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Bothy Restaurant

#58 of 1,928 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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11 Ruthven Lane | West End, Glasgow G12 9BG, Scotland
+44 141 334 4040
12:00 - 23:00
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for dinner with a friend of mine to try some Scottish food. High quality food and cool environment, would recommend for a refined dinner (although perhaps portions are a wee bit small).

Thank frauoy
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went last Saturday, got served quickly, however my wife's duck was cold. When pointed out to the waitress she offered to "heat it up"... however, if we avoid the face the food was a little cold, it was very tasty. The portions could do with being increased a bit, little bit on the small side. To... More 

Thank 8dh72
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for a cold night. The Bothy was lovely and cosy with comfy seating and friendly, welcoming staff. The menu was great and it was difficult to pick what to have (what a dilemma!). We all chose different dishes and all enjoyed what we had. The only slight niggle was that the potatoes were very, very salty but... More 

Thank sammyEU
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful evening at Glasgow Bothy. The meal, service and ambience could not have been faulted. We had hired the private room for a family celebration for 18 guests and it was just perfect. Taylor our waitress was lovely, service neither too fast nor too slow. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

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

Dear Eunice C, Thank you for choosing the Bothy to host your event and for your kind review. Great to hear you enjoyed and I have passed on your thanks to Tayla too. Remember us for your next event...! Kind regards, Calum More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a lovely birthday lunch on Sunday 16/04..we had the Easter menu 3 courses for £21 was good value...the food was spot on from the soup(spiced lentil) to the lamb and chocolate and orange dessert..you have to try the desserts they are great lol..but for me what I like about this restaurant is the staff so friendly and very... More 

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

Dear JOHN M, Delighted to read that you enjoyed your recent visit to The Bothy, your kind words have been passed on to the team and greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you again in the near future! Kind regards, Calum More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used this place several times and it never disappoints. The food it's Scottish at his best and with a twist. This time the dessert was just amazing! We tried the kinder egg and were surprised with white chocolate (it's Easter after all), mango coulis, sweet rice and resembling a perfect looking egg! Super!!

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

Dear Cristina C, Thank you for your kind review and your continued loyalty over the years, both are greatly appreciated! We love a wee bit of fun now and again, glad you enjoyed the kinder egg. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Calum More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here as a small group on a weekend. The restaurant has a traditional highland decor and relaxed atmosphere. The breakfast menu has a good selection and is reasonably priced for the region. The big breakfast I opted for was one of the best I've ever had! Lovely fresh food and good quality produce! The staff were also very... More 

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

Dear Archizzle, Many thanks for your kind review, delighted you enjoyed your Bothy Breakfast and be sure to pop in again soon to try the rest of our new menu! Kind regards, Calum More 

SouthWest Scotland
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43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It had been about 12 months since our last visit to the Bothy but we were fortunate enough to get what must have been the last space there last Saturday night. Food was excellent as ever, service the same, the surroundings were lovely and relaxing, price reasonable. Really love this place - 10/10. Can't wait to go back. Well done... More 

Thank TAmember8
Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear TAmember8, Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Bothy and for your kind words. We're absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Gemma More 

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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and friendly and efficient staff,would recommend this place for its traditional taste of Scottish food.

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

Dear Manateese, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us - thank you for taking the time to post your review. Your kind words are appreciated by the whole team. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Gemma More 

United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the restaurant and I'm highly impressed. The staff was friendly, the service was great and the food was delicious! You couldn't fault this place if you are a foodie, because every dish was beautifully served and tasted amazing! A couple of things to mention is that the toilets were a bit nasty and unclean,... More 

Thank Natalie N
Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Natalie N, Thanks you for taking the time to review The Bothy, we're delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us. Our apologies regarding the toilets, we have a checklist in place to ensure that they are regularly checked by the team to ensure high standards. We hope to see you again, Kind regards Gemma More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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