INDUSTRY INVESTMENT: The Gardener

New to the popular Ashton Lane eating and drinking scene in Glasgow’s west end is The Gardener, focusing on cocktails and coffee.

Now installed in the site of the former Lane Vinyl Bar and bringing something a little different to this vibrant area of the city, The Gardener – its name inspired by the selection of botanical drinks on offer – is serving up a raft of quality cocktails including unique alcohol-free recipes for designated drivers follow a major refurbishment and investment by operator G1 Group.

As well as creating quality cocktails, the team at The Gardener have been making their own gin. Made from yarrow, lemon balm and hyssop, the handcrafted botanical liquor is available exclusively at the venue.

In other words, expect a whole host of fresh herbs, fruits and juices muddled together to create a rather exciting list of cocktails.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a menu packed full of fresh produce, The Gardener also does food to go for customers in a hurry. Mull of Kintyre cheddar, Ayrshire ham, cakes are from Glasgow baker Seb & Milli and freshly-made yogurt from artisan producer Katy Rodgers of Knockraich Farm in Stirlingshire are among the locally-sourced foodie delights.

Want your coffee sourced sustainably? There’s an outstanding artisan range from all over the world, available to sit in or enjoy on the move.

Darren Blackburn, head of beverage operations at G1 Group, said: “Designing the cocktails at The Gardener we wanted to deliver a simple, premium offer using limited products and ingredients which reflect the seasons.

“What the team have created is truly exceptional and we are really excited to bring this offer to Glasgow’s already great cocktail scene. The seasonality of the cocktails will allow us to change our menu every three months to reflect the flavours, smells and experience associated with each season.

“We see The Gardener as a creative hub within the estate so as a business we can stay at the forefront of the drinks industry in Scotland.”

www.thegardenerglasgow.co.uk

Images © Daniel McAvoy Photography

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