Many restaurateurs may still be trying to catch their breath after the runaway success of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the just-finished Fringe in Edinburgh.
This has not stopped the usual crop of new and planned openings from erupting. Tomorrow, we have a run down of new developments in Edinburgh while today’s blog will see what’s happening in Glasgow.
Did we mention Pomp’s Fireworks dinner this coming Sunday in the 5pm Dining blog? Why yes, I believe we did. Details are here.
Makeover for The Chip bar
First up, the bar at the Ubiquitous Chip has had a makeover. Apparently, the change was less about improving the aesthetics as improving the service. You can read all about it in the new issue of the ever excellent Dram.
The Scullery shaping up
The same mag also has a quote from Kathleen Sheridan, a former manager of The Chip, who aims to open her new restaurant and bar in September. The Scullery is on Claremont Street, just off the Finnieston strip. We mentioned it on the blog in July.
Kathleen is quoted as saying, ‘The Scullery will be a modern, European style restaurant and diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food will be modern continental, focusing on small, tapas-style plates.’
Porter & Rye coming together
Said to be likely to focus on a meaty menu, the new venture is shaping up on Argyle Street in the former Taste of Punjab.
Meanwhile in Clarkston, Belhaven are renovating their Clark and Son pub. It is pencilled in to re-open in the autumn as The Overlee, described as ‘a bar / restaurant with circa 250 covers expected to be one of Belhaven’s flagship properties for years to come’.