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Ox and Finch

920 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow , United Kingdom, G3 7TF
Critics Review 5/5
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Opening Information

Open from noon 'til 10 p.m. daily

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Children's Menu available
  • Gluten Free Available

About Ox and Finch

Ox and Finch is a hugely-popular restaurant in the Kelvingrove/Finnieston neighbourhood that has added a new dimension to the quality dining arena in Glasgow with its relaxed, sharing concept of contemporary dining; simple, seasonal and ingredient-led menus which combine big, bold flavours with global influences; a great wine list and friendly, attentive service.

Awarded a ‘Bib Gourmand’ in The Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland within six months of opening, Ox and Finch retains their Bib Gourmand; for the 4th consecutive year; in the 2018 Guide.

It is the preferred choice for diners and reviewers alike.

Cuisine: Small Plates
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
Review by Mark- of Food and Drink Glasgow
5/5
Along with the nearby The Gannet, Ox and Finch is the other Finnieston business to be propelled to the top of Glasgow’s dining scene with Michelin Bib Gourmand recognition in an equally short space of time. If you went to the Street Food Cartel events at SWG3 you will have tasted the food from the Ox and Finch. At the restaurant they have gone with a cosy relaxed vibe with wooden décor, small tables and the feeling that you are in the middle of the action if you get a table close to the kitchen. There’s an eclectic mix of food on the menu: rabbit, ham hock, foie gras and a pistachio terrine with gingerbread and pear to cite a few. The dining experience here is casual with the dishes arriving at your table when they’re ready (and not in a specific course order), so tuck in and don’t wait for your partners (or steal bits from their plate!) The rabbit and ham hock dish was foodie heaven, different textures as well as sweet and savoury flavours. Very tasty. Our next plate of squid, prawns, chorizo and morcilla with smoked paprika on sourdough provided a fishy but meaty in texture dish with a welcome kick from the paprika. With the parsnips and bacon plate we had roast parsnips, parsnip crisps and parsnip purée. The purée was rich and chestnut-like and similar to the first dish there was a good contrast of textures. The bacon was of good quality, well-cooked and a delicious balance of meat/fat. Next up: braised pork cheeks, smoked polenta, capers and pine nuts. The meat was so tender that it fell apart. The Lightly smoked polenta was infused with a fruity taste thanks to the jus. Perfect comfort food. And now for the star of the show in our eyes. You must try the Confit duck. It comes with Thai yellow curry and crispy rice with some sliced lotus root crisps on the side. The confit had a delicious crisp skin and tender meat and the rice - crisp on the outside but soft in the middle. Overall a luxurious mix of rich meat, crispy rice and lotus root texture and fragrant, creamy yellow curry flavours. By the time dessert came we were stuffed. So pineapple Carpaccio, coconut ice cream, tarragon and lime sounded like it would be ideal for sharing. This sweet mix of tropical flavours came topped with sugary meringue sticks marinated in star anise and the gingerbread. Again, full of flavour with the right amount of sweetness to end a delicious meal. Overall, an excellent meal at Ox and Finch. Nothing was too heavy or over-spiced, and the food came out at regular intervals. The standard was high, as evidenced by their Bib Gourmand status and service was attentive despite being so busy. There are booths for groups of four and tables for couples. Booking was extremely easy through ResDiary, being able to select from an array of times available and the text message reminder service was a handy reminder for those of us who are a bit scatter-brained! Ease of booking: 5/5 Service: 5/5 Quality of food: 4/5 Quality of drinks: 5/5 Atmosphere: 5/5
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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

As you can see from my stars rating I loved my first experience at The Ox and Finch. The only feedback I would give is that the gratin dauphinoise was a little over-baked and I felt the white chocolate mousse could have been better presented, something about a glass and a metal spoon that gets me anxious. Lastly, we had at least 3/ waitresses attending to us at each course and it becomes repetitive to be asked how your meal is and felt a little rush out at the end as the table was required. None of these comments will affect me revisiting the restaurant though. Well done.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

The staff were attentive but perhaps too attentive. I felt we were hassled a little.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

For what was their opening weekend, I was highly impressed. The place was full and we had been told when booking that we could only have our table for an hour and a half, as it was so busy, this did give us enough time, for out meal but only just. The food however was fantastic. Glasgow has been sorely lacking in this type of casual yet high quality restaurant. But it was little details like whipped butter (no chilled rock that rips your bread), attentive staff that make for such great dinning. Also the desserts that we tried were simply fantastic! Its so nice to have a meal finish on a high rather than a whimper, as so often happens. I look forward to eating there again once the initial rush has subsided.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

We loved it all. Will be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

Lovely food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

Delicious food and great environment, am sure this place will only get even better.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

One of the very best meals we have had. Absolutely fantastic food.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

Best small plate food I have ever had!!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

Superb food, served in an exceptionally friendly way by extremely knowledgable staff. Brilliant menu choice which has left us itching to go back to sample even more! This is a great addition to the Glasgow dining scene.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

The Finnieston strip's newest addition didn't disappoint

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

Fantastic, very reasonably priced for the quality on offer. A few issues with service that I'd put down to inexperience but I'm sure that will come with time, very friendly enthusiastic team. Will definately be back very soon, too many things I want to try 😃

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

Great addition to the Finnieston strip area! Keep the standard up and the rest will follow.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

Fantastic food, drink and evening overall. the 4 stars for food is only to reflect there was a cherry stone still in my desert which I didn't find until I crunched down on it. small thing that wouldn't stop me going back.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

A great addition to the Glasgow restaurant scene. Interesting menu, both in terms of menu and portion size. Good sourcing. Imaginitive dishes which will nevertheless appeal to most palates. Probably nudges the Gannet of its perch as the best non-ethnic restaurant in Glasgow right now.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

Very good considering only open a couple of days. Only issues really would be ordered scallops and ox cheeks which were both served with cauliflower purée which the ox cheek didn't mention on the menu, both seemed to have a bit too much purée too which made the dish a bit too wet seeing as it wasn't served with anything on the side. Definitely be back to try more though!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

Had amazing lunch for my birthday will definately be back....it a westend best kept secret

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Visited On Saturday, 10 May 2014

Really enjoyed our first visit. It will be the first of many! Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 09 May 2014

Excellent food. Can't wait to go back and sample more of the menu.

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Visited On Friday, 09 May 2014

Great little place, Top quality food and full of variety, with deserts are to die for. Staff were really friendly and helpful and it was such a nice relaxed atmosphere, I love how the kitchen is open planned and looks straight onto the restaurant a great example of theatre food. i recommend highly to anyone wanting to try something new and exciting.

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Visited On Friday, 09 May 2014

Perfect way to have a slow lunch

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Visited On Thursday, 08 May 2014

I'll be back for sure.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 May 2014

Without a doubt one of the best dining experiences I have had in Glasgow. Brilliant food and lovely service too.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 May 2014

Great place. The dark chocolate desert was incredible and the tapas idea for the mains was really interesting and well thought out. I'll be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 08 May 2014

Fantastic place!! Glasgow has been crying out for somewhere like this. Ox cheek is to die for!

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Visited On Thursday, 08 May 2014

Really enjoyed my meal there

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