Restaurant review: a place worth singing about

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FOLLOWING the launch of The Hydro, foodies have flocked to Finneston in search of a perfect pre-concert meal.

Maybe you are looking for a burger before Beyonce, or a bite before Bublé — if you’re looking to make your evening perfect, head to The Gannet.

The restaurant launched in September to predominantly positive reviews, and after eating there, it’s easy to see why.

We were treated to the pre-Hydro menu — and it would take a pretty poor act to ruin your evening after that.

While mains in the à la carte can reach £20, the pre-Hydro menu is a snip, with two courses for £15 or three for £19.

With the incredible taste and presentation of each and every course, the quality of the ingredients and the evident care of the cooking, even at £20 for a main, it would still feel like a bargain.

I sampled both starters on the menu. Crispy pigs head croquettes with endive salad sounds like a more decadent option (and was delicious) — however the roast parsnip soup stole the show.

With chopped parsnip dropped into the soup and oil drizzled on top, each taste was a treat and it was served with perfectly-baked artisan bread.

For my main, I chose lamb that I would not have been disappointed with no matter the price. It was tender and perfectly cooked, served with kale. It tore easily off the bone and melted in my mouth.

I also tasted the sea bream, creamed potatoes, carrot and kale, which was equally delicious. However, sadly this meant I didn’t have a chance to taste the third and final option — a confit pheasant risotto with a soft poached egg.

My dessert was the perfect end to a perfect meal; a lemon and orange tart with vanilla ice cream.

Finneston has many pretenders to the throne, but there’s nothing yet that comes close to The Gannet, which may well be Glasgow’s best shot at a Michelin star.

Rating: 10/10

The Gannet

1155 Argyle Street

Glasgow

G3 8TB

Tel: 0141 204 2081