A popular Korean restaurant brand has opened a second venue in Glasgow's West End this week. 

Bibimbap West is inspired by hearty food culture of Seoul. The new west end restaurant also introduces BibimBBQ: mini grills have been built into the 25 cover mezzanine level of the restaurant and allows customers to orderplatters of meat and vegetables with accompanying sauces to cook their own meals at the table. 

The original Bibimbap, located on West Nile Street in the city centre, opened in March 2018 and has been very popular with Glasgow’s residents for its quirky style and modern Korean cuisine.

Named after a Korean comfort food (pronounced as ‘bee-beem-bahp’) which consists of a bowl of warm white rice topped with vegetables and chilli pepper paste, soy sauce, or fermented soybean paste.

As well as this famous dish, other Korean staples including Kimchi, deopbap, Yum Yum fried chicken, soup and noodles feature on the menu.

Neon lights in geometric shapes bring in a densely-populated, downtown Seoul feel to the new restaurant with vivid colours echoed by up-ended parasols suspended from the ceiling.

K-Pop movies played through projectors onto the venue walls allows pop culture to meet a high-energy hub of Korean food, drink and culture. 

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The grill-it-yourself Korean BBQ set menu starts includes a selection of meats: Pork Belly Slice, LA Galbi and Spicy Pork Neck as well as vegetables and sauces to cook at your leisure, overseen by Bibimbap West Head Chef Bong.

Founder and Restaurateur Kevin Campbell said:

"Partick Bridge Street is the perfect location for our second Bibimbap site introducing the Korean Barbeque to the West End community. It has almost been 2 years since we first introduced Bibimbap to Glasgow and food-obsessed diners will now be able to tuck into our extensive menu featuring a range of traditional and modern Korean dishes". 

Bibimbap west is located on Partick Bridge Street comes from the team behind Glasgow's Halloumi, Mezcal and Rioja and has created 20 new jobs for the area. 

Open from midday to 1am, Monday through to Sunday at 2 Partick Bridge Street, Glasgow G11 6PL.