Tucked away down Ruthven Lane, a cobbled offshoot of busy Byres Road, The Bothy is something of a Glasgow institution. Well established, it has a strong reputation and a loyal following of fans of locally sourced ingredients and relaxed Scottish dining. The menu reads like a must-try list of Scottish produce. The likes of Blueshell mussels from Shetland, wild venison from Ardgay Game, scallops from the Isle of Barra and goat’s cheese from Inverlochy all feature in the selection of starters. When it comes to the main menu, the roast duck from Gartmorn Farm is a firm favourite, and is available alongside other tempting options including Inverurie lamb and beer-battered Scrabster haddock. Regulars need not worry about running out of dishes to sample, thanks to the Braw Deal menu, which showcases a regularly changing roster of homemade specials, keenly priced at £13.95 for two courses and £15.95 for three. The staff, resplendent in kilts, are knowledgeable and passionate, and certainly know a thing or two about whisky.
For special occasions, the private dining room would look at home in a Highland lodge, thanks to the traditional fi replace, exposed stone walls, rustic yet chic decor and warm atmosphere. This lovely room can host parties of up to 22 guests.