Features

What do the key people in the trade think about the year ahead? Part 1

Tue 23rd January 2018

THIS MONTH WE ASKED SOME OF THE KEY PEOPLE IN THE TRADE TO TELL US THEIR PREDICTIONS AND VIEWPOINT ON THE YEAR AHEAD. THANKS TO: Andrew Morrison, Sales Director, MAX

A Legend in Her Lifetime

Mon 22nd January 2018

ELAINE SCOTT, AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, IS A GREAT FRIEND OF MINE AND AS OF JANUARY SHE HAS RETIRED FROM THE BEN NEVIS, THE PUB SHE HAS RUN SINCE 2005. I CAUGHT UP WITH H

Design Focus: Black Ivy

Tue 12th December 2017

Black Ivy, a stylish neighbourhood bar and hotel in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, is already making its mark following an extensive refurbishment by owner Billy Lowe. The

Design Focus: White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar

Tue 12th December 2017

When it comes to direction, Mark Fraser and Michael Spink of The Compass Group don’t seem to have any problem working out which way they are headed – and it’s

Design Focus: Inn Deep

Fri 8th December 2017

Inn Deep, which is situated right beside the River Kelvin in Glasgow’s West End, is a real labour of love for managers Amy Williams, Hamish Loutitt and Sandy M

Nam Tuk Tram Stop

Fri 8th December 2017

Nam Tuk Tram Stop is a quirky pan-Asian restaurant which has just opened at the foot of Byres Road in Glasgow. This new restaurant – the first collaboration be

Design Focus: Drum & Monkey

Fri 8th December 2017

The problem with refurbishing a classic pub like Glasgow’s Drum and Monkey is, how do you keep its charm but bring it up to date and give it a contemporary fee

Design Focus: Diablo Loco

Fri 8th December 2017

If you want a bit of cheering up, the newest venue from The Signature Pub Group could be just the thing. Diablo Loco is a bright and cheerful Mexican bar situated wh

A WINNING TEAM

Mon 6th November 2017

Business is in David Stein and sister Kirstie’s blood – the brother and sister team not only run an award-winning butchers, David Stein Butchers in Bathgate but

Design Focus: Amber Regent

Sun 1st October 2017

The Chung family have owned the Amber Regent since 1988 when they spent close on to half a million creating the restaurant. Roll on nearly 30 years and it has just

Design Focus: Celino’s

Sat 30th September 2017

There has been a new addition to Partick in the shape of Celino’s – a great new Italian Delicatessan Trattoria owned by the Celino family, who also have a Deli

Design Focus: The Citizen

Fri 29th September 2017

It didn’t come as too big a surprise to hear that DRG, the group owned by Mario Gizzi and Tony Conetta, had taken over the former Trading House next door to their

Design Focus: Spatch

Thu 7th September 2017

The transition of burgers from grease-drenched guilty pleasures to gourmet restaurant fare would have been unthinkable 10-15 years ago, and there are signs that the

Design Focus: Brewhemia

Wed 6th September 2017

1A Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE Sometimes the numbers say it all. North of £2 million invested, 29,000 square feet and more than 100 staff members – quite

Barclay Review Gets the Thumbs Down

Wed 6th September 2017

The Barclay review was published last month. The trade hoped it would offer up a few solutions to the issue regarding the unfair methodology currently used to assess