When we think of a great steakhouse, we think of two things: the quality of the meat and where it comes from. While the awesome sides are just as important, the meat, of course, comes first. Well, what if we told you we found a steak spot in Glasgow called Gōst, that not only offers top-notch beef, but also works with small, sustainable Scottish farms that grass-feed the animals.
Gōst is a steakhouse located on Bothwell Street, offering premium cuts, fresh seafood and cocktails, as well as a generous wine list. The tastefully decorated city centre spot not only focuses on its appearances, but also on knowing where your food comes from.
And now, onto the good stuff. Gōst uses “purebred Angus beef and former dairy cattle from the UK. The dairy industry Friesian stock is retired onto grass pastures for a minimum of 12 months.” It all comes down to respecting life and allowing the cattle to reach a respectable age. The restaurant also states: “The older age and respected life of the cows lead to a depth of flavour which is unrivalled.”
Secret Glasgow visited Gōst to see if it’s worth all the hype, and we were not disappointed. Predictably, we started off with toasted sourdough bread and whipped beef butter, providing the perfect snack for a hungry soul. For starters, the Roast Scottish Scallops with caramelised carrot puree, black pudding samphire, toasted sunflower seeds and Minus8 apple vinegar provided a delicate and balanced journey of flavours, just enough to get excited for the next course.
Before we talk some more about beef, an absolute must-try is the Hake Kiev with fried garlic butter hake fillet, green beans, potato puree and truffle hollandaise. The generous portion is not only seething with melted garlic butter, but also provides that satisfying feeling from the very first bite.
Of course, we had to try the soft beef fillet steak accompanied with garlic butter snails, truffle hollandaise, roasted beets, truffle and hazelnut, as well as the Gost Salad and mashed potatoes. Knowing where your food comes from does make it taste better, and the tenderness of the meat is to be admired.
What is more, the cocktail and wine lists are also fairly extensive, yet we did not try any alcohol this time. Instead, we went for the Carribbean Cooler with mango, passionfruit, lime, chilli and soda to give that refreshing kick. Guests can also enjoy two pages of whisky choices, so there is truly something for everyone at Gōst.