Wednesday 26 November 2014

Ox and Finch

The Ox and Finch is run by the people who run Scoop the mobile catering enterprise. It's doing very well for itself with Friday's and Saturdays being booked out 4-5 weeks in advance.
The first time I went I was quite impressed, it had a good buzz, I am partial to the small plate concept and the menu read no where like Glasgow, but reminded me of 10 Greek St and Nopi instead.
The second time I was less impressed primarily due to the fact I had had a meal at the Gannet the week before, and the ability to compare the two made me realise that the although the menu sounds great at Ox and Finch, the execution is slightly off. That being said its still very good for Glasgow but not Good enough for London or Edinburgh.
The one dish that is noteworthy is the peanut butter parfait with cherry jam. Very reminiscent of Jason Atherton at Maze or even PSS and in some ways better than the one found at Spuntino.

Crab, avocado and watermelon- maybe better as a salad than on bruschetta?

Very good beef carpaccio with fig and truffle oil



Lamb with couscous- could have been special but was disappointing

Decent chips crispy and fluffy

Good Thai confit duck one of the better dishes

Excellent peanut butter parfait

Unmenorable chocolate tart.


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