Going back ASAP
After walking in the door it’s like settling in to a friends lounge. Comfy. Friendly attentive staff without being overbearing. Then you get to the food. Well described on the menu to pull you in to an impossible choice, once you do the portions are generous and the food extremely tasty and well presented.
Going back, most definitely !
Good food and atmosphere
I have been to Finsbay quite a few times as I live locally but this was the first time using a 5pm voucher. The food is always good and we ordered the burgers which are really good and the portion is a good size with plenty of skinny fries. It suited us for a wee midweek escape from cooking but it would be doubtful we would buy the 5pm voucher again as there are only 3 choices and we were simply told it was Veg Burger, Beef Burger or Sea Bass - I actually had to ask how they were served, so it won't appeal to everyone but overall it was good.
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.