Group prepares for tenth year

Finnieston revival team ready to raise the bar

graham-suttleOne of the inspirations behind Finnieston’s transformation into one of the UK’s “hippest places to live” has secured another location in Glasgow’s west end. 

The Kelbourne Saint is the newest concept from Kained Holdings, the group behind the Finnieston, Porter & Rye and the Drugstore Social, as well a number of other popular institutions in the area.  

Based in Queen Margaret Drive, the former Crosslands bar was used as a filming location for the original Trainspotting film and will open later this month.

The Kelbourne Saint will be the eighth venue launched by directors Graham Suttle (pictured), Mo Clark and Scott Arnott, with two more in the pipeline for December. 

Managing director Mr 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.”

Kained Holdings is entering its tenth year of business after launching Lebowski’s in 2007. Since then other bars have launched in Edinburgh and Glasgow’s southside. 

With four units in Finnieston, Kained Holdings has been at the forefront of the area’s transformation into a buzzing hotbed for independent bars and restaurants. More than 150 staff are currently employed by the group, with that figure set to rise in coming months.

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

“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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