or
or

The Gannet

1155 Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G3 8TB
Critics Review 4/5
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Monday
Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday
Closed Lunch : 17:00 - 21:30
Thursday - Saturday
12:00 - 14:00 : 17:00 - 21:30
Sunday
13:00 - 19:30

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining

About The Gannet

The Gannet is an award winning Scottish independent bar and restaurant in the vibrant destination of Finnieston in Glasgow. Our menus celebrate the best of Scottish produce, dictated by the rhythms of the British seasons in a stripped back and relaxed setting. Opened in October 2013, we have won Best Restaurant Newcomer in the Catering in Scotland Excellence Awards 2014, Best Newcomer at The List Eating and Drinking Awards 2014, Awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand, Three AA Rosette's and have received reviews in The Guardian, The Sunday Herald and The Scotsman. Winner of the title 'Scottish Restaurant of the Year' at the AA Awards 2015.

Cuisine: Scottish, Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point:
£ £ £ £ £

Availability

Available Offers
This offer has price variations on different days. View full details.
Description
Available Dates
This reservation cannot be modified online. Please contact the restaurant directly to update this reservation.
Avios will be awarded within 14 days from dining.
Select an Area
Offers Available
We currently do not have availability for the date and/or time you have selected. However we may still be able to accommodate you. Please continue to complete your enquiry by clicking "MAKE ENQUIRY" and a member of our team will be in contact soon.
The time you have requested is not available. Please try a different time or date.
Critics Review
Review by Emma Mykytyn of Food and Drink Glasgow:
4/5
Formerly one of the west end’s least-inviting neighbourhoods, Finnieston appears to be where Glasgow’s foodie renaissance is taking place. Akin to Shoreditch in London and the transformation that has taken place there, many of cities best restaurants can now be found within a few blocks of each other and slap bang in the middle of this go-to area, The Gannet leads the way with a Michelin Bib Gourmand, CIS award and AA award to its name – all this despite being only two years old! Does it live up to the hype? We think it does. With small plates or full a la carte, the menus offer a high-quality selection of seasonal Scottish ingredients with a focus on game and a few eye-catching items such as pig's head croquette! Each dish shines out against the moody decor and exposed brick, be it a seafood, meat or vegetable course. The plates are beautifully presented with vegetables framing the main ingredient and it’s all high-quality fare without any gimmicks or molecular gastronomy – just fresh ingredients, sensible combinations all cooked well without overpowering sauces or garnishes to ruin the real taste of what you’re eating. We arrived early so took a pew at the bar – there’s plenty of wine and a good selection of cocktails. We opted for the cheapest bottle of red, a Syrah/Carignan from Languedoc for £19 which was a no-frills basic red but low on tannins. The a la carte menu is a sensible size – 5 starters, 5 mains and 5 desserts. It just about caters to vegetarians but certainly isn’t vegan-friendly. Meat is prominent, Scottish meat in fact: partridge, lamb, beef, duck and venison. Provenance is important, so don’t forget the fish landed at Peterhead either! Confit was also prominent and after an amuse-bouche to whet our appetite we had this in three dishes: the partridge, duck and salmon - which is only the second time we’ve eaten that! The partridge starter was a bit dry but was the only course that disappointed. We had beef too and one minor criticism was that we weren’t asked how we’d like it cooked but thankfully it came out pink and tender, and the dripping potatoes that came with it were marvellous - fluffy interiors with a crisp coating. The duck which was also pink and tender came with, appropriately, duck fat potatoes which were almost as good. Onto the last course and the desserts are outstanding! We overheard the chocolate feuilletine being described as "if Michelin restaurants did Mars bars", it certainly tasted like it and seemingly the salted caramel fondant is worthy of a special visit, so we shall have to return! Portions aren’t the biggest so if you still have room after 3 courses we recommend sharing the cheese, which is supplied by nearby George Mews. We were provided with a cheddar, brie-style, blue and a goats’ cheese, so a mixed selection – all served at room temperature with toast and chutneys and all tasting great! Messrs Stein and McKenna, the chef proprietors, know their food and it shows. Our meal, including tip, was around £100 for three courses each and a bottle of wine. Service was slick, seating was comfortable, ambiance perfect and toilets were clean. Ease of booking: 5/5 Service: 5/5 Quality of food: 4/5 Quality of drinks: 4/5 Atmosphere: 5/5
Diners Review
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Sort By:
5 Stars:
1904
4 Stars:
436
3 Stars:
75
2 Stars:
23
1 Star:
4
Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Never disappointed when dining with you. We had tasting menu and paired wines . Delightful well thought out dishes and excellent value. Service was excellent and the sommelier takes time to describe the wines with great care and wirh such passion . Once again great experience . Thanks

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Great lunch with perfect selection of wines by sommelier

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The Gannet was recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed. In fact, I was actually blown away by just how good the whole experience was. Very attentive and friendly staff and just fantastic, flavoursome food. Loved every minute.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Perfect experience. Food was fantastic, wine was excellently paired in an unusual way! Sommelier was very informative and patient with our questions.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

First Christmas dinner of the season. The festive menu at The Gannet was outstanding. My favourite dish was the dessert which is usually rare at restaurants. The difference between good and excellent restaurants is when the desserts are as good or even better than the already excellent starters and mains. The mulled wine poached pears with the rice pudding and the ice cream was delicious, so much balance and complementarity between the elements within the dessert is incredible. Also kudos for having some wine from where I grew up on the drinks menu! Thank you for the fantastic dinner!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Exceeded expectations, would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Thank you for a wonderful and memorable dinner with an attentive and professional waitstaff. The vegetarian 6-course dinner was a very thoughtful menu and definitely was not an after-thought to the meat menu. It was created on par with its own considerations and creativity. Who knew grilled cabbage could take on such subtlety of flavors and hold its own as a main course? The highlight for me was the pre-dessert and the dessert, both showing restraint in sweetness to allow other flavors to show through. I am a devoted fan!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

I love going to The Gannet to eat. The menu is always varied with plenty of choice. The Gannet excels in the presentation and cooking of game. It is always succulent and flavoursome. There is a good choice of wines at reasonable prices. Great atmosphere with a warm welcome. My favourite place to eat in Glasgow.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Relaxed and cosy atmosphere, attentive and friendly waiting staff and the food was out if this world, best meal ever! 👍 👌

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Very welcoming atmosphere for a large group birthday celebration. All staff were friendly and attentive. Very good food for all on a fairly priced tasting menu. They even created a full vegan menu for me which did not disappoint. We will all definitely be back

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Amazing as always :-) Kenny & Debs

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

A fabulous evening was had by all. Excellent staff and food. Brilliant night!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Fabulous lunch at the Gannet. Great food and excellent service.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

A very special evening with great service and outstanding food.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Really, really love the Gannet - it’s my favourite restaurant in Glasgow.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

Amazing food and service, we had a great night.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

nice understated atmosphere, good service, food was excellent - not too showy but very accomplished and innovative dishes. great to see local ingredients featuring heavily, apart from the wine of course

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

What an amazing evening we had for my husbands birthday. Thank you for making it extra special! The flavours/the atmosphere/the staff! Everything was on point. I look forward to coming again if I am ever back in Glasgow! Thank you!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Food was absolutely delicious, relaxed friendly and attentive service. Really interesting menu, with great options- it all sounded delicious!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 22 November 2018

.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 22 November 2018

Food was beautifully cooked and service was outstanding - exceptionally friendly, caring and attentive. Just a couple of minor comments; I was very disappointed that there wasn't a dessert that I could eat other than a poached pear without any of the menu accompaniments (I'm wheat and lactose intolerant). Even if isn't possible to provide a gf and df desert. maybe a cake could be offered instead to enjoy with a coffee. Also the cutlery could do with being a bit sharper. Although the meat was beautifully cooked it was quite difficult to cut with blunt knives!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 22 November 2018

We had a superb meal in friendly surroundings.Definitely merits a return visit.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The staff were excellent, as was the food!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

We were extremely well looked after by sommelier Severine Sloboda and very, very good food.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

Great meal and very friendly staff - we will be back !

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money