We’ll also make another mention of The Kelbourne Saint which officially launches today.
As you may recall from previous blogs, the Queen Margaret Drive location is the latest unit to be launched by Kained Holdings, the team behind bars and restaurants such as Lebowskis, Porter and Rye, The Finnieston et al.
The new venue has a rotisserie which will gently roast everything from herb-fed chicken to pineapple via suckling pig.
Kained Holdings MD Graham Suttle said: ‘Drinking and dining at the Kelbourne Saint will be a change in style from our other restaurants but with the same commitment to ethically-sourced, sustainable produce.
‘Our aim is to bring people together and enjoy our new menu, family style. Our chickens have had time to grow slowly and roam free on Scottish farms, meaning they have the time to develop the finest flavour and texture.’
The new venue will also feature WEST Brewery’s first and only tank beer system which will serve Kained Holdings own-brand Apache Pilsner. The new system feeds brewery-fresh beer from large tanks directly into the bar taps.
The menu also includes a selection of sides which can be enjoyed individually or in family-sized portions. These include maple rotisserie parsnips, buttermilk mash potatoes and harissa-spiced green beans.
This is Kained Holdings’ eighth venue across the central belt and 2017 will be the company’s tenth year in business.
The opening of two further venues in Finnieston is imminent, including a not-for-profit deli that will train and hire people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Celino’s goes West
Sticking in very roughly the same end of town, we understand that the hugely popular Celino’s is to expand from its East End base and open in Partick. Launch is pencilled in for spring.
Moving on to the Great Western Road, the team behind The Drake have plans for Bar Gambrino. All being well, the new, as yet un-named project will open in early January.
In the city centre, at Culzean House on Renfield Street to be exact, Revolucion de Cuba is taking shape.
The Caribbean-inspired bar aims to launch in two weeks on Friday 16th December. You can apply for launch tickets here.
Not so far away from Renfield Street, Ad Hoc, a pop-up bar and restaurant is up and running opposite the Theatre Royal.
According to the latest edition of Dram magazine, Ad Hoc will pop back down in January when work will start with the aim of creating a new venue called Ardnamurchan.
The new place will have a West Highland feel and make good use of Scottish produce.
We also have glad tidings of Bilson Eleven, a new restaurant in Dennistoun. More in-depth info on Monday.
We’ll be back tomorrow with a round-up of some new Scottish drinks which have just come to market.