Hutchesons – WWW.HUTCHESONSGLASGOW.COM
158 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1EJ
Each month I try and visit at least one new restaurant in Glasgow, in an attempt to make the most of the fact I live in the city centre. When you find somewhere amazing it’s so easy to fall into a delicious foody rut, so as of January 2015 we committed, and have visited somewhere new every month. We finally, FINALLY went to Hutchesons on Ingram Street.
I suppose we’re maybe inclined to visit more ‘casual’ restaurants, which is maybe why Hutchesons fell by the way side for a while. But April was it – it was time. If you’re looking for it you won’t miss it – it’s in the middle of Ingram Street, situated in the old Hutchesons Hospital/Hall building which is totally beaut. We booked a table for 7pm, and upon arrival were taken upstairs to our table in the Grand Brasserie. The building has been beautifully restored, inside and out. I was totally in awe. Atmosphere was good; really busy, but everything is spaced out really nicely so you’ve still got your privacy.
Onto the food. We skipped starters and went all out on the mains – I chose the Fillet Steak, and Rick went for the Cote De Boeuf. We had sides of chips, mashed potato, spiced orange glazed carrots and seasonal greens. Rick got a chocolate fondant for dessert and I opted for a coffee. And I can’t fault a single thing from our visit. The steaks were cooked perfectly . The food, the drinks, the dessert, the setting and the service were all fantastic. The steaks were cooked to perfection, and the portion sizes of everything were great. Our cocktails were also beautiful – I can’t quite remember what Rick had but I went for an espresso martini. Both cocktails were beautifully prepared and done so with care.
The prices are a bit higher than most places I would usually frequent, so I would tend to save another trip to Hutchesons for a special occasion. And on that same note, I think the beautiful interior and fantastic overall dining experience really call for those occasions where you want to dress up and have a treat. I’ll definitely keep it on the list of places to return to, and I’d also really like to go back and try the brunch menu.
Thanks for reading!
(The day after I took this last photo was the day the scaffolding got taken down – I promise to update it with a photo of that beautiful building in all its’ glory!)