New openings in Glasgow Southside, a new Scottish gin and an Edinburgh teahouse with rooms – we have all the food news.
First up, we have two new restaurant openings in the Southside of Glasgow.
It is fair to say that both are pretty hotly anticipated.
Food news in Glasgow: Gnom
We’ll start with Gnom which opens tomorrow on Pollokshaws Road.
According to their rather gnomic Facebook page, they are simply a Southside café. Which seems to understate things a little.
Of course, Gnom is also the new permanent home for the Chompsky street food team.
Their food truck and ever evolving menus from around the globe have long been popular in Glasgow and beyond.
Former menus have ranged from Jamaican goat stew to Taiwanese bao buns. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for Pollokshaws Road.
Food news in Glasgow: Halloumi
Sticking with that end of town, Halloumi have just announced that they are to open a second branch on Pollokshaws Road.
The existing Hope Street venue seems to have found an appreciative audience for its Greek and Med-influenced dishes.
Halloumi’s Facebook seems to suggest that Southsiders will be able to ‘get their Greek on’ fairly soon-ish.
Zipping to the other side of the country, there seems to be a new place taking shape at the west end of Edinburgh’s Queen Street.
We have very little info about this – not even a website. However, we do know that it will be called The Chaumer and it looks as though it will be a teahouse with rooms.
More news as we get it.
Food news: new Scottish gin
Last but by no means least on the food news front, Kinrara Distillery in Aviemore is just about to launch its debut offering: Kinrara Highland Dry Gin.
One of Scotland’s newest micro distilleries, Kinrara Distillery sits in Cairngorm National Park, just outside Aviemore.
As well as carefully sourced botanicals, they use the local flora and berries to flavour their handcrafted small batch spirit.
Rosehips and rowanberries – all gathered on the estate – feature in their gins although they are still very much juniper-led style gins.
In time, they hope to craft single malt whisky and Scottish rums as well.
Batch 1 and 2 are available to buy now.
As always, there will be more food news from Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond as we get it.