- Telephone 0141 334 6127
- Bar open Tue–Sun noon–midnight. Closed Mon.
- Food served Tue–Sun noon–10pm. Closed Mon.
- Average price £25 (lunch); £25 (evening meal)
- Website www.crabshakk.com
This review is taken from the current (2015) edition.
Never wanting for new neighbours in fashionable Finnieston as stylish restaurants open here with remarkable frequency, Crabshakk – one of the first in a wave of gastronomic arrivals to the area in 2009 – continues to catch a faithful clientele. It’s hard to get a booking at times, and there’s barely enough room to swing a lobster, either in the narrow ground floor or on the tiny mezzanine. But take the bait and you’ll be back time and time again, for head-turningly good-looking seasonal dishes fresh as the tide. The menu isn’t broken down into starters and mains, just dishes small-to-large, leaving space for improvisation – crabcakes for instance come in batches of three or six, or for much the same price as the latter you can get the whole crustacean. The daily specials board, brought to your table, displays catches of the day and can feature anything from queenies – gorgeous little scallops, served still sizzling in the pan in garlic butter – to a monkfish scampi with homemade ketchup or wild sea bass served with mash. Creamy vanilla panna cotta with thin slices of juicy Yorkshire rhubarb proves chefs here are masters of fresh fruits of the sea and land alike.
- High point: Wine list thoughtfully curated to the food
- Low point: Personal-space-invasion tight seating
- Notable dish: Crab cakes
- Private dining: Up to 20 covers
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: 80s pop classics
- Capacity: 52
- Largest group: 12
- Open since: 2009
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- House wine: £19.95 per bottle
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