Glasgow Foodies Rejoice! Citywide Glasgow Gift Card Launched

Glasgow gift card Christmas present


This popped into our mailbox today and it might be something which helps with deciding what to buy for those tricky to buy folks.

The Glasgow Gift Card is a prepaid visa that can be spent at your favourite restaurants, shops and leading attractions.  From dining out, distillery tours, or cocktails.

Created through tourism business collaboration and supported by Scottish Enterprise and the Glasgow Restaurant Association, restaurateur Ryan James served up the new Glasgow gift cards at The Clydeside Distillery to celebrate the launch.

Glasgow gift card Christmas present

Accepted in over seventy businesses the Glasgow-wide gift card aims to put the spotlight on leisure and hospitality and Support local businesses Simply choose an amount online at and the loaded gift card and it will be sent out by post ready for spending.

Restaurants accepting The Glasgow Gift Card include Ox and Finch,  Halloumi,  Rioja, as well as tourist attraction The Clydeside Distillery and Glasgow Life museums.

Glasgow gift card Christmas present

Speaking about the launch Ryan James, Glasgow Restaurant Association chairman and owner of Two Fat Ladies, said:

“The Glasgow Restaurant Association and its members are excited to be part of the first citywide gift scheme that celebrates the best of Glasgow.

“What better way to showcase our city and grow the economy than with a Glasgow-wide gift card? This is a fantastic new tourism product as it gives the consumer the flexibility of choosing how and where they spend the card across the city.

“We have innovative and exciting food and drink experiences and leading attractions, and with the arrival of our Glasgow gift card, it will make discovering city neighbourhoods more accessible for locals and visiting tourists.”

Designed and operated by Miconex, the card is available at any sum from £10 to £500. Customers can use it in one go or in several visits to different businesses.



  • Mrs Foodie aka Emma loves to snuggle with Fred and Cleo, sleep and read. Can be found with gin or a pint in hand.

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