A TOP Glasgow restaurant has celebrated its first birthday - with none other than award-winning, Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart doing the honours.

Martin was on hand to stage a cookery demonstration at his restaurant, The Honours, within Malmaison Glasgow.

The venue has been a sizeable hit since its opening. The restaurant features glittering domed ceilings and a 'brasserie-style' service, while its menu combines what are described as "seasonal, Scottish flavours in innovative, brasserie-influenced dishes."

Saturday's high-profile birthday party was sold out - not surprisingly given the attractions on offer.

The lunch-format event included a three-course meal, wine tasting and a cooking demonstration from Martin.

The event began with a champagne and canapé reception and featured spectacular cooking demonstrations not just from Martin but also from Paul Tamburrini, Chef Director at The Honours, and Rikki Preston, Pastry Chef at Martin Wishart Restaurant, Leith.

Guests also enjoyed a wine tasting hosted by sommeliers Patrick Cooper and Peter Convey, and a three course lunch with an amuse bouche and petit fours.

Graham Chalmers, General Manager, Malmaison Glasgow, said: “Since its launch, The Honours at Malmaison Glasgow has been providing a fantastic dining experience inside our beautiful and unique hotel.

"The menu, combining the very best of seasonal Scottish flavours in brasserie-influenced dishes, has been a huge hit with our guests. We’re delighted that the birthday event proved to be so popular, selling out in just a few hours.”

The Glasgow venture was a city branch of his successful brasserie, The Honours in Edinburgh.

In an interview in November 2014 with our sister paper, The Herald, Martin said he was confident that there was a market for what he does in Glasgow.

He said: "I always wanted Glasgow to be our first choice for a second The Honours, and have been looking for a site for almost two years, and in that time I have also been training up staff. There are lots of great new places opening here and we want to be part of it. We are excited to be here at last."

Asked if he was aiming for Glasgow's first Michelin star for more than a decade, he said the intention for now was to bring to the city his own style of relaxed dining.