink wine glasses in front of main dishes at some side dishes at the Ivy Buchanan Street Glasgow, one of the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow.

Enjoy a diverse range of main dishes and sides as part of your brunch order at The Ivy. Credit: The Ivy Buchanan Street Glasgow

The Art Deco style bar with marble surface and leather bar stools at the Ivy Buchanan Street Glasgow, one of the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow.

Grab a drink from the bar and browse the impressive cocktail menu to partner your brunch at The Ivy. Credit: The Ivy Buchanan Street Glasgow

The Ivy Buchanan Street Glasgow is one of Glasgow’s top venues when it comes to contemporary bistro food. There’s a classy, romantic feel to the Art Deco-style bar and restaurant here. Located within walking distance of Glasgow Queen Street Station, it’s the perfect spot for an early afternoon brunch date before heading into town. The food matches the high-end setting, with the brunch menu available on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Highlights include the truffle arancini rice balls while you wait, as well as starters such as ballotine of duck parfait on toasted brioche and the Severn and Wye smoked salmon. As for the brunch specials, those include enticing sweet and savoury waffles, half topped with blueberries and lemon balm, while the other half is topped with crushed avocado, bacon and a fried egg. The beautiful setting and crowd-pleasing menu here make The Ivy a fantastic weekend brunch spot.

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For one of the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow for a boozy brunch – try The Spiritualist Glasgow in Merchant City

Pancakes with crispy bacon at The Spiritualist Glasgow, one of the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow.

Create the perfect brunch combination with sweet and savoury dishes at The Spiritualist Glasgow. Credit: The Spiritualist Glasgow

A table of various side teaches with a glass of wine and a cocktail at The Spiritualist Glasgow, one of the best brunches in Glasgow.

Accompany your brunch with a choice of cocktails and wines at The Spiritualist Glasgow. Credit: The Spiritualist Glasgow

 A variety of cocktails with garnish at The Spiritualist Glasgow, one of the best brunch spots in Glasgow.

The expertly crafted cocktails come with an assortment of tasty garnishes at The Spiritualist Glasgow. Credit: The Spiritualist Glasgow

If you’re looking for the best brunch in Glasgow, check out The Spiritualist Glasgow. Located in the hip central neighbourhood of Merchant City, this spot is full of sophistication and style, making it the ideal place to enjoy a boozy brunch menu (served from Thursday to Sunday between 12:00pm – 3:00pm). Try out an extensive range of cocktails and partner them with a few dishes from the tasty brunch menu. Signature brunch cocktails include an ultimate bloody mary or a pimped prosecco, which comes with choices of either a peach bellini, mimosa or kir royale. The brunch menu is just as inviting, with classics including eggs benedict and florentine, as well as a vegan-style French toast. You’ll also find modern interpretations of breakfast staples such as buttermilk fried chicken, sweet Belgian waffles and loaded toasted sourdough, complete with toppings like beetroot hummus or Stornaway black pudding. 

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For the best brunch in Glasgow at a charming Italian neighbourhood gem – visit Café Antipasti in the city centre

Café Antipasti is an Italian gem located in the city’s bustling centre. A cosy café restaurant that serves up traditional Italian fare, here you’ll find laid-back yet highly efficient service delivered by seasoned staff in a welcoming environment. No wonder it’s such a favourite among shoppers, theatre goers, urban diners and loyal patrons alike. Choose from a range of traditional and modern dishes from the breakfast or à la carte menus, where highlights include the grilled bacon and mushrooms on toasted ciabatta and eggs benedict and parma ham on a toasted Italian bloomer. Looking for something more filling? Go for a classic British breakfast, which includes bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns and black pudding. There’s also a great small plates menu, where you’ll find tapas-style dishes like homemade meatballs in tomato sugo, salt and pepper calamari and garlic and chilli butter seared king prawns. Top these off with something from the extensive hot, cold and alcoholic drinks menu, and you’re well on your way to a brilliant brunch.

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For one of the best Glasgow brunch spots for comfort food – book a table at The Smokin Fox near Glasgow Central Station

A cheeseburger with a sesame seed bun sits on a table at The Smokin Fox, one of the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow.

Check out The Smokin Fox’s impressive burgers. Credit: The Smokin Fox

Loaded fries at The Smokin Fox, a pub in Glasgow

Expect comforting brunch classics with a twist at The Smokin Fox. Credit: The Smokin Fox

 Leather backed chairs around a table, with the bar in the background at The Smokin Fox.

Enjoy comfortable seating in a classic pub setting at The Smokin Fox. Credit: The Smoke Fox

Located directly opposite Glasgow Central Station, The Smokin Fox is a lively pub restaurant that attracts both locals and visitors. Particularly well known for its weekend brunch offering, which is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Brunch enthusiasts can go for signature dishes like the smoked Scottish salmon on grilled sourdough bread with poached eggs and avocado, or the BLT pancakes. You can’t beat the loaded hash browns, which come with a variety of different toppings, including ’nduja, hollandaise and bacon crumb, southern fried chicken and a fried egg. If this sounds right up your street, get down to The Smokin Fox and treat yourself to a first-class brunch in a fun and lively setting.

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For stellar international cuisine, check out Moskito on Bath Street

An avocado and fried egg toast at Moskito, one of the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow.

Classic brunch dishes go with a cool and lively vibe at Moskito. Credit: Moskito

A glass of champagne sits in front of a cup of tea and sandwiches at Moskito, one of the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow.

Enjoy the finest drinks at the cocktail bar, great partners for your brunch dishes at Moskito. Credit: Moskito

Modern seating and plants sit in front of a wall with neon red writing at Moskito, one of the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow.

The slick style of Moskito’s interior sets the scene for a unique brunch experience. Credit: Moskito

If you’re looking for a vibrant atmosphere for your brunch experience, look no further than Moskito on Bath Street. Located in Glasgow’s centre, here you can enjoy a great start to your weekend with the perfect combination of top-notch food, drink and entertainment. The chic cocktail bar and restaurant boasts a lively ambience and presents globally-inspired cuisine with a twist. Order from the diverse Brunch at Moskito menu, which includes popular dishes such as eggs benedict with smoked salmon, fried egg on avocado toast and grilled sourdough toast with spiced beans, broccoli and tomato. If you’re looking for something sweeter, the pancake stack with Nutella and maple syrup, or the yogurt parfait with sweet mango, heather honey yogurt and seeded granola, really hit the spot. To finish things off, don’t forget the bar offerings, with a bloody mary or mimosa making the perfect partner for your brunch dishes.

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For one of the best places for a boozy brunch in Glasgow – visit Home in Merchant City

Home is Merchant City’s answer to great pub food. Here you can watch rugby with friends, celebrate a birthday or just enjoy a great meal with a group of pals. Start your day with the Big Scottish breakfast or the Veggie Scottish breakfast, which are both firm favourites with regulars. You can also choose from classic breakfast buttie choices, like bacon, egg and cheese or sausage. If you’re looking for more than just food, check out the bottomless brunch offers. Here you have the option to choose a main dish from a variety of burgers, including the melt burger. There’s also a selection of pizzas on offer, such as the ‘easy cheesy’ and the ‘a load of pepperoni’. Stomach still rumbling? Consider upgrading to larger burgers and pizzas like the Little Rebel with bacon and onion rings and the Barbie Chick chicken pizza. As if that wasn’t enough, you can also add on bottomless chicken wings. To accompany the food, you have a two-hour window during which you can knock back unlimited drinks, including beers and cocktails.

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For one of the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow for Spanish tapas – book at Elena’s Tapas Bar and Restaurant in Kelvingrove

The entrance and outdoor seating area at Elena’s Tapas Bar and Restaurant.

The exterior of Elena’s is so inviting, you just can’t resist. Credit: Elena’s Tapas Bar and Restaurant

Various tapas dishes such as prawns, ham and salad on a table at Elena’s Tapas Bar and Restaurant.

Enjoy a diverse range of tapas for your brunch at Elena’s Tapas Bar and Restaurant. Credit: Elena’s Tapas Bar and Restaurant

If you’re after something a little different for your next brunch date, check out the neighbourhood gem that is Elena’s Tapas Bar and Restaurant. Enjoy traditional and modern Spanish tapas dishes served with signature flair. The diverse menu showcases the rich culinary traditions of Cantabria and various regions across Spain. While a Spanish twist is put on Scottish beef, pork and lamb, Iberico ham and tasty chorizo are sourced directly from Spain, just like the expert chefs. Check out classic Spanish brunch dishes like pan-fried potatoes, fried eggs and chorizo, or toast with goat’s cheese, rocket and caramelised onions. Or why not try the classic staple of toast with blended tomato and Ibérico ham? Top your brunch off with some sweet churros and chocolate, along with a glass or two of Spanish wine.

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Glasgow is Scotland’s cultural capital for a reason – when it comes to great food, music and entertainment, it really does have it all. The same could be said for the lively brunch scene too. Whether you’re after local Scottish fare or international cuisine with a boozy element thrown in for good measure, you’ll find the best brunch restaurants in Glasgow for any occasion. So, check out these spots – and more – next time you’re in town.

 

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