In Pictures: A new look as Cail Bruich reopens on Great Western Road

Cail Bruich is known for beautiful food, creative cooking and an innovative approach to fine dining. The family run restaurant and bar currently holds a 3 AA Rosette status and was included in the latest Michelin Guide. Following its closure in July for refurbishment, Cail Bruich reopened at 725 Great Western Road in the West End last weekend.

Glasgowist had a first look at the renovation – designed by Glasgow firm Surface ID and carried out by Donaldson Construction from Alloa – which marks the 10th anniversary of Cail Bruich and aims to ensure that guests continue to enjoy a distinctive, modern Scottish dining experience.


An impressive maître d’ station – hewn from a trunk of fallen Scots Lime by Tim Norman at GalGael Trust in Govan – is the first change that greets guests, whilst the dining room and bar has been given a new look, with extensive use of natural wood finishes and stripped-back brick walls, illuminated by light fittings from TALA and tables brightened by fresh floral arrangements by Ruby Flowers.


In the kitchen a new cooking suite has been installed, where Cail Bruich’s chefs – under the leadership of Head Chef Chris Charalambous – passionately craft menus with a sharp appreciation for seasonal ingredients and produce harvested from Scotland’s outstanding natural larder.

Chris Charalambous told Glasgowist: “We believe that the new look, airy and modern interior of the restaurant complements our smart casual approach to dining and drinking, and we will continue to attract clientele ranging from families toasting special occasions and celebratory affairs to an ever-growing audience of younger diners in search of quality, contemporary cuisine and select drinks. We hope that our customers – old and new alike – appreciate the changes that have been made to the restaurant”.