Last week, while telling you about the new Bilson Eleven restaurant in Dennistoun, we pondered if the East End area might be the new Finnieston.
Of course, the original Finnieston is still going like a fair with what feels like a new opening every fortnight.
The latest to join the fray is Chelsea Market.
Located at 1146 Argyle Street, in what we think was the old Boardwise shop (?), it’s the latest from Lawrence McManus, the restaurateur behind Old Salty’s, Epicures of Hyndland, Nick’s and VinYard 28.
Billed as a bar and restaurant, it is open from breakfast through to dinner and promises ‘a wonderful new experience in food, drinks, service, and most importantly, atmosphere’.
To be honest, the 5pm Dining blog is a bit short on more concrete details for this one, especially in terms of how it looks.
Mr McManus told Dram magazine that the restaurant was designed to appeal to women and will be using only the best suppliers.
We will try and get some pics and post them here as soon as we can.
Fortunately, we have seen a menu and it looks very appealing.
As well as a selection of dry aged steaks reared by the Brown family, there is a section of Scottish shellfish such as hand-dived Isle of Mull scallops served with chicken wing, leeks and black garlic.
Main course options include a whole baked plaice with surf clams and seaweed butter or the Guinea fowl with pearl barley, shallot, Savoy cabbage and pancetta.
Potentially more straightforward choices include the fish ‘n’ chips with mushed peas and tartare sauce or the Chelsea Market sausage with potato purée and braised and crispy onions.
Desserts include a roast pineapple pavlova and a crème caramel with smoked raisins, salted oats and ver jus.
We are intrigued.