Graeme Cheevers to open fine dining restaurant in Glasgow, and eyes awards

Chef Graeme Cheevers will open his first solo venture, a restaurant named Unalome, in Glasgow next year.

Unalome is scheduled to launch in February, and will replace the Sisters restaurant in Finnieston thanks to a £350,000 investment.

As many as 50 jobs are expected to be created.

The restaurant will seat 60 and will open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, with a modern European menu of seasonal dishes changing weekly.

Cheevers was formerly head chef at the Isle of Eriska hotel from 2018-2020, where he won a Michelin star.

He previously headed up the kitchen at Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond and maintained its one-star rating throughout.

Cheevers has been open about fostering similar ambitions for Unalome. If he succeeds, he will see Glasgow achieve its first Michelin star in almost two decades.

The city has been without the award since Gordon Ramsay’s Amaryllis at the One Devonshire Gardens hotel closed in 2004. Chef Andrew Fairlie won a star while head chef at the same hotel in 1994.

Cheevers said: “It is scary going solo, but I feel like I’m now at a point in my career where I’m ready and I have the confidence and experience to take it forward and make it a success.

“Unalome will be a dining experience unlike anything else you’ll find in the city. But, it will also be accessible and relaxed so that everyone can come and enjoy it. I don’t want it to be an occasion restaurant – I want people to visit again and again and experience something slightly different every time.

“We’re hitting the ground running and have high hopes to achieve Glasgow’s first Michelin star since 2004 within our first year. To follow the successes of Andrew Fairlie or Gordon Ramsay in Glasgow would be incredible. I can’t wait to get started.”

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