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Former Glasgow bar that featured in Trainspotting to be turned into west end restaurant

A former bar in Glasgow which was used as a filming location for the original Trainspotting film is set to be transformed into a new west end restaurant by Kained Holdings.

Published: November 15, 2016
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The Queen Margaret Drive venue - the former Crosslands bar - which featured in an iconic scene with Robert Carlyle's Begbie from the 1996 hit, will re-open later this month as the Kelbourne Saint.

The newest concept from Kained Holdings, the group behind the Finnieston, Porter & Rye and the Drugstore Social, it will be the eighth venue launched by directors Graham Suttle, Mo Clark and Scott Arnott, with two further establishments set to open in December.

Managing Director Graham Suttle said: “We have always set out to do what excites us, and our customers share in that excitement. Mo, Scott and I are extremely proud of what we’ve built and refuse to stand still.

“We’ll continue to surprise and delight with everything we do.”

The former Crosslands Bar featured in the original Trainspotting. Picture: Google

The former Crosslands Bar featured in the original Trainspotting. Picture: Google

Entering its tenth year of business since launching the original Lebowski’s in 2007, the brand has been at the forefront of Finnieston's transformation into a popular hotbed for independent bars and restaurants.

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“With every new venue, we pride ourselves on the same ethically sourced, sustainable produce, provided in the most innovative way possible”, continued Graham.

“We always look to stay ahead of the game. People have come to associate an extremely high standard of food, drink and experience when visiting our locations.

“At the Kelbourne Saint, the quality and creativity will be exactly what people have come to expect of Kained Holdings, packaged in an entirely new way. With every restaurant and bar we open, we aim to integrate ourselves into the community, engage customers and help the local area.

“This new venue, will be no different. We already feel part of the Queen Margaret Drive community.”

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