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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, 17 May 2018

Great little restaurant!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Everything was beautifully cooked and the service was excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Food was nice although main course could have been warmer. All in all a good experience

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Sophie really helped in planning around the day. She made suggestions and was friendly and accommodating. We felt valued and the room and gin tasting and buffet were all fantastic

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Visited On Thursday, 10 May 2018

Delicious food, great value. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Pricey in comparison to other local seafood restaurant. Signature 'market fish' options gone from the menu, which is both surprising and disappointing.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Seafood was platter was presented and tasted amazing. We followed our meal with some G&T’s and the selection and taste where delicious. It was our first time at The Finnieston certainly won’t be our last.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Returning to my home city, I love to try different restaurants and bars. This was our first trip to the Finnieston - we fancied fish and seafood and my brother (who still lives in the West End) recommended you. We arrived at 8.50pm on a Bank Holiday Sunday night, so only had 10 minutes to place the order as the kitchen closed at 9pm. Given the warm weather the outside space at the back was still packed, however the bar and restaurant still had a good atmosphere. The Albarino that I ordered was out of stock, but the waitress has a really good knowledge of your wine list and recommended an alternative that was spot on! Starters (Mussels and scallops) were fantastic. The sea bass was also out of stock so my wife had the baked cod which was great. My halibut was lovely, but a little on the small side compared with the quantity of puy lentils in the dish. We'd definitely come back on another trip to Glasgow. One small thing was the cover on my side of the booth was all ripped and had the foam stuffing coming out. In order to keep up overall standards i'd get that fixed as it doesn't create a good impression when you arrive at the table.

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Visited On Monday, 07 May 2018

The food was amazing and really tasty. The only negative was the restaurant was busy but very understaffed. We waiting 45 minutes for a drink then we kept having to prompt staff for service which wasn't their fault. It was bank holiday Monday so we would presume more staff would be required as it was busy and we had booked in advance.

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

Great food - great service, lovely atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Whilst the seafood platter was plentiful, the presentation could do with a bit work, everything just seemed to be thrown on the plate, at £60 per serving it really should give the wow factor. After the food was cleared, we did not see the waiting staff again and we were not offered the dessert menu, coffees etc. Went up to the bar to pay the bill after waiting about 30 minutes. First visit to The Finnieston and we were quite underwhelmed - disappointing after receiving recommendations from friends and colleagues. Didn't live it up to its reputation at all.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

We had a wonderful dinner. We were able to be seated a little before our reservation time, service was excellent, and the food was delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Lovely food; great service. Must operate some sort of time machine since, all of a sudden, it was 11:45!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

The standard of the food was disappointing. The wine on the menu was not available. The one offered was very overpriced. I could buy it for £10.99 in a supermarket. I was charged £30 by you.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Excellent. Fabulous food and even better service. The young lady who looked after us was delightful, efficient and courteous. Throughly enjoyable.

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

All good. Enjoyed it

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Have enjoyed every meal here.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 April 2018

Such a tasty lovely meal. Had a great time and well looked after.

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Visited On Friday, 20 April 2018

£39 voucher for sharing mixed seafood and gin cocktails. Would never pay usual £60 for the sharing plate, no crab claws and seafood not of good standard. Four pieces of fish saved the day. Should be able to choose gin cocktails - no choice given. Really nice staff.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The food and service were excellent! Thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend. I shall be back

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Great food & service!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 April 2018

A very enjoyable evening at the Finnieston, especially considering I was introducing a couple of friends to it for the first time. Service (mainly from Carly) was very attentive and spot on. Food was very good - I tried fresh mackerel for the first time which was a great choice. The others had dishes like hake and pork belly and they all really enjoyed them. The Picpoul de Pinet and Muscadet wine we had were nicely chilled. We were seated in a booth area which was good - but the seats could do with being reupholstered; quite tatty which I've noticed before.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 April 2018

Great seafood, friendly staff and well worth a visit.

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Visited On Friday, 06 April 2018

Amazing food and drink and really great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 March 2018

The food was extremely overpriced. It was at best an average meal. Fish was over cooked, sauces were unpleasant.

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