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The Gannet

1155 Argyle Street, GLASGOW, G3 8TB

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The West End is going through a period of exciting transition at the moment, and the Gannet, only open since late 2013, has been very much part of the metamorphosis. It's a very 21st-century venue, with hard-lined industrial styling, all exposed brickwork, wood floors and tiny cafe tables. The dining area is towards the back. Gannets are proverbially hungry, and the kitchen aims to fill you up with plates of deceptively simple modern bistro food that are full of galumphing flavours and sharp seasoning. An appealingly rough-and-ready approach to presentation produces an earthenware bowl loaded with golden-seared scallops, a crisp chicken wing and bits of squid in a green sauce of ramsons. That might be followed by well-rendered braised hogget alongside a slice of confit belly and potato terrine, braised fennel and a light cumin-fragrant jus, or maybe cod and asparagus in dashi stock with shiitakes and smoked eel. At the end comes a golden-yellow fondant with molten salt caramel centre, and a scoop of powerfully rich tonka ice cream, or perhaps a fine selection of farmhouse cheeses.

Further information

Tel: 0141 204 2081
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open/closed

Days closed: Mon
Dates closed: 25-26 Dec, 1st wk Jan, 1wk Jul
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern Scottish
Chef: Peter McKenna, Ivan Stein
Number of seats: 45
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.

 

Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £14.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
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Nearest station: Kelvinhall

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