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May 15, 2017
New Glasgow restaurants
Ardnamurchan restaurant and bar is showcasing the finest Scottish produce on Hope Street. Pic: restaurant Facebook.

New Glasgow restaurants and bars keep launching. And we have all the skinny.

First up, it’s a big ‘Hello!’ to Ardnamurchan which launched last week on Hope Street.

Based in the former Trader Joe’s premises, Ardnamurchan is an all day restaurant and bar which showcases Scottish produce.

As the name suggests, the West Coast peninsula of Ardnamurchan has inspired the new venture.

In fact, one of the owners has family there stretching back over ten generations.

Wild venison carpaccio from Ardnamurchan Estate.
Wild venison carpaccio from Ardnamurchan Estate.

The chefs at Ardnamurchan make the most of unique Scottish produce such as wild venison from Ardnamurchan Estate; Hebridean blue cheese and seafood landed on Barra.

Some dishes, like the Arran haggis with neeps, tatties and a Ben Nevis whisky sauce, are traditional Scottish classics. Others, such as the squid with Szechuan pepper and sriracha mayo take their flavours from further afield.

Scottish seafood

Alongside the venison, Scotch beef, Ayrshire pork and Ardnamurchan lamb, the menus are teeming with the finest seafood. Shetland mussels, langoustines from Uist and Gigha halibut all stand out.

You can enjoy a jaunt to Ardnamurchan with 5pm Dining. You can book in for two courses from the pre-theatre menu for £11.95 via 5pm Dining.

Ardnamurchan is just across from the Theatre Royal so we expect that it will prove popular with those going to see La Boheme or indeed Fantastic Mr Fox.

Another way to experience Ardnamurchan would be booking our current Big Deal on Prosecco afternoon tea for two for £20.

More new Glasgow restaurants

The Taphouse Kitchen and Bar in Finnieston is counting on the enduring popularity of craft beer and burgers.
The Taphouse Kitchen and Bar in Finnieston is counting on the enduring popularity of craft beer and burgers.

And there’s more new Glasgow restaurants and bars…

Taphouse Bar and Kitchen is the latest incarnation of the long running Neighbourhood bar in Finnieston.

The Argyle Street premises have been given a fresh new look in order to fit in better with the area’s recent fashionable makeover.

Craft beers, cocktails, hot dogs, burgers and pizza are all on the menu.

We’ve got the hots for their panko-breaded black pudding dipping sticks which comer with chipotle mayo.

New vegan restaurant and bar in Edinburgh

And finally, this is less about new Glasgow restaurants as it is about new Edinburgh restaurants and bars.

The people behind Mono, 78, Stereo and the Flying Duck are opening in Edinburgh.

They are looking for staff at all levels and you can apply via here.

Their combination of groovy music, laidback surrounds and tasty vegan food has proved popular in Glasgow.

And judging by the rapturous welcome to the recent announcement, it looks likely to prove just as big a hit in the capital.