Restaurants, Bars and Cafes

New restaurant The Loveable Rogue to offer ‘hearty, unfussy and delicious food’

By Ellen Thomson at

Independent restaurant owners Joe Lazzerini and Amalia Colaluca are set to introduce their first concept to Glasgow’s West End this Autumn when they open ‘The Loveable Rogue’ on Great Western Road.

The Glasgow-based couple, who are partners in life and in business, will offer a flexible, relaxed and accessible pub style dining venue where everybody is welcome.

Diners are promised some of the best comfort foods Glasgow has to offer alongside a wide selection of wines, locally brewed ales, beers & spirits.

The Loveable Rogue

Independent restaurant owners Joe Lazzerini and Amalia Colaluca.

The venue on Great Western Road was formerly home to The Hebridean, the gastro-pub opened by top chef Nico Simeone.

The new 60-cover neighbourhood pub restaurant will showcase a seasonal well crafted menu using quality ingredients and local produce.

Dishes will include a unique twist on family favourites and traditional recipes including Lobster Mac’n’Cheese, a Classic Kiev with Curried Cauliflower and Roast Beef & Yorkshire Puddings.

‘Hearty and unfussy’

Head chef and co-owner Joe Lazzerini said: “We will offer hearty, unfussy and delicious food that everyone can tuck into.

“The all day menu will introduce a very different flavour profile for our guests and will offer a welcoming atmosphere and homely feel – a place that needs no pretence to go along at any time of the day and enjoy!”.

Glasgow based agency Maguires have been appointed by the duo to reimagine the new pub restaurant and work is currently under way.

The Loveable Rogue

The new 60-cover neighbourhood pub restaurant will showcase a seasonal well crafted menu.

Lazzerini and Colaluca took over the reins at 333 Great Western Road from Nico in February 2020 but plans to rebrand in April were put on hold due to the Covid-19 crisis.

The Loveable Rogue plans to create 10 new jobs as they open in the city.

Co-owner Amalia Colaluca said: “For us a good pub offers more than just the drinks available at the bar – it’s the small touches, the little things and the care put into everything that we believe will help us stand out.

“Combining our focus on comfort food and a friendly neighbourhood service – The Loveable Rogue will create a cosy dining environment that is dynamic yet relaxed – the kind of space Joe and I like to eat in.”

The Loveable Rogue

‘For us a good pub offers more than just the drinks available at the bar’

The Loveable Rogue will open its doors this Autumn at a date to be announced.

With covid-19 restrictions, the venue will open with a reduced capacity of 48.

* For more information and to find out when the new restaurant announces its opening date visit www.theloveablerogue.co.uk