The Gannet

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The Gannet
The Gannet
1155 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TB
  • Telephone 0141 204 2081
  • Seasonal times Closed first week of January and first week of July
  • Bar open Thu–Sat noon-midnight; Sun 12.30–10pm
  • Food served Tue–Sat noon–3pm, 5–9.30pm; Sun noon–8.30pm Closed Mon
  • Pre-theatre times Tue–Sat, 5pm–6.15pm
  • Average price £15 (set lunch); £25 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £15
  • Email
  • Website www.thegannetgla.com
Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2014) edition.

Of all the new openings within the last couple of years on the altogether transformed Finnieston strip on Argyle Street, The Gannet is arguably the most roundly welcome – an affordable fine-dining restaurant with an unpretentiously very stylish air. With its floor to ceiling windows, bare brick walls and wood and metal fittings, close rows of tables at the front and on the mezzanine and a contemporary-art adorned low-lit back room, it feels Brooklyn chic. The menu sharply reminds you you’re still in the land of Ardunan pork and George Mewes cheeses, but doesn’t lower the hip tone an iota. A basket of fresh bread arrives still-warm out of the oven. A Scotch egg starter makes a motorway service-station staple look uncharacteristically trendy, by placing a big gooey-yoked duck egg in a thin crust of Stornoway black pudding and crispy breadcrumbs. A special of crab risotto can on request be swiftly re-tooled for veggies and still taste sensational. An apple and cinnamon with hazelnut crumble dessert is aromatically complemented by clove ice-cream. With owner-chefs Peter McKenna and Ivan Stein in the kitchen, you can be sure of the bosses putting their money where your mouth is with every bite.

  • High point: Pre-Hydro early-dining menu makes this a great choice before a concert
  • Low point: They’re missing a trick with such a limited beer selection
  • Notable dish: Stornoway black pudding Scotch duck egg
  • Private dining: Up to 15 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu
  • Music on stereo: Chill-out/pop
  • Capacity: 45
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

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