ITALIAN restaurant group Vapiano has opened its second venue north of the border in Glasgow.
The new 293-cover eatery on Buchanan Street is said to offer fresh Italian cuisine in laid-back surroundings; each of the long oak tables has its own herb garden where guests can pick their own fresh herbs to garnish the dishes.
The two-storey outlet also has a separate bar area.
Vapiano said its menu is founded on “a love of honest, good and supremely fresh food”. Featuring various classics, as well as “new takes” on the traditional, the menu features pizzas, pastas, antipasti and salads – all of which are ordered directly from chefs in the open kitchen, where diners can see their dishes created.
Guests at Vapiano are encouraged to eat food to their own taste, with ingredients freely mixed and matched to order, as well as the various herb garnishes on each of the restaurant’s tables.
Phil Sermon, managing director of Vapiano, which has a restaurant in Edinburgh and three in England, said Glasgow’s “vibrant social scene provides the perfect backdrop for Vapiano”.
“Vapiano’s great central location on Buchanan Street in a building with such a deep history is ideal for post-work and weekend entertaining, celebrations and those simply wanting to jump out of the office for a quick lunch,” said Sermon.