First up, The Honours at Malmaison Glasgow has called it day.
Chez Mal brasserie has taken its place in the West George Street hotel.
Visitors can look forward to the finest British produce from Cumbrian chicken to Hereford beef. You can browse the menus and book in via 5pm.
The ever evolving menus showcase these ingredients in dishes which range from British classics to more exotic options such as the Keralan monkfish curry or the whole, Moroccan-spiced chicken.
The latter is designed to be shared, as is the Chateaubriand beef. The grill section is always popular and the towering Mal burger has many fans.
As well as a seasonal prix fixe menu (£24.95 for three courses), Chez Mal operates a magnificent Sunday brunch with endless starters from the Chef’s table; a selection of main courses including roasts, and a dessert.
New Paisley opening: Pendulum
Looking ahead to other new openings, we understand that the Pendulum Bar and Grill may open very soon on Paisley’s Gauze Street.
The 120 cover venture is in the former Arnotts building overlooking Paisley Abbey.
‘Fantastic food and fabulous cocktails’ are promised by owners Stefan and Riccardo Cardosi.
Paisley Buddies will already know the Cardosi name from the chippie and the café that the family operated in the town.
Eventually, they closed but then, in 2002, Stefan and Riccardo opened Cardosi’s restaurant on Storie Street.
Coming soon: new restaurants in GlasgowAlso opening soon, this weekend in fact, is T2, a specialist tea shop which started life in Melbourne back in 1996.
The first Scottish branch opens at 131 Buchanan Street on Saturday.
The opening has been delayed a little but fingers crossed that we can soon start tucking into their shwarma.
Less happily, MacGregors Pie & Ale Howff on Blackfriars Street looks to be closing shop.
Earlier this week, this post appeared on their Facebook page:
‘Unfortunately due to a change in the ownership of the building and being unable to secure a long term future with the new landlord we have regrettably decided to close MacGregors Pie & Ale Howff. Thank you for your support and custom since we opened and we hope to return at a new location in the near future.’
Keep checking back to the 5pm Dining blog for more new restaurants in Glasgow.