Rogano

Address: 11 Exchange Place, Glasgow, G13AN, Scotland
Telephone: 0141 248 4055

- Expensive

4.1

Art Deco style seafood champion and the oldest surviving restaurant in Glasgow.

This restaurant reminds me of a regal cruise liner, which is appropriate as it was originally fitted out in the same style as the ‘Queen Mary’. With its unique 1930s ambience and Art Deco interiors, Rogano is still a showy master that’s best kept for a special occasion. Its chefs have dedicated themselves to the delicate art of cooking for 70 years – though not all at the same time. Tell a Glasgow native you’re dining at the Rogano and they’ll be sure to raise their eyebrows in approval and coo out an “Oooh!”

Food and drink
4
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Ambience
4.1
90%
Location
4.6
90%

Food and drink

Fresh off an Oban fishing trawler, the menu is heavily seasoned with local fish and seafood. The lemon sole grilled or meuniere will set you back £24 and a local lobster (thermidor or grilled with Béarnaise sauce) is £36 – but don’t gulp at the price or you may get a halibut fish bone stuck in your throat.

Recommended dishes

It may be a little expensive, but for special occasions (or on my annual payday) I’d go straight for the chilled fruits de mer, a gigantic serving of cold mussels, langoustines, oysters, prawns, smoked salmon, halibut and dressed crab that could keep the Greek God Neptune stuck in Glasgow for months.

Ambience

Imagine a cross between a 1930s jazz lounge in Chicago and the ballroom of the Titanic (before it sank) and I think the Rogano hits the spot (not an iceberg, you understand) with five stars.

Service

Flawless.

Location

Tucked between the shopping mile Buchanan Street and Royal Exchange Square.

Price advice

As mentioned above - it's expensive. 

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Romance
  • Shopping
  • Special occasions
  • History
  • Design and architecture

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