Clydebuilt Bar & Kitchen named Scotland’s best restaurant by

Clydebuilt Bar & Kitchen in Glasgow has been named the Best Restaurant in Scotland at Bookatable’s Diner Awards 2018.

Tuesday 13 February 2018

The Glasgow based eatery at the SEC (Scottish Event Campus) run by venue food and drink partners SEC Food, part of Levy UK, picked up the top award based on their high-ranking reviews on, analysed from more than 150,000 diner reviews and ratings from its website.

The family friendly restaurant and bar serves hearty mains including spiced smoky chicken arrabiata rigatoni; green lentil, tomato and vegetable linguini bolognese; as well as stone baked pizzas and a great new range of chargrilled Scottish beef burgers. The restaurant has become a bustling destination for domestic and international guests visiting the SEC campus to enjoy some of the country’s biggest events, concerts and exhibitions.

To meet demand, the restaurant has increased bookable capacity to nearly 200 covers. The SEC is Scotland’s largest event Campus and home to The SSE Hydro, the second busiest entertainment venue in the world. The SEC has also recently started using biodegradable straws only on campus.

John McNeil, Head of Sales & Marketing, SEC Food at the Scottish Event Campus said: “This is a great accolade for our team – our goal is to ensure that every visitor to the Campus has the very best food and drink experience, so the fact that this was awarded from guest reviews is even more pleasing. We are looking forward to the launch of our new menu, which we are confident enhances the Clydebuilt offer further, and strengthens our position as the best place to dine before the show.”

Kevin Watson, Business Director, Levy UK added, “Local regeneration and the emergence of Glasgow as a foodie hotspot has led to the development of award-winning, design-led restaurants, pop up food & drink experiences, and healthy homemade hospitality menus; the Clydebuilt Bar & Kitchen is a shining example of this.”


Here are some of the recent customer reviews:

“Excellent efficient service, really friendly helpful staff. Pizza really good, fresh and tasty” – Amanda

“Best Mac n Cheese I’ve had in ages, compliments to the chef. Waiting staff all very cheery, overall a very pleasant dining experience after a concert in the Hydro”– Irene

“Friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere and good prices. Loved the dark chocolate and orange Tart. Yum yum!” – Gillian

“The staff went out of their way to accommodate us, they couldn’t do enough, and the service was excellent. The food was lovely, and we were not rushed at all, well done” – David