Restaurant refurb is a work of art


A RESTAURATEUR took an unusual approach to a recent refurbishment project when he recruited a top graffiti artist to help spruce up his venue.

Andrew McRobbie, who opened Mongolian restaurant Khublai Khans in Glasgow’s Merchant City in 1998 as a sister to his Edinburgh venue, opted to revamp the interior of the Glasgow eatery earlier this year.
In addition to new furniture and a facelift for the bar, McRobbie sought an artist to create some new imagery.
When the restaurant first opened, artist Graeme Wilcox – at that time a recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art – created a mural for one of the walls. With Wilcox now a renowned artist, McRobbie went in search of someone that could breathe new life onto the restaurant’s walls.
Enter Glasgow graffiti artist Rogue One, who created murals across two walls; one a Mongolian landscape, the other an Asian-style dragon (pictured).
McRobbie told SLTN the murals provide “something a bit different; something people can look at and admire while they’re having a meal”.