Built around a former church in the historic Charing Cross area, this hotel is a smart,…
“Modern Scottish fine dining.” - AA Inspector
The Gannet’s small shopfront exterior may be deceptive, but once you’re though the front door it’s clear this is somewhere special. There’s plenty of natural light from the front windows, and the look is exposed brick and bespoke oak panelling with minimalist tables and seating in the fashionable Nordic style. The bar is a feature in itself, stocked with home-made tinctures and potions for cocktails. Menus constantly evolve with the seasons; much of the produce is foraged, sourced, scrounged and upcycled from Scottish origins. Flavours are bold, making great use of modern technique and sound compositions, never with too many flavours.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 45
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25–26 December, 1–2 January
- Wines under £30: 16
- Wines over £30: 46
- Wines by the glass: 15
- Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Scotland’s biggest city is also arguably its youngest. Glasgow may have been founded some 1,500 years ago, but most of what you see today is much more recent. The nightlife is legendary, ranging from a lively clubbing scene to Scottish traditional music in lively bars and pubs. The city claims to be Scotland’s sporting capital, a claim which was reinforced when it was chosen to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Football is as much a local obsession as anywhere in Scotland, with all clubs maintaining a keen rivalry.
Glasgow can claim to be one of Scotland’s most ethnically diverse cities, and it has been since the 19th century. Glasgow’s industrial boom created huge demand for labour at a time when both the Scottish Highlands and Ireland were suffering extreme poverty and even famine, so tens of thousands of people migrated to work in Glasgow’s mills and shipyards. The city also had a sizeable Jewish community, and in the late 19th century, large numbers of Italians migrated to the city. About a century later, Glasgow attracted migrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and as a result you’ll find some of the best Asian food in Scotland here.
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