The Bistro Rutherglen is a family restaurant on Glasgow's Southside.

The Bistro has been running for 25 years and for the last 23 has been owned and operated by the Freeman family. The beginning started with Helen and Tully. Now in 2021 Husband and wife due Derek and Annette!

Derek along with son Kyle along with fellow family member Ryan do the cooking while Annette, along with her daughter Dionne, are your front of house hosts. It is a truly family business where they strive to make your visit a truly memorable experience every time, with nothing ever too much trouble.

A truly warm welcome awaits anyone who comes through the door. The Bistro are multiple time winners of the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence  - and sit TOP of Trip Advisor for restaurants in South Lanarkshire.

You can visit our trip advisor page here ... or have a look at our Reviews page.



The standard of food is second to none, with every dish being cooked fresh on order.  Every dish is prepared with the love, care and attention that you will only find in a family business. We use only the freshest local produce from Scotlands premier catering suppliers. The Bistro has built up a great reputation over the last 20 years with 95% of our business coming from word of mouth.

Like any small business we dont have vast sums of money for advertising and marjeting so we REALLY take care of our customers - that's the key to our success. It has taken our family years of hard work and dedication to our customers and business to achieve this, that's why we still treat every single person who comes through our door, both new and old, with the same importance.



We do everything from a fully cooked breakfast to a full outside catering service.  The Bistro is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a fully licensed bar which boasts a great selection of competitively priced wines, beers and spirits.  We also have an exciting new wine list with both new world and old world wines - there's something for everyone and we strive to give all our customers value for money on every front. 

We recently celebrated our 20th anniversary, which is a milestone for any business. Our new a la carte menu is now up and running with a great selection of food to suit every palate.  So whether you're an old friend or a friend in waiting, pop into The Bistro. You won't be disappointed.

Like we say, let our family take care of your family.

The Freeman Family


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Opening Times


Monday - Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Lunch menu served till 14:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Lunch menu served till 14:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Lunch menu served till 14:30
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Lunch menu served till 14:30
23 Hamilton Rd, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 3DF
Book now: Restaurant 0141 533 0115