Glasgow the largest beer garden plan unveiled at the iconic Finnieston restaurant


The Rotunda revealed plans for Glasgow ” s “largest beer garden” as soon as the lock-in restrictions allow. The iconic restaurant in Finnieston will re-launch with a space outside the Cranside Kitchen to serve meals, alcohol and other hot and cold drinks.

Under the new plans, the areas currently used for parking and a private patio will be transformed into a food market and beer garden.

The free-to-enter the place will be open seven days a week, offering food from the likes of la Rioja, Halloumi, Pickled Ginger, Kilmurry & Co, and The Rotunda.

The centerpiece of the new Cranside Kitchen, two “pergola” style of marquees to cover the customers, new trees and greenery, industrial, walls, custom, picnic tables and outdoor furnishings.

The site has a capacity of over 200 guests.

The company said that the strict social distancing guidelines will be put in place, and there will be limits on the amounts at a time to avoid overcrowding.

The Rotunda building of the bathrooms will be open for clients and toilet facilities for the safe management will be maintained at all times.

Hygiene measures are also in course of preparation for making the place safe for all customers. The staff will be to wear a mask, gloves, and a very strict separation of the two meter rule will be in place on the site.

Restaurateur Toni Carbajosa said: “We believe that a beer garden will be a great addition to the iconic site.

“If the Prime Minister gets up on the Thursday and made the announcement that we will be ready to go, we hope, within a period of 24 hours.

“We have worked with local authorities and with the licensing board and of the adaptation of our activities in line with the directives of the Government.

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“Our teams are happy to return to work and customers can be assured that all necessary security measures will be in place before we open to the public. ”

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was “optimistic” that the country could be able to enter Phase 2, June 18.


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