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April 17, 2012
Crabshakk has a little baby brother: Table 11

Since opening in 2009, the Crabshakk in Glasgow’s Finnieston has been going great guns with fantastic reviews from the national press and, more importantly, lots of bums on seats.

It could even be argued that the stylish seafood bistro kick started the current buzz about Finnieston. Obviously, it wasn’t a wasteland BC (before Crabshakk) but numerous fashionable bars and bistros have sprung up in the surrounding blocks since husband and wife John Macleod and Lynne Jones launched their venture.

Building on that success, they have recently opened a new mini-me restaurant just a few doors down from the original Crabshakk. Called Table 11 on the grounds that the Crabshakk has ten tables, the new place has had a few delays and false starts but now seems to be trading happily.

Fish and shellfish from MacCallums of Troon is at the heart of the operation in both restaurants. Just like Crabshakk, the interior at Table 11 is the brainchild of Macleod who is an architect to trade. Expect lots of reclaimed materials, metals tops, stools and mirrors that make the most of the tight space.

If seafood floats your boat then 5pm has a wide variety of member restaurants that serve up the finest food that Scotland’s coasts can provide. The Two Fat Ladies restaurants and Rogano in Glasgow or Skerries in Edinburgh spring to mind but you can see them all here.