Restaurant Nick’s on Henderson Street has opened its doors today (28 February) in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire.
The “family-friendly” restaurant is owned by Nik Nairn, together with his wife Julia, and serves classic cafe and bistro dishes with a “contemporary twist”.
Nick’s on Henderson Street fills the premises of the popular Jam Jar restaurant, run until December by Simon Littlejohn.
The restaurant comprises 75 covers inside plus an additional 60 covers outside.
The breakfast menu will include a range of house pancakes and its lunch and dinner menu will feature Budda bowls and sandwiches. Roma-style pizzas will also be served with three-day-aged dough with toppings which include ‘Great Glen venison salami’ and Campbells haggis’
The menu also includes a range of gourmet hot dogs made by independent producers from Dumfries and Galloway, Brigston and Co, served on a brioche bun, with caramelised onions, shallots and house beef chilli.
Nick Nairn, who is a chef, food consultant and broadcaster, said: “I was born and brought up just down the road from Bridge of Allan so this is something of a homecoming for me and my family. This is the first time I’ve ever worked in partnership like this and already all the family are getting involved in shifts front of house.
“In short, it’s a family-run restaurant that will appeal to other families, with food that’s recognisable but cooked really well and given a contemporary twist. Julia and I are delighted to be a part of Bridge of Allan’s thriving town centre – it’s our local after all too.”