Looking for somewhere to enjoy a tasty burger in Paisley and Renfrewshire?

Well don’t worry, we’ve got you covered as there are loads of fantastic restaurants and burger joints in the area that cater for all cravings.

Take a closer look at what you can enjoy at some of these top locations to enhance your taste sensations.

Burger and Keg – Gilmour Street, Paisley

A firm favourite with Buddies, Burger and Keg offer great tasting burgers made with their own recipe and using produce from the local area. Firm favourites include the signature burger created with local butcher Gleddoch and their popular chicken burger. There’s also a fantastic selection of nachos, wings and premium hot dogs, including the chilli cheese hot dog served on a delicious brioche bun.

This popular hangout also hosts a number of events throughout the week including their popular pub quiz and live music events. It’s easy to see why it’s a favourite with locals.

Find out more about Burger and Keg and see the full menu. (Link opens in a new browser tab)

Elderslie Butchers Steak and Grill – 133 Main Road, Elderslie

The award-winning Elderslie Butchers Steak and Grill continues to be at the top the hit list for many a meat lover. Opened by the owners of the popular Elderslie Butcher Shop, the team use their vast knowledge of quality produce to offer a wide range of delicacies including dry-aged steaks, burgers and sauces.

Burger fans can try the tasty Cajun Grilled Chicken Burger with spicy mayo, gherkins and red onion, the Haggis Burger – a beef burger topped with haggis, cheese, crispy onions and a whisky mayo – and there’s also a delicious Halloumi Burger with peppers and flat mushrooms for vegetarians.

The burgers alone are reason enough to visit!

Find out more about the Elderslie Butchers Steak and Grill and see the full menu. (Link opens in a new browser window)

Jam Jar – Shuttle Street Paisley

Located in Paisley’s Shuttle Street, Jam Jar is right at the heart of Paisley’s nightlife. While the menu is largely Italian-themed, the restaurant boasts an excellent selection of burgers including a delicious chicken fajita burger, vegetarian option and tasty Highlander, Italian and Mexican selections. There’s also a Jam Packed Stack Burger for those arriving with a big appetite.

Jam Jar also adds a distinctively local flavour to proceedings with a Paisley-themed cocktail menu. Anyone for a Paolo Martini or a Piazza Colada?

Find out more about Jam Jar and see the full menu. (Link opens in a new browser tab)

Monterey Jacks – 30-32 Moss Street, Paisley

The newly-opened Monterey Jacks on Paisley’s Moss Street offers possibly the largest selection of burgers in the area. With a range of beef burgers, including the fantastically named Notorious P.I.G pulled pork number and American Cereal Killer all day breakfast burger, and a host of veggie, chicken and lamb and chorizo burgers, there’s plenty of options for those looking for a burger bite.

The menu also features a delicious offer of nachos, hotdogs, pizzas, fried chicken choices and a huge cocktail selection – making Monterey Jacks an instantly popular location in Paisley’s food and drink scene.

Find out more about Monterey Jacks and see the full menu. (Link opens in a new browser tab)

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More great food and drink choices in the area

The Pitt is delighted to be a part of this year's Paisley Food and Drink festival. We'll be bringing some award-winning traders, from far and wide across Scotland. Come along to the event and try some dumplings from a tuk-tuk, hanger steaks off a bespoke BBQ or shellfish with gourmet fries. It's going to be a feast for the senses.

Hal Prescott
Pitt Street

Don’t dig into the chocolate eggs just yet, Renfrewshire has brilliant places for a spot of Easter lunch – and you’ll be hopping mad to miss out.

There are way too many great places to mention, but maybe the ones below will give you some ‘lunch-spiration’.

It’s not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch; its brunch

The Eggs Benedict at Bernie’s Café Deli in Bridge of Weir have to be experienced to be believed. This favourite brunch selection has a reputation that travels throughout Renfrewshire. In addition to delicious dairy options, Bernie’s Café has a brilliant lunch, mains, takeaway and kids’ menu, plus a refreshing wine list. The coffee is also beautifully brewed and can be enjoyed in the relaxing environment or on-the-go if you’ve got places to be.

Check out the website – Bernie’s Café Deli regularly also host events for all ages.

Dine with interesting new friends

Make some new pals at Farmhouse 12 in Inchinnan with a pack of alpacas, mini pigs and mini ponies waiting to say hello when you arrive.

The delicious menu caters for all the family with favourites such as homemade soup, lunchtime treats, freshly baked cakes and huge smiles brought to you by the welcoming staff.

Enjoy the cosy surroundings, wonderful animals and brilliant offerings at Farmhouse 12.

Take a wee jaunt to Johnstone

The town that was formed on 23rd February 1782 boasts some brilliant food joints. Take delight in top-notch nosh at Papamacs where their tapas-style menu has a people coming in from all over. Forrest Gump fans can enjoy the Bubba Gump shrimp option and health-conscious folk can leave feeling satisfied with the Guilt-free menu. Find out more at the Papamacs website.

If you fancy a good pint of lager with your lunch, Callum’s Bar and Restaurant has you covered. Their menu is also delivered at the highest of standards and features family favourites plus a few surprises.

If it’s more family time than lager time, jump in the people carrier and head over to Trattoria Roma for delizioso Italian food. The wonderful staff make the whole family feel welcome and the big portions keep the whole family fed – including teenagers.

Do you know where to get a good munch?

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Check it out...

Find out more about our Paisley Food and Drink Festival celebrity chef, Jamie Scott, former winner of Masterchef the Professionals.

Tell us about yourself and what you will be doing in the town

I’m Jamie Scott, 31, Chef Patron of The Newport Restaurant -Newport on Tay, Fife. Masterchef Professional Winner 2014. I am hosting and demonstrating on the food stage alongside the Three Sisters Bake.

What attracted you to be part of this event?

I used to live in Johnstone in previous years. I really like Glasgow and the developing food scene. I love demoing and showcasing my food and passion.

Why do you think people should come along to the event?

It gives a great insight into local producers, suppliers, restaurant and cafés across the West Coast.  It’s a great way for people to get involved with food particularly those that take an interest in cooking.

What’s your favourite thing to cook at home?

I enjoy cooking anything Thai style or with that kind of flavour. Pad Thai,  Sticky pork, fish cakes, salt and pepper chicken are among a few of my favourites.

What do you love most about food and cooking?

I love how creative you can be with food and experimenting with new flavours. I also enjoy using modern techniques and traditional methods to perfect dishes. Food ultimately brings happiness and I enjoy the feedback from customers, family and friends.

What inspired your love of cooking?

My Mum and Gran inspired my love of cooking. My gran was an excellent baker and my Mum is a great chef. I was enthralled as a child watching the food and baked goods which were produced quickly and with ease from our home kitchens. My mum then took me in the kitchen and taught me from a young age and encouraged me to take it up as a career.

Find out more about events in Renfrewshire

The Pitt is delighted to be a part of this year's Paisley Food and Drink festival. We'll be bringing some award-winning traders, from far and wide across Scotland. Come along to the event and try some dumplings from a tuk-tuk, hanger steaks off a bespoke BBQ or shellfish with gourmet fries. It's going to be a feast for the senses.

Hal Prescott
Pitt Street

It’s Sunday; a time for relaxing with friends and family and enjoying good food.

Let us take you on a culinary discovery of Renfrewshire’s Sunday roasts and carvery hotspots. Try not to salivate too much.

Plumpy Duck (Howwood)

The Plumpy Duck is as brilliant as it sounds.

Open 7 days a week, the countryside restaurant serves relaxing lunches, indulgent afternoon teas, evening meals, a refreshing selection of drinks and some Sunday lunch classics including beer battered haddock, roast breast of chicken and steak and ale pie.

The Plumpy Duck menu and standalone healthy menu will certainly get your taste buds tingling. As your meal arrives in the beautiful surroundings, you will know you made the right choice at The Plumpy Duck

The Plumpy Duck

The River Inn Restaurant (Houston)

The Sunday Carvery menu at The River Inn is a mouth-watering masterpiece. With mains consisting of freshly glazed ham, sliced turkey off the bone and oven roasted Scotch sirloin of beef; it’s no wonder why The River Inn is legendary for a Sunday roast. Their reputation for generous portions brings in people from all over Renfrewshire and beyond.

The River Inn Restaurant

The Brown Bull (Lochwinnoch)

The reviews don’t lie, folks.

This warm and cosy pub is treasured by Lochwinnoch locals and Renfrewshire residents further afield. The menu is complemented by a homely environment and great staff with good chat. Classics are cooked at a restaurant standard – steak, fish, burgers and veggie options come highly recommended.

Enjoy your Sunday lunch with new friends at the lovely Brown Bull.

The Brown Bull

Carvery and Grill at Glynhill Hotel (Renfrew)

Pull up a chair at the Carvey and Grill, part of Renfrew’s lavish Glynhill Hotel, for a Sunday lunch experience that is hard to surpass.

The Carvery provides a relaxing environment perfect for a hearty roast dinner. Sit back and admire the selection of carved meats and exciting sides followed by a dazzling dessert menu calling on those with a sweet-tooth.

Why not pop in for a wee cheeky refreshment at the Cocktail Bar before your meal?

Carvery and Grill at Glynhill Hotel 

Butcher’s Steak and Grill (Elderslie)

If you’re looking for a cut of prime beef for your Sunday lunch look no further. This former butcher shop only opened in the summer of 2017 and has already won a number of awards and accolades including ‘the best steak in Scotland’.

The ’Elderslie Butcher Shop’ has been compared to a Texas steakhouse and said to rival other butcher shop-style restaurants in Scotland. Well-worth a visit, the incredible menu showcases dry-aged produce and a huge range of meaty dishes. Tomahawk steak anyone?

Butcher’s Steak and Grill

Japanese Street Food (Paisley)

You’re right; it’s not the normal choice for a Sunday lunch, you can’t get a roast but life is all about trying new things. So! Dawn a kimono, head to Japanese Street Food on Renfrew Road and go mental for some bento.

As soon as you enter the quaint building you will discover authentic décor, welcoming staff and a relaxing ambience. The food is equally memorable.

The carefully prepared menu is varied, fresh, and plentiful – everything you would expect from a top-line Japanese restaurant.

(Kimono not included.)

Japanese Street Food

Linwood Farm (Linwood)

Not on an actual farm, this family favourite is the perfect alternative for not wanting to cook on a Sunday.

The ‘House Roast’ options provide quintessential Sunday dining and a huge kids’ menu will keep the little ones happy and well-fed – what else do you need for a family feast?

There’s something for everyone at Linwood Farm. Beware of the Cakeway desserts! They are too delicious.

Linwood Farm

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Karen Campbell

The award-winning Pitt Street Food Market will be at this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival on 27 and 28 April. Here is a sneak peek at some of the fantastic street food vendors that will be there.

Barnacles & Bones

This popular Scottish street food favourite offers the very best shellfish and obscure cuts of meat to try from short rib beef cooked low & slow in sherry gravy to crab of the day in a homemade lemon mayo.



The Edinburgh-based catering company’s 15 years’ experience covers working everywhere from Michelin starred restaurants to gourmet street food. They specialise in traditional Scottish cuisine, all home-made using the finest available Scottish produce. In 2016 they won the food truck ‘Burger-Off’. It’s definitely one to sample on the day.


The Buffalo Truck

The Buffalo Truck boasts some of the best fried chicken out there. You can sample their award-winning buttermilk fried chicken burgers and wings at this year’s festival.

The Crema Caravan

The Crema Caravan is the UK’s first crème brûlée van bringing delicious ‘burnt to order’ Crème Brûlées to the streets with some mouth-watering flavours and homemade toppings from classic Madagascan vanilla to tonka bean and hazelnut praline or their popular salted caramel. This dessert truck is not to be missed!


Harajuku Kitchen

The award-winning Harajuku Kitchen offers wholesome Japanese food with a true taste of Tokyo. Why not try some of their famous pork and vegetable gyoza or chicken yakitori skewers.



Meat lovers can enjoy some top quality meats and the trademark steak on chip with gremolata which has made this vendor a firm favourite of the Pitt Street Food Market.

Find out more events taking place

The Pitt is delighted to be a part of this year's Paisley Food and Drink festival. We'll be bringing some award-winning traders, from far and wide across Scotland. Come along to the event and try some dumplings from a tuk-tuk, hanger steaks off a bespoke BBQ or shellfish with gourmet fries. It's going to be a feast for the senses.

Hal Prescott
Pitt Street

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Paisley offers a thriving restaurant scene – with some long-established favourites and a number of new places already proving popular. Join us as we take you through a selection…

Residents and visitors alike have no shortage of good options for a meal out in Paisley – with some long-established favourites being joined by some great new additions in recent years.

At PaisleyIs we appreciate a good meal…so here’s a selection of favourites…


The Cardosi family are part of a rich Paisley-Italian tradition and have owned food businesses here since the 1920s. The current Cardosi’s restaurant opened in Storie Street 2002 and is established as a reliably-excellent favourite for many Buddies, offering a contemporary take on Italian classics.


Caffé Royale

One of the new kids on the Paisley restaurant block, this Glasgow Road eatery promises ‘the classic taste of Italy without needing to step out of Scotland’. Fun fact – the building was until recently a bank, and you can count on a good feed here.


Trattoria Genova

You may see a trend developing here…but Paisley does Italian restaurants well and with this place being named Best Newcomer at the 2016 Scots-Italian awards, the experts clearly agree. Offering a restaurant and takeaway this small but perfectly-formed place is ideal for a night out or in.

Visit Trattoria Genova on Facebook

Pendulum Bar and Grill

There aren’t many better views in Paisley than the one you’ll find here – looking out on the Abbey and Town Hall via a glass frontage. Opened in 2017 by the Cardosi family as a upmarket bar, grill and steakhouse, Pendulum brought back into use an iconic Paisley site, that of the former Arnotts department store, and quickly became a popular addition to the town’s food scene.

Visit Pendulum on Facebook

Multan Tandoori

This Indian restaurant is nestled away in a side street but that just makes it a hidden gem. Celebrating its 30th birthday in 2018, the Multan has been reliably serving up traditional curry classics and a wide selection of house specialities for a generation, and is well worth a visit for takeaway or sitting in.



A sort of two-for-one listing this one. Originally known as Saporito, the Old Sneddon St premises (underneath Gilmour St station) quickly became popular when it opened as a wine bar a few years back, so much so they added another restaurant on the High St. Between the two, they offer an Italian menu, takeaway, deli and evening entertainment.


Little Steak House

Names should tell you exactly what you are getting and this moniker does exactly that! Also occupying an iconic Paisley location, sandwiched in between the Sma’ Shot Cottages and the university, this place serves up meaty treats on the ground floor, with private dining available in the function suite upstairs.


Burger and Keg

Another one that does exactly what the name suggests….this is Paisley’s take on the gourmet burger trend and the concept is simple – order one of their signature burgers and have whatever you want on it! This lively venue offers a wide range of drink and live entertainment until late and our follow-up handy hint: their breakfast menu is good for the mornings-after.


Jam Jar

This place’s Shuttle Street location puts it at the heart of the town’s nightlife. The menu is largely – though not exclusively – Italian (we recommend the half-pizza, half-pasta if you’re ever struggling to decide) but adding distinctively local flavour is the Paisley-themed cocktail menu and some interesting puns…anyone for a Paolo Martini or a Piazza Colada?

Visit Jam Jar online


Elderslie Butchers Steak and Grill

As the name suggests this one actually isn’t in Paisley, it’s in nearby Elderslie. But given it was recently named ‘the best steak in Scotland’ while winning a nationwide restaurant award run by broadcaster and food reviewer Tam Cowan, we’re sure you’ll allow us to include it on this list. It only opened in summer 2017 and has won a number of awards already.


Of course this is just a small selection of what Paisley has to offer as there’s loads of other places in the town worth a visit – local business improvement district Paisley First have a comprehensive list of eateries on their website, and you can see how the public have rated them on TripAdvisor.

Grab a slice of the action at Paisley Food and Drink Festival

Looking for something to wash down your dinner?

You can see a big increase of local people and existing businesses who want to develop Paisley. I’m optimistic about the future of the town.

Colette Cardosi
Owner of Cardosis and Pendulum Bar and Grill

I love Paisley right now. There are all these new bars and restaurants popping up and there is such a buzz around the place. Every time something new opens, everyone I know is eager to go and try it out. It has really changed how people feel about the town and made people want to have a night out in Paisley – something that was unheard of a few years ago.

Vanessa Paisley
Fashion designer

#whyilovepaisley Paisley is thriving and there is a real buzz about the town. Great to see new businesses opening up.

What's Our Story?

Paisley is home to a wide range of pubs and bars, many with unique histories and stories to tell…allow us to be your guides on a virtual pub crawl of some of them.

We know there’s plenty to see and do in Paisley but after a long day seeing and doing it we know many of you will want to sit down and enjoy a drink or two.

Luckily the PaisleyIs team has some knowledge of the local pub scene – all purely for research purposes of course.

So we’ve picked out a small selection – all located close by in the town centre – with interesting stories for residents and visitors alike.

Bull Inn

One of the town’s most iconic venues, the A-listed building dates back to 1901, has retained many art nouveau features, and has popped up as a period setting in many TV and film pieces over the years. The bar is narrow yet deceptively long and frequently packed at the weekends. Fittingly for a town home to Scotland’s biggest beer festival, the Bull is popular for its real ale offering.

Visit the Bull Inn online

The Bungalow

A name with an incredible history. The original Bungalow Bar was elsewhere in the town and hosted many of the top names in the UK music scene in the 70s and 80s – after Glasgow banned punk bands they all played here! The current Bungalow opened in Shuttle Street in 2008 and keeps alive the rock and roll spirit of its legendary predecessor. A key part of the town’s thriving music scene and home to touring bands and local talent alike.


Wee Howff

Fittingly for a town with such a connection to Doctor Who (Former Doctor David Tennant and the show’s main man Steven Moffat both hail from here) this place is a bit of a Tardis…looks tiny from the outside but surprisingly deep once through the doors. Describes itself as ‘the best wee pub in the world’ and there’s at least one international rock star who likes to pop by who we think might agree.

Visit the Wee Howff on Facebook

The Old Swan

The Swan is one of Paisley’s oldest pubs (dating back to 1887), and remains as busy as ever with people of all ages as a live music hub, with bands playing every Saturday evening. There’s also a beer garden out the back which gets busy in the summer months.

Visit The Old Swan on Facebook

De Beers

A popular and vibrant late-night bar, this one is big with the student crowd and no wonder…it’s just yards from the main door to the University of the West of Scotland so it’s an easy place to reach between lectures.

Visit De Beers on Facebook

Of course that’s just a small selection of the many pubs Paisley has to offer. If you are out for the evening our tip is you’ll find the area around New Street and Shuttle Street is particularly lively in terms of nightlife but there are many other great pubs throughout the town.

Local business improvement district Paisley First has a full list on their website.

There's more to Paisley than pubs