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Malmaison Brasserie
Ranked #601 of 2,411 Restaurants in Glasgow
Price range: $69 - $69
Cuisines: European, French, Scottish
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: City Centre
Description: "In the lively, bohemian Port of Leith, Malmaison Brasserie reigns supreme as a superlative place to meet and eat. The highly chic Art Nouveau French brasserie has sleek, stylish decor and actual port views. The staff are passionate about food, wine and service, and the dining room is lit with that brasserie buzz. Malmaison Executive Chef, Roy Brett has overall direction. What's cooking? Inspiration is taken from great 'French brasserie-style dishes' and further enhanced with a unique contemporary twist. Dishes include char-grilled ribeye with cafe de paris butter and fine beans and salmon fishcake with parsley sauce and buttered spinach. For those of you with a sweet tooth, be sure to try the tarte tartin with creme chantilly. "
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Lovely food. I ordered the Thai Green Curry on room service. Lovely presentation and tasted delish!!

Visited January 2013
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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“SUNDAY Brunch”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

We visited yesterday having bought a voucher through itison.The deal was excellent value. The bottle of wine supplied was good quality and the food was excellent. Our booking was for 2.30pm and we didn't leave until just before 5.00pm.We were not rushed and asked if we wanted a gap between our courses which was very much appreciated. We hadn,t been here for a couple of years however won't leave it as long until we revisit.Very pleasant staff.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Alison S
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“Glam cocktails!”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Just visited for a few cocktails when on a day trip to Glasgow, waiter was lovely and it was no hassle for them to make a non alcoholic version for me as I was driving. Lovely selection and nice surroundings, would visit again!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank SarahDFC
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“Loyal customers but we won't be back”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

We selected the Malmaison brasserie for a meal to celebrate my sister's graduation as we have been on many occasions before and loved it. On the night, our waiter was very attentive and pleasant and the food was delicious as always.
However, the food took 45 minutes to arrive and we received our coffees at the end of our meal.....with our desserts arriving 30 minutes after this! We waited around 20 minutes with no-one in sight before getting up to ask at the bar for our bill. We then had to go and search for our coats ourselves, again as no-one was available. As you can imagine, for a party of six, this was an expensive meal and so we expected a higher standard of service, particularly since there were only two tables occupied in the restaurant that night. We really felt there was a lack of management on the night, and could not fault the waiter or the chef.
When we approached Kevin, the manager on duty, as we were leaving, we expressed our disappointment as we were loyal customers who often celebrate family occasions with a meal at this brasserie. We hoped that he would be apologetic and try to resolve our situation in some way, so that we could return in the future. His attitude was very rude and he told us 'there are other things going on at the hotel'. As paying customers, this was no concern of ours and should not have impacted on our experience. He did not apologise, offer to remove the service charge from our bill, or in any way try to secure our future custom. Therefore, we will be taking our custom elsewhere in future.
Being a manager myself in one of the largest customer services businesses in the UK, I can understand the pressures that sometimes come with management, however the first rule in customer service in any business is always that the customer comes first!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank L-babes
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Ideal for a special occasion”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We visited Malmaison Brasserie late on a Sunday night (6th Oct). There were 4 in our party and we all agreed it was a really good meal, ideal for a special occasion.

On arrival at Mailmaison the hotel staff welcomed us and directed us to the restaurant which is located below ground. The décor is warm and sumptuous; it is all dark, candlelit with leather sofas. The general ambiance is rich, sumptuous and relaxing. The service was also very good; our waitress was friendly, informative and relaxed. And although we were dining late (9.30pm booking) we were not at all rushed.

For drinks were ordered a bottle of the house wine which was light and crisp (£19) and French Martini’s (£8.95) from the extensive cocktail list. The martini came impressively decorated and garnished with fresh raspberries and mint.

To start we decided to share two of the ‘nibbles’ rather that choosing starters. They were red pepper hummus with bread (£2.50) and a charcuterie plate (£4.95). Both were delicious and were just enough to start us off.

For mains we had; Lamb Rump with new potatoes (£16.95), Rib eye Steak (£23.95), and from the specials menu Sea Bass with couscous and fennel and orange dressing, and Roast Duck with dauphinoise potatoes and a cherry sauce. All of the food was perfectly cooked, beautifully presented and tasted delicious. It was a bit pricy especially when you add on the various sides. The fries ordered with the steak were tasty and crisp (£3.95), but this plus a sauce brought the price of a steak to £29. However it was a beautiful steak and came perfectly seared to medium rare. In fact all of the dishes were perfect. The only things I found disappointing were the vegetable side dishes; we ordered carrots and fine beans both were overcooked and a bit greasy (£3.50 each).

To follow we ordered Crème Brulee, Sticky Toffee Pudding and I had the Big Cheese Plate. The deserts were lovely. The Big Cheese plate was tasty but far too much for one person. It comprised of generous portions of four strong cheeses and came with oatcakes, walnut bread, chutney etc. and was very reasonably priced.

Total bill £189 (including 10% tip which was already added) for four of us having 3 courses, 1 bottle of wine, 2 glasses of wine, 2 cocktails and a gin drink.

We had a lovely time, and I would go again for a special meal.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Karen M
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