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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
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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
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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

First time here. Came with my husband and son. We all loved it!!!! Immediately loved the atmosphere and the staff were on hand without being intrusive. The food was delicious. Particularly the salted caramel fondant!!! Already planning on a return visit!

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

We had the taster menus - One Veggie One Summer and both served up exquisite food perfectly cooked and presented and served - Faultless

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

A wonderful restaurant and a favourite. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Delicious family meal with lovely wine, although as the designated driver I only had a sip!!! Perfect spot too to tuck the buggy in out of your he way ! Staff were so lovely, very attentive! Look forward to our next visit !! Tx

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Fabulous- will be back when we can enjoy the wine flight along with the food. Driving this time.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Fantastic restaurant, lovely friendly staff and the food is up there with the best in Glasgow. Wonderful 4 course tasting lunch. Very happy customers

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

We had a fantastic time dining at The Gannet. The service was great, from the moment we were greeted to leaving. We are particularly thankful for making our anniversary special with the little touch of champagne as soon as we were seated. The food was super, and the courses were spaced out appropriately. Thank you for an amazing experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Fabulous meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Visually stunning dishes with the flavour to match! Delicious food!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Lovely lunch. Good attentive service and delicious food.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Absolutely scrumptious 4 course tasting menu! Great service and atmosphere :-)

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

We enjoyed a fantastic lunch in a very relaxed atmosphere. The food was superb!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

First visit will certainly be back. Food was excellent. Staff professional and friendly. Thanks for a lovely lunch

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Had a really nice night

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Over the years of dining here it’s simply too uncomfortable and squeezed now, trying to get too many sat covers and compromising the atmosphere as well as making it impossible for staff to serve. We had to pass plates to and from staff and we also had a small spllage as the waiter stretched across the table. My husband is appalled and embarrassed as we had guests with us.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

The food was very good, served at a leisurely pace, a refreshing change from small,plates served in no particular order. We chose the a la carte and everything was delicious, we particularly appreciated the amazing amuse bouche and pre desert.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Tasting menu was beautiful, each course carefully thought of and presented. Tasted incredible and the wine pairings were sensational! If you are a foodie then this restaurant is a must!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

The flavours and seasoning to both starter and main were amazing and everything cooked to perfection. Quite possibly the best meal my wife and I have ever eaten at any restaurant. Was fairly pricey for the portion sizes. Staff attentive and knowledgable.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Fantastic food with first class service

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Fine dining in a very relaxed atmosphere. A bit on the expensive side but the food quality and presentation was first calss.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Flawless!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

We went for the tasting menu and the wine package. It was more than we would normally spend on a meal but well worth it for a special occasion. We enjoyed every mouthful and the wine was very well matched. The service was excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Main served 50 mins after we finished starter because we had been forgotten about. It was served cold tp us both (different dish) yet on hot plates to try to cover the cold dishes. (Hake and duck are horrible cold). Dessert took a further 45 mins and wasnt served with coffee as requested. We were then offered a gifttt voucher for for the unclaimed and element of our gifft voucher buttt it was datedd valid until today making itt worthless. This was ourr ffirstt night out in 3 monthss andd wass for my 50th birthday birthday.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Very low key easy atmosphere. Service well timed. Atmosphere restricted by space . Dark in the back. Food excellent

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Immaculate experience in every area. Absolutely the best food I've eaten in Glasgow ever.

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