Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or

Address: 176 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RL, Scotland
Telephone: 0141 248 3801

- Expensive

4.9

Glasgow’s best haute cuisine fine dining experience is a five-star French classic.

I came here on my birthday – that’s how special I think this classic French fine dining restaurant is. Without a shadow of a doubt, Brian Maule is Glasgow’s best resident chef – even though he was born and bred in Ayrshire. Trained under the Michelin star studded Roux Brothers in London, the restaurant’s classically trained chef serves up sumptuous pan fried scallops with pesto and supreme of Gressingham duck with white beans and black truffle. Better than the Michelin starred establishments on the rival Edinburgh east coast, why the Chardon d’Or does not have similar recognition is beyond me.

Food and drink
5
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Service
4.9
90%
Food and drink
5
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Ambience
4.6
90%
Location
4.7
90%

Food and drink

Classic French cuisine fused with the finest locally-sourced produce: expect to see roast Scottish fillet of beef and a ragout of Scottish smoked salmon and haddock alongside more traditional Francophile dishes like medallion of pork with tagliatelle pasta, terrine of ham hough and foie gras.

Recommended dishes

I absolutely loved the pan fried monkfish with parsnip puree and light chicken jus and my partner thought her pan fried fillets of lamb, with wild mushrooms, creamed potatoes and rosemary jus, was the best she’d ever tasted. It’s really that good.

Ambience

Sophisticated and formal, this is a restaurant for a special occasion. Packed with high-flying business executives during lunch hour, its evening dining clientele is a mix of savvy locals and tourists – all with one thing in common; an appreciation of five-star haute cuisine.

Service

Attentive and relentlessly friendly, the staff know the menu and wine list inside out.

Location

In a quiet spot off Blythswood Square in the city centre, it’s in easy walking distance from hotels and bars.

Price advice

Expect to pay between £6-£10 for a starter and £19-£25 for a main course. At £16.50 for two courses or £19.50 for three courses, the lunch and pre-theatre menus are an a la carte bargain.

Tables to book

Ask for a table at one of the gorgeous Georgian terrace windows.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Special occasions

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