The Finnieston

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The Finnieston
1125 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8ND
  • Telephone 0141 222 2884
  • Bar open Mon–Thu & Sun 11am–midnight; Fri/Sat 11am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon-9.30pm; Sun noon–9pm.
  • Average price £15 (lunch); £25 (evening meal)
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The Finnieston

Sophisticated seafood restaurant and cocktail bar in a friendly harbourside-style pub setting.

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The Finnieston may look like a casual harbourside-style pub but it is really a pretty sophisticated eatery. A commitment to Scottish produce is evident throughout the menu – most notably in signature Scottish fish and seafood from named suppliers. It also screams seasonality: in winter, roots, brassicas and nuts feature – sometimes taking centre stage (a vegetarian could dine like royalty). The results are delightful and surprising in equal measure. A very lightly pickled red cabbage sits beautifully with a charred mackerel that evokes a shoreline barbecue, while roast cauliflower and a celeriac purée lift tender scallops to even greater heights. Cauliflower, puréed this time, adds a duvet of comfort to roast sea bass. Slightly off continent is a millisecond-seared tuna with ginger and soy – but the accompanying slivers of carrot and daikon radish steer it back home. Puds join seasonal celebrations too – pumpkin parfait with cobnut brittle, salty pumpkin purée and sweet caramel is a real triumph. The bar in which cocktails are to the fore – the Botanical Elder, for instance, perfectly balances an Islay Botanist with apricot liqueur and elderflower tonic – deserves a visit in its own right.

  • High point: Every dish thoughtfully created
  • Low point: Strange configuration of toilets
  • Notable dish: Scallops with celeriac purée and roast cauliflower
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £25 (dinner)
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  • Private dining: Up to 12 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Funk and soul
  • Capacity: 46
  • Largest group: 12
  • Open since: Sep 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 35
  • House wine: £18 per bottle