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August 20, 2012
The decor at Timberyard doesn’t do conventional

The 5pm blog felt for Tony Singh when he recently announced that Edinburgh’s Oloroso was likely to close in the next few weeks. There is a rumour going around that Chaophraya, the bling new Thai restaurant which has just launched in Glasgow, may be keen to take over the rooftop space.

We also hear that Mr Singh already has his sights on a new project. More to follow.

Sticking with Edinburgh, the Radford family, the people behind the now defunct Atrium and blue, opened their new project, Timberyard, at the weekend. More news on Wednesday.

In Glasgow, the restaurant scene is just as lively. Already well established on Queen Street, a new branch of Oko has opened on Sauchiehall Street and we’ll post a Chewin’ the Fat interview with manager Danny later on today.

We also hear of two new places in the Merchant City: Rock Lobster and Brutti  Compadres. The latter is a new tapas style restaurant cafe on Virginia Court.

According to Dram magazine, Hope Street is about to see a new bar and diner called nycGlasgow on Hope Street. As the name suggests, the owners are looking to New York City for their inspiration. Burgers, fries and shakes are promised with the end of the month being pencilled in as a launch date.