Nick's on Henderson Street


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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options


Celebrity chef Nick Nairn, together with his wife Julia, has opened Nick’s on Henderson Street in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire. Nairn, who first found fame on Ready Steady Cook in the nineties, is currently taking a hands-on approach in the kitchen with his team, which includes Leon McIntrye, formerly of Edinburgh’s Baba Restaurant in Edinburgh, as head chef.

The all-day restaurant occupies the former site of the British/Scottish restaurant Jam Jar, which is on the town’s main street. With space for 75 covers inside and a further 60 in the garden out back, Nick’s on Henderson Street is being marketed as a family-friendly restaurant where folks can drop in any time from 8am until late for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

It’s also family-run as Nick, who was born and bred in Stirling, is joined by various members of his family who are taking shifts front of house. It’s the chef’s first joint venture, though he also runs a cookery school in the Port of Menteith and Kailyard by Nick Nairn at the Doubletree Hilton in Dunblane.

On the menu at Nick’s on Henderson Street, diners will find classic café and bistro dishes given a contemporary twist. Breakfast items include reasonably-priced dishes such as toasted Wild Hearth sourdough with butter and jam; house pancakes served either with maple syrup and smoked streaky bacon or forest fruits, skyr and fresh mint; eggs Benedict, Florentine and royale, plus a selection of morning rolls.

From noon onwards, the kitchen serves up a range of sandwiches with hearty fillings such as chargrilled minute steak, Grana Padano, caramelised onion and wild rocket, and a “proper” cheese and ham toastie, along with a selection of pizzas with toppings as simple as garlic butter, rosemary and Grana Padano, and as elaborate as miso aubergine, rose harissa, chermoula, toasted pine nuts, brandy soaked raisins and pomegranate.

Main dishes cover the spectrum of meat and fish, from venison to North Sea haddock, and there are several options for vegetarian and vegan diners.  


Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Nick's on Henderson Street?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Nick's on Henderson Street.

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Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, FK9 4HR

01786 831616 01786 831616


Opening Times

All day
Mon 08:00-22:30
Tue 08:00-22:30
Wed 08:00-22:30
Thu 08:00-22:30
Fri 08:00-22:30
Sat 08:00-22:30
Sun 08:00-22:30


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2 Reviews 


31 May 2021  
Food & Drink 2
Service 3
Atmosphere 1.5
Value 1
Chef ?needs to look at menu and ensure serving up as advertised and edible.

None of our couses arrived as described on the menu. A platter in a prawn cocktail bowl without the salmon and avacado ? Fish wrong way up covering soggy chips and no veg, scallops minus the black pudding, roast beef cold and very sad looking ( the carrot was ok). Very disapointing Nick to put your name to this, more in kitchen training required I think although a lot of folks would be happy just getting out and sitting at a table, this was not good food. Note that two of the main courses were tepid.

The serving staff were trying there best.


25 August 2020  
Food & Drink 5
Service 2
Atmosphere 4
Value 2.5
Saturday saunter

We arrived at 2.15pm on Saturday 22nd August 2020 for lunch. We had eaten here when it was the Jam jar so very keen to eat at Nick's. We were shown to our table and quickly given menus. We would have loved a jug of water whilst we perused the menu but it wasn t given to any diners unless asked for.

our main courses were beef medallions and sea bass. Both were excellent. One coffee ordered no biscuit or tablet - I always love just a small piece to eat with the coffee! The other order was the ice cream sundae - what a poor sundae no berries or sorbet. It was as if the sundae had been half completed- sent back and then the proper one was returned- delicious ??

service not 100% sadly food especially mains well worth the trip...

staff need more training we think ??  

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