Nick Nairn, together with his wife Julia, will open a brand-new restaurant, Nairn’s, in Bridge of Allan, in July. The restaurant replaces the original Nicks on Henderson Street that has now been rebuilt following the kitchen fire that took place in 2021. Working with Edinburgh based interior designer Pat Renson, the couple have created a new restaurant complete with an outdoor terrace on the high street.
Advocating a full team approach across Nairn’s and their nearby restaurant in Port of Menteith, Nick and Julia are joined by key members of the team including executive chef, Stephen Crawford and general manager, Robyn Stewart. The restaurants employ between 50 to 60 jobs across the group including 25 to 30 new jobs created at the new Bridge of Allan venue.
The menus will feature local produce including herbs and vegetables grown in the polytunnels by Nick and Julia, as well as selection of Scottish seafood, and carefully sourced game and grass-fed meats.
Nick and Julia Nairn said, “It’s been a long journey back to Bridge of Allan and we’re truly excited to return to our hometown. The fire at this site was truly devastating but it has given us the opportunity to think really hard about what we wanted to create at this site. Nairn’s is a beautiful space and we’re delighted to be able to use it to showcase the best local producers on this thriving independent high street. We really can’t wait to welcome everyone in July and once again be a part of this wonderful town.”
The restaurant will open on July 14.