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Hutchesons wins most stylish restaurant at the Scottish Style Awards

Glasgow’s Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie has scooped Most Stylish Restaurant at the Scottish Style Awards, held this year at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Published: October 27, 2015

Most Stylish judging panel included Andrew Fairlie, Alister Mackie, Lou Stoppard, Luke Day and Rankin with independent director Grainne Braithwaite of Synergy Concerts presenting the Most Stylish Restaurant award. Hutchesons beat off stiff competition from Martin Wishart at The Honours, Castlehill in Dundee, Lido in Troon and The Hoebridge in Gattonside.

Organised by Mary McGowne and established as the nation’s foremost celebration of creative endeavour, the Scottish Style Awards salute inspirational individuals and enterprises that enrich society through their distinguished activities in the arts, fashion, music, stage, screen, sport and popular culture.

Restaurateur owner and chairman of the Glasgow Welcomes, James Rusk says: “It took Louise and I two and half years to transform our vision for Hutchesons - a forgotten architectural icon into a bustling standalone dining destination. Our aim was to create an incredible space for the people of Glasgow and visitors to drink, dine and relax.

"To be recognised as the Most Stylish Restaurant in Scotland is phenomenal and we’re both humbled and extremely proud to receive this award.

“We would like to extend to our heartfelt thanks to all our guests, suppliers and staff and also thank Mary McGowne for putting on a memorable tenth anniversary show!”

James and Louise Rusk. Picture: Moir

James and Louise Rusk. Picture: Moir

The illustrious event saw over 400 in attendance including former supermodel Rosemary Ferguson – who picked up Most Stylish female, actor David O’Hara, musican Amy MacDonald, photographer David Eustace, Tech Entrepreneur Pete Cashmore, Sanjeev Kohli, VIP invited guests, all hosted by actress Sophie Kennedy Clark.

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Hutchesons – based on Ingram Street, is set over three beautiful floors and boasts a Grand Brasserie with exquisitely restored ceilings and decor, an exclusive private dining room, and The 158 Café bar at street level serving the best of Scotland food and drink, set in the classic splendour of Glasgow’s architectural history.

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Built in the early 1800s, and designed by one of the great Glasgow architects, David Hamilton, Hutchesons opened its doors in July 2014 after owners James and Louise Rusk alongside the National Trust for Scotland, invested two and a half years transforming a forgotten architectural icon into a bustling standalone dining destination.

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