The chef-patron at Glasgow’s Ox and finch will open his new restaurant called Ka Pao this month. Chef Jonathan MacDonald’s new 120-capacity South East Asian restaurant will occupy the basement of the A-listed Botanics building on Vinicombe Street, off Byres Road, and will boast a separate bar area to the restaurant.
Said Jonathan, “I have had an enormous amount of respect for the approach to food in South East Asia for as long as I have been cooking. Some of my most memorable cooking and eating experiences have been in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand – sometimes in impressive restaurants, but more often on plastic stools by the side of the road.”
The new restaurant and bar features the same core management team who opened Ox and Finch in 2014. Headed by Jonathan, Daniel Spurr will oversee the operation of the open kitchens at Ka Pao and Ox and Finch, while Andy MacSween (pictured) will manage the front of house and bar teams at both locations.