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11 Blythswood Square

Glasgow Members
G2 4AD
Tel:0141 248 8888
http://www.townhousecompany.com/blythswoodsquare/
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Formerly the RSAC's ballroom, The Restaurant at Blythswood Square is no ordinary city centre hotel restaurant. This 120-cover restaurant and cocktail bar impresses with its high ceilings and grand dimension. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed, a place to enjoy delicious seasonally chosen and locally sourced food and inventive cocktails with friends. An experience that is certain to impress Glasgow locals and hotel guests alike.

The Salon, a 35 metre lounge located on the first floor of the hotel, is the new place to meet when in Glasgow's city centre. With comfortable sofas, luxurious fabrics and great views. It is an ideal place to meet friends or colleagues whilst enjoying freshly brewed coffee, specially blended teas or for a real treat why not indulge in the finest champagnes or even a whisky or 2! Afternoon Tea takes pride of place in The Salon with its specially designed menu; it is an event everyone wants to experience. Afternoon Tea at Glasgow's Blythswood Square is a guilty pleasure that you will return to indulge in time and time again.



97 Candleriggs

Glasgow Members
G1 1NP
Tel:0141 553 1577
http://www.citymerchant.co.uk
Comments

This upbeat bustling restaurant is famed for their seafood but are also Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club so everyone will find their favourite on the menu.

Situated in the heart of Merchant City a short stroll from Queen Street Station it is ideal for quick lunches as well as for a romantic evening meal. It has a delightful friendly informal atmosphere and really buzzes, whether or not you are with a crowd.



28 Gibson Street

Glasgow Members
G12 8NX
Tel:0141 334 2665
http://www.stravaigin.com
Comments

Another real favourite - this venue has character, attitude, and great food. There is a vibrant bar upstairs and warm buzzing bistro downstairs. Menus are quite international in style using finest Scottish produce and often with a bit of humour too. Well worth a visit. I love their strapline...'Think Global Eat Local.' Winner of Pub Excellence Award at Catering in Scotland Excellence Awards 2015.

Colin's Dad was the great Ronnie Clydesdale who we all miss, but the legend lives lives on and The Chip, as it is affectionately known, goes from strength to strength... see entry...so you will be kept busy eating your way around this great city!

At Stravaigin they also specialise in seasonal and unusual cheeses, with a carefully balanced selection provided by their local cheesemonger, George Mewes such as Dunlop Dairy's ' Bonnet' a hard pressed cheese made from Saanen and Toggenburg goats’ milk. This well-known and extremely popular cheese is named after the local town of Stewarton, ‘The Bonnet Toun’, where mills in the town made bonnets for the army regiments.  This delicious cheese is perfectly accompanied by homemade knackerbrod and chutney or Heather Hills farm honeycomb.' 



1A Ashwood Gardens (Off Crow Road)

Glasgow Members
G13 1NU
Tel:0141 434 1179
http://www.thesisters.co.uk
Comments

A delightful duo of sisters Pauline & Jacqueline, one a fellow Natural Cook Chef, the other cheery front of house - great food in 2 venues. The sisters celebrate their teenage years this year..as restaurateurs that is! Congratulations. Jacqueline is a traditional ambassador for Scottish produce as she cooks expertly in the kitchens whilst 'wee sis' is greeter par excellence. Jak has also competed superbly on The Great British Menu Series and often demonstrates for Quality Meat Scotland.

Their second restaurant is at 36 Kelvingrove St, G3 7RZ. Tel. 0141 564 1157 Jordanhill is cosy and rustic and Kelvingrove a contemporary black and white theme. Both are equally lovely and their food fantastic.



12 Ashton Lane

Glasgow Members
G12 8SJ
Tel:0141 334 5007
http://www.ubiquitouschip.co.uk
Comments

I first dined here in the 80's - I remember sitting at the next table to Denis Waterman who had a number one at the time so that dates the year and the week!! I still think it is a wonderful place.

A fine family business, founder Ronnie Clydesdale is sadly no longer with us, but never forgotten, and son Colin is now at the helm here, along with his own creation Stravaigin. It has a great reputation world wide and celebs can still be seen dining alongside locals! This pigeon with barley risotto was superb and the indoor courtyard with water garden and fabulous natural light is as beautiful as ever.



Region: Lanark



Westmains
Carmichael
Near Biggar
Lanarkshire


Lanark
ML12 6PG
Tel:01899 308169
https://www.carmichael.co.uk
Comments

Heading southwards on the A73 – so pleasant to avoid motorways – you will find Carmichael Estate Farm Shop and can pause for tasty home baking at their Clan Farmhouse Kitchen. The Carmichael family have been farming these lands for 700 years and today the current Clan Chief and his family continue these traditions, producing their own beef, lamb and venison, from rearing to processing, assuring complete traceability and low food miles. 

Their tearoom is located in the farm courtyard and has a lovely range of home bakes and light dishes.

Several of the old estate cottages have also been beautifully renovated for holiday lets - with farm shop and tearoom on your doorstep you don’t have far to go for gourmet meals! As Clan Carmichael HQ there is also a good range of gifts and Carmichael tartan items, plus news of Gatherings. 



Region: Glasgow



Brian Maule at Le Chardon d'Or
176 West Regent Street

Glasgow
G2 4RL
Tel:0141 248 3801
Brian Maule at Le Chardon d
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Brian Maule is a highly regarded chef and Le Chardon d'Or has a well deserved reputation for fine dining. Brian also devotes time to young budding chefs, creating opportunities through his links with local schools to give pupils an invaluable chance to learn. Winner of the 2012 Chef of the Year – CIS Excellence Awards....No e mail booking via this link so please telephone instead.


Café Gandolfi
64 Albion Street

Glasgow
G1 1NY
Tel:0141 552 6813
Café Gandolfi
Comments
Here the philosophy is 'Well fed, well blessed.' A Glasgow institution, featuring not only Scottish dishes but also craftsmen created interior. Named after the company founded by Louis Gandolfi that made cameras that have been synonymous with fine photography for 120 years, this restaurant has been stylish since day 1 and indeed brought the first cappuccino machine to Glasgow! With strong Barra family connections the menu is delightfully Hebridean in flavour. There are 3 Gandolphis - Café (Merchant City's old cheese market), Gandolphi Fish nearby and Bar Gandolphi up in the eaves above the café. All are on Albion Street.


Cafezique
66 Hyndland Street
Partick

Glasgow

Tel:0141 339 7180
Cafezique
Comments
Enterprising cafe, vibrant and very different. It is informal and surprising. The menu is very ethical and well sourced, seasonal and peppered with producers' names. On the night we visited the boys had home made burgers and us girls had crab risotto. Both excellent choices. Same ownership as adjacent Delizique. No e mail at present.


Gamba
225a West George Street

Glasgow
G2 2ND
Tel:0141 572 0899
Gamba
Comments
Consistently excellent seafood restaurant. A magnet for the design conscious as it is high on sophisticated style. It also cares about sustainability so great care is taken in sourcing their seafood. Gamba of course means prawn/langoustine. Predominantly seafood, meat lovers need not despair although vegetarians should perhaps forewarn on booking!


Rogano
11 Exchange Place

Glasgow
G1 3AN
Tel:0141 248 4055
Rogano
Comments

Classic 1930's style décor. When the Queen Mary was being created on The Clyde, Rogano was similarly fitted out in the city and 'a legend was born.' It is the oldest surviving restaurant in Glasgow and has created its own style with generations of dedicated chefs upholding its standards.

There is the Oyster Bar, Restaurant, Cafe and private dining all available. Rogano also offer a "Selection of Scottish Cheeses" and  a "Six Cheese Platter For Two" on their menu for cheese aficionados. Now over 70 years old, this Glasgow institution goes from strength to strength. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club.



Tapa Organic.
721 Pollokshaws Rd
Strathbungo

Glasgow
G41 2AA
Tel:0141 423 9494
Tapa Organic.
Comments
An organic artisan bakery and coffee roasterie with two outlets, one at the bakery in Whitehill St and another on the south side at 721 Pollokshaws Rd. Tapa’s range includes wheat and gluten-free products, and yeast-free sourdoughs. Open 7 days. "This is a must-visit address. How I wish I had Tapa round the corner." says Joanna Blythman. I actually happen to have friends around the corner - so we strolled round on Sunday morning - very handy!


The Gannet
1155 Argyle St


Glasgow
G3 8TB
Tel:0141 204 2081
The Gannet
Comments

Contemporary dining with many references to provenance throughout their menus. This restaurant has had multiple recommendations and excellent reviews. Their beef, poultry, lamb and seafood are all carefully sourced and their farmhouse cheeses are selected by George Mewes. 2014 Winner of The Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Award at Catering in Scotland Awards.