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5 reasons to head to Glasgow’s southside this weekend

© SuppliedA photo of five businesses in Glasgow south.

When was the last time you ventured somewhere different to shop, eat or drink? If you are looking for a change of scenery, head to the thriving Glasgow south. It has got everything, from stylish shops to trendy bars and restaurants.

Here are five reasons why you should visit the southside of Glasgow:

Bercotts: Glasgow south’s hidden gem

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Jeweller Bercotts shines like a diamond in Giffnock.

Bercotts is a fourth generation family jeweller located in Giffnock, East Renfrewshire. It specialises in engagement rings, wedding rings and all things diamonds, all delivered with exceptional customer service.

The jeweller’s expert staff have countless years of experience in the industry. They are on hand to help you find the perfect piece of jewellery to suit any style, occasion, and budget.

Bercotts has recently opened a stunning new store which boasts plenty of natural light to showcase its fabulous jewellery. It’s just a short drive from Silverburn and Glasgow’s city centre, with free street parking and doors are open six days a week.

Bercotts specialise in both natural mined diamonds and lab-grown diamonds, all of which can be hand-picked by you to create a truly bespoke piece of jewellery.

With expertise in jewellery, specialisation in diamonds and exceptional customer service, Bercotts is a name that you can trust. It is the perfect place to find the perfect piece of jewellery.

So, why not visit this hidden gem in Glasgow’s southside for a truly unique shopping experience?

Find out more on Bercotts website.


Ça Va offers a truly ‘savoir faire’ experience

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Visit Cava for a dining experience you won’t forget.

Ça Va Bar & Brasserie is excited to be one of the newest culinary and drinking destinations to join Giffnock and the southside’s vibrant community.

Featuring a charming brasserie interior that perfectly complements the mouth-watering British and French Bistro style menu, superb beer and wine selection, Ça Va looks forward to welcoming you to experience it for yourself.

During the owners’ travels, their years of experience within the private restaurant sector and their deeply-rooted passion for the art of good food and great wines, the Ça Va concept began to take shape.

Now complete, the beautifully designed bar and restaurant offers an incredible bright and airy space, scattered with French prints and mirrors, all within a comfortable and enjoyable ambiance.

Externally, Ça Va boasts one of the largest outside seating areas in Glasgow south with individually heated tables for your comfort.

You are invited to go and visit for a truly “savoir faire” experience!

Discover more on Ça Va’s website.

Starter Culture: feeding the southside with the very best produce

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You will be impressed by all the artisan products in store at Start Culture.

Starter Culture is an indie artisan cheese, wine, and deli shop in Shawlands, Glasgow/ As well as offering grilled cheese sandwiches, charcuterie and baked goods, it also sells craft beers, spirits, gift hampers and more from speciality producers located across Scotland and beyond.

The aim of Start Culture is to combine the finest food and wines with specialist knowledge and service – because the owners love good food just as much as you do.

The business was founded in 2018, starting life as a pop-up shop before creating the full retail store.

Starter Culture is passionate about supporting British micro-businesses. From artisanal dairy farms to small-scale coffee roasters, it helps to promote lesser-known produce and shines a spotlight on some of the incredible businesses the country has to hand by stocking their goods in the store.

Starter Culture is also proud to be a local business and an integral part of the community in Glasgow’s southside, working with other independent retailers in the area and feeding customers with the very best produce.

When it comes to artisan food and drink, this small team’s enthusiasm is second to none. If you like a chat about constructing the perfect cheeseboard or the merits of natural wine, head here. Or if you fancy grabbing an amazing grilled cheese sandwich or are shopping for a gift hamper for a loved one, pop in store and let them help.

The team at Starter Culture are surrounded by amazing food all day long and like nothing better than to shout about it.

Find out more on Starter Culture’s website.

G41 Bar brings a ‘touch of cool’ to Shawlands

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G41 Bar in Shawlands has so much to offer southsiders.

Located in the heart of Shawlands, this premium bar and kitchen offers exceptional customer service and is ideal for a night out south of the River Clyde.

This popular cocktail bar and eatery offers juicy burgers, chicken wings, loaded fries and delicious side dishes. From Thursday to Sunday there are live DJs from around the world and live music from 8pm to get your feet tapping.

G41 is enticingly comfortable with a touch of cool. It’s a place to linger on your own over a paper and coffee, to relax with family and friends over lunch and dinner or for an evening of cocktails and music.

G41Bar is located at 87 Kilmarnock Road, just five minute’s walk from Queens Park. The closest train stations are Pollokshaws East and Crossmyloof.

Check out the G41 website.

Enjoy a ‘multi-sensory’ experience at The Three Monkeys Lounge

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You will find this stylish lounge, The Three Monkeys, above G41 Bar.

Independently owned and designed, The Three Monkeys Lounge is a far step away from anything ordinary.

This new bar, comes from the team behind G41 Bar and is hidden upstairs at 87 Kilmarnock Road (above G41 Bar) in Shawlands.

Three Monkeys Lounge is becoming known for its innovative approach to mixed drinks. That’s because it utilises mixology techniques to aid in the story of each and every cocktail on its list.

Three Monkeys continues to create drinks that satisfy on a multi-sensory level. The bar uses aroma, fogs, airs, foams and food to bring the drink to life. Their aim is to transport the guest to another place or time.

Discover more on Three Monkeys’ website.