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Summary

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”.

£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.

Summary

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.

£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.

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
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
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
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* 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
8, 8
70
Yes
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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