Review on The Gannet
The Gannet is an award winning restaurant located in the heart of Finnieston, Glasgow's west end and a short walk to the SECC and the SSE Hydro. Occupying a Grade II building that had been empty for eight years, it has been transformed into a modern contemporary space with floor to ceiling windows, a lively bar as you enter, dark wood tables, exposed brick walls adorned with original artwork and dangling light filaments.
Cheekily naming the restaurant after the stereotypically greedy sea bird, it is the first solo venture from two chefs, Peter McKenna and Ivan Stein who met while working at Michael Caines Glasgow Abode restaurant. The duo spent several months meeting scallop divers, oyster growers, fishermen, smokers, farmers and game producers in order to provide an impeccable source of suppliers for their menu, which showcases the very best of Scottish seasonal ingredients. Typically you might opt for pan fried scallops, cauliflower, horseradish, chicken and curry oil or crisp lamb sweetbreads, potato and caramelised onions amongst the starters. Main courses on offer could be slow cooked pork, potato terrine, apple, girolles and roast pork sauce or from the sea there's roast Plaice with new potatoes, carrots, spinach and rapeseed dressing. To finish enjoy Eton mess, Scottish berries and sorbet or caramel fondant with tonka bean ice cream. The Gannet also offers a small plates menu featuring dishes like crispy pigs head, with piccalilli or pickled herring, caper, dill and horseradish crème fraiche.
The concise wine list has plenty of offerings by the glass, alongside locally sourced craft beers and a cocktail menu.
The Gannet is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Peter McKenna and Ivan Stein
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Thu-Sat (1.00 - 3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat (5.30 - 9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card