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The Finnieston

1125 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G3 8ND
Critics Review 4.5/5
Restaurant info
Opening Information

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 Thursday, 18 October 2018

Great service and great food. Will be back

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

We enjoyed our visits to The Finnieston last Saturday for drinks and on Sunday for brunch very much. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. We would definitely be happy to vist again when next in the area and to recommend it to others.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

It was wonderful. Highly recommended!

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

We had dinner at the Finnieston about 2 months ago and we were extremely disappointed, having read so many good reviews. We were tempted by the frito misto in tempura since we both like seafood. Just to be sure, we asked if this was deep fried in batter or light tempura and the waitress confirmed that it was cooked with a light batter. We were served a huge plate fof deep fried smoked fish, soaking in grease. No seafood (I do not count fish as seafood) and certainly no tempura. No fresh fish either We complained about the meal and to be fair, we got a discount and were also offered desserts and coffee. However we could not get an explanation on the nature of the dish, other than this was the chef's interpretation of tempura (??). We got the feeling that this dish was just a leftover of some previous preparation, we would have been better choosing fish and chips. Obviously, we won't go back

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Visited On Thursday, 27 September 2018

We had a lovely evening celebrating two birthdays in our party of 7. The service was excellent (I apologize I did not write down the waitress' name, but she was very patient and friendly) and the food, delicious! Finneston's was recommended by a local friend of a NZ friend and also Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet. We would be happy to add our recommendation!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Excellent venue for a private party. The staff were very helpful from day 1, bar staff on the night were fantastic. Food was really lovely - only thing is the sticky wings/drumsticks went pretty much untouched - think a lot people felt they were a bit messy to try and eat as finger food, they could be replaced with something else. Everything else was perfect!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

Had a great meal only downside was the table we had which was pretty small, won't stop me coming back though.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

We had a lovely meal thankyou

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Second time I’ve been and can’t fault the food and service. Will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

My first visit to The Finnieston as I don't live in Glasgow, but I would certainly return and recommend it to others. Great to see magnificent Scottish seafood showcased within such a tantalising menu. A great find!

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Lovely ambience, food very tasty. The oysters were the best I’ve ever tasted. Staff very good

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Main accompaniment missing from ostyer starter (iced Bombay Sapphire). Black and green chips/wedges with main course, visually unappetising and clearly inedible, (how does this get past the chef / waiting staff?) ,left on plate. Charged extra for requesting potatoes over chips, was given cold potato salad... Also overpriced and would not recommend nor return.

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

Fabulous food. Staff friendly, professional and accommodating. We enjoyed a great all round experience which we look forward to repeating.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Food and drink lovely, waitress extremely pleasant and attentive, lovely experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Regularly book The Finnieston when visiting Glasgow for events at The Hydro and am never disappointed. Atmosphere, food and service all excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Table for 2. Ordered starters and mains, waited to be served our starters when our mains arrive. Said to the waitress who didn’t have much to say except sorry. Decided to order deserts since never got a starter. I ordered lemon meringue pie and my boyfriend ordered apple crumble. The lemon meringue pie was not a pie with pastry, but instead a plate dotted with lemon curd, ice cream and meringue shards. The apple crumble again featured no crumble instead layered cooked apple. Both desert were left uneaten and we were not asked how our meal was. Very disappointed in the service and food. Unlikely to return

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Finnieston was recommended to me and I’ve also now recommended it! Had a fantastic experience and thought the food was even better then expected! I don’t come to Glasgow much but will be back when I do!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Excellent staff and we loved the interior and atmosphere. However we felt the scallops were very over priced.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

We were really looking forward to to our visit but when we arrived we were told that we couldn't get the lunch menu after 2pm, then after querying if they would make an exception we were told that only the Dinner menu was available at the weekend. This was pretty disappointing, especially when we ended up paying £15 for a fairly bog standard plate of fish and chips which arrived before our drinks.

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Had a very nice dinner at Finnieston. Due to high amount of people, my main dish arrived after quite some time and the waitress apologized by offering me a glass of prosecco which was a very nice gesture. Nice and cozy atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

We arrived late due to a car breakdown of some members of the party. The staff could not have been more helpful in ensuring we still had a pleasant meal in time for the kitchen closing. They were extremely attentive to our needs to make sure our evening was not ruined. First class service from all

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Visited On Monday, 24 September 2018

Excellent!

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Very enjoyable meal. Food was made with fresh products, setting was cozy and service was fine.

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Great restaurant, food fantastic, although slightly on the pricey side.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 September 2018

Great evening Lovely food Friendly Waitress This was the first evening of a Scottish tour with Canadian relations and it was a fine start to a memorable holiday

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