New restaurants in Glasgow and Edinburgh? We got ’em.
Larger operators – for example the Di Maggio Restaurant Group – are adept at operating in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Fewer small or independent operators attempt to straddle the M8.
That hasn’t stopped Nico Simeone from announcing plans to bring his Six by Nico concept from Finnieston to Edinburgh.
Six course tasting menu
Launched in 2017, Six by Nico serves a six course tasting menu which changes every six weeks.
Each menu is themed. Previous examples have included childhood, Route 66 and a gourmet take on chippy staples.
On the plate, this means chips and cheese translates as confit potato with curry oil and a Parmesan espuma.
Chef Simeone aims to replicate the success of the Glasgow restaurant at new premises on Hanover Street in the capital.
The Scots Italian chef also operates 111 by Nico on Cleveden Road in Glasgow’s Kelvinside.
New restaurants in Edinburgh
Moving from Edinburgh city centre and out to Newhaven, Roy Brett, the chef proprietor of the seafood restaurant Ondine, is looking for staff for The Fishmarket.
This suggests that the launch for his new restaurant is imminent. It will be a joint effort between Chef Brett and Gary Welch of Welch Fishmongers.
Back in town, Mark Fraser and Michael Spink, the dynamic duo behind the White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar, Sygn, Monteiths and The WestRoom, have announced that the city’s third Chop House restaurant will launch in March.
Specialising in steaks dry aged with Himalayan salt, the new branch will be on Bruntsfield Place. It joins the existing Chop House restaurants at The Arches and in Leith.
New restaurants in Glasgow
Moving back across the M8, there are several new restaurants in Glasgow which also seem to be on the verge of launching.
Former pop-up El Perro Negro – rated by many as doing the best burgers in town – are now recruiting staff for their permanent Finnieston restaurant.
Sticking with the pop-up-turned-permanent theme, Gnom are looking for people to work in their Southside venture.
The cafe will be an offshoot of the Chompsky food truck.
Now we are a little short on details for this one but it looks as though a new Korean restaurant is taking shape in the former Riverhill premises on West Nile Street.
The new venture appears to be called Bibimbap after the Korean dish of mixed rice.
Finally, La Boca on Hope Street is now The Drunken Cow Bar and Kitchen. Top notch steaks and burgers are the mainstay of the menus.
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