New in Food: Supper Club by Nico, Civic House Kitchen & More

This month, check out delightfully restored pubs, experimental super clubs, and piles of barbecued meat

Feature by Peter Simpson | 29 Mar 2019
  • Supper Club by Nico

Korean BBQ
It’s always good to know where you stand with a venue, and Korean BBQ does what it says on the massive, golden sign outside. Their spot in Tollcross is a great place to practise your meat-grilling technique while getting stuck into some tasty fermented sides and super-crisp Korean beer, and now they’re expanding to a second location on the other side of town. Bring a big appetite, be prepared to smell of gochujang and barbecued red meat for the next few days. 6-8 Salisbury Pl, Edinburgh; 

Pomegranate Express
The latest sibling of Hanam's and Pomegranate, this Express venture is a chilled-out take on Middle Eastern cuisine. That means oodles of mezze, various configurations of flatbread, and another BYOB option right next to Edinburgh Uni and the Festival Theatre. Frankly, that all sounds good to us. 12 Nicholson St, Edinburgh;

The Thornwood
Lovely tiles adorning the facade! Original fixtures, refurbed to their former glory! A big red neon sign that says ‘No Bams’! The Partick pub – one of Glasgow’s first Art Deco bars – has had a big ol’ refit and the results look pretty lovely to us. Expect a tasty range of beers, and a frankly impressive line-up of different kinds of macaroni cheese, while you gawp at all the lovely ceramics and polished brass. 724 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow,

Supper Club by Nico
The latest culinary adventure from Nico Simeone, Supper Club plans to offer a range of ten-course tasting menus aimed at the serious foodies of Glasgow’s Southside. The plan is to kick off from the existing Six by Nico concept of themed tasting menus and go a little bit all-out – this means pig’s heads, caviar, well-aged cheeses and incredibly interesting desserts. It also, apparently, means “a restaurant without walls”, although we believe this to be non-literal as it’s in an actual building. We can’t be sure though… 142 Nithsdale Rd, Glasgow;

Civic House Kitchen
The set-up is simple – Civic House Kitchen serve one freshly-cooked vegan dish each lunchtime, for a fiver. Expect curries, soups and other hearty lunchtime staples. Part of the creative hub at Spiers Lock, the Kitchen also hosts regular cooking workshops, and sessions on food production and how to make the most of local, seasonal produce. Their Instagram is the place to find out what’s on the menu. 26 Civic St, Glasgow, open Tue-Fri;

St Andrews Brewing Co. Caird Hall
With a direct view of the V&A from the front door (until someone decides to build something in the way), the latest bar from the St Andrews Brewing Co is in a great location for design fans in need of a pint / somewhere to escape the hilariously strong winds down by the waterfront. St Andrews Brewing’s other bars across Scotland have impressed us when we’ve been in, so this looks like being a good addition to Dundee’s drinking scene. 2-3 Shore Terrace, Dundee;