Great Western Road: The Perfect Place to Stay in Glasgow & over 30 places to visit

Updated On: November 08, 2022

Glasgow is the second largest city in Scotland and is well-known for its lively characters and less than ideal weather. This shouldn’t put you off paying a visit to this amazing city though and if you are planning a trip you should have a look at Great Western Road. Read on to find out why Great Western Road has so much to offer as a base for your city break in Glasgow.

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Where is Great Western Road in Glasgow?

Great Western Road lies in the West End of Glasgow, a beautiful portion of the city which holds the University quarter and Kelvingrove Park, both well worth a visit to enjoy their architectural and natural beauty. Just one of the reasons staying in Great Western Road is a great place to stay on your trip to Glasgow.

Check out this video to have a look at the scenery of the Great Western Road:

What make Great Western Road the ideal place to stay in Glasgow?

Great Western Road is a very long stretch of road in West Glasgow meaning it has lots of room for amazing restaurants, cozy pubs, relaxed café’s, and shops to keep you in souvenirs and gifts for a while. This area of the city is also less busy than the centre allowing for a more relaxed start to your day before heading into the bustling centre.

Looking for even more shopping, drinks, and food? Connected to the Great Western Road is Byers Road, which you turn on to just before Glasgow’s Botanical gardens. Byers Road is another great street filled with pubs, cafes, restaurants, and shops you can enjoy just a short walk from a Great Western Road Hotel. If on Great Western Road you can grab the tube from the Kelvinbridge bridge which lies in the middle of Great Western Road and head towards Hillhead station on Byers road to check it out, if the Glasgow weather isn’t treating you kindly.

How to get into town from Great Western Road?

If you choose to stay on the Great Western Road don’t worry about missing out on Glasgow’s lively city centre, a short train journey will get you amongst it all in minutes. (Two minutes to be exact from Georges Cross).

The Great Western Road can be accessed via three tube stations scattered on and near this long and bustling road. Georges Cross station nearest the city centre brings you to the bottom of the road, Kelvinbridge the second stop drops you nearer the middle, and Hillhead drops you on Byers road which connects to the top of Great Western.

The tube travel in Glasgow is made especially easy by its oval shape layout. Miss your stop? Just wait on the train until it comes back round again. Fool proof!

What is there to do on Great Western Road?

Great western road have a variety of well-known brands and independent shops, cafes, and restaurants for you to choose some. Listed below are some restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars you should look out for on Great Western Road.

Great Western Road Restaurants

Te Seba

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Great Western Road – Te Seba

An Italian family run restaurant offering pasta and other Italian dishes. They also offer bellinis and a custard and almond tart for an extra treat.

Address: 393-395 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HY

Opening Hours: 5pm – 10pm (Tuesday – Saturday)

Serenity Now

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Great Western Road – Serenity Now

A restaurant serving up fantastic Vegan food with a menu packed with brunch and lunch options as well as hot and cold drinks.

Address: 380 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HT

Opening Hours: 11am – 4pm (Monday, Tuesday, Friday) 10am – 5pm (Saturday & Sunday)

The Bay Tree

Serving up a menu of Mediterranean food alongside Arabian, Persian, and European options.

Address: 403 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HY

Opening Hours: 11am- 9pm (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) 10am – 9pm (Saturday & Sunday)

Saffron by Paradise

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Great Western Road – Saffron by Paradise

Authentic Persian food and kebabs for dining in or takeaway.

Address: 411-413 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9JA

Opening Hours: 12 -10pm (Tuesday – Sunday)

Paesano Pizza

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Great Western Road – Paessano Pizza

This place’s takeaway boxes is most of the reason they have to put more bins in Kelvingrove park on sunny days in Glasgow. Delicious sourdough pizza, you can’t walk down Great Western Road without seeing someone with a takeaway to make you jealous. You may want to book ahead as its super busy.

Address: 471 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8HL

Opening Hours: 12-11pm (Friday & Saturday) 12 – 10:30 (Sunday – Thursday)

BRGR

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Great Western Road – BRGR

A modern burger joint serving up great American classics in a relaxed atmosphere.

Address: 526 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8EL

Opening Hours: 12 – 10pm (7 Days a week)

Non-Viet Hai

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Great Western Road – Non Viet Hai

A traditional Vietnamese restaurant serving up classic Vietnamese food from Mango Salad to Bahn Mi.

Address: 609 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8HX

Opening Hours: Hours vary throughout the week, lunch and dinner service separate on weekdays.

Loop & Scoop

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Great Western Road – Loop & Scoop

Still hungry for desert or want a mid afternoon treat? Loop and Scoop serve up gelato and churros to treat yourself after all that walking around Great Western.

Address: 665 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8RE

Opening Hours: 12-10pm (Weekdays) 11am – 10pm (Weekends)

Bread Meats Bread

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Great Western Road – Bread Meats Bread

A great place to grab a gourmet burger that offer vegan options and gluten free bread options.

Address: 701 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8RA

Opening Hours: 12-10pm (Everyday)

Cail Bruich

Great Western Road Cail Bruich Glasgow is the second largest city in Scotland and is well-known for its lively characters and less than ideal weather. This shouldn’t put you off paying a visit to this amazing city though and if you are planning a trip you should have a look at Great Western Road. Read on to find out why Great Western Road has so much to offer as a base for your city break in Glasgow.
Great Western Road – Cail Bruich

High quality cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere can be found here. Enjoy the best of local produce while visiting Glasgow.

Address: 725 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8QX

Opening Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday, opening hours vary during the week.

Great Western Road Shops

Glasgow is a great city to shop in and Great Western Road is no different. They have shops for anything you could want from homewares to vintage fashion. Lovers of homewares should check out Noma Living or Galletly Tubbs. Looking for a gift for someone special, there are several jewelers including Gogna Jewelers and Blair & Sheridan.

Want some Scotch or some other local tipples, check out The Cave or Valhalla’s Goat for off license goods.

Those interested in vintage fashion in Glasgow have to visit Great Western to see gems such as The Glasgow Vintage, West Vintage, and Dudds Vintage.

This isn’t an exhaustive list there’s just so much to explore on the Great Western Road you could spend a whole afternoon shopping up and down the road.  

Great Western Road Café’s

  • Great Western Café – great for no frills, classic lunch options.
  • Broken Clock – ideal for someone seeking a pattiserie bun to go with a morning coffee or afternoon tea.
  • Roots, Fruits, and Flowers -packed full of local organic produce, a truly interesting grocery store with a café inside. You may even end up taking a new house plant home.
  • Cottonrake Bakery – A lovely bakery serving up great breads, cakes, and deserts.
  • Sips and Baker – Want brunch and an ice cream? Get all of the above here!
  • Kothel – Amazing coffees, and they’re dog friendly too!
  • Papercup Coffee Co. – beautifully presented brunches galore at this coffee spot.
  • Urban West – The spot for a relaxed brunch in a nice atmosphere.

Great Western Road Bars

Hug & Pint

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Great Western Road – Hug & Pint

Not just your average pub, Hug & Pint offer up vegan food and live music performances, hugs not included.

Address: 171 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9AW

Opening Hours:

Monday5pm–12am
Tuesday5pm–12am
Wednesday5pm–12am
Thursday12pm–12am
Friday12pm–12am
Saturday12pm–12am
Sunday12pm–12am

The Scallion

A Glasgow gastropub serving up fantastic food and drinks.

Address: 185 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9EB

Opening Hours:

Monday12–11pm
Tuesday     12–11pm
Wednesday12–11pm
Thursday12–11pm
Friday12pm–1am
Saturday12pm–1am
Sunday12–11pm

Brett

A modern and sleek wine bar offering cocktails and seafood.

Address: 321 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HR

Opening Hours:

MondayClosed
Tuesday5–11pm
Wednesday5–11pm
Thursday5–11pm
Friday5–11pm
Saturday1–11pm
SundayClosed

Banana Moon

A fun and quirky vibe to go along with great drinks and cocktails in this great small bar.

Address: 360 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HT

Opening Hours:

Monday5pm–12am
Tuesday5pm–12am
Wednesday12pm–12am
Thursday12pm–12am
Friday12pm–12am
Saturday12pm–12am
Sunday12pm–12am

Machair Bar

Offering up a great selection of drinks, modern interiors, and great atmosphere.

Address: 372 374 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HT

Opening Hours: 12pm – 12am (Everyday)

Inn Deep

Great Western Road Inn Deep Glasgow is the second largest city in Scotland and is well-known for its lively characters and less than ideal weather. This shouldn’t put you off paying a visit to this amazing city though and if you are planning a trip you should have a look at Great Western Road. Read on to find out why Great Western Road has so much to offer as a base for your city break in Glasgow.
Great Western Road – Inn Deep

Nestled below street level under Kelvinbridge is this cozy bar with great beers on tap and a great location by the river. Sit outside on a sunny day or nestle under the bar’s arched roof to get out of the cold. Find this place via steps down from the main road.

Address: 445 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8HH

Opening Hours: 12pm-12am (Every day except Sunday, when they close at 11pm).

Coopers

A spacious pub perfect for big groups, showing live sports.

Address: 499 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8HN

Opening Hours: 12pm – 12am (Everyday)

Kity O’Shea’s

A bit of Irish charm for your trip to Glasgow, experience a warm Irish welcome and maybe even some traditional music.

Address: 500 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8EN

Opening Hours:

Monday5pm–2am
Tuesday5pm–2am
Wednesday5pm–2am
Thursday5pm–2am
Friday5pm–2am
Saturday12pm–2am
Sunday12pm–2am

This is just a selection of the great bars available on Great Western Road, you can find hidden gems on and around Great Western when visiting.

Hotels on Great Western Road in Glasgow

Great Western Road have a great range of accomodations for you to stay in while visiting Glasgow, check out a few below:

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Great Western Road – Hotels on Great Western Road in Glasgow

Glasgow is an amazing city which is well-worth a visit if you are in Scotland. Make sure to see more of what Glasgow has to offer by staying in on visiting the Great Western Road area. Want more travel advice for a trip to Glasgow? Check out our Glasgow guide!