Number 10 Hotel is located in a leafy part of Glasgow overlooking Queen’s Park. We dined in their restaurant during an overnight stay.
Number 10 has one of those menus that has been printed on thick cream coloured parchment style paper with an eclectic mix of dishes which usually signals a very average meal is about to follow. Don’t believe what you read, it’s much better than the menu suggests. In fact, the food left me feeling that the only thing wrong with Number 10 Hotel was that old style menu – a nice clean white piece of good quality card with a stripped back version of the full menu would have better set my expectations. It would also have been more befitting of the restaurant in general which is fitted out in a modern style – small, but perfectly formed.
I wasn’t planning on drinking but I was persuaded by O’ My Dear Lady – I saw Hendricks Gin and Elderflower Cordial and I was sold. It turned out to be one of the best cocktails I’ve had this year, and right up there with those I’ve had at Epicurean and Juniper.
Alex ordered one of his favourite starters, Pan Seared Scallops with Stornaway Black Pudding (pictured above) this was served with a pea purée. His only minor complaint was that he would have liked more of the purée.
I had the Chilli & Coriander Chicken Tempura. I couldn’t taste any coriander but the chicken fillets had been freshly fried in crispy batter and the Thai sweet chilli dip and soy sauce were good accompaniments. Definitely what I’d class as a crowd pleaser starter.
We were staying at Number 10 Hotel on a Sunday (more about our stay to follow) and they had a delicious sounding Lamb Roast. We try not to order the same dishes when we are out on a review, so it required a bit of negotiation as to who was going to win this one. I let Alex have it this time, because that’s just the kind of wife I am. I figure it’s brownie points for some future date! It was delicious, I tasted the jus and it was deep and rich. You can’t beat a well executed Sunday roast!
I had the Steak which was excellent – served with potato wedges, mushrooms, tomato and a peppercorn sauce that was more gravy in its style than some of the thinner more cream based versions.
I’m afraid to say with a king size bed to flop down on just a few yards away, the indulgence didn’t stop there.
Alex ordered the Sticky Toffee Pudding and I couldn’t resist the Hot Chocolate Fondant with Pistachio Ice Cream. We went all out, but it was totally worth it.
A lovely meal and really good service. Worth a visit even if you’re not staying in the hotel.
Number 10 Hotel
Location: 10-16 Queens Drive, Glasgow, G42 8BS
Price: Starters £3.95-£6.95, Mains £10.95-£14.95, Desserts £3.45-£4.95
Good for: Steak, Sunday Roast, Cocktails