Opening in July 2023, veteran Scottish TV chef Nick Nairn and his wife Julia's new Stirlingshire restaurant is on the site of Nick's, their previous venue, which was destroyed in a fire two years ago. They plan to showcase the best Scottish produce, including seafood, grass-fed beef and fruit and vegetables from their own plot and polytunnels.
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Celeb chef Nick Nairn and wife Julia had only been open for a year or so at this all-day bistro/café before, in August 2021, it was struck by fire in the middle of Saturday evening’s service and staff had to evacuate diners before it was engulfed by flames. It is due to re-open towards the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023, with a new chef (Stephen Crawford); new kitchen; and new look (“light, airy and bright – contemporary Scottish”).
Celebrity chef Nick Nairn and wife Julia have taken over the Jam Jar restaurant up the road from their house and he is back behind the stoves alongside head chef Leon McIntrye (who has joined from Edinburgh restaurant Baba) at this all-day family-friendly bistro/café, which opened in spring 2020. We’ve rated it quite conservatively given limited initial feedback, but one early report is a rave: “such a lovely place, with an excellent menu and wine selection”.
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Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4HR
|Wednesday||10 am‑10 pm|
|Thursday||10 am‑10 pm|
|Friday||10 am‑10 pm|
|Saturday||10 am‑10 pm|
|Sunday||10 am‑6 pm|