Kilsyth Scotland restaurants and cafes within four miles


Kilsyth and area isn't exactly famous for its cuisine, and there is still scope for an enterprising chef to open something new and exciting here in the medium price bracket. But in the meantime, here are the....

Paperclip Gourmet awards for 2010:

1. Posh dining and big occasions.

The Glenskirlie wins this award again - they are in a league of their own, especially with their grand new extension.

2. Good value Sunday lunch or family- friendly evening meal.

Two canalside pub/restaurants: The new Boathouse hotel at Auchinstarry, and the Stables with their charming setting on the canal between Kirkintilloch and Bishopriggs would be our next favourite choice but sadly that is slightly out of area for this guide as originally conceived. But there isn't much doubt that they attract a lot of loyal Kilsyth trade, so they win the award anyway.

Tel: 0141 777 6088

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Forth & Clyde Canal

Glasgow Bridge
Glasgow Road Kirkintilloch Glasgow G66 1RH  Tel: 0141 777 6088

3. Best local restaurant

On balance, the Kilsyth restaurant of the year for 2010 is the Gulistan - excellent service and delicious Asian cooking make this a popular and truly  local choice.

4. Best local take-away

And for traditional take-away service, Angelos in Market Street is definitely still the best. For fish or pizza, their portions are generous and their food is fresh and delicious.

5. Overall winner: light lunch category

For a light lunch or a cup of tea or coffee in pleasant surroundings, good service, and excellent value for money, the overall award for best Kilsyth eaterie of the year goes to Cafe Refresh - below. Congratulations to Aileen and the team!


Paperclip star rating attached - please email us if you want to vote for your favourite restaurant or carry out, add a review or story, or tell us if we missed your favourite.

NAME OF RESTAURANT                                             DISTANCE FROM KILSYTH TOWN CENTRE

                                                                                                                OUR STAR RATING (Out of four)

Glenskirlie House (3.9 miles)

This is the IN place for serious foodies. Food is fantastic, service superb, probably one of the top country restaurants in Scotland and well worth re-mortgaging your house just to see that pudding trolley one more time before you die. Very popular with visiting Americans and the business sector, so the atmosphere can be a little quiet for my liking - unless you are lucky enough to be invited to a wedding, when it really rocks!

Manages to be friendly and un-snobbish whilst giving great value for that special anniversary or business lunch. But I wouldn't take the kids, personally speaking  - this is serious grown-up gourmet territory.

Glenskirlie House Restaurant Rosette
Kilsyth Road, BANKNOCK, Bonnybridge, FK4 1UF
Tel: 01324 840201 Fax: 01324 841054
Family-run restaurant transformed from a 1920's residence between Kilsyth and Banknock, handy for the A80/M80. It has a good local following and customers come from south Glasgow, Stirling and Falkirk and many points between. The modern menu offers a varied choice, and this is an ideal - if pricey and rather posh - choice for a fine business lunch, intimate dinner, or wedding celebration.
Head towards Falkirk - restaurant is on the left just as you come into Banknock.
Dates Open/Closed
Dates Closed: 26,27 Dec, 1-3 Jan
Restaurant Information
Cooking Type: Classical British and French
Number of Seats: 54
Vegetarian Available.
Children all ages.
Restaurant Price Guide
Lunch: From 16.50 GBP. (A la Carte available)
Dinner: Expect to pay around 50 per head, including wine.
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01324 840201
Home delivery - 7 day a  week service open till 11:30 pm/ 12pm weekends
Canton Cuisine - Chinese food to eat in or carry-out 15 Main Street Kilsyth


We have had some great nights out in this central and convenient venue. Now under new management, lets hope that this restaurant achieves its true potential.  R&LK October 2007


01236 826888/


Scarecrow - pub/bistro, Main St, Kilsyth **
The Scarecrow Pub is trying hard to establish a reputation for good food, and deserve credit for trying. Worth a visit for lunch or an evening meal.  
Angelos (carry out) Town centre
44 Market St, Kilsyth, 
G65 0BA

Our critic said: Angelo's is close to fish supper heaven. Their delicious home-made pizzas also put most fancy Italian sit down joints to shame, at a fraction of the price. The fish is fresh, there is a great choice and you can even get a home delivery if you're one over the limit. 



01236 823763

Market Square

The Coachman Town centre
Excellent mid-price local hotel with good restaurant and large functions suite - check the hotels page
Review: "Our large party of fifty diners enjoyed their meal in comfortable surroundings, the food and service were excellent and the lunch was affordable and good value".


Gulistan Tandoori **Town centre
7 Market St, Kilsyth, G65 0BD    Map

Kilsyth's well-established Tandoori restaurant is a popular favourite in a central location by the Market Square. Good choice of curries, and recently refurbished decor make this a good choice for a reasonably priced night out.

01236 825933
Dhillon's Town centre
Address: 5 West Burnside Street, Kilsyth, G65 0HH
Opening Times:
Mon-Wed 4 - 12am,
Thur & Sun 4 - 12.30am,
Fri & Sat 4 - 1.15am


Italian, Turkish, American, Indian cooking
Describes itself as the No 1 fast food chain, and with some (local) justification. Part of a chain of seven very professionally presented and managed outlets, Dhillon's is as legendary for the quality of its kebabs and curries, and very generous portion size, as much as their amusing tendency to get the order slightly wrong, but heck, no-one's perfect, and anyhow, my kids love their burgers, my wife loves their chicken kormas, whilst I cant get enough of their shish kebabs, so they have done their bit to maintain our family harmony over the years.

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01236 826 800 or 826 886

OO7 Snack Bar -  licensed to grill - guaranteed to thrill! This ever popular al fresco mobile snack bar is usually found on an exclusive pitch at the lay-by at the entrance of the Colzium Lennox estate on the Stirling Road, and offers a wide range of high cholesterol, high satisfaction, bacon rolls, sliced sausage and similar traditional Scottish delicacies. Definitely a favourite with the hungry Banton Loch anglers and passing truckers, the no-frills approach to cuisine has many supporters. Our critic found the staff friendly and eager to please. Child and animal friendly, but the toilet facilities are rather draughty!  RK



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Fish & Chicken Bar (0.6 miles)
5 Balmalloch Rd, Kilsyth, 
G65 9AJ

Handy if greasy fast food - popular with the local kids from the Academy. What you see is exactly what you get.

01236 822324
Madras Indian Restaurant (0.6 miles)
31 Balmalloch Rd, Kilsyth, 
G65 9ND

Anyone tried this restaurant? All views welcome.

01236 827121
The Swan, Banton (2.0 miles)
Unpretentious pub/restaurant in nearby charming village of Banton, excellent venue for a lunch or family treat, inexpensive. Recommended.
01236 737773
Barbecue (2.4 miles)
Balloch Centre/Balloch Loop Rd, Cumbernauld, 
G68 9DN
01236 737773
Broadwood Farm (2.5 miles)
2 Craiglinn Park Rd, Cumbernauld
G68 9JY

Family type modern pub - children's facilities

01236 737556
Cathay Cuisine (3.2 miles)
40 Main St, Cumbernauld,
G67 2RX
01236 722122
Windsor Club (3.2 miles)
68-68 Main St, Cumbernauld, 
G67 2RX
01236 613333
Cafe Spice (3.3 miles)
32 Ettrick Walk, Cumbernauld, 
G67 1NE
01236 458755
The Dovecote Beefeater & Travel Inn (3.3 miles)
4 South Muirhead Rd, Cumbernauld, 
G67 1AX
01236 725339
Dalshannon Farm (3.4 miles)
99 Main Rd, Cumbernauld, 
G67 4AY
01236 720648
The Oasis (3.8 miles)
3 Glencryan Rd, Cumbernauld, 
G67 2UQ
01236 721414
Michaels Superchippy (3.8 miles)
69 Merkland Dr, Kirkintilloch, 
G66 3SJ
0141-776 3168
The Maltings (4.1 miles)
Larch Rd, Cumbernauld, 
G67 3AZ
01236 451202
Little Chef (4.1 miles)
A80 Old Inns, Cumbernauld, 
G67 3BD
01236 722507

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