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April 2, 2019

First up, as was widely reported last week, Nonya, an Asian restaurant and bar in  Finnieston, has shut up shop.

Glasgow Live reports that one of Nonya's investors has taken on the lease of the Claremont Street property and intends to operate it as a pop-up.

The investor, who is closely connected to Bloc+ on Bath Street, will use the pop-up to see if a Bloc+ restaurant would be viable in the former Nonya site.

Camera bar launches in Edinburgh

Over in Edinburgh, Camera is a new cocktail bar on South Clerk Street.

It sits in the basement space under Sonder restaurant, formerly El Diablo, but has its own door.

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 5pm-1am, it looks pretty cocktail-oriented.

Last week, they were hunting for staff on the Facebook page of Edinburgh Bartenders' Club.

This is what they are looking for: 'Initiative, leadership and humility are three key characteristics required to succeed within this role as well as an in depth knowledge of drinks and some ninja bar skills.'

If you have ninja bar skills then get scribbling:

Damm 27

Not so far away from Camera, Damm 27 is taking shape on Causewayside.

We blogged about it in February noting that it would be a continental café bar with a late night licence and DJs at the weekend.

Previously a locals' bar that didn't seem to have changed for quite some time, the premises have been revamped beyond all recognition.

This blogger is not sure if the former bar - it was called The Victoria - offered anything more filling than crisps and peanuts.

Damm 27 is taking a radically different approach. Whet your appetite for dishes such as baby squid tempura served with soy, ginger and a honey dip (pictured above. Image from Facebook)

The Scottish Engineer

The Scottish Engineer has launched on Telford Road.

The Scottish Engineer has launched on Telford Road. Pic: Facebook.

A couple of weeks back, we mentioned that The Scottish Engineer was preparing to launch on Telford Road in Edinburgh.

The doors opened at the weekend with an Elvis tribute act.

Themed around the many industrious Scottish engineers who helped shape the modern world, the new bar serves everything from eggs Benedict to Sunday roasts and a 10oz rib-eye steak.