One of the first Malmaison hotels to open, the Glasgow venue is one of the most striking. A former church, it manages to combine 21st century style and comfort with a moody gothic glamour. It helps that the Brasserie in Glasgow’s Malmaison is located in the building’s vaulted basement. The Brasserie’s location by Glasgow’s business district means that it is popular for working lunches and dinners but its sultry good looks also pull in couples keen for a romantic setting for their candle-lit dinner.
The Brasserie in Glasgow’s Malmaison makes a feature of Scottish produce, especially on their home grown and local menu, but, to a fair degree, the kitchen looks to France for its culinary ideas. The selection of actual dishes changes depending on what is in season but a pork, white bean and sage cassoulet; steak frites and wild mushrooms on French toast are typical. Many of the dishes tend towards the satisfyingly hearty end of the spectrum. Who could say no to a hash of slow roasted pork shoulder and Ramsay’s black pudding topped with a fried duck egg? Lighter options might include the truffle and asparagus scrambled egg or the endive and Dunsyre blue salad. Whether you are tempted in before or after your meal, the champagne bar at Glasgow’s Malmaison often means that nights here go with a swing.