Bar restaurant Stravaigin is to close for what its new owners say will be an ‘exciting spring refurbishment’.
The Gibson Street institution was taken over by the Metropolitan Pub Company last year.
The venue will close on Monday January 30 for four weeks, with the grand reopening scheduled for Friday February 24.
Michael Horan, managing director of Metropolitan Pub Company, said the refurbishment would be about “evolution and not revolution” without giving away details.
The chain acquired Stravaigin along with Ubiquitous Chip and Hanoi Bike Shop, that had been in the ownership of restaurateur Colin Clydesdale.
Mchael said: “Stravaigin is a Glasgow institution and held in great affection by its patrons.
“I know this first hand from many years living in the West End with my Glaswegian wife when we both regularly enjoyed visits with family and friends.
“The passion, talent and creativity within the team – led by Head Chef Jambo, General Manager Olivia, and Marquis who has helped to run Stravaigin for 19 years - is evident.
“I have had the pleasure of many memorable meals in Stravaigin, along with enjoying the unique convivial charm of the bar.
Stravaigin is a Glasgow institution and held in great affection by its patrons.
“A key part of our commitment when we bought Stravaigin was to invest in the touchpoints which will enhance its appeal, and strengthen the special place it holds at the heart of the community, whilst ensuring its independent spirit remains.
“This autonomy and strong local connection, along with continuing to offer patrons delicious and memorable food and drink experiences, are the greatest strengths of Stravaigin, and there are no plans to change this.
“We are excited to start working on the refurbishment.
“It will very much be an evolution of Stravaigin not a revolution but we are confident our patrons will approve, and whilst it is not possible to do the work without closing for a few weeks, we are looking forward to opening the doors again to everyone on Friday the 24th of February.”