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 Friday, 21 February 2020

First class experience it was our 1st time at The Gannet food was excellent and hope to come back soon

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

We had an incredible experience at the restaurant. The food was outstanding as was the service. We will be telling everyone how great an experience we had. First class.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

This is a true dining experience. We have NEVER been dissatisfied with any part of this restaurant.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Excellent in every respect and many thanks

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Gorgeous food in a lovely environment.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Waitress who served us was delightful as she was the last 3 times we have visited.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

Definitely the best restaurant in Glasgow , the combination of flavours in the food and the presentation of it shows how cooking can be brought to a state of art. Service was brilliant as well , very welcoming and cosy atmosphere, I highly recommend the place, if you want to have an unforgettable culinary experience.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Supeb meal great staff and service first class.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 February 2020

Everything was perfect! Food, ambience and service. Couldn’t fault a thing.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Fantastic all round dining experience

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Recently visited this restaurant for the first and had a great dining experience. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Excellent service and all dishes were intensely flavoured and beautifully presented. This was very good food at a very reasonable price. Many tasting menus of lesser quality would be twice the price.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 February 2020

Went for a fabulous meal, but it was so much more. The experience was so lovely. The service was standout - everyone was friendly, informative, went above and beyond, but wasn't overbearing. Truly worth the hype!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Excellent evening

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Had a great evening on Saturday in The Gannet and I would highly recommend it! I had to re-arrange my booking originally and the staff were so accommodating and friendly. We spent 2 and a half hours there enjoying every single course and chatting away to the staff when they served us. Lovely atmosphere, very chilled, cosy and a treat! Glad I have ticked The Gannet off my list of fab restaurants to experience...can't wait to go back.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Delicious tasters of foods I would never put together. - A dining experience -

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Nice restaurant, well informed friendly staff, delicious food

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Visited On Thursday, 13 February 2020

Excellent food and service. Tasting menu was delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Absolutely love The Gannet. Staff are amazing and make us feel so welcome every time we go there! Food is stunning and have recommended to several friends!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Lovely food and great staff

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Incredible food and perfect service. Loved every course!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Top class food, excellent service set in modern contemporary restaurent

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Perfect ,measured and delightful

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Wonderful Valentine dinner, Vegetarian options were of the highest standards - as always. Cannot wait to visit again.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

A wonderful dining experience with amazing food and service.

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