15 Best places to eat and drink in Paisley.
Following on from our 15 Best places to visit in Paisley we asked the community on our Facebook group where they thought were the best places to eat, drink and be merry. As usual the community did not disappoint and helped give suggestions of various places, which should help when you are either popping into the town for some shopping, going to relax with a coffee, or have a bite to eat with a little aperitif before a night out on the town…
- Cardosi’s – This is a fantastic restaurant with a long standing and good name, it has an excellent menu, amazing specials and the staff are very friendly and attentive.
- Hamishes’ Hoose – This is a pub, live entertainment venue, restaurant and just a fine place to visit whenever you are in town for a nibble and some great fun, thoroughly recommended.
- Alan’s Chip Shop – This is quite possibly the best Fish & Chip Restaurant in Paisley, if not in Scotland (ok so we might be running away with ourselves here). Alan’s Chippie has also been in Paisley for many years, it has a take away counter as well as a seating area for a nice fish tea.
- Kwang Tung – One of the best Chinese take-aways and restaurants out there in our opinion and the food is always great, served by friendly staff and the menu is what you would expect from a decent restaurant.
- Gabriel’s – Lovely food at good prices with some friendly staff to help you make your choice, a great place to eat, drink and socialise.
- Kilty Kilty – A favourite for lunch for families and also a top pub and nightspot in town, well run and with some great entertainment to dance away those nights on the town.
- Lord Lounsdale – This is a popular place to go if you are out with the family or friends and looking to eat or drink. It has a regular crowd with a pool table, big screen TVs and a warm atmosphere, certainly popular with people looking to start quietly before hitting the town.
- Thai Siam – Great food and friendly staff with pre theatre deals on regularly. To some this is the best place in Paisley and never disappoints.
- The BBQ Shack – A newcomer on the food scene in Paisley but judging by the popularity of the place it will be here for a long time to come, portions are big and taste is huge. One word of caution, phone in before you visit to make sure they have what you are looking for as they run out fast.
- Multan – This place is amazing for food and it usually comes with a great service and value for money is almost guaranteed.
- Mirage – This is a cracking place and well known and popular.
- The Last Post – This former GPO in Paisley is now a huge public bar, it has no music so makes an ideal place to chat to friends over a lovely meal.
- Cibo – One of Paisley’s newer eateries and quickly establishing itself with people as being a taste heaven. This is right next to Paisley’s Sma Shot Cottages and is lovely for couples and families alike.
- Abbey Inn – Another fine bar for lunch, dinner and great refreshments afterwards with excellent staff and decent banter.
- Lees Diner – If it’s a decent lunch you’re after when you are out shopping in town, pop to the In-Shops inside the Paisley Centre, recommended and value for money.
Visitor added suggestions.
- La Rambla – The old Bungalow Bar just down from Reid Kerr College suggested by John McCarney.
- La Mesa – New Street Paisley suggested by Mairi Connelly.
- Canal Station – The Old Canal Street Station suggested by Mairi Connelly.
- La Dolce Vita – Up there with the best, suggested by Mairi Connelly.
- Bella Roma – Suggested by Angie McGregor who was surprised not to see it on the list above. Also Stewart Wilson suggested here. Just out the backdoor of Gilmour Street Train station.
- Jam Jar – Shuttle Street, Paisley Family favourite, fab food, friendly staff, balloons for the kids, cocktails for the grown ups, good prices, fab portions, suggested by Joanne Thompson.
- East End Tandoori – It’s where Chris Pattison says is the first place he goes when coming back home from Barcelona.
- The Grumpy Monkey – in Moss Street for a great place to eat ? Always had lovely food and coffee in there. The home baking is to die for suggested by Paul.
This is no way an exhaustive list, if you have an establishment you would recommend then please add it to the comments below and we will add it to the page over time. (For non FB users please email them in)
I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to add their comments and help with this list. They are as follows..
Andy Campbell, Angie Heaney, Margaret Blair, Kevin Doyle, Stuart Duffy, Sandra Lemetti, Lyndsay Yekaterina, Mary Odonnell, Lesley King, Angela Keating, Lynsey Moore, Lynsey Allan, Alison Jane Richardson, Mags MacGee, Aileen Wilson, Joe Atkinson, Dawn Robertson, Linda Neilson, John Campbell, Judith Walker and Norma Hagan.