Hotel du Vin Bistro

Hotel du Vin Bistro
1 Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UX
  • Telephone 0141 339 2001
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 10am–midnight
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–2pm, 5.30–10pm; Sun noon–4pm, 5.30–9.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5.30–6.45pm
  • Pre-theatre price £21.95
  • Email
  • Website www.hotelduvin.com
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Hotel du Vin Bistro

A grand townhouse hotel with bags of style and top-end dining – a real special-occasion venue.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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While there’s an undeniable sense of opulence to Hotel du Vin Bistro at One Devonshire Gardens, its townhouse feel, with doors leading to meandering corners, oak-panelled walls, plus commanding bay windows lends itself to a warm dining environment. A recent shake-up in the form of a new head chef, Gary Townsend, hasn’t brought any change in the restaurant’s modus operandi – local, fresh sourcing, but there is a recognisable energy about his menu. A smart main course riff on surf ’n’ turf contains braised pork jowl and fillet, flanked by two juicy langoustines, makes for a harmonious continuum of dark to light meats. There’s a playfulness, too, in an accompanying Goosnargh duck, cooked a deep pink, with an outstanding braised leg pastille, coated in a heady, rich orange sauce. To start, pumpkin velouté is as silky and rich as you could wish, with its earthy tones intensified by a chestnut raviolo. A scallop dish – celeriac, apple, black truffle, hazelnuts – while visually exquisite, is busy on eating. Desserts are classic and refined, think chocolate fondant and caramel tart, with some wee pearls of creativity, including a memorable thyme and lime ice-cream.

The List's rating
8.6

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Rory McGinley visited Hotel du Vin Bistro on 15 February 2018
  • High point: Superb presentation of dishes
  • Low point: Raviolo a tad on the small side
  • Notable dish: Rhubarb and custard, thyme and lime ice-cream
  • Average price: £21.95 (set lunch); £34 (dinner)
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  • Private dining: Up to 30 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 49
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 76
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2006
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 28
  • House wine: £21.50 per bottle

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