First look at Rioja in Finnieston

Glasgow’s Rioja restaurant gets a new look and Michelin inspiration

Rioja, on Glasgow’s Finnieston strip, has had a revamp and emerged with a reimagined restaurant space that reflects the stunning colours of Spain. If we can’t get to Spain, Spain can be in Glasgow!

Food at Rioja finnieston Glasgow


Here is a look at a sample menu of what you can expect to see at Rioja.

Rioja finnieston Glasgow menu

The a la carte menu features a choice of tapas, starters, mains and desserts and will be available for lunch and dinner Monday – Sunday.

Dishes include canapé de pollo pulpo – Crispy Chicken Skin – Fresh Galician Octopus –parsley gel

Croquetas de cocido – Béchamel – Cured Iberian ham – chicken thigh – trio of stocks

Buenelo de bacalao- 20 minute salt cured cod – fried quails egg – salmorejo (cold tomato soup) – mini tempura balls.

And much more.  We tried a selection of dishes from Chef Miguel Angel Mayor.


As you can see below, this isn’t your usual tapas bar fare. The dishes here are constructed with care  and a flourish.  The food here is playful as well as serious, is there anywhere else in Glasgow that serves crab dancing in foam alongside plump oysters ?😍


Food at Rioja finnieston Glasgow

Food at Rioja finnieston Glasgow

Food at Rioja finnieston Glasgow

Food at Rioja finnieston Glasgow


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Rioja is open from midday, Monday through to Sunday.  As well as delicious food, Rioja also has an impressive wine list, special mention to the superb white: Bodegas Care: Garnacha Blanca Nativa.


Rioja Finnieston,
1116 Argyle St,
Glasgow G3 8TD

to book – Tel: 0141 357 3277



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