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  • Writer's pictureSharon Wilson

The Spence, now open to the public

Gleneagles Townhouse located at the former site of the Bank of Scotland at 39 St Andrew's Square has now fully opened its all-day dining restaurant, The Spence.

The Spence is a buzzing brasserie and a city oupost for the famous luxury resort. There is a central bar underneath a glass-domed ceiling and original features like pillars and cornicing have been carefully restored.

Chef Jonny Wright

The Spence promises a progressive culinary offering under the tutelage of Head Chef Jonny Wright. Chef Wright has returned to Scotland after roles at renowned restaurants including Head Chef at Jason Atherton’s Berner’s Tavern, Sous Chef at Evelyn’s Table and Senior Sous Chef at the award-winning Palomar restaurant in Soho.

Signature dishes include Wild Mushroom Tart with Goats Curd and Hazelnuts, Whole Roasted Turbot with Fennel & Chilli, Sunday lunch of Scottish Sirloin, Yorkshire Pudding and all the trimmings, and Glenturret Scotch Baba with Praline Sauce and Mascarpone.

Weekend brunch has seasonal highlights including West Coast Crab Omelette, Grilled Asparagus with Burnt Butter Hollandaise, as well as breakfast favourites served daily, like Marbury Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Eggs and Toasted Company Bakery Sourdough, alongside a delicious selection of pastries and breads, juices, shots, and smoothies.

Wild Roe Deer

Head Chef Jonny and his team have sought out some of Scotland’s most innovative suppliers, including Gilmour Butchers, George Campbell & Sons, Mara Seaweed and Blackthorn Salt.

Working alongside the Townhouse team are brother-and-sister restaurateur duo, Zoe and Layo Paskin, who have collaborated on the vision and concept for The Spence, their first ever consultancy project outside of London. The Paskins much-admired London outposts include Michelin-starred Evelyn’s Table, The Palomar, The Barbary and most recently, The Barbary Next Door.

Reservations for The Spence can now be made here:

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