Review on Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens
One of Glasgow's most auspicious addresses, One Devonshire Gardens has been given the Hotel du Vin treatment and is the group's first acquisition north of the border. The place itself – a collection of Victorian buildings in a fashionable tree-lined terrace – has lost none of its class or sheen, although it's now firmly in the 'luxury boutique hotel' mould.
The refurbished, oak-panelled bistro provides a relaxed, yet chic setting for Gary Townsend's exciting modern food: he mixes intricate contemporary ideas with brasserie classics; his daily menu fizzes with confidence and he doesn't stint on the luxuries – witness lobster ravioli with glazed fennel and sauce Nantua, a 'club sandwich' of foie gras with apricot purée or Dover sole roasted on the bone with parsnip purée, spring onions, black trompettes and cumin velouté. Desserts are unashamedly showy offerings like geranium-flavoured crème brûlée with pistachio and olive oil cake, lemonade sorbet and banana jus.
At lunch, it's welcome back to the daily roast and the dessert trolley, although there are no whiffs of nostalgia about the top-class wine list – in fact, a new cellar has been built in the basement to accommodate the hotel's impressive selection.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 10.00am (8.00 - 11.00am Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Mon-Fri (12.30 - 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.00pm (5.30 - 10.30pm Fri & Sat) (6.00 - 9.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express