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Summary

Near the SECC, Ryan James’s wood-panelled, business-friendly bastion with quiet booths inspired surprisingly little feedback this year for its seafood-focused cooking, but it remained extremely well rated.

£60
Very Good
Very Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

A “great institution that remains consistent”; near the SECC, this “traditional” (read plush) outpost of the small local seafood chain occupies very characterful Victorian premises, and wins praise for its “quiet booths” and very “consistent” cooking.

£60
Very Good
Very Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

This “very pleasant” outpost of the popular local seafood mini-chain is housed in a characterful Victorian building near the SECC that’s long been one of the city’s plusher destinations; a typical food report? – “all to a high standard, although nothing stood out”.

£60
Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Despite a down-at-heel location by the SECC, this characterful old Victorian veteran is a “smart”, “buzzy” place, where “beautiful” food (predominantly fish) is twinned with “impeccable” service; several reporters call it their “favourite branch” of the local seafood mini-chain.

£57
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions,
No
Yes
10 pm, Sun 9 pm
652 Argyle St, Glasgow, G3 8UF
Opening hours

Noon - 2 pm, dinner 6 pm - 10 pm
Last orders: 10 pm, Sun 9 pm

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