News: The Botany to open in Maryhill

the botany maryhill glasgow

New opening for Maryhill – The Botany

What was The Strathmore in Maryhill will now be called The Botany with not only a new name but new owners.  Alan Tomkins is the man behind Glasgow foodie favourites Urban Bar & Brasserie, Vroni’s Wine Bar and Blue Dog, and he is working alongside business partner Calum Lawson to launch the site.

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Alan Tomkins said: “This is a very exciting time for Glasgow. Having worked in hospitality for as long as I can remember, I’ve seen the city change and develop its attitudes towards food and drink. Options used to be very limited. Now, Glasgow’s a haven for foodies.

“The transformation of Finnieston came because of a few anchor venues offering spectacular food and drink. Calum and I both believe we can lead a similar sea-change in Maryhill and North Kelvinside. Our aim is to not only to maintain a local institution but to attract customers from the West End, Bearsden and Milngavie. The delicious food, seasonal cocktails and fantastic atmosphere will add a lot to what’s already an up and coming area.”

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Chef John Paul Lappin joins the venue with experience gained at restaurants including Gamba and Urban Bar & Brasserie.


The Botany

795 Maryhill Rd, Glasgow G20 7TL


Opens  Wednesday 12 September at 7.30pm.

the botany maryhill glasgow




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

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