84-86 Albion St Merchant City Glasgow G1 1NY
With the same owners as the legendary Glaswegian temple of cool Bohemian sophistication, Café Gandolfi, this seafood eatery just a few doors along in the Merchant City couldn’t really go wrong. And indeed they scarcely put a foot wrong at what is a simple yet elegantly furnished contemporary seafood restaurant. Almost all the seafood is Scottish, and the simply prepared oysters and lobsters are tempting enough, but there are more creative dishes like pickled langoustines or scallops with wasabi mayonnaise. Some of the most inventive dishes appear on the playful daily special menu, and they also offer basic battered cod or haddock and chips if that is your fancy, as well as steaks and a generous if pricey Surf and Turf – plus a marvellous Sunday Brunch menu featuring lots of things with eggs. They’ve also got some more unusual New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc varietals, to complete a deeply satisfying Epicurean experience that still feels gloriously open and informal. All very Glasgow in the 21st century.