The Central Hotel is the big one at central station. So all you would need to do is walk up Argyll Street and you'd be in restaurant heaven in the Merchant city. Plenty to choose from, from Russian to Thai to Scots to Tapas. Alternatively, walk up Hope Street and along to the far end of Sauchiehall Street/Bath Street, and again, loads of fab places. Look on 5pm.com for deals and offers and also menus etc.
Wherever you choose, book in advance. I have spent most of this evening ringing round for a table on Saturday night, without much success. It'll be worse in December, with Christams nights out booked in advance.
My favourite restaurant is the Grill in Princes Square or Urban Grill on St Vincent St. Go to 5pm.co.uk for a full listing of what's in the city centre and Merchant City.
Hiya , 5 girls from work going to see the magic of motown, we are only going for one night and hope to take in a bit of shopping so would want to stay mostly in the central of Glasgow.Thanks everyone for all the help they have given so far.
Fifi and Ally on Wellington St and Princes Square - fab cakes and a great afternoon tea. Cafe Gandolfi in the Merchant City, Bar Gandolfi upstairs is great, and good cocktails. If you're going to the west end (a skip and a hop in a cab, which are cheap, or on the underground) you have to go to the Ubiquitous Chip - for food and/or drinks. Also Stravaigin and the Liquid Ship are great. Mother India or Balbir's for Indian food.
Have a look at the Eating and Drinking guide at The List - Scotland's answer to Time Out - online. Have a fab time!!!
mother india or the wee curry shop for indian in west end, cafe gandolfi in town for food, ubiquitous chip and no 16 great in west end again... which sounds far away but it's fifteen mins on underground and well worth going there. town can be a bit, er, hairy imo.