Review: The Honours
At Malmaison, 278 West George Street, Glasgow City Centre
We've made it a bit of a Christmas tradition to visit The Honours over the holidays - last Christmas was our first visit, and we decided to go for Sunday lunch yesterday. I've been a few times throughout the year and believe I've found my perfect meal - crab cappuccino and scallop & truffle tagliatelle for main. I was super excited for this!
At 12.30 the restaurant was pretty quiet but it got busier while we were there. Sadly the scallops were off the menu meaning the tagliatelle was served without them (sob) but the price was reduced accordingly. Also, they've changed some of the menu so my favourite crab cappuccino isn't on there anymore (please bring this back immediately!).
So I had the tagliatelle sans scallops as a starter, and shared the Chateaubriand for main. On Le Weekend menu the Chateaubriand is £55 per couple with a glass of wine each, plus sides of duck fat roasted chips, onion rings, salad and béarnaise. Amazing value!
We were treated to a complimentary oyster with Champagne granita (I think because it was the holidays!) which was lovely and refreshing. The tagliatelle wasn't the best presentation of the dish I've seen and it looked a little messy but thankfully the amazing flavour was there. It is definitely improved by the scallops but I still enjoyed it - this is one of my all-time favourite dishes in Glasgow and I think about it way too often. It's definitely worth trying!
Onto mains. I've dined with others having the Chateaubriand but hadn't tried it myself. This was just lovely - I love how it's presented, the waiter brought it out to the table sliced and the served it up onto our plates with a coating of sauce in a very professional manner. The portion size is just perfect and the steak is one of the best I've had. The sides can't be faulted and overall, we were both very pleased with this dish.
Our bill came to about £80 which for a fancy two course lunch for two (with one beer on top of the included wine) was very reasonable. The Honours is a really lovely restaurant and while it can be a little too formal, you can have a lovely relaxing meal of top class food. Now, just bring back the crab cappuccino, please!