I haven’t done a formal review for a while. There was that thing that happened recently. You know the one – it ground the food and travel industry to a halt. Anyways, I’ve been itching to start again and no better way than to take a seat at Gōst in Glasgow.
Approaching the door you’d be forgiven for thinking that this was a small and unassuming space. However, passing through you’re transported to a dimension where a 1920’s Chicago speakeasy, meets a diner and a glamorous contemporary bar and the product is a steakhouse. Sounds confusing right? But it works, in a weird way, it does.
Sitting at my high backed diner style booth I perused the menus and settled on the Roast Scottish Scallops to start.
The scallops were perfectly cooked and seasoned and sat on a delightful caramelized carrot puree. The sweetness of the carrots and scallops was offset with a pleasing, robust black pudding. However, the saltiness from the samphire was missed – it was just a tad underdone. Overall though a pleasing start.
Gōst is one of few restaurants in the UK to use retired dairy cattle reared on small farms after they are no longer commercially viable in the dairy industry. An old cow that has been working hard its whole life conjures up images of tough shoe-leather like beef. So I had to try it and see.
Remember that dimension I spoke of earlier? The one you enter when you pass through Gōst’s doors? Well this is the reason that you stay. This was, hands down, one of the best cuts of beef I have had in a long while. Creamy tenderness that was cooked to perfection with subtle seasoning to simply allow the meat to shine. This beef can hold its own against fine wagyu. Believe me I’d know. Somewhere in the menu it says that this cut is meant for two people – no chance! An outstanding dish.
I did finish with a Pistachio Tiramisu but I would be lying to you if I tried to describe it. I was in beef Nirvana!
Friendly and attentive service, an inter-dimensional vibe and that beef! Gōst is a “Very Good” restaurant and one that I do not hesitate in recommending.
The numbers then …..
‘Triple F’ Factor 0/1
77 Bothwell St,
Glasgow, G2 6TS
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