A new restaurant opening in Glasgow this summer will celebrate the cuisine of the Hebrides.
The latest concept by chef Nico Simeone promises to be steeped in the values of the area, offering top locally sourced ingredients, simply cooked and served with highland flair.
The Hebridean Scottish gastropub will open in the city’s West End, an area synonymous with Gaeldom and the thousands of highlanders and islanders who flocked there in search of new opportunities.
The area has a thriving scene of Gaelic associations and societies for people whose roots are in Skye, Lewis, Harris or Barra, as well as the city’s Gaelic school.
Simeone had travelled to the Western Isles with executive chef Andy Temple to learn about the dining cultures and produce of the region, hoping to create a six course tasting menu for the popular Six by Nico eatery.
But their journey across the isles, meeting with fisherman, distillers, butchers and bakers, ended up inspiring a whole restaurant concept.
Simeone said: “The Hebridean Isles are truly otherworldly. Since first visiting the Isles, rich in their own unique cultures and offerings, we have been inspired to open an establishment where we can champion the best of the Isles rich produce.
“The Hebridean will be a neighbourhood gastropub that will offer an honest approach to cooking with Hebridean produce at its heart. I am extremely excited to showcase this to our guests and I have no doubt that they will fall in love with these breathtaking Islands – just as we did.”
The Hebridean Scottish gastropub will be located at 333 Great Western Road, Glasgow in the former home of Public House by Nico. It will be open Tuesday to Sunday every week.