New openings in Glasgow: offering an alternative to mainstream supermarket supply chains, Locavore Grocery opens in Govanhill this weekend. The shop also has an organic cafe. Pic: Facebook.
With summer around the corner there are lots of new restaurant openings in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
We'll start with the new restaurant openings in Glasgow.
We don't have an exact date but look out for the launch of Kilmurry & Co.
Billed as offering a 'restaurant, brunch and cocktails', the Kilmarnock Road premises will provide all-day dining.
We're told it will have a rustic feel with wooden tables and a decor that makes clever use of up-cycled materials.
Eggs Benedict, waffles, pancake stacks and gourmet sandwiches and bagels will all feature prominently.
Naturally, there will be fresh juice and smoothies plus as much soy, coconut and almond milk as you can handle.
A range of signature lattes includes salted caramel while the teas include chai and matcha.
'Any cold brew coffee?' I hear you cry. But of course.
New restaurant openings in Glasgow: The Kitchen Cupboard
Staying with new openings in Glasgow, The Kitchen Cupboard is a new casual cafe and bistro at the back of the Avalon pub on Kent Street.
Lunch, brunch, afternoon tea and evening meals are all on the cards.
Check out our Big Deal pages for an afternoon tea offer. All being well, the deal will go live on Sunday 19th May.
While not restaurant news, we wanted to draw your attention to this weekend's launch of Locavore Grocery, Scotland’s first social enterprise supermarket.
The Govanhill shop is the largest mostly organic, mostly unpackaged store in Scotland. And it has the first fully organic cafe in Glasgow. It is also home to the country’s first milk vending machine, saving 100+ plastic bottles per day.
The shop aims to offer an alternative to mainstream supermarket supply chains with the goal of building a more sustainable food network which is better for people, planet and local economies.
New restaurant openings in Edinburgh
Switching to new restaurant openings in Edinburgh, The Fishmarket in Newhaven should open its doors to the public very soon.
Perhaps even this weekend.
A joint venture between fishmonger Gary Welch and Roy Brett, the chef patron of Ondine restaurant, The Fishmarket's launch has been delayed by snagging.
There are a couple of launch events over the next few days and invitees can look forward to traditional fish and chips, crispy oysters, craft beer and fizz.
Reports have it that The Fishmarket will offer an upmarket spin on the chippie. Think Tobermory langoustines and chips alongside angel-cut haddock.
We'll have loads more info once we've seen it.
Finally, dram fans may want to make tracks for The Whisky Stramash at Surgeons' Hall this weekend.
Now in its seventh year, The Stramash is a smorgasbord of master classes, experiential events and, of course, ample tasting opportunities.