If you know me you will know by now I am sure that one of my favourite indulgences is to buy pretty party dresses…..much to MrGeeks irritation each new occasion or outing calls for a new frock. Okay I won’t lie it also calls for a new bag and shoes usually too 🙂
As I am not a nightclub kinda gal so I like to go to restaurants as often as possible where I can get a bit dressed up and if I really want to go to town on the old Glamourpuss front there is no where quite like Hutchesons to do that.
I did a review of Hutchesons last September and have been back so often that I thought it was time to update my review. I feel their rating definitely needs to be upped to 10 stars because they are consistently outstanding.
In my previous review I likened the decor and vibe to dining on the Titanic (minus the water) and I still stand by that statement. It has a grand sweeping staircase, MEGA ornate ceilings, gorgeous original fireplaces and a pretty satin-glass window. It is the very epitome of elegant surroundings.
I always find the staff a pleasure. They’re friendly, warm and very accommodating. I very much like the managers and maître who are always lovely and very welcoming. For my money it is one of the best teams in the city.
Food wise I don’t think I have ever had anything I wasn’t orgasmically excited about at Hutchesons.
I decided to start my meal with the special – Soft Shell Crab which was served I think with Chorizo….maybe???
When it arrived it smelt divine. This isn’t something you see very often in restaurants so was a real treat and I dove right in. The crab was absolutely gorgeous, crispy on the outside and buttery and light on the inside. Not a massive portion but soft shell carb never is. An amazing way to start the meal.
If you are coming to dine at Hutchesons you really have to come for the steaks – which I do…..often!
It’s not on the menu but I almost always order the Tomahawk special which is INCREDIBLE! So incredible that it won Steak of the Year in my Blogaversary Geekie Awards in June.
When the Tomahawk arrives at your table it’s already carved and accompanied by the massive rib bone that it was cooked on…yes the WHOLE rib bone. It’s a real show stopper dish.
Our steak was cooked to a prefect medium. The beef was tender and quite aromatic tasting in flavour….I can’t tell you how much my mouth is watering just thinking about it. There are no other words for this steak other than prefect.
The sides we chose were all luscious and decadent. Light buttery mash, golden ever-so-slightly greasy (in the best way) hand cut chips, flavourful Garlic & Herb butter and a Cheese & Carb Macaroni that was beautifully creamy and cheesy. Everything tasted out-of-this world amazing.
I was devastated to see that one of my favourite desserts in Glasgow had been removed from the menu. The gorgeous Tarte Fine aux Pommes is gone (SOB!!!!!) – if I as alone when I discovered this news there may have been actually tears, but as I was in public I held it together….Just!
Instead I ordered the new Apple & Plum Tarte Tatin served with Cinnamon Ice Cream.
When it arrived oozing with sticky caramel and dripping with ice cream I am not going to lie it was utter food porn at it’s finest…so porn like in fact that it probably should have come with some kind of voice over from the M&S advert woman.
It was a much heavier dessert that the previous tart and certainly a dessert what would put hairs on your chest in winter, but it remained the refined delicate dish would expect at Hutchesons. I would definitely have it again next time I visit and highly recommend it if you have room for quite a large pudding.
You can see from the bill that our meal for 4 came to almost £250. Is it expensive? Absolutely! It is worth it? Without doubt yes.
This isn’t a restaurant I would pop into on a random night for dinner but it is somewhere we celebrate occasions and take friends when we fancy making an effort and getting dressed up.
It’s easily one of my favourite restaurants in Glasgow and 100% definitely worth trying……I really can’t recommend it enough.