Top Cheap Eats In Glasgow For Students | 2023 Guide

Let’s be honest here, no one feels like cooking every time they want to eat, or after a long day of lectures you might lack the motivation and energy to go back to your student accommodation to cook a nice meal.

The easier option is grab something whilst you’re out, whether that is to take out or eat in – at least it was cooked for you and saved you from having to make the effort to put something together yourself.

As a student you might not have the biggest budget, but there are always offers you can take advantage of. It’s just a matter of finding them!

We have found some cheap eats in Glasgow that have some great prices or offers that will help you save some pennies, continue reading to find out. 

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1. NY Grill & Cocktail Bar

Serving burgers, pub grub and cocktails, NY Grill & Cocktail Bar offers an authentic New York dining experience in Glasgow.

They have a range of different offers that should definitely be grabbed whilst they’re available – to find these offers check their website.

Offers they have available include 50% off your food bill when you eat from their main menu from Mondays to Thursdays.

Thursday nights are for steaks and dates! – this gets you 2 8oz rump steaks or 2 smokehouse burgers and fries or one of each for only £30.

Or grab a Sunday roast starting from £19.95 – who doesn’t love a roast dinner?

So book a table now, trust us you don’t want to wait around and miss this.



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Address: 2nd Floor, Princes Square, 48 Buchanan St, Glasgow, G1 3JN

2. Bloc+

Bloc+ is an independent live music bar and eatery in the heart of Glasgow.

Open 7 days a week, they offer adventurous food and affordable daily deals with free entertainment from bands and DJs.

There is no need to book, just walk on in and takeaways are available till 10pm.

Their daily deals consist of Pasta Monday, Burger Tuesday, Steak Wednesday, Kentucky Thursday, Bloc+ Dog Friday and Super Special Sundays which offers all the daily deals from 11am to 5pm.

All prices are cheap ranging between £4 and £6 – perfect student friendly prices!



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Address: 117 Bath St, Glasgow, G2 2SZ

3. Monterey Jack’s

Monterey Jack’s is an award-winning American dining restaurant and cocktail bar that serves the finest gourmet burgers, pizzas and cocktails at Glasgow Fort Shopping Park.

Not only can you dine in but you can order to collect or for delivery which means you can grab your grub even if you haven’t got the time.

They have a vast menu with a lot of delicious options to choose from, including nachos, pizzas and burgers. Plus a variety of vegetarian and vegan options to choose from.

And what’s even better? They offer a 10% student discount! 


Address: Fort: Unit 2, Glasgow Fort Shopping Park, Glasgow, G34 9DL

Merchant Square: Merchant Square, 71 Albion St, Glasgow, G1 1NY

4. Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas is a popular Latin American restaurant in central Glasgow.

With a vast main menu which offers plenty of delicious dishes from Mexican classics to Brazilian curries, as well as a bottomless brunch menu where you can choose a brunch dish to accompany a selection of cocktails, prosecco and beer.

Whilst they are not necessarily cheap, Las Iguanas offers students a 25% discount you can take advantage of. 

Do note that discount only applies to the food on your bill, drinks are excluded along with other offers and set menus.


Address: 16-20 W Nile St, Glasgow, G1 2PW

5. Stack & Still

If you’re on the hunt for a first-class pancake house in Glasgow, Stack and Still offers sweet, savoury and layered pancakes alongside beer, cider, soft drinks and cocktails.

This place gives you the opportunity to build your own pancakes, you can choose your stack, select the size, add the toppings and even add on a scoop of ice cream if you fancy.

The best part? They do sweet and savoury toppings so no matter your tastes, you’re sorted. 

If that hasn’t reeled you in then how does a 25% student discount sound? Just show your student ID card and you are good to go.

If you’re yet to give this place a try, get your stack’ on and head on down for some delicious pancakes. Prices are affordable and the tastes are… amazing! 



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Address: Fort 30 Provan Walk, The Fort Shopping Centre, G43 9DL

City Centre, 100-108 West George St, Glasgow, G2 1PJ

6. Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is an American multinational restaurant chain that serves signature pan pizzas alongside other dishes including pasta, breadsticks and desserts.

They always have deals on so make sure to keep checking them out on their website.

Not only are good deals available on all your favourite comfort foods, they offer a 20% student discount from Sundays to Thursdays too. 

You can find a Pizza Hut in many popular places in Glasgow including the Fort Shopping Centre and George St in the heart of Glasgow, along with many more locations. 

If you’re on the hunt for cheap eats in this Scottish city, make sure to head here.

Their unlimited salad bar is unreal too and SO worth the money. 



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7. Tortilla

Tortilla is an award winning California-style Mexican restaurant which offers a wide range of burritos and tacos to suit all tastes, along with ice cold beers. 

All of their award winning dishes are made from scratch using fresh quality ingredients.

They even have a Tortilla club, which is a loyalty card where you can earn stamps and rewards including a free burrito – don’t mind if we do!

You can even take advantage of their 10% student discount to stretch your student budget that little bit further, just make sure to flash that ID card of yours.

We haven’t even told you all the good news, they’re on UberEats so you can order straight to your student home – perfect for a quick lunch before a study session, aye? 


Address: Barrhead Rd, Glasgow, G53 6AG

There we have it, our guide to 7 cheap eats in Glasgow for students. Be sure to make the most of these amazing deals, and keep your eye out for more which may crop up!

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