Gandolfi Fish

Gandolfi Fish
84 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1NY
  • Telephone 0141 552 9475
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–10pm; Sun 10am–9pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun noon–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £16.95
  • Email
  • Website www.cafegandolfi.com
Photo of Gandolfi Fish
in association with
Birra Moretti

The seafood arm of Café Gandolfi along with its takeaway outlet Gandolfi Fish to Go provide classic and inventive seafood.

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Since 2007 this smart diner style fish restaurant has become a focal point for fish lovers in the Merchant City. It shares a kitchen with its takeaway off- shoot Gandolfi to Go and serves large comforting plates of upmarket haddock and chips in crunchy beer batter alongside creative fish dishes such as a starter of smoked sea trout mousse with capers, pickled ginger and shellfish mayo with seaweed croutons. The catch of the day accompanied by a rustic variation on salsa verde is always a good bet and daily specials such as roast Shetland cod with heritage tomatoes, crispy potatoes and a Bloody Mary bisque demonstrate the inventiveness of the young chef. A strong line on using local and sustainable ingredients at all costs is an important aspect of the appeal of the restaurant and these principles also apply to Gandolfi to Go which alongside traditional fish and chips also serves more quirky alternatives such as spicy battered cod with Cajun skinny fries, all at very reasonable prices. Specially selected wines from an extensive and unusual wine last are signalled for each of the specials in the restaurant and the wine list itself is uniquely well described and attuned to drinking with fish.

The List's rating
7.8

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Jane Allan visited Gandolfi Fish on 16 February 2018
  • High point: An extremely clever and reasonably priced wine list matched to daily specials
  • Low point: Fish pie rather more potato than fish
  • Notable dish: Fish of the day – varies according to seasonality and sustainability
  • Average price: £16.95 (set lunch); £23 (dinner)
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  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: 70
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 25
  • House wine: £19.50 per bottle