Finsbay Flatiron

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Finsbay Flatiron
160 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6LF
  • Telephone 0141 332 3399
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon-midnight
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon-9pm; Fri/Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon-9pm
  • Email
  • Website www.finsbayflatiron.com
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Finsbay Flatiron

Bar and kitchen with one main course option: an inexpensive, juicy flat iron steak, served up in funky 1970s, retro surroundings.

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Steak restaurants can be a minefield of cuts and weights that can feel overwhelming for the uninitiated. At Finsbay Flatiron they take any uncertainties away by offering only one cut of meat: a flat iron 8oz steak. The concept (similar to London’s Flat Iron Steak restaurants) excels due to its simplicity – it’s inexpensive, yet high-quality and delicious. Alongside the flavoursome cut of steak, there’s a neat choice of sauces, such as classic garlic butter or a quirky chipotle funk. There’s also a substantial list of sides on offer such as a creamy, satisfying mac and cheese topped with pancetta, or the double-dip hand-cut chips with thick slices of parmesan and a generous serving of hollandaise to mop up. Finishing off with a homemade-style tiramisù from the specials dessert menu perfectly rounds off this savoury feast with something sweet. The wine menu and cocktail menu change regularly and you can expect some twists on classic serves, like their Espresso Martini with a shot of hazelnut and tonka bean. The chilled-out atmosphere and staff mixed with the buzzing bar area makes this a fun and casual spot that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

The List's rating
8

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Katharine Gemmell visited Finsbay Flatiron on 10 February 2019
  • High point: No à la carte starters
  • Low point: Great bang for your buck
  • Notable dish: The flatiron steak (of course)
  • Average price: £14 (lunch); £14 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 40 (the regular dining area can be booked out for private dining)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Old school rock and disco.
  • Live entertainment: Wednesday night open mic. Plus band play regularly.
  • Capacity: 85-90
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £19 per bottle

Reviews & features

Best steakhouses and burger restaurants in Glasgow

4 Jun 2019

The choicest cuts of meats in it's two most popular forms

Glasgow's commitment to carnivorous dining shows no sign of abating. On the informal side, the city is awash with gourmet burger joints that offer towering stacks of juicy, funked-up patties, while proponents of smoke-house barbecue pit-style food focus…

Eating & Drinking Guide Awards 2019: Glasgow winners

16 Apr 2019

The List's annual food and drink award winners in Glasgow include Locavore, Five March and the team behind Cafezique

The List's annual Eating & Drinking Guide has announced the winners of its Eating & Drinking Awards for 2019. With the publication of the guide's 26th annual edition, ten venues across Edinburgh and Glasgow have been highlighted by the reviewers…

Best steak in Glasgow

31 May 2018

Restaurants in the city that are serious about steak

From true Argentinian steakhouses to prime Scottish cuts, Glasgow has a number of restaurants that cater to the carnivore.

Finsbay Flatiron: 'a tender nugget of meaty gold'

9 Apr 2018

Sister to Milngavie bar Finsbay, this Woodlands diner has local rugby heroes Alastair Kellock and Stuart Hogg involved

If you like to keep things simple, this place is for you. Finsbay Flatiron skips the starters and, bar a couple of specials, only serves one thing – a delicious, juicy, flat iron steak. It's a lesser-known cut, which, as passionate serving staff explain…