The Best Seafood Restaurants in Glasgow

Courtesy Of The Finnieston
Courtesy Of The Finnieston
Tori Chalmers

Glasgow boasts a cultural jackpot of culinary styles from every corner of the world. And yes, locally sourced Scottish seafood is one them. From perfectly seared scallops to lobster, whet the appetite with our edit of Glasgow’s greatest seafood restaurants.

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Gandolfi Fish

As a member of the legendary Glasgow Gandolfi foodie empire, Gandolfi Fish is every bit as perfect as you’d expect — multiplied by 10! Effortless surrounds set the scene for a truly spectacular seafood show, with masterful dishes made with the finest ethically sourced Scottish produce, most of which comes from Skye. The fish is always fresh and crisp as can be, and the wine list could not pair more beautifully with its oceanic counterparts.

The Finnieston Bar & Restaurant

The Finnieston, Argyle St

Combining that incomparable old-world pub charm with cunning cocktails and an appreciation for fish, The Finnieston is suited to those with a discerning palate. Stripped back from unnecessary finery, the cavernous vibes are complimented by a hipster feel and rustic dishes embellished with edible flowers. Along with a fine selection of craft beers and champagne, the impressive drinks menu champions 60+ worldly artisanal gins and makes for perfect aperitifs. The ethical and sustainable seafood dishes span the whole gamut from braised octopus to fish and chips complete with pea puree.

Crabshakk

The pearl inside a clam, Crabshakk pairs authentic flavours with flawless dining experiences. A testament to Scottish sea fruits, the ever-evolving menu adds an element of excitement to classic dishes, including oysters on ice, crab cakes, squid, mussels and all the good stuff in between. Lots of wood and touches of stainless steel bestow a sense of understated elegance to the overall aesthetic. Seasoned Crabshakkers know that the bar doubles up as a prime eating spot.

Gamba

A must-visit for any fish lover, Gamba is the jewel in Glasgow’s seafood bedazzled crown. A fixture since 1998, this multi-award winning eatery takes classic seafood dishes and transforms them into edible art. Praised for its transformative fish soup and worldly menu, the French culinary style and accompanying Asian twist work wonders on the first-class Scottish produce. Understated chic furnishings bestow an effortless European feel while showstoppers like the tartare, sashimi and sea bream provide that winning edge. But back to that fish soup!

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