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“Not Overpriced”
Review of The Finnieston

The Finnieston
Ranked #293 of 2,511 Restaurants in Glasgow
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 20, 2014

We have been dropping in to the Finnieston during January for the last four years (we exhibit at the SECC each January) and it has been consistently good with friendly knowledgeable staff.

Visited twice this January (2014), one for a drink on Saturday night on the walk back from the Hotel Du Vin, the place was busy, no where to sit, but we enjoyed the visit, had no problem getting served and did not notice any stress in the staff given the number in the place.

We were back the following evening for an early dinner and it was as expected, good.

So if the locals keep it busy, given two very nice looking new seafood places opening in sight of the place, and we find it as good after four years of visits then they are doing something very right.

Recommended, give it a try, but book.

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Food was delicious, I especially enjoyed the coley with lemon and caper butter, presentation of food was very impressive too, however the portion sizes were very small in relation to the price. Service was friendly and fairly quick. All in all a lovely meal.

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Thank Lauren M
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

While staying in the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow the bartender in the hotel’s Champagne Central Bar told us about a local restaurant that was considered to be very good and which also just happened to be owned by a friend of his. The name of the restaurant was The Finnieston and he described it as a seafood restaurant that was also known for its game and meat. Well, we decided to take a chance and took a taxi for the three mile ride to the restaurant and upon entering Susan immediately fell in love with the perfectly dimly lighted and charming old world interior. The hostess walked us past the small appealing bar to the furthest table in the cozy front room which was right next to the large stone fireplace. It was a chilly evening and the heat from the fire was welcoming.

We were impressed with the selection of red and white wines and the champagnes on the menu and there were a good many of those choices that could be purchased by the glass or bottle. The menu was abundant on seafood including delicious sounding dishes such as Potted Organic Shetland Salmon, Blue Shell Shetland Mussels, Lemon Sole Veronique, Monkfish Cheek, Red Gurnard En Papillote and more. However, we were both just getting over a bug that taken us out of action and kept us in bed for a couple of days so we were looking for something that we could trust like a steak. We both ordered the Cairnhill Farms 28 Day Mature Scotch Beef Rump Steak prepared with sautéed wild mushrooms, roasted vine tomatoes, rosemary and smoked garlic butter and served with fries and washed it down with a nice glass of cabernet. We both agreed that the steak was one of the most delicious servings of beef that we could remember eating.

We highly recommend The Finnieston to anyone who appreciates a well prepared and scrumptious meal.

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Thank jhtaylor46
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Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Got a wee Saturday night off so headed out to Finnieston with the other half. It was jumping but we got excellent cocktails and then our table was ready.
Being late there were a couple of things sold out but that's good coz it means 'fresh' to me.
Top starters and mains with very good bread & dips.
Keep up the good work - need to return soon

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Walk past this place everyday - nice little inviting fire. Dropped in thinking it was a pub serving meals. Turns out it's an expensive restaurant specialising in fish dishes masquerading as a pub. Ordered fish and chip and small glass of wine for lunch £16.95. WHHHAAATTT £17 quid for fish and chips. Wouldn't have minded but I was still hungry when I left - never again - RRRRRRRRIIIIPPP OFF !!!

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