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Bothy Restaurant

#57 of 1,925 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 - 23:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The second time I've been in the Bothy for lunch. The first time, our meal was so good and the atmosphere so conducive to good conversation that my companion set her napkin on fire (ah, these candles) and we didn't notice till another customer pointed it out. This time, the food was even better and there was no attempted conflagration.... More 

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Thank Duncan M
Paisley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I took my in-laws here for dinner. I had been once previously, a few years ago, but it was their first time. I have absolutely no complaints. The staff were extremely friendly and very accommodating when I asked for a slight change to my meal. Out waiter was lovely and very attentive throughout the evening. The food... More 

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Thank WarryLass
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I located bothy when my mother visited me in Scotland and she wanted to have the white fish of a restaurant on byres road where the waiting staff wears traditional scottish kilts as she visited glasgow 10 years ago and still remembered how fresh the food was..so upon googling for a restaurant with scottish kilts, i came across bothy and... More 

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Thank Aisha A
Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Aisha A, Thank you for taking the time topmost your review of The Bothy, we are absolutely delighted that you both enjoyed your lunch with us - hopefully it will not be another 10 years before your next visit. Kind regards Gemma More 

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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is outstanding and the service is amazing. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to all my friends . Hot food and great service what more could you ask for.

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Thank Craig L
Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Craig L, Thank you for your great review of The Bothy, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Gemma More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A night out with my wife. Having previously had a nice lunch at The Bothy, I decided to book for dinner. Notwithstanding a faff on arrival - they were expecting 5 rather than 2 of us - the service was good and the food and drink were of a very high standard. No real complaints at all.

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Thank stuartr799
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here 2 weeks ago. Despite it being a busy Saturday night, we were delighted they had a table for 2 available even though we did not have a reservation. Upon arrival staff were friendly. After we were seated we ordered a bottle of wine, which came swiftly and our food order was taken. There was a slight wait... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent wee restaurant we stumbled across with a pretty setting and tasty food. Didn't hurt that the waiters were dressed in kilts too ! Prices are maybe more on the high end but still pretty reasonable for what you get. Very much enjoyed our meal and would definitely return the next time we're in Glasgow and would highly recommend.

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

Dear Emma C, We love our kilts too! Great to read that you enjoyed your recent visit and we hope you will pop in again soon... Kind regards, Calum More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an easy choice when booking dinner for 17 guests, from the initial enquiry to the actual evening itself. Abigail dealt with all our requirements and nothing was too much trouble. The room itself is simply stunning lovely ambiance throughout. We went for the 3 course £29.95 menu, the food we all had was beautiful everyone commented on the... More 

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

Dear Jennifer H, Thank you so much for your kind review and for choosing The Bothy for such a special occasion. Delighted you enjoyed the food and ambiance, I will be sure to pass your thanks on to Scott and Abigail too! Hope to see you again soon... Kind regards, Calum More 

Bingley, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice ambience in the Bothy. Tucked away down a side alley, you get a nice feel as soon as you open the door. The menu is Scottish with lots of interesting things to choose from. Enjoyed the haggis, Bothy beef pie with beautifully tender beef and good chips, and orange and marmalade pud. Staff all wear kilts which might... More 

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

Dear Bullmer, Many thanks for your kind review, great to read you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We hope to welcome you again in the near future! Kind regards, Calum More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends took me here for a birthday meal and the place is fantastic. The decor and atmosphere are amazing and the food is simple stunning, I can't wait to return to Glasgow so I can go again.

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Thank harvard11
Bothy G, General Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear harvard11, We can't wait to have you back! Many thanks for taking the time to post such a kind review, delighted you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon... Kind regards, Calum More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$37
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?