survey result

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In a quiet Glasgow backstreet” (between the M8 and the SECC) and with an “unassuming” exterior, Ryan James’s “splendidly preserved institution” is one of the city’s oldest venues, complete with an “unexpectedly beautiful interior” (of the tartan-clad, vaguely baronial variety) lined with booths – a “fine destination that has maintained standards for many years” (especially for Scots seafood).

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In a quiet Glasgow backstreet” (between the M8 and the SECC) and with an “unassuming” exterior, Ryan James’s “splendidly preserved institution” is one of the city’s oldest venues, complete with an “unexpectedly beautiful interior” (of the tartan-clad, vaguely baronial variety) lined with booths – a “fine destination that has maintained standards for many years” (especially for Scots seafood).

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Ryan James’s business-friendly, wood-panelled, traditional-looking operation (complete with booths) can prove “hard to find if you are not local (it’s in a quiet area off the M8 in the way to the SECC), but it’s worth it” for the Scots seafood, and its “regular use as a film location adds to its renown”.

Summary

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Ryan James’s dark, tartan-clad Scots seafood operation (part of a small local chain) occupies a historic, wood-panelled site near the SECC, and won acclaim for some “fabulous” meals this year “efficient and friendly” service too.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
8, 8
No dress code
70
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £18.00 £21.00
Pretheatre £18.00 £21.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £23.00 £3.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
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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