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“Tasty fine dining, would return”

Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or
Ranked #131 of 2,591 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $67
Cuisines: European, French, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: City Centre
Description: Brian Maule left his Ayrshire home town to train in the culinary capital of France, Lyon. Whilst there he worked with some of the country's most respected chefs. In 2001 he returned to Scotland to open his own restaurant in the city centre of Glasgow, Le Chardon d'Or. Since his return he has been acclaimed as one of Scotland's most prominent and accomplished chefs. He perfected his craft by leading a brigade of 18 notable chefs in the famed Two Michelin Starred restaurant Le Gavroche in London, alongside culinary legends Albert Roux & Michel Roux Jrn. Every year Le Chardon d'Or plays honoured host for these lifelong friends, Brian & Michel Roux Jnr to re-unite and deliver what is the most exclusive and sort after culinary event to take place in Glasgow, the'Le Gavroche' evening. 15 years on, Brian and his team still deliver an unrivalled fine dining experience to Glasgow residents and visitors alike. Brian's name isn't just above the door. He works in the restaurant every day where his flair & dedication to train his team in house shines through. This results in a meticulous standard whereby, no dish will leave his kitchen without him being completely satisfied. Paying homage to the bounty of the Scottish larder. Brian and his team experiment with flavours and imaginative combinations to create exquisite recipes which change with the season. As the restaurant celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in June, Brian knows that he has made a significant contribution to the UK industry. He is a staunch supporter of getting young people into the catering industry and is actively involved in the Culinary Excellence programme, helping youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds to experience life in a professional kitchen and dining room. Under Brian's training his youngest Chef Emma Grant(17)became Rotary Clubs winner of Young Chef Of The Year 2016 having out-shone 5000 other candidates. Brian is no stranger to recognition in the hospitality industry collecting many awards over his years. His most notable in 2013 when the prestigious Culinary Institute of Scotland titled him Chef of the Year. On the back of winning SLTN Restaurant of the Year 2015 - Le Chardon d'Or now await the verdict of 2016 as they are awarded shortlisted for the same award yet again.
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Came early evening on a Saturday. Our first visit here, staff very friendly and helpful. Extensive wine selection and several dining options: two or three course set menus which were good value for money or, a la carte, or celebration menu with wine matching. We opted for 3 courses from the a la carte and we left stuffed. We paid £128 (excluding our tip) for 3 courses, a bottle of medium priced wine and a bottle of mineral water. Wine started at around £19 for a bottle. The restaurant itself is tastefully decorated, toilets were a little disappointing compared to the dining room with painted over tiles which seemed a bit cheap but that is very minor and me being picky.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

An excellent meal - delicious starters and beautiful light fish main courses - great service - and only over the road from our hotel :-)

Thank MissJSF
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Booked for a pre theatre dinner with my husband. As usual could not fault the service which was fantastic. We were really looking forward to the meal after having loved the food on the previous occasions we visited. We had the 3 course Pre theatre menu which at £21.95 per person is fantastic value. Would also highly recommend their Romanian Pinot Noir which was delicious. We were treated to an excellent amuse bouche. The starters were a bit disappointing, I had the fish tempura which was really bland and I had to add quite a bit of seasoning to it, you could hardly notice the dressing however the pickled cucumber was fab. My husband had the country pate which he said was ok but it was a bit unusual to have pate on it's own with some salad. The main courses however were outstanding (worth the £21.95 just for them). I had the medallions of beef which has to be one of the best dishes I have ever eaten, the meat was so tender and went so well with the sweet potato puree. My husband had the lamb which was really flavoursome. As before the jus that Brian serves is so full of flavour you can really tell they have been on the stove for hours. For dessert my husband had the cheese platter which came with an excellent selection of biscuits. I opted for the ice cream (vanilla and toffee) as I was quite full after my main course and was really disappointed. It was what can only be described as very average. The toffee flavour was bland and there were ice crystals in both. That being said I would still go back and will chalk it up to a bad day. The overall experience and atmosphere is excellent. The next time we are going to save up and go for the a la carte.

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Thank JoanneG29
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Saturday lunch of a set menu is excellent, food was lovely tempur fish and confit of lamb was wonderful would have liked a better choice of deserts but coffee and chocolates was spot on.
Service was exemplary

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Thank rgfood
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Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Very good food and service. Midweek evening restaurant busy and good atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed food, service and evening.

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