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December 12, 2016

With a grand marble lobby, three story chandelier and sweeping staircase, the five star Blythswood Square Hotel dazzles as soon as you step inside.

The restaurant is just as impressive, with tweed furnishings (Blythswood Hotel has the highest spent of Harris tweed in soft furnishing since the original QE2), velvet curtains, and red fringed pendant lampshades lending what the restaurant describes as a modern Scottish aesthetic. There are also nods to the building’s former residence as the Royal Scottish Automobile Club, with images from the Monte Carlo Rally peppering the inside of the lampshades and menus.

Blythswood Square Restaurant

Dining in Blythswood Square Restaurant, every detail feels just right: the low lighting, the soundtrack of slight buzz of conversation, the discreet but efficient service, and most importantly, the food.

The menu is made up of modern, eclectic dishes, with local seasonal produce a priority: the kitchen’s aim is to grow all their own fresh produce from scratch.

Blythswood Square Restaurant invited us to along to try their new winter market menu which they recently launched.

This is what we dined on.


Blythswood Square Bread

First the waitress came over with the basket of bread which is baked fresh daily by the Bavarian Bread Company. We plumped for the pumpkin seed bread and the onion bread.


Then came the amuse-bouche, a mushroom veloute with garlic crouton. Don’t you just love more food before your actual food arrives?

Blythswood Square Soup

Then the courses began. Their sweet potato soup with herb oil was the perfect warming food for a cold winter night.

Blythswood Square SalmonMy colleague plumped for the smoked salmon with horseradish creme fraiche and pickled cucumber.


The veggie main course was wild mushroom and Brie de Meaux Pithivier with vegetables and truffle cream sauce.

Blythswood Duck main

And my colleague plumped for the pan fried Gressingham duck breast with spinach, wild mushrooms, la ratte potatoes and red wine jus.

Then it was time for dessert. My eyes lit up at the sight of the lime parfait with ginger beer jelly and toasted meringues. It was sweet and refreshing and the perfect way to finish the meal.

Blythswood Lime Parfait

While my colleague finished off with the indulgent dark chocolate and beetroot brownie with juniper ganache. 


Dining at Blythswood Square Restaurant was the perfect luxurious winter treat.

5pm Dining has a number of offers at Blythswood Square restaurant.