The Finnieston

1125 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G3 8ND
Critics Review 4.5/5
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Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Bar
  • Outside Seating Area

About The Finnieston

The Finnieston is a seafood restaurant and gin cocktail bar in the Finnieston area of Glasgow, with an emphasis on only freshly sourced Scottish seafood, complimented by a collection of bespoke draught beers and fine champagnes, with a seasonally changing cocktail menu showcasing the carefully sourced spirits from across the globe.

Cuisine: Seafood, Fine Dining, Scottish
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
Review by Emma Mykytyn of Food and Drink Glasgow:
4.5/5
The Finnieston is deservedly known for its wide range of gins, however it also has a immense array of other spirits to keep you busy on a cold night. A cold night it was. We huddled around the welcoming fire and saw that as it was St Andrews Day there was a special on offer. £30 for four courses as well three drinks, Hendricks Cocktail, Monkey Shoulder cocktail as well as a dram of Balvenie to end. Being very prudent and stereotypically Scottish, we jumped in for this offer. The menu generally is centered around fish and tonight's special menu had the addition of some pheasant as a course. The first course was paired with a Florist cocktail: Hendricks Gin with Fentimans Rose Lemonade and some cucumber. Refreshing whilst waiting for our soup. We started with a clam and barley bree, ideal for a cold November night. A proper winter soup with vegetables and a gaggle of clams to keep it interesting. Next course was pan fried West Coast Mackerel with pickled neeps, mace bon bons and skirlie crisps. Crispy skin to the mackeral and some unusual pickled neeps to add a contrast. The mace bon bons were fluffy, but very little taste of mace. The second drink of the night was a Monkey Shoulder Apple Cocktail, refreshing however we have no idea what was in it, but it was good! Ayrshire Pheasant breast with kale clap shot in a juniper jus arrived soon. Moist Pheasant and we felt extremely healthy after eating our kale clapshot. Unfortunately again the flavours failed to completely come through in the jus. A tasty jus, but limited in juniper taste. Finally! Quince Crumble and Clootie Ice Cream with a Balvenie dram on the side. A perfect comfort food course, Whisky and a gloopy pudding. We were stuffed by the end of this and very happy. Our meal was £60 exactly for four courses each and three drinks. a bottle of wine. Service was friendly and helpful, seating was comfortable, ambiance perfect and toilets were clean although the hand dryers get in the way every time you move in the cubicle. ARGH Ease of booking: 5/5 Service: 5/5 Quality of food: 3.5/5 Quality of drinks: 4/5 Atmosphere: 5/5
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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Only disappointing thing was there was no Drambuie as we like to finish our meal with coffee & Drambuie xx

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Friendly staff

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

we had drinks upstairs and cant fault the team who looked after us. Rab

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Food outstanding, wine, great selection and very reasonably priced.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

More pricey than we expected but we'll worth it

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Had an absolutely beautiful meal here. Food, drinks and service were all fantastic, and would highly recommend for great fish in Glasgow.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 March 2019

Excellent food and service.

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

First time here. Enjoyed the ambience but felt that the food let it down. Unfortunately the fish was over cooked on both dishes and the combinations of flavours on the plate simply didn’t work. The dessert...coffee cake with coffee ice cream was so so. The ice cream was the best. Unfortunately the sponge didn’t taste of anything. Service was great but I think you seriously need to up your game on the food.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Amazing food, service and atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Everything from the crazy drinks to the starters and mains were wonderful. Definitely recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Loved Saturday night,no seat for pre drinks !. Would have loved a night cap but too busy 🤷‍♀️

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Food was ok. Portions on the small side. Service excellent. Off putting that another diner’s dog sat under our table while we ate. Dog well behaved but certainly not something I was expecting while having food.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

the food was so delicious. well worth the money.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Excellent meal and service. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

Food was excellent. Restaurant called earlier to want us they had sold out of a few things in case we wanted to cancel which was a first and very thoughtful. Service was friendly and excellent. Food is always great there but very food wine list too.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

Absolutely loved it and would definitely recommend. Can’t wait to return

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Nice location, great food.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Very nice meal - lovely staff and excellent service

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Staff were friendly, helpful and informative. Food was delicious. New cocktail menu is perfect - illustrations and information deserve an award:) All in all a delightful afternoon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Great service by all members of staff we encountered :) all in all a very enjoyable evening, with very tasty food and drinks. Will be back soon!

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 March 2019

We had a lovely evening thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

Our wish of a window table is fulfilled which is good. Unfortunately there was no oysters on the day. It would be better if the staff can call and notify us this would help with the disappointment a little bit. Other than that food and wine is good as usual.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

Fabulous food. Dear but was worth it for a special occasion. Great staff as well. Very attentive.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Our food was wonderful, our drinks were wonderful and our waitress on saturday night was wonderful. I dont know her name but she was so pleasant and very helpful with the menu. She was always checking if we were ok but not in an annoying way that you sometimes can get in restaurants. Thanks for a great night as always, one of our favourite places to come and eat in Glasgow. Thanks jenna

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

We were quite early but it was not a problem as our table was ready. Positives: friendly, helpful staff nothing was a problem. Clean toilets. Lovely seafood platter Negatives: was a bit cold but we were next to the window and it was a cold, dreich day. One portion of fries between us would have been ample, hate food waste. Seats in the booth are quite narrow but not too uncomfortable. No major issues and would happily return to The Finneston even if just for a coffee

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