The Honours

The Honours
Malmaison, 278 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 4LL
  • Telephone 0141 572 1001
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–2.30pm, 5.30–10pm; Sun 12.30–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Fri 5.30–7pm
  • Average price £18.50 (set lunch); £26 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £18.50
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The Honours

A high-end brasserie – courtesy of chef and restaurateur Martin Wishart – with food and service befitting the classy surroundings.

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Celebrated Scottish chef Martin Wishart set up this west coast outfit of The Honours in 2014 at the Malmaison Hotel – a former Greek Orthodox Church. It’s all very high spec – plush circular banquettes dominate the centre space bathed in tones of burgundy and cream, while gold pillars and crystal chandeliers light the room. The team is impressive, too: head chef Andrew Greenan and his wife Zoe run the kitchen with executive chef Paul Tamburrini, all previously of One Devonshire Gardens, while front of house is Stephane Damezin who worked with Ramsay at Glasgow’s last Michelin Star establishment, Amaryllis. Expect classic compositions using local produce with high-precision cooking. Hand-rolled tagliatelle sees wafer thin pasta give way to velvety rich and slightly sweet truffle purée while golden fried sea scallops sit plump and proud on top – the flavours are immense and the pairing simply beautiful. If celebrating, try the Chateaubriand – the classic steak for two, made from a centre cut fillet, requires little dressing up. Cooked to blush over charcoal, silver served with duck fat chips, crisp fried onions rings and silky béarnaise sauce, it’s nothing short of stunning.

  • High point: Outstanding food in opulent surroundings
  • Low point: Lights could come down a notch
  • Notable dish: Chateaubriand for two
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Housed in the basement of the Malmaison hotel, The Honours is a comfortable space with a warm atmosphere that befits the menu, which fully replicates its Edinburgh sibling. This is high-end brasserie dining with prices to match – though a prix fixe menu at £22.50 is great value. Former One Devonshire Gardens head chef Andrew Greenan has returned to Glasgow to head up the kitchen in impressive style. Innovative starters include a light and foamy crab cappuccino that doesn’t scrimp on meat, and tagliatelle with scallops in a dense truffle purée. A grill range from a choice of three farms is cooked in a 650°F Josper grill which locks in natural flavours, resulting in tender, flavour-packed meat. A rump of lamb – also cooked in the Josper – comes on a bed of puy lentils so bursting with seasoning that the excellent meat itself takes a back seat, while a range of fish and game options give the menu depth. Desserts are showy and it would be remiss not to indulge, particularly if pear sorbet is on the menu – combined with a sharp chocolate parfait, the result will stifle conversation until the plate is clean, which won’t take long.

Attracting a wide variety of customers from families to romantic meals for two, The Honours Glasgow provides an informal dining experience with great food and friendly service. Even business travellers feel more than comfortable when dining alone, as the staff are very welcoming and polite towards them. The food has a French influence with a Scottish flavour, where local produce is used in the menu, not to mention the freshest of ingredients with every meal. The Brasserie has a vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere, dependant on the time of day. Dimmed candle light in the evening makes it the perfect setting for a relaxed evening. The Brasserie has two private dining areas, which share the intimate atmosphere and are the perfect setting for a family get-together or enjoying a meal with friends without any interruptions.

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  • Private dining: Up to 80 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 72
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Classical
  • Capacity: 106
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 19
  • House wine: £19.50 (white); £21.50 (red) per bottle

Reviews & features

Restaurant Review: The Honours

7 Apr 2015

Glasgow has a new player on the high-end dining table, thanks to Martin Wishart

A decade barren of Michelin stars means that the chattering inevitably starts up when a chef with credentials turns up in town. Martin Wishart has the accolade secured at his original Edinburgh restaurant and at Cameron House by Loch Lomondside, but his…