Glasgow’s bar and restaurant scene is always evolving. Here’s the latest Glasgow food news round-up.
First up, congratulations to The Drugstore Social.
The magazine praises the ‘splendid’ Drugstore Social for its ‘imaginative combinations of familiar spirits and unfamiliar herbaceous or botanical ingredients’.
We couldn’t agree more. In fact, we would also heap praise on their splendid flatbreads and main courses such as the venison with lemon and thyme gremolata.
Book in via 5pm Dining today and you can enjoy a sandwich and soup for a fiver.
The bar is in starry company. Other establishments on the list include Untitled in London, Sugar in Miami and Atlas in Singapore.
Glasgow food news: Down to Earth joins 5pm
Staying in the same end of town, Down to Earth has joined 5pm Dining.
The Dumbarton Road restaurant is billed as ‘Scotland’s first 100% organic kitchen’.
All of the kitchen’s fish, poultry and meat is local and wild. Of course, all packaging is fully biodegradable and the wood used in-store is reclaimed or recycled.
Book in with 5pm Dining today and you can enjoy a 20% discount on the a la carte menu.
In other news, The Ivy Collection has submitted plans to open a brasserie in Glasgow.
The new premises are pencilled in for the site on 106 Buchanan Street. Scotland’s first Ivy offshoot is scheduled to open on St Andrews Square in Edinburgh this autumn.
The Ivy brand has grown from the original Ivy on West Street in London. Known for attracting celebs, the original Ivy recently celebrated its hundredth birthday.
Apparently, there are plans for 30 Ivy sites around the UK by the end of 2018.
Are there enough celebs to go around?
It’s all gone avocado-shaped
While many Glasgow gastronomes will be eagerly anticipating The Ivy’s launch, others are keen to see the opening of Avo.
Dedicated to the insanely popular avocado, Avo has plans to open on Argyle Street.
More specifically, it will open in the Finnieston end of Argyle Street. The spiritual home of the avocado.
Avo will be operated by the same team that runs Roaster’s on St Vincent Street.