Cafes and restaurants

On campus cafés that will be open during the conference include:

Food for Thought at the Fraser Building, open 08.00-16.30, Monday-Friday

The Fraser Building

The Gilchrist Postgraduate Café, open 08.00-21.00, Monday-Sunday

Daily menus for these cafés are available via Twitter: @UofGFood

There is also a café in Kelvin Hall, which serves specialty teas, coffees, light meals and snacks.


Off campus:

The University of Glasgow is situated in Glasgow’s West End, where there are a number of cafés and restaurants very close to campus. If you want to find out more about the restaurants that are available around the city please visit:

To receive conference delegate discounts on food and drink (and more besides), click here.

Recommended cafes and restaurants arranged by location (street names are highlighted in yellow on the map below)

The Main University Building is marked on this map by the number 93
KelvinHall is marked by the number 131
Cairncross House is marked by a red cross


Gibson Street:

  • Stravaigin (Scottish fusion)
  • The Left Bank (locally sourced produce, great for brunch)
  • Eusebi Deli (Italian)
  • Artisan Roast (coffee and cake/light bites)

Park Road (just off Gibson Street):

  • Shish Mahal (Indian)

Otago Street:

  • Tiffney’s Steakhouse
  • Tchai Ovna (tea house and vegetarian food)

Great Western Road:

  • Paper Cup (coffee and cake/light bites)
  • La Lanterna (Italian)
  • Cail Bruich (French-inflected Scottish cuisine)
  • Cottonrake Bakery (coffee and cake/light bites)

Ashton Lane:

  • Ubiquitous Chip (downstairs restaurant: Scottish fine dining) and The Brasserie (upstairs restaurant: locally sourced, Scottish) – excellent haggis is served at both restaurants!
  • The Wee Curry Shop

Byres Road:

  • Kember & Jones (coffee and cake, lunch)
  • No 16 (Scottish)
  • Banana Leaf (Malaysia Chinese Cuisine)

Ruthven Lane (just off Byres Road, opposite Hillhead Subway Station):

  • The Bothy (Scottish)
  • The Hanoi Bike Shop (Vietnamese)

Church Street:

  • Balbir’s (Indian)

Old Dumbarton Road:

  • Tantrum Doughnuts (coffee and delicious doughnuts!)

Argyll Street (this is a great street for restaurants, highlights include):

  • Mora (Italian)
  • Porter & Rye (Steak)
  • Alchemilla (Mediterranean food for sharing)

Sauchiehall Street:

  • Ox & Finch (contemporary, sharing plates)

Kelvinhaugh Street:

  • The 78 Bar & Kitchen (great for Vegetarian and Vegan options)