Hunky Dory Group and Di Maggio’s Restaurant Group partner for new Glasgow venue

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Hunky Dory Group and Di Maggio’s Restaurant Group partner for new Glasgow venue

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Scottish restaurant group Hunky Dory Group has unveiled plans for a new contemporary Chinese restaurant in Glasgow.

Called Zhima – which translates to sesame in Mandarin - it will open on the former site of Prezzo on St Vincent Place in Glasgow city centre next month following a £1m investment at the site.

The restaurant will serve a menu of dishes with Cantonese, Hunan, and Sichuan dishes and will have a private dining room for up to 12 guests and a cocktail bar serving a small plates offer.

The new restaurant will be the ninth opening for Hunky Dory Group, which operates city centre spots including Chaakoo Bombay Cafe, Panang, and Topolabamba, and is being launched in partnership with Scottish restaurateurs Mario Gizzi and Tony Connetta of Di Maggio’s Restaurant Group.

“We’re so excited to bring Zhima to Glasgow city centre, where it will add something new to a burgeoning dining destination. The concept has been in development for close to four years but finding the right site was the key," says Paul Sloan, co-founder of Hunky Dory Dining Group.

“Chinese food is a big part of Glasgow’s culture and the Zhima concept champions this. We’ve recruited chefs with more than 20 years’ experience working in Asian-fusion restaurants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and hope to bring to Glasgow what Hakkasan does to London and Tattu does to Edinburgh – an elegant, adventurous dining destination.”

“There aren’t many places in the city centre where diners can go and get properly dressed up and that’s the point of difference we’re bringing to this part of Glasgow. It’s all about elevating customer experiences and providing a late night venue with a bit of glam and sophistication.”

Zhima will open on 17 April.


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