A POPULAR restaurant in Shawlands has announced its closure.

La Mediterranea, on Kilmarnock Road, will shut next Monday, May 30.

In their farewell Facebook post, the owners also announced that they are taking on a new project, but didn't provide any details.

It said: "It is with heavy hearts we have to announce La Mediterranea will be closing as of Monday 30 May.

"We have an exciting new venture coming in the next few months and will be putting all our energy into this.

"We want to thank all our customers for their support over the last year, as it has been much appreciated. Pop in and see us this weekend to say bye!

"We hope to see you in our new place also….watch this space for the exciting news coming in the coming months.

"Ciao for now, Team La Med"

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Customers were quick to express their mixed emotions in the comments.

One person said: "Aw I'm gonna miss you guys, good luck with your new venture."

Another replied: "Ah, we’ll miss our favourite brunch spot so much! Excited for your new venture!

Best of luck to Jamie and the team."