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.