The West End is renowned for its gourmet and inspired cuisine. So it’s no surprise that we find the contemporary dining destination Ox and Finch on the door step of Glasgow’s bohemian West End area.
The theme of Ox and Finch is modern tapas, with plates coming in a size between main and starter.
The contemporary dishes at Ox and Finch are a testament to the creativity of the chef who created the menu. Filled with delicious and one-of-a-kind dishes, the menu drew me in instantly upon reading it.
The menu is split into seven sections: snacks, meat, seafood, vegetables, vegetarian, raw, cured and cold and desserts.
My partner and I chose a mixture of the menu to make up our meal. We went for:
- Toasted sourdough with romesco and sobrasada spread
- Black angus flank steak, grilled gem, blue cheese and vine tomatoes
- Grilled halloumi, ptitim, pomegranate, tahini yoghurt and rose harissa
- Chips and roast garlic aioli
- Roast king oyster mushrooms, wild garlic and poached corrie mains egg on toasted sourdough
- Dark chocolate crémeux, poached cherries and pistachio ice cream
The sobrasada spread was absolutely fantastic. The best way to describe this is spreadable chorizo. It tasted amazing on the generous portion of sourdough and made for a mouth-watering start to the meal.
The chips with garlic aioli were brilliant and had a delicious strong garlic flavour.
The highlight of the meal for me was the flank steak with blue cheese. The meat was cooked to perfection, was succulent, and full of flavour. The blue cheese created the perfect strong and thick contrast to the juicy meat.
For chocolate lovers, I urge you to try the chocolate crémeux. Rich and creamy, this dessert was my heaven. The strong chocolatey flavour was the ideal end to our exquisite meal.
Although this restaurant has a slightly higher price range, you eat what you pay for. This is a restaurant worth saving up for.