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June 27, 2018

new Glasgow restaurants The Café Source family of restaurants is expanding with Nivens by Café Source in Strathbungo.

Looking for new Glasgow restaurants?

First up, we should mention Sualdo's which has set up shop in the Charing Cross premises formerly occupied by Liberté.

Billed as a mezcaleria, karaoke and sports bar, it serves Mexican dishes.

Apparently, it will only operate as a pop-up for the summer months. But what a summer! With the sunshine forecast to continue for at least a week, Sualdo's has got off to a flying start.

It helps that they have a mahoosive beer garden - ideal for whiling away a sunny afternoon.

Another bonus is that they are showing loads of World Cup games. Again ideal for anyone thinking of bunking off work for a little football-themed entertainment.

We understand that the pop-up is being run by the same team who have Chinaski's next door to Sualdo's as well as Bananamoon on Great Western Road.

If memory serves, the same folk ran Black Sparrow before it became Liberté.

Anyway, enough misty-eyed reminiscing.

We like the look of the menu which is rather more adventurous than that of many Anglo-Mexican places.

The green chorizo taco; grilled short rib with burnt jalapeno and the churro with yeast, seaweed caramel and smoked chocolate all sound intriguing. Especially that last one.

New Glasgow restaurants: Nivens by Cafe Source

Looking a little deeper into our new Glasgow restaurants crystal ball, we see that Nivens by Cafe Source hopes to open its doors in August.

It is on 72 Nithsdale Road in Strathbungo, an address which briefly housed Kowloon restaurant.

While we know little about Nivens, we do know that Café Source at St Andrews Square and Café Source Too in the West End are always highly rated by 5pm Dining customers.

It wouldn't be a surprise if Nivens by Café Source were to stick to the same, winning formula of well sourced Scottish ingredients cooked with care.

As always, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. We have a tempting Big Deal for Café Source at St Andrews Square here and one for Café Source Too here.

We will also mention Glasgow's West End Beer festival which returns to Cafe Source Too at Hillhead Sports Club over the weekend of Friday 6th and Saturday 7th July.

Back for a fourth year, it promises great brews from fab Scottish brewers as well as beers from our friends over the border.

Café Source will be knocking up the festival food and both live music and DJs are promised.

Tickets are here.

That's it for the new Glasgow restaurants. Tomorrow we bring news of The Saint, a just opened venture in St Andrews.