Ox and Finch at 920 Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove, open next month.
The restaurant has undergone a lengthy back-to-brick renovation and will convey a stylish and contemporary, yet relaxed and cordial, atmosphere. A renovation which combines elements of the building’s original 19th-century charm with the added ‘buzz’ of a modernistic open kitchen incorporated into the plans. The interior architecture of Ox and Finch, presided over by Glasgow-based Stuart Black; with numerous high-profile international design commissions to his name; will feature an innovative and flexible solution to seat 70 diners in the principal dining area and a further 10 at a communal table at the bar, Ox and Finch will also provide discrete private dining facilities accommodating 14 guests. The menu at Ox and Finch will include: Tartar of roe deer, hazelnuts and mustard; Braised ox cheek, roast cauliflower puree, thyme and bacon gremolata; House-cured gravadlax, fennel, radish, wasabi and edamame; 36 month-aged Jamón Ibérico de Bellota with Catalan tomato toast; Skate wing, samphire and caper burnt butter; and Valhrona manjari chocolate cremeux, salted popcorn, peanuts, banana ice cream. With the inclusion of a seated bar area, Ox and Finch will also offer a substantial range of rotational and seasonal craft beers, bottled and on draught, alongside a carefully-selected wine list which has been paired to complement the food served. key members of the Ox and Finch team… Culinary Team: Jonathan MacDonald: Formerly the Head Chef of the McLaren Formula One team & Absolute Taste. Founder of scoop. Daniel Spurr: Worked as Sous Chef at Glasgow’s Rogano and at Michelin-starred Restaurant Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond. Mario Podola: Czech-born Mario has worked with Gordon Ramsay and Jason Atherton at Maze in London and Prague and is the former Head Chef of Gallery Mess at The Saatchi Gallery. General Manager: Andy MacSween: Hotel and Hospitality Management graduate of Strathclyde University, with solid management experience at a number of well-respected Glasgow dining ‘names’.