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July 11, 2022

Glasgow loves a curry and the range of venues expanded recently with the launch of Rickshaw & Co on Partick Bridge Street.

Open from noon until late, the new venture 'offers a modern perspective on street food from the bustling food markets of India and Bangladesh'.

Signature dishes on the menu include slow-cooked charcoaled lamb chops with hot Kashmiri chillies; a Goan king prawn dish and pav bhaji which is described as 'a street food delicacy from Mumbai' that pairs baked in-house bread with a thick veggie curry.

Obviously, any new restaurant doesn't really exist unless it is splashed all over Instagram and Rickshaw and Co make it easy with a giant monkey mural by the entrance and a decorative rickshaw - main pic - that is perfect for selfies.

Staying out for the summer 

Cranside Summer Gardens in the shadow of the Finnieston crane. Pic: Connor Grant

Cranside Summer Gardens in the shadow of the Finnieston crane. Pic: Connor Grant

Not a million miles from Partick Bridge Street, Cranside Summer Gardens recently relaunched by the Rotunda on Tunnel Street.

Building on the success of Cranside Kitchen, the outdoor destination features picnic tables and benches shaded by palm trees and a rather more unusual Aperol Tuscan Tree. Look out for the Tiki-style beach hut bar; Fumo - a new BBQ pit offering a Spanish-style BBQ menu and Whipped which specialises in ice creams, cakes, cooling sorbets and fruity lollies. All in all, there will be ten restaurant brands operating at Cranside.

Adding to the laidback vibe, there are live DJs sets every Friday and Saturday night as well as a newly added Chill Out Zone with fire pits, bean bags, and deck chairs for lazy daytime lounging.  Comedy nights and acoustic sessions will also be scheduled until the Summer Gardens close at the end of September.

Doughnut fans may be cock-a-hoop at the news that Tantrum Doughnuts is expanding to the Southside. With branches already trading on Gordon Street in the city centre and Old Dumbarton Road in the West End, Tantrum has announced that it will trade from Minard Road in Shawlands.

Burgers and bars

Also expanding are Smokey Trotters Kitchen. Originally based out of London Road in the East End, their monster burgers, toasties, wings and tenders are now also available from Finnieston's 966 Argyle Street.

We will also say Hiya to Whistler on the Green, the new occupant on the Greendyke Street premises formerly used by the Whistlin' Kirk Bar. Breakfasts, lunches and evening bites are all on the menu alongside pints, nips and wine.