Did you know there is a Restaurant on site at the SECC?

With a choice of tasty light bites or full a la carte menu, the Gallery Bistro is the perfect way to begin your evening's entertainment. The Bistro is located within the SECC main building and only a short walk from the Clyde Auditorium via an enclosed link corridor.

We recommend that you book in advance by calling the friendly staff on 0141 576 3118 and get 10% off your total Food and Drink bill by quoting ref: Bistro10 at time of booking.

The restaurant is open daily until 4.30pm and 7.30pm on concert nights.


If however you wish to go further afield to eat, you are literally spoilt for choice when it comes to fantastic eateries near Glasgow's SECC. The following is just a small selection of restaurants recommended by hotels.tv.

1. 279 Cafe Bistro, 279 Dumbarton Road, Partick, Glasgow G11 6AB.

Tel 0141 337 2859

Cuisine: International, Italian, Modern

279 Cafe Bistro is a family owned restaurant on Dumbarton Road. Situated near Partick Cross, the Bistro serve fresh, tasty, cooked to order food. The relaxed, friendly atmosphere means that you will want to return each week to try out their new specials. A popular dish is the Pan-seared King Prawn starter, with garlic, chilli and ginger, and the Lamb Shank is always well received. The stylish interior also includes an open kitchen, so you can watch your food being cooked just for you. The mix of traditional A la Carte dishes and more casual pizza and pasta menu means that there is a dish to suit everyone.

2. The Grill at The Square, 29 Royal Exchange Square, G1 3AJ.

Tel 0141 225 5615

Cuisine: Scottish Traditional Steak House  

The Grill Room at The Square is Glasgow’s premier steakhouse. Since opening in 2006 it has been committed to providing outstanding hospitality and serving you the best Scottish steaks. The Prime steaks are dry-aged for tenderness and flavor and are hand cut on premises daily. The stunning surroundings and excellent service are designed to provide you with a truly memorable steakhouse experience. For Special Events, The Private Dining rooms at The Grill Room are perfect areas for 8-16 guests and our Roof Top Marquee can seat up to 40 diners. Whether you are planning a business dinner, graduation, anniversary, wedding dinner or birthday celebration, The Grill Room will satisfy your needs in a friendly and professional manner. Winner Eat Scotland Silver Award 2010/2011.

3. Ashoka, 19 Ashton Lane, Glasgow

Tel 0141 337 1115

Cuisine: Indian

A cobbled street called Ashton Lane, just off bustling Glasgow's Byres Road, is home to a delightfully bijou Indian restaurant called Ashoka. The intoxicating aroma of all things spicy is a bit of (an enticing) giveaway. Its proximity to Glasgow University campus makes it popular with students, though don't go expecting a shabby restaurant. There's a rather magnificent Indian market scene mural along the back wall to ogle. And most tables are arranged in booths, creating a discernibly cosy atmosphere. At £6.96 for a two-course business lunch, or £4.95 for a thali meal, Ashoka Ashton Lane offers fab value curries. They're filling too, so you usually end up spending less than you might expect.

4. Yen Teppanyaki, 28 Tunnel Street, G3 8HL

Tel 141 847 0110

Cuisine: Japanese.

Located adjacent to Glasgow’s bustling Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Yen Teppanyaki restaurant is a smart space serving up an extensive selection of Cantonese, Japanese and Thai cuisine. Located inside the historic North Rotunda building - also close to Bell’s Bridge, the Clyde Arc and the Finnieston Crane – this central restaurant is a brilliant venue for working lunches, pre-theatre meals and corporate entertaining. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the restaurant has an open, airy interior with crisp linens, fresh flowers and a mixture of both table and booth seating. The mood is friendly and relaxed, and the teppanyaki cooking creates an entertaining display. The bar serves an impressive selection of Oriental beers alongside a diverse wine list, and the menu includes everything from fillet steak to lobster, noodles, and spicy soups and salads. A popular and trusted Glasgow dining destination, Yen Teppanyaki offers flawless food, polished service and a vibrant atmosphere.

5. City Café, Finniestoun Quay, Glasgow

Tel 0141 227 1010

Cuisine: Modern European

When City Café in Glasgow's swanky, modern new City Inn chose Richard Lyth, they found a man who would take this hotel dining room and make it some place special. The modern decor helps, all right, as does the location and the spiffy staff, but he is using all his expertise to create stunning modern cuisine that incorporates the best of Scottish raw materials. Try starter of Loch Fyne smoked salmon with lemon and capers, then main course of new season roast chump of lamb with chorizo ratatouille and confit new potatoes, and pudding of pecan and toffee tart with creme fraiche. Speaking of location, the fantastic riverside terrace on Finnieston Quay is the place to soak up the sun and a very relaxed and welcoming ambience. And with SECC right next door, City Café is the place to meet before and chill after concerts and events.