GLASGOW diners’ appetites are finally set to be filled as the city prepares to welcome a new, Californian-themed restaurant.

One of Scotland’s leading independent hospitality and lifestyle groups, Rusk & Rusk, revealed back in September that it was set to open the new concept, named So L.A. in the city centre.

Bosses then teased keen foodies online just last week when they revealed the opening date to be tomorrow.

So L.A. will open its doors on Mitchell Street, with the restaurant, bar and events

space giving a nod to the lifestyle and culture of the western US state.

Taking over the old Chop Chop unit, the venue will be serving unique dishes, including Szechuan duck doughnut, togarashi oysters – and even avocado soup.

Rusk & Rusk is the group behind some of Glasgow’s top restaurants, such as Hutchesons City Grill, The 158 Club Lounge, The Butchershop Bar & Grill, and The Spanish Butcher.

James Rusk, co-owner of Rusk & Rusk, previously said: “While our restaurant collection already boasts some of Glasgow’s most impeccably-designed establishments, each having their own distinctive characteristics and unique identity, so L.A. is a new concept which pushes the boundaries of our current offering.

“Our new venue is set to be a truly one-of-a-kind drinking and dining experience.”

“Being authentic and bringing depth to the dining experience are our core values, and these are reflected in everything we do.”

Shortly after their original announcement, bosses outlined “a first in Scotland” – with the addition of Instagram to its recruitment mix ahead the opening.

The group was looking to fill 80 positions across its portfolio of restaurants, with bosses hiring for a range of jobs, from chefs to front-of-house to management roles.

There were a variety of positions available at all levels for both part-time and full-time staff to work at the Mitchell Street eatery.

The business was encouraging applicants to get creative. Hopeful candidates were being urged to put their best filter forward by posting an image of their chosen dish or drink on Instagram, with an explanation of why it best described them.

Louise Rusk, co-owner of Rusk & Rusk, described how the group “takes pride” in its aesthetic, both on the plate and inside its venues.

She added: “Our decision to add Instagram as a recruitment channel was fuelled by a desire to tap into the vast number of people who express themselves through the platform.”

“This unique addition to our recruitment strategy provided us with a taste of candidates’ creative flare and skills, essential to succeed within Rusk & Rusk.”

Successful candidates were invited to a recruitment day held at Rusk & Rusk’s headquarters last month before final offers were made.