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June 5, 2012
The Longhouse in Kilmarnock is finding its feet

The ever busy team at Ayrshire’s Buzzworks have just launched a new venue. The Longhouse has set up shop on the Titchfield Street premises where the Auld Hoose used to be.

Running different menus from morning to night, it looks as though it is following in the footsteps of other Buzzworks outlets, such as Elliot’s or Scotts, and serving casual, all day dining along with a strong cocktail offer.

We are also hearing about a new venture which is being developed in Lasswade, outside Edinburgh. Soon to be a quality bar and restaurant, The Papermill sits on the banks of the North Esk River.

Originally, it was a mill before being turned into a pub which, we understand, lay empty for a few years before the current work. It is being overhauled by Jim Hamilton, of Jim Hamilton Design, best known in Scotland for Tigerlily, Edinburgh and The Corinthian in Glasgow.

The 140 cover restaurant will have a strong coffee and cake offer during the day with a small children’ s play area to keep the youngsters occupied. Lunch and dinner will reflect locally sourced, seasonal produce with David Millar, formerly sous chef at The Kitchin, taking the helm of the kitchen.

The team behind it have very strong links to Edinburgh operators Montpeliers.

The Papermill is expected to open early summer 2012.