I got asked a few weeks back by a lovely young guy on Instagram the best place for a first date. I was really impressed with this young whippersnapper – I really loved that he wanted to treat his date to the best possible night so he was putting in the effort with lots of research.
It got my brain ticking over though – where are the best restaurants in Glasgow for a really great first date?? I’ve given it some thought and rather than just give you 5 great restaurants I’m going to try to pick great places for different kinds of dates….so here we go the Geeks guide to first dates!!
The no expense spared date.
For me I think Cali Bruich on Great Western Road is a great shout for this type of date. It’s small and cosy without being intimidating. The tables are quite far apart so it offers a certain amount of privacy for chatting and the food is utterly scrumptious. It’s definitely at the top end of the first date budgets.
Want to share?
There is nothing like getting to know someone and how better to do that than by share food. in my opinion the best way to share food is tapas, and the best tapas in Glasgow can be found at Cubatas. This lovely little relaxed restaurant has lovely staff and is very reasonably priced for a first date.
For a relaxed date.
If you’re looking to play it cool and not over extend your budget i’d head straight to Bread Meats Bread. It’s cheap, has a great buzzy vibe and it’s ideal to visit before or after hitting the cinema on Renfrew Street. My only slight reservation is they won’t allow you to book tables, this has the potential to leave you a little red-faced if they have a queue, which is not unusual. However, it’s worth keeping in mind because for my money they do the best burgers in Glasgow.
Old school date.
There is no where in the city better for an old school Italian dinning experience than Don Costanzos. Hidden in a basement in Woodside Crescent you’ll find the most amazing Italian food and staff in the city. These guys will make you feel like family from the minute you arrive and nothing is too much trouble. Top tip – definitely get a tiramisu, it’s one of my favourite desserts in the city.
The trendy date
I can think of no where in the city to suggest better than the wonderful Gannet in the über trendy Finniston area. This restaurant is pretty reasonable price wise for the fabulous food they offer using the most beautiful fresh produce. This bar come restaurant is smallish but perfectly formed so booking is essential.