Location, alongside superb cooking, has played a big part in Cail Bruich’s continued success... even after ten years it’s still a pleasure to come to work in a place with a view of the Botanic Gardens
Right from the start in 2008, Cail Bruich set out to provide the very best of Scottish produce through their ambitious, innovative menus. The restaurant now employs twenty local staff and continues to thrive in its prime location on the Great Western Road.
Location, alongside superb cooking, has played a big part in Cail Bruich’s continued success. Paul says that even after ten years it’s still a pleasure to come to work in a place with a view of the Botanic Gardens, close to the lovely Georgian terraces, the bustle of Byres Road and the very best of the west end.
To the brothers Charalambous, GWR has its own distinct personality. There’s such a tremendous variety of businesses along its length, and the quality of produce and products is fantastic. Parking remains a problem for customers and staff alike, but transport links are great, and what’s not to like about a walk through the park on your way to work or for a meal at Cail Bruich?
Chris and Paul have struck up good friendships with other local businesses and regular customers alike. It’s a shame that not everyone takes pride in the area they live or work in - fly-tipping and litter present perennial problems, and simply doesn’t look good.
There’s definitely scope for collective marketing of the area, and it would be good to see a distinct brand developed for everyone who trades along GWR. There’s a bit of a revival along the street as it is, maybe the time is right to step up the pace of improvement.