Where to Eat in Greenock: The Best Restaurants and Bars

October 14, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Greenock (/ˈɡriːnək/ ( listen); Scottish Gaelic: Grianaig, pronounced [kɾʲiənɛkʲ]) is a town and administrative centre in the Inverclyde council area in Scotland and a former burgh within the historic county of Renfrewshire, located in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. It forms part of a contiguous urban area with Gourock to the west and Port Glasgow to the east.
Things to do in Greenock

1. Cafe Continental

40 Kempock Street, Gourock PA19 1ND, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Cafe, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$157 +44 1475 638693
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 306 reviews

Cafe Continental

Reviewed By L8903MZjanes - Greenock, United Kingdom

Over the holiday period , I have been in a number of times and always a delight. Great, efficient service. Good menu and that view. Good to reserve a table as gets busy and can be noisy when busy but only an issue as there for catch up with friends.

2. Fusion

Victoria Bar 1 Hopeton Street, Gourock PA19 1PG, Scotland Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1475 633998
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 239 reviews

Fusion

Reviewed By Ainslie2006 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Tried this place but wouldn’t rush back. Cullen Skink was ok, steak was small and chips were cold. However the biggest disappointment was the waitress who seemed totally disinterested. At one point she appeared to pull a face like a moody teenager when we asked for another bottle of wine (not that she’d noticed it was empty) Doubt the staff have had any training in customer care and it shows. Management should focus on the basics!

3. Priyas Palace

2 Robertson Street, Greenock PA16 8DB, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +44 1475 787786
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 255 reviews

Priyas Palace

Reviewed By catherinedocherty04 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

This restaurant is a hidden gem, lovely atmosphere plenty of room and best of all the food is delicious. Every dish is tasty and plentiful, pakora is amazing, you will not be disappointed, waiting staff are attentive without being intrusive, you can also get carryout food, cannot wait to return

4. Delhi Deluxe Indian Restaurant

23 Cartsburn Street, Greenock PA15 4RR, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Balti, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$126 - HK$181 +44 1475 724411
Excellent
66%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Delhi Deluxe Indian Restaurant

Reviewed By Solodam J - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

As you see the interior, it's different than a normally indian restaurant. It's modern, tight, chic, here and there some indian pictures and on the other hand the light is a little bit kitschy. The food could be very good ( for not vegetarian). For vegetarian, there is enough choices but finally all tasted the same. Good service and friendly people. The location is not so far from Holiday Inn express.

5. Cafe Balfe

118 West Blackhall Street, Greenock PA15 1XR, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Scottish, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1475 781666
Excellent
41%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 214 reviews

Cafe Balfe

this is a family owned rest which has been going for a few years, it is very popular with local people and very close to the cruise terminal

Reviewed By johnnymac2017 - Kilmacolm, United Kingdom

It's more spacious inside than I thought it would be, with friendly attentive staff.
They have a good varied lunchtime menu, with something to suit most tastes.
We both had the BBQ pork panini which was delicious, filling and well priced.
Did like the subdued background muzak of early 60's American singers.

6. One Cove Road

1 Cove Road, Gourock PA19 1RS, Scotland Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1475 637336
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 239 reviews

One Cove Road

Welcome to One Cove Road. We are an established and popular cafe bistro in Gourock, with stunning views over Cardwell Bay and the Firth of Clyde. Focusing strongly on quality local produce, we offer an extensive breakfast menu, light lunches and organic, fairtrade coffees and teas. We are especially renowned for our extensive range of artisan baking, produced daily on the premises. We are fully licensed, serving specialist wine and beer. Highly regarded for our service and style, a warm welcome awaits you at One Cove Road. 'Great Coffee and a Slice of Happiness'

Reviewed By peterandjenny282 - Swindon, United Kingdom

Yes it's true, we were driving along, the lights turned to red, saw this restaurant, parked car , supberb food.

7. Twist

121-123 West Blackhall Street, Greenock PA15 1YD, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$24 - HK$173 +44 1475 866600
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Twist

Reviewed By deXavia5-1 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Warmly welcomed by Dan. Bar and restaurant has Beautifully designed interior. Cocktail menu is superb with unusual and different versions of old favourites and some brand new drinks. Choose some bar snacks which were innovative and interesting: beer battered gherkins and caper popcorn were amazing! Excellent service, delicious cocktails, will head there again and maybe have dinner next time.

8. Bath Street Arches

6-8 Bath Street, Gourock PA19 1PA, Scotland Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available British, Contemporary, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$196 +44 1475 648166
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 274 reviews

Bath Street Arches

Welcome to Scotland’s smallest Restaurant/Bistro. With 6 tables & having just 16 seats, you are offered an intimate & affordable dining experience without being intrusive. The restaurant is situated in Gourock on quiet (& often seldom known) Bath Street which is just a stone's throw from Gourock train station. It serves a la carte lunches & dinners as well as tasting menus along with paired wines. The restaurant was set up in 2012 with a focus on using contemporary techniques to serve beautiful but often very humble food in a fun way within an intimate setting. The food does not fit into any one category or cuisine - it isn't even fusion food, but this unclassified genre is a good thing. At Bath Street Arches we firmly believe being outside the bounds of any one category is what allows us to innovate & create without any constraints such as, if one was a steakhouse, a seafood restaurant, a French brassiere. etc. Classification of food and cuisines can bind creativity in the kitchen. All the food is created with an aim to offer the diner not just a delicious but also an interesting combination of flavours while keeping a balance of tastes & textures on the plate. This delicious & unusual combination is what allows a Bath Street Arches meal to become interesting, which can then lead to what is hoped will become a memorable experience.

Reviewed By Rod B - Greenock, United Kingdom

Visited in April & again in September 2017! A Wonderful, tiny restaurant, which has around six tables Seating for to six diners. It is very nicely decorated and has an intimare, cosy & welcoming ambience! The owner, Ambresh is an innovatine, creative, experimental and enthusiastic foodie and chef, who creates an unusual, delicious, mouthwatering and delectable range of dishes, for the Tasting Experience. This Tasting menu consists of 10 dishes, costing £35 per head, which include sweets and cheeses, and is the equivalent of a three course meal. Some of the dishes have hint of exotic herbs and spices, which tantalise the palate, but do not overpower the food.The food is created by Ambresh, prepared to his specifications by sous chefs and presented by Ambresh who enthusiastically and knowledgeably details the concept of the dish, what he was attempting to acieve and some of the special ingredients! Along with this meanu, you can purchase 7 paired Tasting drinks which include a beer, a wine, usually a vintage Port and a spirit often a Special Gin, with an unusual cordial mixer! Though not a Gin drinker, I was amazed at the wonderful taste created and the overall combination was exttremely palatabile, Again Ambresh describes the research behind the concoction eloquently and enthusiastically and presents a board with an upturned glass, filled with her b infused smoke and a cordial of either fig (3000 yeard old recipe) or Apricot cordial (depending on what is in season). The overall presentation is stunning and very informative throughout the meal, which is superb! The actual dishes change regularly, but the menus are posted up on their site. I cannot recommend this tiny restaurant enough and was so impressed we have visited it again with friends who were equally impressed. And I will definitely visit it again & again and may even try the A La Carte menu, though I may be tempted to go for the Taster yet again

9. The James Watt

80-92 Cathcart Street, Greenock PA15 1DD, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Parking Available Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$31 - HK$165 +44 1475 722640
Excellent
23%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 173 reviews

The James Watt

Family friendly pub restaurant serving food until 11pm everyday of the week. We are in a prime location close to transport links and have a historic background detailed throughout the establishment.

Reviewed By Sandancer77

We eat here all the time but our last visit was disappointing for me. I ordered a gourmet chicken Sandwich. The chicken was as tough as an old boot and did not look freshly cooked. It tasted disgusting too so had to send it back for another. When this arrived, it came back as an ordinary chicken Sandwich rather than a gourmet so had to ask for the gourmet sauce. I didn’t even get an apology when it was brought out. Not their usual standard at all.

10. The Exchange

2 | Ann street, Greenock PA15 4RQ, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Bar, British, Scottish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast HK$47 - HK$220 +44 1475 722280
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 410 reviews

The Exchange

The Exchange serves food daily from 10am. We have everything from full scottish breakfast to 10oz fillet steaks on our menu. We are proud to announce that all our dishes are prepared using fresh local produce, we dont believe in frozen food!!We have live music every Friday and Saturday night from 9.30pm and we have a quiz on every Thursday evening from 10pm. We welcome customers for both food and drinks and we have a delicious cocktail menu which we are constantly updating.

Reviewed By Ross T

Service was really nice and kind and very detailed, I got the Stornoway black pudding spring rolls which is different shows abit of imagination which I love and the pastry was perfect on it salad with it was nice and fresh, for mains I got the seafood taglatelli and the pasta was seriously amazing perfectly made the prawns were really fresh and had the nice bite to it but was not in any way rubbery, the scallops were really good nice colour on the outside and the sauce was really nice, my girlfriend got an open steak Sandwich and she loved it I tried abit and the meat was tender and not tough full of flavour and well presented, we also got cocktails from our waiter that she made and they were honestly amazing!

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