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Celebrate the Glorious Twelfth with Roasted Young Grouse from The Roxburghe Estate with Sourdough Real Bread Sauce and Seasonal Mushrooms.

As the summer approaches most chefs and game connoisseurs are getting excited about the glorious twelfth that marks the start of the hunting season. The season runs until the 10th of December and covers 3 seasons – late summer, Autumn and winter.

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Celebrating National Carrot Cake Day: February 3rd

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National Carrot Cake Day is celebrated each year on the 3rd February.

At Blythswood Square we have a particularly tasty Carrot Cake with Creme Fraiche Sorbet and Gingercrumb, which appears occasionally on our Afternoon Tea menus.

Our Executive Head Chef Martin Thliveros has kindly shared his carrot cake recipe with us – a little glimpse into the magic of the kitchen at Blythswood Square.

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A Private Valentine’s Dinner at The Bonham

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With less than a month to go for Valentine’s Day, reservations are being booked, secrets are being kept and surprises are being planned.

This year in Restaurant at The Bonham, we have a delicious 3 course Valentine’s Dinner available on 13th, 14th and 15th February for £35 per person. With mouth-watering smoked salmon ballotine, truffle poached egg with mushroom consommé and roasted sirloin Scottish beef, the dinner will finish a delightful apple tart tatin for 2 to share! Classic movie moment from Lady & The Tramp..

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Mushroom Lunch


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Andy FraserIn this guest blog Andy Fraser from Fresh Direct UK talks about his recent mushroom hunt with the kitchen team from Blythswood Square. Andy has been a forager for 14 years and is father to two future foragers :-)

Fresh Direct UK are a leading national supplier to the UK food service industry. They supply Blythswood Square with all their fresh fruit and vegetables.

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2 for 1 tickets for the Country Living Christmas Fair

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A special offer for friends and followers of The Town House Collection.

Country Living Christmas Fair is back at SECC, Glasgow from 20 – 23 November 2014.  This annual celebration of all things festive is viewed as the official start of Christmas by many loyal visitors and a must for anyone who enjoys a great day’s shopping.  We are delighted to have arranged a 2 for 1 tickets offer for our friends and followers. Book before 15 September 2014 and you can pick up two tickets for £10, saving £10 on advance ticket prices. To take up the 2 for 1 ticket offer simply call 0844 848 0160 or visit  and enter the code EBCL14 before September 15 2014.



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We can’t help getting excited about the signs of Spring at Blythswood Square, Glasgow. The first sight of pretty little crocuses and snowdrops around the city really gets us in the mood to start thinking Winter is over, so what’s next.

‘Spring is an amazing season. After the dull Winter months, lots of bright colours are present during the Spring. It’s like new life is sprouting and lots of new energy goes into creating the dishes.’ Martin Thliveros, Executive Head Chef, Blythswood Square. It’s no secret that when it comes to taste, eating flavoursome seasonal food with the best crunch and colour is the way to go. Scotland produces a huge variety of foods throughout the year, with Spring being no exception.

The new dishes that will appear on the menus at Restaurant at Blythswood Square will enjoy flavours and textures from peas, broad beans, watercress, asparagus, leeks, purple sprouting broccoli, parsnips and cauliflower. Not forgetting sea trout, which is amazing and available from April. And of course a well known favourite seasonal food, Scottish lamb.

This year we are super excited as some of our ingredients will be home grown, thanks to Fresh Direct. They are proud to be a non-corporate, family owned business that haven’t forgotten their roots and still represent the same passion for quality, service and values that they were built on – way back in 1966 in their modest beginnings as a mobile greengrocer operating out of an Austin 3-tonne van.

This exclusive partnership, enables Blythswood Square to be the one of the first luxury hotel and restaurants in Scotland, to take their produce from our own plot of land directly to our customers plate.

The land is based just outside Glasgow and our first crops will be planted by the kitchen team in mid March. There is much excitement amongst the team as to what should be planted first. We are likely to start with lots of under the soil vegetables such as carrots, various beets, celeriac and parsnips.

We look forward to posting videos and pictures of our progress over the coming months along with recipes of some of the special dishes that will appear on the Market Menu and the A La Carte Menu.

I am sure there will be lots of trial and error topped with a huge heap of fun and passion along the way!

For more information contact Fiona Strauss



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In a hurry? Enjoy an express lunch in Restaurant at The Bonham…

Was your new year’s resolution to make more time to catch up with friends? For some of us this is easier said than done. The challenge of juggling work, family life, cooking, housework AND time to keep fit often means the month is over in a flash.

Most of us get a lunch break at work, however do we use this productively? This is the perfect excuse for a quick “feel good” catch up and giggle.

The Bonham are offering a helping hand with their superb express lunch. Instead of popping out for a sandwich and then eating it alone at your desk why not enjoy delicious food and great company. Life moves too fast, so take yourself away from that computer screen, even if only for a short time. People work better when they recharge their batteries.

For just £9 enjoy a delicious main course in Restaurant at The Bonham, followed by coffee and macaroons to take away.

Restaurant at The Bonham, Edinburgh is inspired by classic flavours which have been adapted with a contemporary twist by Head Chef Maciej Szymik and his team. Products are sourced seasonally and the dishes are simple yet elegant in style. The restaurant is characterised by sophisticated urban styling, which is loved by many whether its business or pleasure. The surroundings are cool and minimal, allowing guests to focus on the quality of the food and those they have chosen to enjoy it with.

Contact a member of the team to make a booking on 0131 274 7400 or book online.

Terms and Conditions
Valid Monday to Friday. Subject to availability.



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Who said that great offers are for January alone? After a month of detox, it is time to enjoy scrumptious food and have some fun.

Blythswood Square in Glasgow is offering two fabulous discounts in their award winning restaurant for the month of February. The former RSAC ballroom is now the hottest ticket in town, with its buzzing 100 cover eatery and cocktail bar.

Enjoy a 2 course dinner on the Market Menu for 2 people, priced £18.50 instead of £37 (a 50% saving). Typical delights included on this menu are; starters such as cured & smoked ham hock terrine with spiced coleslaw, parsley emulsion and linguini of crab with shellfish sauce. Main courses are just as tempting with options such as braised leg of duck, steak frites and saffron & Parmesan arancini. If you prefer a sweet treat then be prepared for total indulgence – chilled chocolate cake with pear and ginger compote or coconut and lime panacotta are both delicious.

The popular restaurant is also offering 30% off the A La Carte Menu. These dishes range from the classic to the contemporary, and include the natural charcoal, Josper Grill, all made from the best local produce. Sometimes it’s good to spoil yourself. Go on, you know you want to.

Contact a member of the team to make a booking on 0141 248 8888 or email

Terms and Conditions
Market Menu offer is valid throughout February between 5pm and 6pm only. Not valid on 14th February. A La Carte offer valid Monday to Thursday throughout February between 5pm and 7pm. Both offers are subject to availability.



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Do you love eating out in Edinburgh? Why not try something new and head to Restaurant at The Bonham, currently offering 2 courses from the A La Carte Menu, plus a glass of wine for only £18.50 per person.

Set on leafy Drumsheugh Gardens, just a 5 minute walk from Princes Street, The Bonham offers a relaxing haven with delectable food and striking surroundings.

The menu is inspired by classic flavours adapted for the modern palate by Head Chef Maciej Szymik and his team.

Using locally sourced seasonal produce the dishes created are simple but elegant in style. The restaurant also offers an excellent, well-edited wine list chosen carefully to complement the dishes.

The Bonham Dinner Deal is valid all week for dinner from 6pm – 9.30pm (except Thursdays). Tables are subject to availability. Not available on the 14th & 15th February.

To make a booking contact the reservations team on 0131 274 7400 or BOOK ONLINE



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Every Friday ease yourself into the weekend with Blythswood Bubbles!

Enjoy a delicious three course lunch from the Market Menu in The Restaurant or a sumptuous Duchess of Bedford Afternoon Tea in The Salon at Blythswood Square and spend the afternoon sipping Moet & Chandon Champagne.

Priced at £50 per person, Blythswood Bubbles includes your choice of lunch – selecting three courses from the exclusive menu (normally priced at £22) created by Executive Chef, Derek Donaldson, and featuring fresh local ingredients – or the Duchess of Bedford Afternoon Tea (normally priced at £22) – freshly made finger sandwiches, scones served with cream and jam and delicious pastries – both accompanied by Moet & Chandon Champagne for up to two and a half hours from the time of your booking.

What better way to catch up with friends and look ahead to the weekend.

For further information or to book, call 0141 248 8888