Hyndland hotspot Epicures is joining forces with Michelin-recognised Glasgow restaurant Cail Bruich.
The two West End institutions are coming together to launch Epicures by Cail Bruich, which will open later this month on Hyndland Road.
An initial offering will focus on brunch and a dedicated bakery - inspired by the CB Bakery which launched at the height of lockdown - with artisan cakes, pastries and breads to sit in or takeaway.
The venture will also serve up sandwiches, salads and set Epicures feasts using the best seasonal Scottish ingredients.
All is promised with an 'innovative Cail Bruich twist' by the 3 AA Rosette-awarded team fronted by chef owner Chris Charalambous.
Oli Norman, owner of epicures said: “I’ve long been a huge fan of Cail Bruich and the exceptional quality of food, drink and service and am really excited about Chris and his team taking over the operation at Epicures.
“Throughout lockdown visits to the CB Bakery were a highlight so to bring the offering to Epicures is a real joy, along with taking the food offering to a whole new level.”
Reports of Epicures' demise were premature, it seems, after the diner announced last month it was closing in its current form.
Plans for the joint venture were in place well before lockdown, according to the parties.
And despite experiencing the toughest few months in the hospitality industry, both west end businesses are now finally able to move forward and bring their new offering to life.
Chris, owner of Cail Bruich, said: “Epicures is a Glasgow institution and to be offered the chance to put our spin on a neighbourhood brunch spot is very exciting.
"We’ll follow the same ethos as we always have of sourcing artisan producers and treating their produce with care & respect.
“The menu will reflect our passion for creating modern, eye catching & most importantly tasty dishes.
"A bakery is something I’ve always wanted to open and seeing how well it was received during lockdown, it made perfect sense to give it a permanent home.
"We’re firm believers that every neighbourhood should have a good bakery, so we hope that the new Epicures is the hub of Hyndland.”
The in-house bakery will run daily from 8am serving incredible homemade cakes, fresh bread and sweet and savoury pastries to sit in or takeaway.
Brunch will consist of all the classics, but in true Cail Bruich style, the dishes will have a modern Scottish twist.
* Epicures by Cail Bruich will open next Friday August 14 with bookings live Monday August 10 at 5pm.