Chef Gary Townsend to open first restaurant in Bearsden


Chef Gary Townsend is set to open his first solo venture, Elements, in Bearsden this Spring following a £400k refurbishment.

Gary has been head chef at Glasgow’s 3 AA Rosette One Devonshire Gardens for the last six years, and over the last 20 years he has worked with some of the UK’s most prestigious kitchens. These have included L’Enclume, Restaurant San Bains, Hibiscus and The Kitchin, and in Scotland, Restaurant Martin Wishart and Cameron House, where he played an integral role in it gaining and retaining its Michelin star.

Catering for a variety of preferences, the 40-cover restaurant will serve a tasting menu and la carte option for evening service, with the addition of a smaller four course menu at lunch, including a vegan tasting menu as standard.

Elements aims to be a ‘simple and elegant’ fine dining restaurant using ingredients sourced from Scotland’s most committed producers and farmers, such as ABR Fine Foods, Millbank Farm, and The Fish People.

Gary said, “Opening my own restaurant has been a lifelong dream and has taken nearly two years of planning. My vision for Elements was always for us to be situated in the heart of a welcoming and tightknit community. With close friends in the area, Bearsden has always felt like my home from home, and I couldn’t think of a better location for us to be in.

“Our aim is to provide both the local and wider community with a new go-to for fine dining, delivering exceptional food and an unparalleled level of service, a special place where people can go to celebrate and create life-long memories in a relaxed and comfortable space.”

As the restaurant gears up for its grand opening, it will also contribute directly to the community, with the creation of 15 new, local jobs.


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