Whitbread steak concept with open kitchen heads north of the border

Bar + Block

Whitbread’s contemporary high street steak brand, Bar + Block, is heading north of the border with sites in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Glasgow restaurant is the brand’s first in Scotland and opens for business today, while the Edinburgh branch will follow later this year.

It is also launching a new site in Milton Keynes today, taking the portfolio to 17 sites.

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The new units will follow the steak house’s all-day trading format – serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

The menu puts the spotlight on high quality 30-day aged steaks in a variety of cuts and sizes, hand cut to order, at an accessible price point with the signature ‘Butcher’s Block’ offering limited time only rotating steak specials.

Also on the menu are fresh burgers ground on-site, salads, grills and grazing plates whilst an express menu, served in under 10 minutes, is available for £10 Monday to Friday.

The modern design in both restaurants is inspired by the theatre of food and drink.

Signature features include a central statement bar with copper detailing and a large open kitchen, complemented by reclaimed wood, high quality fabrics, comfy seating and warm lighting are signature features.

Whitbread’s Rebecca Donaldson said: “We’re very excited to be back in business post a year full of restrictions and to be in the position to begin growing the Bar + Block brand again. We are thrilled to be opening our first restaurant in Scotland and in Milton Keynes and are gearing up for a busy summer.”

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