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The Gannet

1155 Argyle Street, GLASGOW, G3 8TB

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The guys behind The Gannet looked to the wild and rugged Hebridean coastline for inspiration before opening here in Glasgow's West End, focusing on the fabulous ingredients those islands and the rest of Scotland have to offer. They've created one of the city's hottest addresses. The pared-back interior suits the mood of our times with its urban/rustic finish of exposed bricks, natural woods, simple furniture and minimal decorative touches - it's cool, contemporary and very, very popular. Grab a stool at the front bar and tuck into a small plate (warm cured salmon confit with herb purée and crisp capers, say) and a cocktail such as the evocatively named Wild Lady. The à la carte offers the likes of lamb's sweetbreads - supremely tender and velvety - with a deeply satisfying chicken sauce and Jerusalem artichokes in various forms, followed perhaps by plaice landed at Peterhead and served up with slow-cooked pork cheek, leeks (braised and scorched), and potato purée. The unwaveringly seasonal menu also extends to red deer matched with pickled blackberries and a glossy port and red wine sauce, while perfectly executed desserts might include treacle tart, which arrives with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. There are some interesting Scottish beers to be had, plus a short and appealing wine list.

Further information

Tel: 0141 204 2081
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Days closed: Mon
Dates closed: 25-26 Dec, 1st wk Jan
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: £15.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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