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Bothy Restaurant

€€ - €€€European, British,
11 Ruthven Lane | West End, Glasgow G12 9BG, Scotland
+44 141 334 4040
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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11 Ruthven Lane | West End, Glasgow G12 9BG, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Greeted by friendly helpful staff. We hadn't book, but were shown straight to a free table. Just enough options on the menu to suite all tastes. Service a little slow, but when the food arrived it was excellent and very reasonably priced. Definitely visit again...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Like a lot of reviews I've read about BOTHY, my experience was pretty consistent and I think that speaks volumes about this really good restaurant. It's hard for any restaurant to do the big things and the little things well, and to do it consistently....More

Thank kgib61
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were disappointed to have booked for the Sunday roast via the website, only for their to be one piece of Roast left. However, regardless of this, the food ordered was delicious. My only complaint is that service was very slow, and our pre-theatre meal...More

Thank gemmala2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to the Bothy last night as we had friends over from Greece who wanted to try traditional Scottish food. I would usually tell staff if there was an issue so there’s a chance to correct it but due to the company I didn’t...More

Thank Hayley H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Bothy has an excellent atmosphere, great food, good prices, excellent staff and I would highly recommend it .It is unpretentious and offers a comfortable ,enjoyable dining experience.

Thank helen a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm and welcoming, well presented restaurant. All courses were flavoursome and hot, looking good on the plate! Love the kilts - would definitely recommend!

Thank Valerie681
Bothy G, General Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Valerie681, Many thanks for your kind review and future recommendations. We do hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Calum

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great meal and enjoyed a very relaxed atmosphere. All meals were hot and beautifully presented. Will definitely visit again when next in Glasgow.

Thank 311NATALIE311
Bothy G, General Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 311NATALIE311, Many thanks for your kind review, delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards, Calum

Reviewed 1 week ago

Third time here and can't wait to be back in Scotland to dine here again. We have never been disappointed. Good quality, tasty food. Excellent service and a warm and welcoming setting.

Thank jilldupire
Bothy G, General Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear jilldupire, Delighted you enjoyed your time with us, again. We can't wait to have you back either! Safe travels, Calum

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal with my wife , sister and husband. Hadn't been before and was impressed by how friendly and welcoming the restaurant was , staff very friendly and efficient without being in your face . We had quite a variety from the menu...More

Thank Ultraclean S
Bothy G, General Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ultraclean S, Thank you for your kind review, glad you found us and that you enjoyed - the beef wellington is one of our most popular dishes! Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Calum

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of nine who were celebrating a birthday. All of us had a great time. One waiter served us all and did an excellent job. The food was varied, typically Scottish, and very tasty.

Thank Kenneth K
Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kenneth K, Thank you for taking the time to post such lovely review. We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, The Bothy Team

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26 January 2017|
Response from Haggis125 | Reviewed this property |
We had 22 and we're comfortable
4 September 2015|
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Response from lesleydougan | Reviewed this property |
0141 334 4040 Hope you enjoy your meal,whatever you have,there is a good choice.
28 July 2015|
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Response from DougieEdinburgh | Reviewed this property |
Hi Not sure why I have been asked to comment on your question about 1 month after you posted it. I can on,y concur with the above replies. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, 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
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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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