Restaurant at Blythswood Square

Restaurant at Blythswood Square
11 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, G2 4AD
  • Telephone 0141 248 8888
  • Bar open Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30pm–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7–10am, noon–2.30pm, 5–9.45pm; Sat 7–11am, 12.30–2.30pm, 5–9.45pm; Sun 7–11am, 12.30–3pm, 5–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Saturday 5–6.30pm
  • Average price £18.50 (set lunch); £27 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £22
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  • Website www.phcompany.com/principal/…
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Restaurant at Blythswood Square

Fine dining in the elegant surroundings of a five-star hotel in Glasgow's city centre.

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There are few restaurants in Glasgow that inhabit more impressive premises than the Blythswood – one of the city’s plushest hotels, housed in the old RAC club overlooking Blythswood Square. The marble-floored lobby has a wow factor that’ll make you feel underdressed unless you’re wearing your best. The restaurant is less formal than immediate impressions suggest, however, and actually really very affordable if you order from their daily changing seasonal market menu, offering effectively pre-theatre prices all day (except for a Saturday evening). Although there is the occasional mystifying surcharge – £5 extra on the prawn cocktail one assumes goes towards the cost of the time machine to retrieve the dish from the 1970s. By and large they play it hotel restaurant safe, with steaks cooked on a charcoal Josper grill, classic mains of chicken or beef served with all the typical trimmings, or spinach and ricotta tortellini served in a parmesan cream laced with nuggets of courgette. You can’t go wrong with a crème-fraîche cheesecake or salted caramel panacotta, but then neither could you go wrong at the Blythswood’s highly regarded cocktail bar and making it a liquid dessert.

  • High point: Good value for money (if you can avoid those mystifying surcharges)
  • Low point: A largely highly risk-averse menu
  • Notable dish: Spinach and ricotta tortellini
  • Average price: £18.50 (set lunch); £27 (dinner)
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  • Private dining: Up to 20 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 115
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 35
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £22.95 per bottle

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