Owners of Glasgow’s iconic Rotunda building in Finnieston have revealed plans for Glasgow’s ‘biggest beer garden’
Cranside Kitchen will be open seven days a week with a food market and beer garden. The areas currently used for parking and private patios, will be used as an outside space to offer meals, alcohol and other hot and cold beverages for 200 customers.
The free-to-enter venue will be open seven days a week with a food market offering menus from five of Glasgow’s most renowned restaurants – Rioja, Halloumi, Pickled Ginger, Kilmurry & Co and La Rotunda with a single drinks and desserts menu.
Dishes on the menu include some of the most loved dishes from across the 5 restaurants including Greek Pork Gyros, Stone Baked Parma Pizza, Sushi Platters and Spanish Grilled Octopus. A mouthwatering cocktail and drinks menu will feature classics including a Negroni, Margarita and Mojito as well as wine, beer and spirits.
The centrepiece of the new Cranside Kitchen will be two ‘pergola’ style marquees to cover customers, new trees and greenery, industrial walls, bespoke picnic tables and outdoor furnishings.
Cranside Kitchen is proposed to open as soon as Scotland enters phase two of the route map out of lockdown. Although details are yet to be finalised by the Scottish Government, it is hoped that Cranside Kitchen will open sometime this month.
The venture is being spearheaded by the team behind popular Glasgow restaurants Halloumi, Bibimbap, La Rotunda and Rioja. In opening Cranside Kitchen, business partners Kevin Campbell and Toni Carbajosa have saved jobs within their company and hope to offer a new outdoor dining experience in the city.
Restaurateur Toni Carbajosa said;
“We believe that a beer garden will be a great addition for the iconic site. If the First Minister stands up on Thursday and makes the announcement we’ll be ready to go – hopefully within 24 hours. We’ve been working with the local authorities and with the licensing board and are adapting our operations in line with Government guidelines. Our teams are excited to get back to work and customers can be assured that all the necessary safety measures will be in place before we open the public.”
Cranside Kitchen will operate on a first come, first serve basis – so no need for advance bookings. Open Monday – Sunday, 10am – 10pm at 28 Tunnel St, Glasgow G3 8HL.
No information on accessibility as yet.