New Glasgow restaurant Hazel opens this month

One of Glasgow's highly anticipated new restaurants opens this month, led by French chef Eric Avenier. 

Located on George Street, and part of the £100m Love Loan development, the 100-cover restaurant Hazel officially opens to the public on 13 November.

Themes of nature run through the venue, with the centrepiece of the Hazel tree inspired by the Glasgow coat of arms (which depicts the legend of St Mungo) that gave the venue its name. The tree's branches create a dappled-light effect across the tables, evoking a sense of the outdoors. 

"We are immensely proud of Hazel and its first menu and cannot wait to welcome diners living in and visiting Glasgow," says chef Avenier. 

"We have set out to bring something new and exciting to Glasgow with Hazel, and this menu reflects that. The blend of large and sharing plates caters for classic and modern dining – people will love it!"

The restaurant will operate for lunch and dinner, with an express lunch menu also available to cater for shoppers, as well as office workers in the city centre. 

Hazel's debut menu features Mediterranean-inspired dishes, including sharing, small and large plates, with a focus on locally sourced fresh, seasonal Scottish ingredients. An extensive wine and drinks menu will include the restaurant's signature Hazel 75 cocktail and an indulgent £20 Crossbill 200 Martini. 

Chef Avenier has worked in and led hotel and restaurant kitchens in both France and Scotland, including six years as head chef at The Atlantic Bar and Brasserie, and two years as executive head chef at Mar Hall Hotel. 

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