Located in the heart of Finnieston, in the West End of Glasgow, the Gannet is an award-winning independent Scottish restaurant, serving seasonal local cuisine in an uncluttered warm setting; I find the atmosphere casual and the staff engaging and attentive. Dishes combine traditional produce with great creativity.
Menus offer mainly meat (game like red deer or lamb) and fish (Shetland herring), but if you are vegan you will find plenty of satisfaction on a separate menu card (make sure you book ahead and let them know your dietary requirement though).
For the autumn season, they serve two six-course-tasting-menus (£35). I had the vegetarian menu and it was a great surprise to see how simple ingredients could be so flavourful and well presented. The portions are small and perfectly balanced to make you feel satiated when you walk out. The two tasting menus can be matched with wines which are well-chosen from an interesting world list (£35 to add). The French lady sommelier who serves the wine is very knowledgeable and a great asset to the service. The bar itself has plenty of wine and a good selection of cocktails.
Attention to detail and professional service all contributed to a very enjoyable dining experience for us. The Gannet is a relaxed gourmand place, more on the expensive side than usual, but if you are in for a treat, it is excellent value for money. And you are guaranteed to leave content and satisfied.
I will return for sure.