California style comes to Glasgow. And it’s So L.A.
RUSK & RUSK the Glaswegian group behind The Butchershop Bar & Grill, Hutchesons City Grill, and The Spanish Butcher, unveil their latest restaurant, bar and event space, So L.A.
Situated on 43 Mitchell Street, the new all-day venue is inspired by the vibrancy and diversity of the American West Coast’s drinking and dining scene.
Inside, beyond the venue’s floor to ceiling glass frontage, is a large space created to pay homage to the atmosphere and energy of downtown L.A. channelled through the restaurant’s urban walkway, sweeping charcoal leather booths and neon-rimmed light backdrops.
“California has always been a real pioneer when it comes to the culinary arts”
In the bar area to the front of the venue, a striking 25-foot fluted teak, concrete-topped bar takes centre stage. Carefully considered lush foliage and floor-standing antique mirrors contrasted with concrete wall tiles combine raw and natural design elements.
Beneath the bar and restaurant is The White Box – a spectacular, subterranean urban garden designed for private functions. White exposed brick walls, stylish lighting and an ostentatious entrance come together to create a highly flexible city centre space.
Conceptualised by James and Louise Rusk, the duo behind the RUSK & RUSK collection, the 150-cover bar and restaurant is the group’s most ambitious project yet. Louise Rusk, co-owner, comments, “We are incredibly excited to open the doors to So L.A. At RUSK & RUSK, we are deeply committed to bringing the best, progressive cuisine and cutting-edge spaces to Scotland – and we believe, So L.A. delivers on both of these things in a big way.”
James Rusk added, “California has always been a real pioneer when it comes to the culinary arts— from its extraordinary use of fresh produce to its rich and moody neon-lined interiors. So L.A. is a new concept that channels all of this and pushes the boundaries of our current offering, and we’re incredibly excited that it’s finally here.”
43 Mitchell Street, Glasgow G1 3LA
Tel: +44 (0)141 473 7333
RUSK & RUSK are a leading Scottish independent hospitality and lifestyle group Headquartered in Glasgow, the business boasts three established and successful dining brands across the city, each having their own distinctive characteristics and unique identity. With a focus on providing fully rounded dining experiences, the group has created spaces that excite the senses and amplify emotions, achieved through meticulous detail to music, art, design, performance and food.