Here’s the latest Glasgow restaurant and bar round-up from 5pm Dining.
As we noted just under a month ago, The Kelbourne Saint is to open in the Queen Margaret Drive premises which formerly housed the Crosslands bar.
Perhaps the old bar’s most pressing claim to fame was that it was used for a bar room brawl scene in the original Trainspotting film.
These days, rammies are very much not on the menu but rotisserie chicken, Apache beer straight from the tank and a spacious beer garden are.
The new bar is expected to officially open on an as yet unspecified date later this month.
Ten venues in ten years
The Kelbourne Saint will be the eighth venue from Kained. They have two more in the pipeline for December and we’ll bring you more info on them as we get it.
After launching Lebowski’s in 2007, Kained Holdings is now set to enter its tenth year of business.
Back then, Finnieston was very different to now.
With four units in the area, Kained Holdings has played a large part in Finnieston’s transformation. More than 150 people are currently employed by the group, with that figure set to rise in coming months.
‘With every new venue, we pride ourselves on the same ethically sourced, sustainable produce, provided in the most innovative way possible,’ commented Managing Director Graham Suttle.
‘We always look to stay ahead of the game. People have come to associate an extremely high standard of food, drink and experience when visiting our locations.
‘At The Kelbourne Saint, the quality and creativity will be exactly what people have come to expect of Kained Holdings, packaged in an entirely new way. With every restaurant and bar we open, we aim to integrate ourselves into the community, engage customers and help the local area.’
Staying with Glasgow and the idea of playing a role in the local community, keep your eyes peeled for Marchtown, a new wine bar/bistro taking shape at 741 Pollokshaws Road.
When it opens in January, diners are promised food which will be ‘beautifully presented on sharing boards packed with crostinis, pinchos, charcuterie, antipasti and brochettes. All made with delicious, fresh ingredients, sourced from local producers and suppliers.’
The new venture aims to be a vital cog in the life of the local community.
Their events space will be open for a ‘flower workshops, photography lessons, healthy cooking classes, wood carving, cheese tastings, jewellery making, and much more.’
Wagyu at Atlantic
For something completely different, you may wish to nash along to Atlantic Bar and Brasserie where, on Tuesday 22nd November, Daisuke Hayashi will host a special Wagyu beef dinner.
Hayashi is the Executive Chef of London’s Tokimeite restaurant and he will be cooking up this spectacular five course menu:
Sour Chicken Kara-age
Marinated, fried chicken served with Japanese sweet potato, burdock and mixed fruits in balsamic caramel.
Paired with sake
Lobster Saikyo Miso Soup
Lobster tail in white saikyo miso with spinach and shiitake mushroom.
Umami Chicken Soup
Japanese-style chicken soup with seasonal vegetables.
Paired with sake
Wagyu Yamatoni Rib-eye
Japanese Wagyu rib-eye in a Japanese style demi-glace, served with black truffles and watercress.
Paired with sake
Trio of chocolate desserts
Rich dark chocolate fondant, white chocolate and matcha parfait, chocolate crackle biscuit, finished with amarena cherries.
Tea & Coffee
Served with Japanese whisky
Event takes place on Tuesday 22nd November at 7.30pm. Tix are £75 per person