Table 11

Table 11
1132 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TD
  • Telephone 0141 357 6401
  • Food served Tue–Fri 5pm–midnight; Sat noon–midnight; Sun noon–5pm. Closed Mon. Closed Mon
  • Average price £21 (lunch); £21 (evening meal)
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Table 11

It is the fashion to note Finnieston’s rejuvenation and its emergence as a culinary destination. But when Crabshakk arrived in 2009 it was probably the most significant of such debuts, with a genuine influence on the area and its striking standard of dining. Into that mix is a little sister. Table 11 is a few doors up, its name relative to the ten that squeeze into Crabshakk. It’s small plates all the way, arriving as prepared, 15 or so on offer, including crowd-pleasers, such as a juicy, sweet bull burger on brioche, or a lobster ravioli in a laksa/bisque that’s (just) the right side of salty. The chefs have clearly been allowed to play, especially with textures and temperatures. Lamb neck tingles with fennel and coriander seed beside. Even better is Thai green watermelon curry – the fruit’s cold flesh bouncing off the chilli kick, with crisp flakes of cashew popping up. It’s a standout dish, modern and playful, going through warm, cold, spicy, soft and crunchy. Table 11 fits in nicely, with the same close-up, city-lights style of its elder sibling.

  • Private dining: Up to 20 covers
  • Provides: Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Typically stylish modern or classic stuff
  • Capacity: 24
  • Open since: 2016