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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 reserve@blythswoodsquare.com.

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




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Maciej Szymik has been appointed Head Chef at The Bonham in Edinburgh. He joins from The Marine Macdonald Hotel in North Berwick…

Originally from Poland, he is returning to The Bonham where he was sous chef in 2006 and since then he has gained considerable experience in working in 2 AA Rosette kitchens including Abstract in Edinburgh and Inverness and was Chef /Proprietor of the highly acclaimed “The Arch Inn” Seafood Restaurant in Ullapool.

He said: ‘I am delighted to be returning to The Bonham. The menu for the Restaurant here is rooted in local seasonal produce and I will be continuing that tradition. I am passionate about adapting classics flavors for the modern palate to produce dishes that are simple but elegant. The Bonham’s reputation is first-class as a destination that provides a unique and memorable guest experience, and this is recognized by the many awards it has won. I feel privileged to be a part of this team.”

The Restaurant at The Bonham is open for lunch Monday-Saturday 12-2.30pm; Sunday 12.30-3pm and for dinner Monday-Saturday 6-9.45pm; Sunday 6-9pm.




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Why not celebrate the end of a hard working week with some delicious dining and pampering at Glasgow’s only AA 5-star hotel. Blythswood Square is offering guests the chance to treat themselves on a Friday night with their new package – The Square Deal.

Experience everything Blythswood has to offer from the award winning Spa to the luxurious accommodation and impressive restaurant – recently awarded two rosettes. Guests will also receive a warm welcome on arrival with a bucket of beer.

Priced at £160 per night based on two adults sharing,
The Square Deal includes:

  • Luxury accommodation in an individually designed bedroom
  • Full Scottish breakfast
  • 3 course dinner from the Market Menu
  • Use of The Thermal Experience
  • A bucket of beer in your room on arrival

The Square Deal is valid on Friday’s only until the 30th December 2011.

For more information call 0141 208 2458.