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Welcome to Elements, a simple and elegant fine dining restaurant in the heart of Bearsden, Glasgow.

We’re passionate about delivering exceptional food and service, utilising ingredients sourced from Scotland’s most committed producers and farmers.

Led by renowned Head Chef Gary Townsend, our aim is to provide our guests with an enticing and exploratory food experience, in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

We offer an evolving tasting menu and la carte option for evening service, with the addition of a smaller four course menu at lunch.

 

 

Chef’s counter table

For something unique, consider our chef’s counter, a distinctive and immersive dining experience that enables diners to witness the craftmanship, skill and precision of our Gary and his team – first-hand, up close and personal.

Our front of house team will be on-hand to guide you through our celebrated wine list, while you experience the revelations and secrets behind the creation of Gary’s stand-out dishes.

Spaces for 1 -5 guests, advance booking required.

Find us at: 19 New Kirk Road, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 3SP

Welcome to Elements, a simple and elegant fine dining restaurant in the heart of Bearsden, Glasgow.

We’re passionate about delivering exceptional food and service, utilising ingredients sourced from Scotland’s most committed producers and farmers.

Led by renowned Head Chef Gary Townsend, our aim is to provide our guests with an enticing and exploratory food experience, in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

We offer an evolving tasting menu and la carte option for evening service, with the addition of a smaller four course menu at lunch.

Chef’s counter table

For something unique, consider our chef’s counter, a distinctive and immersive dining experience that enables diners to witness the craftmanship, skill and precision of our Gary and his team – first-hand, up close and personal.

Our front of house team will be on-hand to guide you through our celebrated wine list, while you experience the revelations and secrets behind the creation of Gary’s stand-out dishes.

Spaces for 1 -5 guests, advance booking required.

Find us at: 19 New Kirk Road, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 3SP

About Elements

Elements is Gary Townsend’s first solo venture. A fine dining restaurant, delivering a unique experience that changes with the seasons, just ten minutes from the centre of Glasgow in the centre of Bearsden.

Gary’s dishes are often described as bold and adventurous, but at the heart of his creativity lies a strong commitment to provenance, utilising the highest quality and most sustainable produce.

Gary champions local wherever possible, but sources the best and often unique ingredients from across the world.

Gary’s inspiration is eclectic, and his global influences – some Asian, some Nordic, and of course classical French – are evident in his passionate and unique style of cooking.

The aim for Elements – an exceptional dining experience in a welcoming and relaxed setting.

“The importance of a perfectly
cooked piece of fish, a polished plate,
the correct cutlery, folding of a
napkin, knowing the location of our
produce, delivering delight in the
presentation of our petit fours,
all these things are the elements that
create special memories and
long-lasting experiences for our
customers.”

GARY TOWNSEND

About Elements

Elements is Gary Townsend’s first solo venture. A fine dining restaurant, delivering a unique experience that changes with the seasons, just ten minutes from the centre of Glasgow in the centre of Bearsden.

Gary’s dishes are often described as bold and adventurous, but at the heart of his creativity lies a strong commitment to provenance, utilising the highest quality and most sustainable produce.

Gary champions local wherever possible, but sources the best and often unique ingredients from across the world.

Gary’s inspiration is eclectic, and his global influences – some Asian, some Nordic, and of course classical French – are evident in his passionate and unique style of cooking.

The aim for Elements – an exceptional dining experience in a welcoming and relaxed setting.

“The importance of a perfectly
cooked piece of fish, a polished plate,
the correct cutlery, folding of a
napkin, knowing the location of our
produce, delivering delight in the
presentation of our petit fours,
all these things are the elements that
create special memories and
long-lasting experiences for our
customers.”

GARY TOWNSEND

Sustainability

The ethos of Elements is to create and uphold a restaurant truly committed to sustainability, ethically sourcing high-quality ingredients with farm to plate traceability.

We all place a strong emphasis on reuse and waste elimination at Elements, not because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s the only thing to do.

Working closely with Business Energy Scotland and our architects DBP during our conception, we quickly identified ways that we could substantially reduce our carbon footprint.

Starting with the refurbishment, we have significantly improved the building’s insulation, replacing many poorly fitted windows and upgrading the premises entire electrical system. We then removed old, inefficient gas-powered equipment from the kitchen, introducing the latest, energy-saving induction technology.

Smart lighting solutions and new heating systems have also been added, in addition water-saving initiatives in our bathrooms and kitchen appliances.

Our electricity is sourced from renewable energy and our gas – now limited to just central heating – is from a 100% carbon- neutral supply.

We are committed to using biodegradable packaging and materials in our kitchen, recognising that single use plastic is one of the most harmful components to our ecosystem. And all our food waste and glass is taken away to be fully recycled by our waste management company.

Our cleaning products are derived from renewable resources and are readily biodegradable, meaning there are no toxins going into water systems and the environment.

The combined result…

70% carbon footprint reduction – that’s before we even opened our doors!

Sustainability

The ethos of Elements is to create and uphold a restaurant truly committed to sustainability, ethically sourcing high-quality ingredients with farm to plate traceability.

We all place a strong emphasis on reuse and waste elimination at Elements, not because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s the only thing to do.

Working closely with Business Energy Scotland and our architects DBP during our conception, we quickly identified ways that we could substantially reduce our carbon footprint.

Starting with the refurbishment, we have significantly improved the building’s insulation, replacing many poorly fitted windows and upgrading the premises entire electrical system. We then removed old, inefficient gas-powered equipment from the kitchen, introducing the latest, energy-saving induction technology.

Smart lighting solutions and new heating systems have also been added, in addition water-saving initiatives in our bathrooms and kitchen appliances.

Our electricity is sourced from renewable energy and our gas – now limited to just central heating – is from a 100% carbon- neutral supply.

We are committed to using biodegradable packaging and materials in our kitchen, recognising that single use plastic is one of the most harmful components to our ecosystem. And all our food waste and glass is taken away to be fully recycled by our waste management company.

Our cleaning products are derived from renewable resources and are readily biodegradable, meaning there are no toxins going into water systems and the environment.

The combined result…

70% carbon footprint reduction – that’s before we even opened our doors!