It’s all Hunky Dory at Glasgow’s new Asian fusion spot

A glossy Chinese restaurant which justifies dressing up for dinner opens in Glasgow city centre next week. Paul Sloan of the Hunky Dory Group hopes Zhima will “bring to Glasgow what Hakkasan does to London and Tattu does to Edinburgh – an elegant, adventurous dining destination“.

The million-pound pound project has been in development for four years, with chefs recruited from Asian-fusion restaurants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi creating a menus influenced by the cuisines of Canton, Hunan and Sichuan.

Paul says the dining room and cocktail bar are “elegant and contemporary”, encouraging guests to make a real night out of their meal. “There aren’t many places in the city centre where diners can get properly dressed up, and that’s the point of difference we’re bringing to this part of Glasgow. It’s about elevating customer experiences and providing a late-night venue with a bit of glam and sophistication.

Zhima – meaning sesame in Mandarin – has taken over the former Prezzo site in St Vincent Place next to Buchanan Street. It is Hunky Dory’s ninth venue, this time in partnership with Mario Gizzi and Tony Connetta of Di Maggio’s Restaurant Group.

The restaurant launches next Wednesday, April 17, and will be open seven days a week from 12noon to 10.30pm with business lunch, pre-theatre and evening menus.

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