Archive for the ‘Fish’ Category

The Ashvale, Aberdeen – March 2012

20/06/2012

One from the backlog!

Up in Aberdeen for a wee weekend away and had to have some fish.  Came her many a year ago and was impressed with the quality of the fish.  I wasn’t disappointed.  The only downside is the bright lights and canteen/eating at your grans feel to the place.  Could do with a wee spruce up methinks.

The man went for Fisherman’s Feast
Haddock, Cod, Sole, Rock Turbot, Scampi and Salmon £11.65

Battered Smoked Haddock £8.95

Was surprised with the Egg, but pleased as I’m a dip yer chips into egg kinda gal.

Chips  and batter were crispy and the haddock fluffy (although not as good as Anstruther smoked haddy).  Downside was not knowing what kind of fish was what in the feast 😦

£3.50 for a big bottle of water and 90p for bread and butter.

Good fill yer boots food.

Menu HERE

The Finnieston, 1125 Argyle Street, Glasgow – June 2012

17/06/2012

Punting itself as a seafood restaurant and a gin cocktail bar, we of course had to go

Small but interesting would definitely be the decor, part library, part galley, part public toilet! (the tiles).  The push is towards food I would say, which is a shame as the bar is fully stocked ( Aperol!) and would be a great place to while away the time.

After eyeing up the crab on the way in, I went for the whole Orkney Crab, served with fries £12.95.

The crab was delicious, dressed with extra lemon to add extra zing, although there was a fair amount crab chewy bits that could have been better picked out. Also cracking or providing some cracking devices for the legs would have been handy too.  The leg meat was picked out eventually and disappeared quickly.  Fries were crispy  and some mayo/brown bread as a side would have been better methinks.

The man went for the daily fish, £14.95 today was Hake, grilled with rosemary and orange butter, two sides were chips and mixed greens.  Perfectly cooked fish, moist and tender.  Butter could have had a stronger flavour however it was there as a hint.  Chips looked a little rough but tasted crisp and fluffy.

We ordered two half pints of Finnieston Ale which we noticed on the way in, £3.20.   Considering its a Gin joint and the lovely beer, wine was all that was listed on the menu 😦

Lovely half pint glasses

Ladies Toilet Sign

Overall, we would return.  The food was good, beer good.  However waiter was a bit overrun (more staff!) and had to remember lots of dishes that were off.  Would be nice if it seemed confortable to just come in for a drink rather than the full meal business.   £31.10 all in.

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