No Sixteen closed suddenly in January. Now it’s back in business with some former employees at the helm. Donald Reid pays a visit
A few years back, Joel Pomfret worked front-of-house at No Sixteen on Byres Road for Margaret and Ronald Campbell, the couple who had established the bijou restaurant as one of the most fondly regarded bistros in Glasgow’s West End. Working alongside him was chef Gerry Mulholland, a fellow native of the island of Arran, and the pair got talking about running their own place together.
When we worked here we’d say that this was the perfect place to own, but we knew there was no way we’d ever get it,’ ‘It was such a busy little restaurant, with such a good reputation. Then in January this year Gerry called me up to say, “You’ll never believe it but No Sixteen has closed down.” I phoned up straight away.’