Oran Mor’s new-look Brasserie


The Brasserie at Òran Mór in Glasgow’s West End has been given a refresh and has just re-opened as a restaurant with Chef Dylan Morris in charge.

Owner Colin Beattie, who has a keen interest in art, has made it a feast for your eyes. He says, “The theme or backdrop to the room is Vienna Secession an art movement that is closely aligned to art nouveau. I would love this room to be recognised like the Willow Tearooms is for Charles Rennie Mackintosh.”

The predominant blue backdrop sets off the curated artwork beautifully. While the newly updated seating areas, also in blue, give the restaurant a more luxurious feel.

Brian Donnelly and Ranald McColl re-imagined the Brasserie with new lighting, new Carrara marble-topped tables, upgraded seating, and beautifully executed murals on the walls.  Says Colin, “Ranald and Brian have done the artistic work. Around the seated area next to the bar we have a floral swirl which
looks very natural. Ranald has also created a spectacular rose wall.

“We also have lots of French prints which marry well with our Gesso panels above the booths which have been created by Sheila Tandy – they depict the loves of Robert Burns. And the booths nearest the bar also benefit from beautiful new glass panels which help with drafts. The bar remains as it was, Colin explains, “The original bar top came from The Buttery and is solid old Carrara marble which is three-tier thick. But we did restore the floor.”

It’s not just the Brasserie which has received a make-over its toilets have too. Now the fifth-floor rest rooms feature William Morris wallpaper.

Collin adds, “This room was always our wee secret, but I think it lost its way over the years, becoming more of a late-night bar than a restaurant but now we are re-establishing the Brasserie as a restaurant and have new Head Chef Dylan Morris, who has previously worked at the likes of Six by Nico and One Devonshire. He is working closely with our new General Manager Gary Grant.”

The Brasserie is just the start of the refurbishments planned for ÒranMór.

The North Garden is being opened up and will be licensed, the John Muir Room will be getting a fresh look and the nightclub downstairs is also to get a makeover.

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