About Us

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LOOK US UP

Mitchells Restaurant was founded in 1989 North Street, Charing Cross. Located one block from the Mitchell Library where the name originated. A further site was added, Ashton Lane in the west end in 1994. Our boast then was "two great restaurants one fine reputation". The fine reputation is now restricted to Mitchells here in Carmunnock as it soon became such the favorite we sadly closed the city sites to concentrate all our efforts here in the south sides starting in the spring of 2001.

The owners
Angus & Veronica Boyd

Angus ~ the panhandler has been at the stove since 1968. Initially trained with the old regime BTH British Transport Hotels at the original Malmaison in the late 60's and Gleneagles Hotel in the early 70's. Worked as a chef instructor at University of Strathclyde Scottish Hotel School. Probably the most enviable job he had was working for five years as personal chef to a wealthy Scottish family on board their yachts here in the west coast of Scotland and in the Mediterranean. Returning to the restaurant industry, he opened the Waterside restaurant in Strathaven where he gained entry to all the reputable good food guides. He spent almost twenty years spearheading the Mitchells culinary teams and managed to cater for King (B.B.), Queen (H.M.) and a plethora of musical legends whilst they were appearing in Glasgow. A five-year stint as the Daily Records food columnist did him no harm.




Veronica ~ the brains of the outfit spent most of her time raising the family then successfully completed a law degree. The initial southside management failed to meet her exacting standards and Veronica was at the helm within six months of the restaurant opening. Her new baby Mitchells South side soon received her full attention and we have all benefitted from her intervention. Some of her front of house staff have more than a decade of experience at Mitchells, do the treasured regulars come to visit the girls or sample the boys culinary delights? Either way we are happy to see them and hopefully yourself sooner rather than later.

The chef ~ Gary Ward

Within the first month of opening. Gary Ward a young man in his late twenties arrived with a thick Liverpool /scouse accent, a ponytail and a glowing reference from Glasgow's Rogano where he was the senior sous chef. Pretty soon his cooking did the talking this time the only heavy accent was on his classical French cuisine. The only training he is focusing on now is being a dad to his young son born here in Carmunnock 2002. Wow time flies.