THE owners of a much-loved Scottish restaurant are set to open new premises near to the popular venue.

Around £450,000 is expected to be invested in turning a unit at 11 Gibson Street, in Glasgow's west end, into a second location for Eusebi Deli.

The restaurant which will “focus on Mediterranean small plates” — as well as cocktails and natural wines.

The city’s Licensing Board awarded a provisional premises licence to the owners at a meeting on Friday, allowing the sale of alcohol from the site.

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Stephen McGowan, the licensing lawyer representing the firm, said Eusebi Deli is “a Glasgow phenomenon”, which has won “more awards than I’ve had hot lasagnas”.

He said the “fairly modest” new premises, with a capacity of 57, would have a “well known and experienced operator”. No trading name has been decided for the project, but it is expected to create around 35 jobs. 

McGowan, who was joined at the board meeting by Giovanna Eusebi, added: “All being well, they hope to open this new business to the public in the autumn.”