A NEW gastropub will open in the city’s West End.

Nico Simone, who is behind popular restaurants Six by Nico and 111 by Nico, will launch his new venture Public House by Nico on Great Western Road, on the site of former city boozer The Mallard.

Chef Nico Simeone said: “This is a new chapter for our restaurant portfolio.

“Our team will deliver great comfort food, but in a refined way.

“The menu will feature small plates based on classic pub grub and will be available all day with an additional brunch menu for Saturday and Sundays.”

The pub is due to open early December and refurbishment works are already underway.

Public House by Nico will be located at 333 Great Western Road.

It will open Tuesday to Fridays from 12pm and from 9am every weekend.