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June 27, 2022

As well as 33 bedrooms, a roof terrace and members' club, the St Andrew Square operation features an all-day restaurant called The Spence.

Named after the old Scots term for larder, The Spence is headed up by Jonny Wright whose CV includes stints at  Jason Atherton’s Berner’s Tavern, sous chef at Evelyn’s Table and senior sous chef at the award-winning Palomar restaurant in Soho.

At the new restaurant, diners can look forward to 'seasonally-inspired modern classic cuisine' using 'world-class produce from across Scotland'.

From the à la carte menu, this means starters such as burrata with heritage tomato and smoked almonds, West Coast spiced crab crumpet with spiced yuzu butter and raw beef with pickled mushroom and cured egg yolk.

Native lobster penne, morel tagliatelle, wild Sika deer haunch and an aged beef and bone marrow burger are representative of the main courses. Naturally, these also include a plant-based burger.

Whole roast turbot

As well as a selection of oysters and shellfish, there are also sharing options. The whole roast turbot with fennel and chilli weighs in at £95 while the corn-fed roast chicken is £45. A discretionary charge of 12.5% will be added to bills.

Breakfast and brunch menus are also on offer with the latter presenting options such as a West Coast crab omelette and Faroe Islands bacalao beignets or cod doughnuts. Breakfast choices include the avo and poached eggs on grilled cornbread, seared salmon and scrambled eggs on sourdough toast and a pick and mix cooked breakfast which includes items like the house kimchi, Virginia cured streaky bacon and eggs any which way you like 'em.

Rooftop bar

The hotel's Lamplighters rooftop bar is open to members and residents only and one suspects that gaining access to it will confer highly desirable bragging rights. If you like that sort of thing.

Annual subscription to the member's club is £2200 plus a joining fee of £350. The Sunday roast in The Spence is £26 should any readers wish to experience Gleneagles Townhouse at a more easy-to-swallow price point. All pics are from Gleneagles' Facebook

West Coast langos with Dijonnaise.

West Coast langos with Dijonnaise.