It is safe to say Glasgow is not lacking in restaurants to choose from. However, there can never be too many. Thankfully, new spots and bars keep popping up constantly around the city, and we’re officially getting three brand new restaurants from the Glasgow-born Chef Nico Simeone, who is behind Six By Nico and Six Company.
The Six Company has announced opening three restaurants for 2024, with a three million pound investment into the city’s restaurant scene that includes a new flagship Six by Nico in Merchant City.
Chef Nico Simeone was born and bred in Glasgow and has Italian roots. Chef grew up with Mediterranean foodie being the core of the family, with his earliest memories being of his mother’s Italian cooking, helping her in the kitchen and large family meals around the table. His colourful career led him to own eleven restaurants around Scotland, England and Ireland, as well as a BBC Scotland series Nico’s Menu Mission (available on iPlayer).
Six By Nico Merchant City
Six By Nico will see a brand new branch in Glasgow’s Merchant City opening its doors on January 15 on Albion Street, taking on a sleek new look. While guests can still enjoy the signature experience with an ever-changing theme and six courses, the restaurant itself will follow an elegant theme. Plus, all the bookings from Finnieston will then be automatically moved to the new flagship site.
Unfortunately, this means Six By Nico in Finnieston will be no more from January 14. However, fear not, for the site will be transformed into a brand new concept called Sole Club. Sole Club boasts an innovative take on chippies, with one side being a takeaway spot, and the other side of the site is actually a speakeasy fish restaurant. Sole Club is set to open in February, 2024 on Argyle Street, inviting guests to try something unique.
Somewhere By Nico
Somewhere By Nico is Scotland’s first cocktail-tasting experience in Glasgow’s West End on Byres Road, and is set to “redefine what a bar experience looks like by blending storytelling, multi-sensory mixology and experience together.” Think Six By Nico, just for cocktails. Every six weeks, the bar will have a new theme following innovative concoctions. What is more, the spot offers not only cracking cocktails, but also tasting dishes to pair with the drinks.
Six Company Chief Executive and founder Nico Simeone said: “Our team is driven daily by the challenge to constantly create and reinvent. We are dedicated to being different, never resting on our laurels, and continuously striving to create the best customer experiences. Marking our six-year journey with such a significant evolution of experiences in our home town and reaffirming our commitments to the city seems like the best way to celebrate the next stage in our company vision.“