Editors’ Picks

Design Focus: Taphouse Bar & Kitchen

Mon 5th June 2017

Stroll down Argyle Street into the heart of Finnieston nowadays and you’re met with an almost bewildering choice of venues. From the trendy to the traditional, the

Design Focus: Ardnamurchan

Sun 4th June 2017

A new Scottish restaurant Ardnamurchan has opened opposite the Theatre Royal at the northern end of Hope Street in Glasgow. Its predecessor Trader Joe’s failed to

Design Focus: Cocktails & Steaks

Sat 3rd June 2017

Ferocious, cleaver-wielding gang boss Bill “The Butcher” Cutting, played by Daniel Day-Lewis in Hollywood blockbuster Gangs of New York, might seem an unusual in

Design Focus: Maggie Mays

Thu 1st June 2017

Glasgow rock n’ roll institution Maggie Mays has turned up the volume with a £400k makeover commissioned by Oli Norman and Stephen White, who bought over the popu

Sue Says – May 2017

Fri 5th May 2017

I visited London last month and of course visited a few bars and restaurants all in the course of research…honestly! A trend which is very much in vogue in th

Design Focus: Angels

Fri 5th May 2017

The much-anticipated refurbishment of the Angels in Uddingston has been very well received. Susan Young paid a visit to find out more about the upgrade of one of the

Design Focus: The Beer Kitchen

Wed 3rd May 2017

 Innis & Gunn’s flagship Beer Kitchen in Ashton Lane is a slick and stylish addition to Glasgow’s West End that, true to its namesake, has brewing at its co

Design Focus: Scotts

Mon 1st May 2017

The new look Scotts at Troon Marina, owned by Buzzworks, has been totally refreshed. The layout of the bar and restaurant remains mainly the same, however the interi

Design Focus: Smokin’ Fox

Thu 13th April 2017

The location of the Smokin' Fox near Glasgow’s Central Station – now seemingly known as Glasgow’s financial district - is Signature Pubs’ latest opening in t

Design Focus: MacSorley’s

Thu 13th April 2017

A £250K makeover has given Glasgow pub MacSorley’s a new, modern look but the original layout, bar and many original features remain.

Design Focus: The Swan Inn

Mon 10th April 2017

The Swan Inn Inn which has graced the village of Eaglesham since 1832, is now being run by Lauren Mooney and helping her on a consultancy basis is Marco Sarao, who h

Rates Shambles

Fri 7th April 2017

When Finance Minister Derek Mackay announced his 12.5% cap on business rates for licensed premises in February, it is fair to say that many in the hospitality sector

Design Focus: Chelsea Market

Thu 5th January 2017

By Laura Smith Chelsea Market has brought a distinctive touch of elegance and warmth to the bustling Finnieston strip on Argyle Street in Glasgow. The new bar and re

Design Focus: The Spanish Butcher

Thu 5th January 2017

James and Louise Rusk, the duo behind The Butchershop and Hutchesons have created another distinctive restaurant and bar in the shape of the Spanish Butcher located

Design Focus: Strip Joint

Mon 12th December 2016

Strip Joint, 956 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8LU. Strip Joint, the latest bar to join the trendy “Finnieston Strip” on Argyle Street in Glasgow’s West End, migh