Glasgow’s Favourite Seafood Restaurant Is Returning With A Pop-Up At Cathedral House

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer


The pop-up’s gorgeous beer garden is back!

Scallops, mussels, oysters, lobster and of course, crab, it’s all served up at Crabshakk. With a roadmap out of lockdown now announced we are one step closer to getting our seafood fix once more. And Crabshakk is quite the catch.

One of Glasgow’s favourite seafood restaurants has announced their return with not just the reopening of their Finnieston restaurant but also with their much-loved pop-up in the East End. Last year, the talented chefs behind Crabshakk took their operation to the historic and boutique hotel, Cathedral House, serving up delicious fish dishes at the opposite end of the city.

It’s seafood and fish galore at Crabshakk with the restaurant serving up cracking dishes such as seared scallops with anchovies, tempura squid, monkfish cheek scampi, shellfish chowder, whole lobsters, classic fish and chips, and their infamous crab cakes.

Announcing the news on their Instagram account, they said: “Did you visit our east-end pop-up last year at Cathedral House? Perhaps you admired the dramatic historic architecture? Perhaps you glanced at the excellent beer garden on your way out and sighed in longing for distant sunshine? Perhaps you thought, oohhhhh- if only we could have a cold glass of wine and and fish taco there it would be the perfect place to indulge on those spring afternoons …


Plus, Crabshakk has launched a brand new menu just for the occasion featuring the likes of mackerel kebabs, Peruvian-style salmon ceviche and Singapore crab claws. We’ve particularly got our eye on their fish tacos- fish + tacos = a match made in heaven, if you ask me. Alongside sensational seafood, the pop-up at Cathedral House means guests can enjoy the hotel’s amazing beer garden.

Crabshakk will be reopening their Finnieston restaurant from April 27 once Covid-19 restrictions on hospitality have been lifted, and it plans to open their pop-up at Cathedral House from April 30 until the next restrictions are lifted. Booking has now opened and guests can either enjoy their new tasty menu indoors, minus alcohol, until 8pm with a maximum of four people from two households per table.

Outside tables in Cathedral House’s gorgeous beer garden will be serving both food and alcohol on a first come first served basis. There will be a curfew of 10pm and outside tables are limited to six people from three households. And once Glasgow moves to Level 2, you needn’t worry as Crabshakk will still be at Cathedral House but will able to serve food and drink indoors and outdoors with an extended curfew.

The seafood restaurant also announced that it will be awarding all NHS workers with 10% off food at their pop-up from Mondays to Thursdays. You can book your spot at either their Finnieston restaurant or Cathedral House pop-up here.

Crabshaak, 1114 Argyle Street, Finnieston, G3 8TD

Cathedral House, 28-32 Cathedral Square, G4 0XA

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