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March 18, 2020

Glasgow's Mamasan Bar & Brasserie will officially open its doors to guests on Friday 20th March. 

The new restaurant, located at 222-224 Ingram Street, is the brainchild of Brad Stevens who helped popularise Southeast Asian food in Glasgow with the opening of Bar Soba in 1999. The popular Pizza Punks restaurant followed in 2016. 

Heading up the kitchen are Kanjana Burke, former head chef at Chaophraya, and Kevin Davidson of the Finnieston and formerly Hanoi Bike Shop. 

They aim to produce 'flavourful, punchy Southeast Asian inspired cuisine, prepared fresh to order with the finest produce from Scotland’s farm, land and sea'.  

Made from scratch

From the curry pastes to the noodles, the kitchen will be making each and every dish from scratch daily; something of a rarity around these parts. They will also be aiming for minimal waste by cooking from nose to tail. 

Highlights from the menu include the Hebridean crab claw and king prawn pad Thai; Loch Fyne oysters with chilli, lime and coriander plus the crispy spring rolls filled with North Sea cod, smoked haddock and chilli jam, all topped with fresh trout roe.  

Dishes for meat eaters to look out for include beef pho with braised ox cheeks; confit ox heart and rice noodles and the smoked brisket and bone marrow massaman curry.  

Vegetarians and vegans will also be right at home with dishes including charred sweetcorn patties with chilli, salted coconut, tamarind and lime and the charcoal-roast aubergine with chilli and a runny duck egg on roti.

New and unique  

Brad Stevens comments, 'We recognised there was an opportunity to bring something new and unique to Glasgow’s dining scene. Crucially, the quality of the food needs to be outstanding with provenance and freshness of ingredients at the heart of every dish... We spent months researching and developing relationships with the best local suppliers around, allowing us to elevate traditional Southeast Asian cooking and put together a really exciting menu for our guests to choose from.' 

Glasgow based brand interiors specialists, Scaranish Studio, were consulted on the restaurant’s interiors. 

Stevens’ ambition was to bring diners the quality of food expected in a traditional, authentic Thai restaurant, but re-framed in a contemporary environment akin to that of a French brasserie. 

DJs till late

Check the timber slatting, monochrome marble floors, jade tiling, quartz stone table-tops, atmospheric lighting and interior greenery. Guests can watch their food being made fresh to order through an open pass to the kitchen at the back of the restaurant.  

Adding to the restaurant’s ambience, DJs will play from 10pm till late. 

Mamasan Bar & Brasserie is open for lunch and dinner bookings from Friday 20th March.