Kained Holdings’ latest venture the Kelbourne Saint opens its doors on Queen Margaret Drive
The long wait is over as the transformation of the Crosslands pub on Queen Margaret Drive– a location made famous in Trainspotting – is complete.
The Kelbourne Saint, a bar and restaurant specialising in natural produce, is officially open for business from Thursday December 1 and will deliver something completely unique to Glasgow. And that’s not just the fact it features the same balcony where Begbie famously threw a pint glass from in the Irvine Welsh film.
The Queen Margaret Drive location is the latest unit to be launched by Kained Holdings, the team behind some of Scotland’s most popular bars and restaurants, including Lebowski’s, The Finnieston and Porter & Rye. The group has invested more than £500,000 in the project.
This new location will continue the team’s mission to “surprise and delight” with a customer-facing rotisserie featuring an array of wonders from herb-fed chicken to roast pineapple to suckling pig.
Kained Holdings MD Graham Suttle said: “The Glasgow restaurant scene is extremely competitive, that’s why we always strive to be as creative as possible and deliver something different from the norm.
“Drinking and dining at the Kelbourne Saint will be a change in style from our other restaurants but with the same commitment to ethically-sourced, sustainable produce.
“Our aim is to bring people together and enjoy our new menu, family style. Our chickens have had time to grow slowly and roam free on Scottish farms, meaning they have the time to develop the finest flavour and texture.
“Months of consultation went into everything from the food and drink, right down to the décor and service. First and foremost, we look to create venues that we would want to visit.