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.
Restaurant, Seafood, British, $$$
Seafood | © Maxim Krayushkin/Flickr
As a member of the legendary Glasgow Gandolfi foodie empire, Gandolfi Fish
is every bit as perfect as you’d expect — multiplied by 10! Effortless surrounds set the scene for a truly spectacular seafood show, with masterful dishes made with the finest ethically sourced Scottish produce, most of which comes from Skye. The fish is always fresh and crisp as can be, and the wine list could not pair more beautifully with its oceanic counterparts.
Mussel Inn Seafood Restaurant
Restaurant, Seafood, Soul Food, $$$
Regarded by the masses as one of Glasgow’s best seafood spots, Mussel Inn
has mastered the art of expertly prepared dishes. The pots of mussels served by the kilo are only the tip of the iceberg, while just one taste of the revolutionary chowder will seal the deal. Between the extensive menu and tasteful array of Scottish sea art adorning the Gallery, Mussel Inn ticks every box.
The Finnieston Bar & Restaurant
Restaurant, Bar, Seafood, British, $$$
Courtesy Of The Finnieston
Combining that incomparable old-world pub charm with cunning cocktails and an appreciation for fish, The Finnieston
is suited to those with a discerning palate. Stripped back from unnecessary finery, the cavernous vibes are complimented by a hipster feel and rustic dishes embellished with edible flowers. Along with a fine selection of craft beers and champagne, the impressive drinks menu champions 60+ worldly artisanal gins and makes for perfect aperitifs. The ethical and sustainable seafood dishes span the whole gamut from braised octopus to fish and chips complete with pea puree.
Restaurant, Bar, Seafood, $$$
Boiled Crabs | © Maxim Krayushkin/Flickr
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.
The Fish People Café
Restaurant, Seafood, Contemporary, $$$
Oysters | Courtesy Of Fish People Cafe
When it comes to the The Fish People Café
, the only thing more beautiful than the presentation of the dishes is the seafood itself. From seared Barra scallops and masala dressed Portland crab to Cumbrae rock oysters, each and every dish is a union of flavours destined to ignite all senses. The relaxed ambience plays to the hearts of true ‘fish persons’ accustomed to getting all fingers dirty when indulging in oceanic delights. Add the innovative wine list and the odd whisky and the rest is history!
Restaurant, Seafood, British, $$$
As the city’s oldest surviving eatery, Rogano
is a timeless Glasgow culinary institution with a rightful band of loyal followers. Dressed to the nines in its signature 1930s art deco ocean liner style, this seafood hotspot first felt the wind in its sails in 1935. Still going strong, Rogano provides an unrivaled seafood experience featuring a culinary celebration of all the favourites, straight from Scotland’s waters of course. Impeccable tastes marry a staunch attention to every detail, magnificent presentation and atmospheric surrounds. A legendary foodie excursion.
Restaurant, Seafood, Fusion, Contemporary, none
Fish Soup | © Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr
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!
Two Fat Ladies In The West End
Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Seared Scallops | ©Ralph Daily/Flickr
With two locations strategically placed in the West End and city centre, Two Fat Ladies In The West End
and Two Fat Ladies In City Centre are filled with personality and buckets of charm. Each super little eatery sports sea-themed décor and tasty menus, making intimate date night moments as flawless as the service and food. From endorphin-inducing fish platters and Cullen Skink to salmon mousse, there’s a little slice of seafood paradise for everyone. Don’t miss out on the life-affirming desserts.