Find this traditional oak-panelled fish restaurant in the shadow of the M8 flyover, it's one of the city's oldest and in its own way rather grand, resembling a gentleman's club.
Chef Monaghan (who also oversees The Shandon Belles Restaurant below [q.v.]) offers menus that should also satisfy dedicated carnivores
Starters such as 'Fish Soup of the Day'; 'Smoked Salmon, Spring Onion & Enoki Salad'; 'Pressed Ham Hock Terrine with Piccalilli' and 'Seared Scallops, Black Pudding wrapped in Serrano Ham, Pomme Purée & Herb Oil' set the style.
To be followed by the likes of 'Whole Lemon Sole Meunière'; 'Roast Monkfish, Pomme Anna, Smoked Salmon & Clam Chowder'; 'Grilled Wild Salmon Fillet Bonne Femme' and 'Estate of Mey Beef Medallions, Wild Mushrooms & Truffle, Seared Foie Gras and Madeira Jus'.
Perhaps finish with 'Passionfruit & Lemon Tart with Raspberry Sorbet'; 'Hot Chocolate Fondant with Orange Mascarpone' or their selection of Farmhouse Cheeses with Arran Oatcakes.
Their lunch and pre-theatre menus offer particularly good value, as doe the aforementioned Shandon Belles.
- Food Style: Seafood
- Lunch: all week 12.00-15.00; set L £13.50 (2 courses), £16.00 (3 courses); mains £18.50 to £24.95
- Dinner: all week 17.30-22.30; pre theatre set D £13.50 (2 courses), £16.00 (3 courses); mains £18.50 to £24.95
- Wine: A well-chosen list has plenty under the £20 mark, and a good selection by the glass
- Nearest station: Anderston Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page