An upmarket hotel group with three properties in Glasgow and Edinburgh, the Town House Collection opened luxury hotel Blythswood Square in 2009 in a grand old building on the very square that lends its name to the premises. The architecture is neoclassical, dating to the Regency era, the interior has rather swish, contemporary fixtures and fittings to create the modern boutique look, an approach that extends into the design of the hotel restaurant. The à la carte here can be quite adventurous, given Glasgow's traditional resistance to the siren call of haute cuisine.
Your starter of braised pig cheek will come with not only a turnip remoulade and Puy lentil stew for instance but also some green apple gel; a roulade of coarse game might be accompanied by prune purée, pickled mushrooms, toasted sourdough and maple butter. For traditionalists there is a Josper chargill oven lurking in the kitchen somewhere, used to cook the 10oz sirloin steak which you can have with peppercorn sauce, creamed spinach and chips. Finally, if you can't decide which dessert to have there is a taster selection of three. The à la carte aside, there are a number other menus to choose from too including breakfast, the set market menu for lunch and dinner, a pre-theatre and more – check website for details.