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“city centre gem!”

Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or
Ranked #79 of 2,411 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $64
Cuisines: European, French, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“city centre gem!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

I cannot believe it took us so long to discover such a wonderful restaurant. The quality of food and service is first class. The range on the menu is superb.
If you are heading in to Glasgow for the day it is worth booking lunch or dinner in advance. The set menu prices are comparable to other city centre restaurants of less quality and range.
Brian Maule himself has an attentive eye on his customers and the front of house team make you feel welcome and relaxed.
This is certainly a gem of a restaurant we will return to.

  • Visited July 2013
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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“Please book this place is awsome”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

5* Would recomend this place to anyone. The staff were great and well knowledged of the menu and wine list. It's worth every penny. A great touch is the chef coming out near the end of your meal and meeting and greeting the customers.

  • Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Best of Glasgow”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

This has to be the best restarant in Glasgow. Great service, immaculate room, and the food is outstanding. The only regret I have is that we went for a business lunch and it should have been dinner. They had a set menu that is worth every cent. Not cheap but you more than get what you pay for.

  • Visited June 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
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“Nice”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Just nice. Ate here for a a special occasion in a party of 20 in a private dining area. We were ordering from a special limited menu. I ate the goats cheese and beetroot starter, beef with wild mushrooms and creme brulee. The food was very nice, but not as mindblowing as I expected it to be. The creme brulee was great though, and a larger portion, in proportion to the other courses, than I expected.

The service though was great, unobtrusive and polite and smiley. Very attentive in refilling drinks (perhaps too attentive from my headache the next day!).

I'm not sure I'd hurry back, as this was not the all-out amazing extravaganza I'd expected but it was pleasant enough. I wasn't paying, so I can't comment on price/value, but I suspect if I had been, I'd have been disappointed.

  • Visited June 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Scottish Food with a touch of French flair .....”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Okay at lunchtime provided they're not too busy, as service can be a bit hit and miss, but the food is always interesting and prices not too ridiculous.

Visited November 2012
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