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June 6, 2022

Make the most of the summer by enjoying a meal at some of Glasgow's hottest restaurants. These can all be booked via 5pm Dining.


The chic interior at Gaucho in Glasgow.

The chic interior at Gaucho in Glasgow.

This Argentinean-themed grill spot is part of a successful restaurant family that has been going strong since the 90s. Taking its name from South America’s version of cowboys, Gaucho specialises in serving up Argentinean beef. More specifically, their beef comes from premium Black Angus cattle, bred in Argentina at a hand-selected farm.

As well as burgers, seafood, pastas and empanadas (Argentina’s take on a pie) Gaucho offers various different cuts of steak. Wash it all down with the largest selection of Argentinean wines outside of the country.

Sustainable steaks, special cuts and sharing dishes

Diners can feast on favourites like rib eye, sirloin, fillet or rump, try out a speciality choice such as the spiral-cut Tira De Ancho, or share a chateaubriand. Various marinades are also available.

If you would like to get a feel of the different steak styles opt for the Gaucho Sampler, a hefty 1.2 kilo selection of four different cuts designed for sharing. The restaurant’s ‘Sunday Sessions’ feature never-ending roasts with three different joints of meat and a backdrop of live music.

Veggie and vegan options are also available, including a tomato & goats curd rigatoni.

Special offers

Gaucho is in the heart of the city centre, handy for the Theatre Royal, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Cineworld, as well as plenty of shops. Glasgow Central and Queen Street stations are both a short walk away.

Book in via 5pm and enjoy two courses from the set lunch menu for £24.50 at Gaucho.

Gaucho's teak tartare using made with the chorizo or sirloin cut, served with slow cooked duck egg and crackers.

Gaucho's teak tartare using made with the chorizo or sirloin cut, served with slow cooked duck egg and crackers.


Steak is a speciality at Gōst.

Steak is a speciality at Gōst.

Gōst on Bothwell Street promises delectable prime cuts of beef and expertly grilled fish served with quality wine and cocktails. The restaurant is by the same team behind popular dining spots Glaschu and The Duke’s Umbrella.

According to Executive Chef John Molloy, the aim is to serve dishes that feel familiar but are elevated to a fine dining standard. To this end, Gōst is one of the only restaurants in Scotland offering purebred Angus beef steak from ex-dairy cattle retired onto grass pastures. The result is an incredible depth of flavour.

Inside, the decor is sleek and sophisticated with a focus on elegant simplicity.

High-end Scottish grill dishes and speciality seafood

The menu at Gōst includes a playful snack section offering titbits like crab bisque shooters and a ‘fish & chips’ dish of potato terrine chip, taramasalata and salt & vinegar powder.

From the starters you can enjoy seafood delights like Cumbrae oysters and roast Orkney scallops, as well as ex-dairy beef sliders or salt-baked beetroot with goats’ cheese & honeycomb.

The 700g ex-dairy prime rib is a highlight of the grill section but you can also tuck into other steak cuts such as T-bone, Denver, rump, rib eye and sharing Chateaubriand. Alternatively, why not try out a Mangalitza pork chop or charcoal-grilled sea bass? Grill dishes come with a tantalising selection of toppers and sauces, including smoked bone marrow, deepwater fried garlic butter prawns and caviar beurre blanc.

Other mains include the double crust Gōst burger with the chef’s own wheat beer cheese sauce, a spiced charcoal-roasted duck breast, and a foraged mushroom and truffle risotto.

Gourmet steak and seafood in Glasgow city centre

Gōst is right in the heart of the city centre between Glasgow Central and Queen Street stations. The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal are all around a 10-minute walk away, as is the Cineworld cinema. Other nearby attractions include the Gallery of Modern Art, Princes Square and Buchanan Galleries.

Book in to Gōst with 5pm and make the most of special offers such as 20% discount when dining on the à la carte menu plus two courses from the market menu and a glass of wine for £20.

This recent guest greatly enjoyed their visit:

'Ambiance fantastic as I was meeting up with friends that had not met for 2.5 years and were able to catch up happily. Good great. Staff very attentive. Great value for money. Highly recommend and will definitely be back'.

Octopus with fennel, olive, apple & squid ink aioli.

Octopus with fennel, olive, apple & squid ink aioli.

Finsbay Flatiron

Fine steak and toppings keep the customers returning to Finsbay Flatiron.

Fine steak and toppings keep the customers returning to Finsbay Flatiron.

The sister bar and restaurant to the Finsbay in Milngavie, the Finsbay Flatiron is a steak restaurant on Woodlands Road. It is a good looking space. By day, it is light and airy with stripped walls, pale wood and white, bright furniture. By night it has an inviting, warm glow. A couple of professional rugby players are involved in Finsbay Flatiron so you can always be sure that they will be showing the big games.

Scotch beef

As the name suggests, Finsbay Flatiron specialises in flat iron steaks. And we mean specialise. Apart from a Sunday roast, it is the only main course on offer. Their beef is Scottish and sourced from local butchers. Served with a side salad and carved into slices, it makes for a simple but satisfying meal. See main pic. Diners are welcome to add sauces such as Béarnaise or the house chipotle funk. There is also a range of side dishes which range from double dip hand-cut chips to mac ‘n’ cheese topped with pancetta. An ever changing selection of daily desserts rounds things off.

Steak diner in Glasgow’s West End

Finsbay Flatiron is on the corner of Woodlands Road and West End Park Street. Nearby attractions include Kelvingrove Park and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Both St George’s Cross and Kelvinbridge offer access to the subway network. There is limited on-street parking and pay parking at Kelvingrove subway station.

You can book the Finsbay Flatiron with 5pm and enjoy deals such as ​steak, sauce or topper plus a side for £15.

Need any more encouragement? This is what a recent diner had to say:

'We booked at FF Woodlands Road through 5pm and would thoroughly recommend it for quality and value. We had the Flatiron steak, one with macaroni and the other with beef dripping chips. Both sides were good portions and we would most certainly return'.