Top restaurants add recipes to Glasgow and the West Cook Book

Wild Fig Catering and Produce

A collection of local food stories and recipes, the first Glasgow and the West Cook Book will be published in October. The project is a collaboration between Glasgowist, Meze Publishing and the city’s leading chefs.

The food and cocktail recipes will be compiled by Glasgowist writer Paul Trainer, who is currently spending time in kitchens, interviewing the people behind some of our leading restaurants.

New contributors added this week:

The Fish People Cafe, Partick Duck Club, Leiper’s Attic at Cottiers, Battlefield Rest, Fruin Farm at Helensburgh, Lodge on the Loch, Wild Fig Foods, Julie’s Kopitiam, Catch Fish & Chips in Giffnock and La Bonne Auberge.

UPDATE: More new food places include Piece, Lychee Oriental, Spitfire Espresso, Billington’s of Lenzie Deli, Guy’s Restaurant

Julie's Kopitiam

Julies Kopitiam

Top restaurants that will share recipes in the Glasgow and the West Cook Book will include:

A’Challtainn, The Gannet, Sugar Boat in Helensburgh, Hutchesons, The Butchershop, The Spanish Butcher, Gather by Zique, Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery, Gamba, Rioja, Nam Tuk Tram Stop, Halloumi, Bibimbap, St Luke’s and the Winged Ox, Sloans, Baffo Pizza, Alchemilla, Tantrum Doughnuts, Makars Gin, Basta Pizza, The Oystercatcher at Tighnabruaich and Red Bus Bistro.

There are more recipes to come, covering other parts of the city and surrounding area, bringing in different cuisines and flavours.

When the book is published it will be a delicious showcase for Glasgow and the West.

Partick Duck Club

Partick Duck Club

The stories and recipes will be presented across around 220 pages in a beautifully produced book that captures Glasgow right now through our food. It will provide endless kitchen inspiration and a glimpse into some familar neighbourhood favourites.

Featuring engaging profiles of restaurants and food personalities, the cook book will be packed with recipes and images that confirm Glasgow as a leading food city.

Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery

Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery

The Glasgow edition follows on from a hugely successful best-selling series of books Meze Publishing has released across the UK. The Glasgow book will be the 31st in their regional series and the first in Scotland.




The Glasgow and the West Cook Book will be available to buy for £14.95 from the featured restaurants, bars and cafes, all good bookstores and online at Glasgowist.

We will be making the first copies available to preorder on Glasgowist at the end of August.

We need your support to deliver an exciting book.

It will look a bit like this.

This new, useful and entertaining book is a continuation of Glasgowist’s mission to celebrate the best people and places in the city.


Do you have a story to tell or a recipe to share? Perhaps you are a brand looking to be associated with the next local bestselling publishing sensation? A drinks company with a tasty cocktail list? Owner of a quintessentially Glasgow cafe or bar? Email or call Jo at Meze Publishing on 07975 709 033. Her email is We are currently finalising the content of the book so now would be a great time to chat. Get involved.


Gather by Zique

Gather by Zique