Scotland's Best Restaurant 2015

By Hutchesons

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie has been awarded the title of Best New Restaurant in Scotland at the glitzy Scottish Variety Awards, which took place at Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza on Saturday (21st March 2015). Our owner James Rusk was presented the award by top Michelin chef, Andrew Fairlie and restaurateur Guy Cowan.

 James Rusk With Hutchesons Best Restaurant Scottish Variety Award 1

With over ten thousand votes, Hutchesons beat off competition from finalists including Burger Meats Bun (Edinburgh), Crafters Barn in Edinburgh and Castlehill in Dundee.

Hosted by newsreader Catriona Shearer and comedian Des Clarke, the star-studded ceremony had over 400 guests including singer Amy MacDonald and Twin Atlantic. The awards themselves celebrate the best of Scottish variety and saw companies and sponsors come together to raise thousands of pounds in aid of charities: DEBRA, Blameless and The Second Chance Project.


Other winners included Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic who were awarded the title of Best International Breakthrough act at the plush award ceremony. To toast their success they performed a live acoustic set of hit songs: Brothers and Sisters and Heart and Soul.  Designer Mairi McDonald won Best New Scottish Designer while Urbancroft Films took home Best New Scottish Company. 

Speaking about the award win, restaurateur and Glasgow Welcomes chairman James Rusk said: “We are absolutely ecstatic that Hutchesons won the title of Best New Restaurant in Scotland at the Scottish Variety Awards. We would like to thank all our staff, guests and customers for their votes, and dedicate this award to the people of Glasgow who have embraced Hutchesons with open arms.

“It took over two years to transform Hutchesons into a living, breathing dining destination and we are delighted to be recognised. Our sister venue, The Butchershop Bar & Grill won the award in 2013 so we are very proud winners.”

About Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie

Hutchesons is an iconic Grade A-listed building, set across three floors on Ingram Street, with a vibrant Grand brasserie restaurant, timeless cocktail bar and an exclusive private dining room. It opened in June 2014 after a two-year transformation by independent restaurateurs James and Louise Rusk, who also own The Butchershop Bar & Grill in the West End. Hutchesons serves the best dry-aged Scotch steak and fresh seafood, inventive cocktails and fine wines from around the world.

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