Scottish chef Nick Nairn has announced an opening date for his new restaurant in Bridge of Allan following a devastating fire.
Nick and his wife Julia have completely renovated the space, which was occupied by Nick’s on Henderson Street, until the fire in 2021.
Working with Edinburgh based interior designer Pat Renson, the couple have created a welcoming restaurant complete with an outdoor terrace on the bustling high street.
The new eatery, Nairn’s, will open on 14 July.
The menus feature stunning local produce including herbs and vegetables grown in the polytunnels by Nick and Julia, a refined selection of Scottish seafood, and carefully sourced game and grass-fed meats.
It will also include a range of snacks, small and big plates plus sharing dishes for lunch and dinner.
The daily changing menu will include the likes of monkfish cheek scampi with tartare sauce, venison agnolotti, leek puree and game sauce, roasted cauliflower, with harissa, yoghurt and dukkha crumb and tandoori spiced monkfish fillet with Indian mussel broth and Nick’s garden greens.
Nick and Julia have also implemented a four-day working week for staff and have employed a dedicated person at Nairn’s to develop and cook staff meals.
Nick and Julia Nairn said: ‘It’s been a long journey back to Bridge of Allan and we’re truly excited to return to our hometown.
‘The fire at this site was truly devastating but it has given us the opportunity to think really hard about what we wanted to create at this site.
‘Nairn’s is a beautiful space and we’re delighted to be able to use it to showcase the best local producers on this thriving independent high street.
‘We really can’t wait to welcome everyone in July and once again be a part of this wonderful town.’
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