Restaurant group set to mark tenth year in business by opening, eighth, ninth and tenth venues
The team often credited with sparking Finnieston’s transformation into one of the UK’s “hippest places to live” has secured another West End location.
The Kebourne Saint is the newest concept from Kained Holdings, the group behind the Finnieston, Porter & Rye and the Drugstore Social, as well a number of other popular institutions across Glasgow’s West End and beyond.
The Queen Margaret Drive venue - the former Crosslands bar which was used as a filming location for the original Trainspotting film - will open later this month.
The Kelbourne Saint will be the eighth venue launched by directors Graham Suttle, Mo Clark and Scott Arnott, with two more in the pipeline for December.
Managing Director Graham Suttle said: “We have always set out to do what excites us, and our customers share in that excitement. Mo, Scott and I are extremely proud of what we’ve built and refuse to stand still.
“We’ll continue to surprise and delight with everything we do.”
Kained Holdings is now set to enter its tenth year of business after launching Lebowski’s in 2007. Then, Finnieston was very different to what it is now and Lebowski’s sister bars have since launched in Edinburgh and Glasgow’s southside.
With four units in Finnieston, Kained Holdings has been at the forefront of the area’s transformation into a buzzing hotbed for independent bars and restaurants. More than 150 people are currently employed by the group, with that figure set to rise in coming months.
“With every new venue, we pride ourselves on the same ethically sourced, sustainable produce, provided in the most innovative way possible”, continued Graham.
“We always look to stay ahead of the game. People have come to associate an extremely high standard of food, drink and experience when visiting our locations.
“At the Kelbourne Saint, the quality and creativity will be exactly what people have come to expect of Kained Holdings, packaged in an entirely new way. With every restaurant and bar we open, we aim to integrate ourselves into the community, engage customers and help the local area.
“This new venue, will be no different. We already feel part of the Queen Margaret Drive community.”
Kained Holdings recently added Independent Multiple Operator of The Year for 2016 at the SLTN Awards to its long list of awards. The group currently supports a number of charitable organisations, including The Prince's Trust, Action for Children and Yes Chef