Since the Blythswood Square opened a few years ago I have been desperate to try it out both to stay and to eat there and last night I finally got the chance. My lovely neighbours are regular visitors at both the restaurant and spa so I suggested we have a double date night and give it a go. So off I toddled last night in my favourite dress and hair that any Kardashian would be proud of and I was not disappointed.
The Blythswood is of course located on Blythswood Square a stunning 1820s building, previously home to The Royal Scottish Automobile Club which is reflected in little touches throughout the decor. The interior of the hotel is amazing – its ultra glamorous & fabulous….think sexy lighting, beautiful intimate Saloon bar for pre-dinner cocktails, amazing reception area and ornate staircase. It really is a spectacular hotel.
The staff were all really great, attentive and friendly. My only slight complaint would be that we had to chase drinks on 2 separate occasions, a tiny thing but Blythswood Square are charging absolute top dollar (like all hotels) for food and drink for that I expect sensational service.
To being the evening we had quick pre-dinner drinks in the sexy Saloon bar on the first floor, which turned into an entire bottle of champagne making us 45 mins late for our bookin….woops! Sign of a good bar/hotel/restaurant they didn’t bat an eyelid and told us to take our time.
The menu is a good size, it has plenty of choice and a very nice grill section on the menu. My friends guided me to their favourites and gave some excellent recommendations. To being with I selected the Blythswood Square prawn cocktail which was delicious, it consisted of lots of baby prawns, 2 king prawns served with large parmesan crisps and some prawn cocktail sauce on the side..nothing much I can really add over it was really tasty and I would recommend it to anyone.
For my main, again being guided I chose the 10oz Sirloin Steak which is served with amazing huge hand cut twice fried chips, I went for a blue cheese sauce and added four Hebridean tiger prawns to the dish. The Steak was lovely and the chips were crazy good and such a big portion cooked to crispy perfection. I would say as nice as the steak was it’s not the best I’ve had in Glasgow, it wasn’t really charred enough on the outside for my liking and the blue cheese sauce was pretty thin and watery….however I did really enjoy the dish.
For dessert I went for a few of the small dessert plates which I think is a great idea – designed to share of if you’re feeling greedy like I was you can scoff the lot yourself. I opted to try the Sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce, a
Treacle tart and a scoop of condensed milk ice cream. I am not even going to waste your time trying to tell you how amazing all three of the small plates were, the condensed milk ice cream was amazing…sweet, creamy, insanely good!
All in it was a great night with LOTS of alcohol consumed, the surrounding were very cool and the food was great. This is absolutely going to become a regular haunt for us now.