- Telephone 0141 222 2884
- Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight.
- Food served Mon–Sat noon-9.45pm; Sun noon–8.45pm.
- Average price £25 (lunch); £25 (evening meal)
- Website www.thefinniestonbar.com
This review is taken from the current (2014) edition.
Over the last couple of years Finnieston has been transformed into a buzzing hub of restaurants and bars, rivalling the cool hangouts of Byres Road and Ashton Lane. The Finnieston, a gin cocktail bar and seafood restaurant, fits in well with the area’s new image. The bar is an imposing and impressive structure, fashioned from dark polished wood and lined with comfy bar stools – ideal for perusing the sixty plus gins on offer. After an apéritif, begin with hot-smoked Troon rainbow trout – earthy fish and crisp skin are nicely complemented with a sweet beetroot sauce and creamy celeriac remoulade. Elsewhere expect a few meaty mains such as steak, rabbit and duck to sit alongside hake, lemon sole and monkfish, or perhaps a pan-fried salmon fillet drenched in garlic butter, which can be more greasy than flavoursome, although the same cannot be said of their hand-cut chips which are up there with the best. On a mild day, seek out the hidden beer garden to enjoy a little al freso libation. be said of their hand cut chips which are up there with the best. On a mild day, seek out the hidden beer garden to enjoy a little alfreso libation.
- High point: An enitre night out under one roof
- Low point: More attention needed to accompanying sauces
- Notable dish: Hot Smoked Rainbow Trout
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Mix of pop, rock and soul
- Capacity: 68
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: Sep 2011
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
- House wine: £18 per bottle
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