Greek restaurant Halloumi has been shortlisted for the coveted title of best restaurant in the UK’s biggest industry awards. The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is a competition dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces.
Specialising in Modern Greek cuisine, the restaurant that opened on Hope Street last August is the only Scottish finalist in the standalone UK restaurant category against seven finalists UK-wide.
Halloumi was designed by CM Design Consultants and the 70-seater restaurant boasts a warm, light interior, with stripped-back décor, white and blue washed walls, and an open plan kitchen, all of which give a real authentic Mediterranean-feel to the space.
It is operated by The Rotunda Group – co-owned and operated by Kevin Campbell and Toni Carbajosa. Kevin Campbel co-founder of The Rotunda Group said: “We set out with the vision to create a space that our family would be proud to eat in outside of Greece and to be recognised by leading awards is both humbling and really rewarding. To be the only Glasgow restaurant in the category is an achievement and we can’t wait for the awards later this year.”
Toni Carbajosa, co-founder of The Rotunda Group continues: “Halloumi is a slice of sunshine on Hope Street. We opened in August and the reception from Glasgow has been fantastic; welcoming our healthy sun-drenched dishes and embracing our Mediterranean heritage. We really feel that you could be in Athens when you walk through our doors.”
The winners of the 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards will be announced during a ceremony at London’s King’s Cross on the October 5.