The Gannet

“Coastal and island food in a city setting” - AA Inspector



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Conceived on a research trip to the Hebridean west of Scotland, the Reid brothers' venue in the Finnieston district of the city is a tribute to the produce of the growers, breeders and gatherers of the islands and coasts. Transposed into the urban setting of a modern bistro with walls of bare brick and stone, it takes on a new identity in the form of lively tasting menus (including four- and six-course vegetarian offerings) of European dishes that mobilise up-to-date technique without undue complication. A spring example of the six-course seasonal menu takes in Gigha halibut with horseradish and kombucha, and Hereford beef followed by monkfish from Scrabster. Next up is hogget from the Borders, accompanied by aubergine, miso, orache and kidney fat sauce. Then there’s cheese if you want it, then rhubarb with yogurt, and salted caramel with gorse. A wine list of true discernment includes Coravin selections by the glass.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Gannet
1155 Argyle Street, GLASGOW, G3 8TB


  • Seats: 45
  • Private dining available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Days Closed: Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 5
  • Dinner served until: 9.45
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 16
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 15
  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
  • Vegetarian menu

About The area

Discover Glasgow

Scotland’s biggest city is also arguably its youngest. Glasgow may have been founded some 1,500 years ago, but most of what you see today is much more recent. The nightlife is legendary, ranging from a lively clubbing scene to Scottish traditional music in lively bars and pubs. The city claims to be Scotland’s sporting capital, a claim which was reinforced when it was chosen to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Football is as much a local obsession as anywhere in Scotland, with all clubs maintaining a keen rivalry.

Glasgow can claim to be one of Scotland’s most ethnically diverse cities, and it has been since the 19th century. Glasgow’s industrial boom created huge demand for labour at a time when both the Scottish Highlands and Ireland were suffering extreme poverty and even famine, so tens of thousands of people migrated to work in Glasgow’s mills and shipyards. The city also had a sizeable Jewish community, and in the late 19th century, large numbers of Italians migrated to the city. About a century later, Glasgow attracted migrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and as a result you’ll find some of the best Asian food in Scotland here.

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