Great place for casual meal
This was our second visit and once again had a lovely meal. It was busy but service was still good. Only negative thing was they ran out of vanilla ice cream for the sticky toffee pud 😢. There was an ice cream parlour next door that I’m sure would have sold them some.
Mussels, burger and black pudding starter were fab. The avocado, salmon and poached egg salad wasn’t the best.
Informal Milngavie café, bar and restaurant
Milngavie’s Main Street plays host to Finsbay, an endearingly quirky restaurant, bar and café. Serving everything from breakfast through to dinner and cocktail nightcaps, it is a welcoming neighbourhood hangout. The retro chic decor is fun and will bring back memories for anyone who remembers the Seventies. G Plan furniture, a Tretchikoff-style portrait and a wall decorated with rotary dial phones set the tone. Open mic nights and regular gin club evenings keep it lively.
Scottish produce, global flavours
Offering brunch, lunch and dinner menus, Finsbay’s chefs like to combine Scottish ingredients such as Stornoway black pudding and Arran cheddar with recipes from around the world. You could start your day at Finsbay with a full Scottish breakfast or a lighter bowl of berries, yoghurt and granola. Lunch might be a gourmet sandwich, salad or a croque monsieur.
The dinner menu is very flexible with a range of small plates and sharing platters. Typical starters might be the chicken satay skewers or the salt and pepper calamari. Along with pots of mussels and a selection of chunky burgers, there are main courses such as beer-battered haddock, beef stew with Parmesan mash and a grilled pork chop with chorizo and black pudding hash and peppered spinach.
Milngavie transport links and attractions
Finsbay is on Main Street in Milngavie. There is on street parking and a car park by the restaurant. Milngavie, the nearest train station, is a five minute walk. Local attractions include Lennox Park.