GLOBAL cuisine, quality cocktails and fine wines are central to the offer at a new bar in the centre of Bridge of Allan.
Queen’s House is a joint venture between Graham Suttle and Mo Clark, directors of Kained Holdings – the company behind Glasgow venues Lebowskis, Porter & Rye and The Finnieston and Rogue in St Andrews – and Doug Wood of wine merchant WoodWinters.
The all-day offer at the venue includes a selection of small plates as well as a charcoal grill range featuring meat from local farms, breakfast pastries, brunch and light meals and an extensive drinks range that incorporates beers, wines and spirits as well as cocktails.
“I had originally wanted to keep it simpler but given the depth of offer around us and how good it was, I felt we should push the boat out and bring something to the area that hadn’t been seen before,” said Suttle.
“In terms of the food, the flexibility of our menu means we are offering up a global small plates menu that utilises local produce in an exciting and creative way, showcasing local as well as global flavours and styles.
“The addition of our flatbreads means we can provide a more casual approach to family dining midweek, and our specialist charcoal grill gives us a high-end finish to meats and vegetables from wagyu to whole fish.
“Our drinks menu is very much a treat for anyone who visits. While we focus on a number of specific draught options to keep everyone satisfied, it does feature local organic Scottish ales, American ales and Spanish lagers with of course a great pint of the Black Stuff completing the offer.
“Our cocktails have been created in-house with fun and theatre at the forefront of the offer. From smoke bubbles to infusions, each drink has been carefully curated to make the best of local and global brands along with creative garnishes and unique flavours.”
Suttle added that the venue’s wine list, supplied by WoodWinters – which neighbours Queen’s House – “is one of the biggest draws”.
“From small producers to big name Champagne houses, the list is a delight to read and even more spectacular to drink,” he said.
“The chance to hold personal tastings next door is a unique addition to our service as well as our weekend magnum service with special guest servers on the evening. It is a truly epic wine offer.”
Wood said the new venue has been “a real passion project” for the team, while having Queen’s House and WoodWinters in adjacent properties “will allow us to showcase to our customers in both a retail and a luxury bar environment”.