The 5pm Dining blog has been gazing into its crystal ball. We see three new Central Belt restaurants: The Tipsy Cow, The Old Gatehouse and The Grill by Highland Wagyu.
We will start with The Old Gatehouse.
Due to open on Woodilee Road in Kirkintilloch on Monday, it is a Marston’s brand bar.
More specifically, it is a Marston’s rotisserie bar.
Which means that as well as steaks, burgers, grills and classic pub dishes, they offer chicken prepped more ways than most of us can imagine.
Red Tractor farm-assured chicken is at the heart of the menu. It’s available cooked on the rotisserie with a variety of sauces that range from southern-style chicken gravy to Thai sweet chilli and, of course, piri piri.
Other chicken options might be the katsu chicken curry, the chicken and waffles or the buttermilk chicken sliders.
The pub was originally the gatehouse to Woodielee Hospital which opened in 1872.
New Central Belt restaurants: The Tipsy Cow
Mooo-ving (sorry) on to Airdrie, The Tipsy Cow is taking shape on Alexander Street.
They have yet to announce an opening date but it looks imminent.
According to their marketing, the aim is to bring ‘a feel of the city’ to Airdrie.
During the day, it will be a deli brunch cafe sort of place. In the evenings, we are promised a bar serving cocktails, wines and craft beer.
There will be a dining room to the rear serving beef and seafood.
The Grill by Highland Wagyu
Also gearing up to launch imminently is The Grill by Highland Wagyu in Bridge of Allan.
Coming together in the former Old Bridge Inn premises on Inverallan Road, the restaurant will serve ‘locally bred, speciality Wagyu beef and Wagyu crosses using indigenous breeds’.
The new restaurant’s partners are listed as Highland Wagyu and Wagyu House in Bridge of Allan.
The beef from Highland Wagyu is sold in Wagyu House.
The new restaurant will be another string in the bow for Mohsin Altajir and Martine Chapman, the husband and wife team behind Highland Wagyu.