Sunday 14 January 2024


SIX By Nico have opened their new flagship restaurant in Glasgow’s Merchant City - and they launched with a Mad Hatters Tea Party. has watched the ascent of Six Company, the Glasgow-based company behind the Six by Nico restaurants, since thry began their incredible journey in 2017. 


Now, having  opened fifteen sites throughout the UK and Ireland in the same time frame, the brand is moving into a new phase with a new look Six by Nico restaurant in its hometown of Glasgow. 

The new Six by Nico Merchant City on Albion Street will provide the experience guests all know and love in elegant surroundings that compliment all aspects of their product.


An earthy and inviting interior  is inspired by the number SIX, and designers Studio Two developed ideas for Six by Nico by using the six-legged dragonfly as its muse, honing in on characteristics of the insect's body form, colour, and natural habitat.

 As Six by Nico continues to develop the brand across multiple venues, restaurant sites will gain a harmonious design style whilst maintaining individuality inspired by locational concepts.

Since St Andrew's Square, Saltmarket, and Trongate are all part of the neighbourhood known as Merchant City with its rich history around trading goods such as tobacco, sugar and salt, designers opted for an earthy, rich colour palette inspired by the tobacco leaf.

Authentic timber panelling is influenced by mahogany cigar cases, fixed seating is upholstered in antiqued leathers reminiscent of opulent home lounges and joinery pieces are embellished with antiqued brass hardware. Furniture pieces are complimented by plush patterned fabrics like those seen in the wealthy merchants homes.


Studio Two said, "We're excited to be working on such dynamic schemes with a strong creative brand who continue to push boundaries within their sector".


Every six weeks, Chef Nico and his team completely reinvent their food offering, serving a brand new six-course tasting menu, each one themed around a different location, memory, or idea. 

The menus combine different ingredients, flavours, and dishes to create a brand-new dining experience, drawing inspiration from both home and abroad. Every six weeks, foodies in Glasgow will be treated to a completely new six-course menu at the new Merchant City location, with the first concept theme based on The Mad Hatter's Tea Party. 


Six Company Chief Executive and founder Nico Simeone said, “Our team is driven daily by the challenge to constantly create and reinvent. We are dedicated to being different, never resting on our laurels, and continuously striving to create the best customer experiences. Marking our six-year journey with such a significant evolution of experiences in our home town and reaffirming our commitments to the city seems like the best way to celebrate the next stage in our company vision.“

Since launching their first restaurant in 2017 in their hometown of Glasgow, Six by Nico has served over 350,000 customers across the city's locations in Finnieston, Byres Road and Glasgow Southside and a staggering 2 million dishes. 

The Six by Nico brand has created 49 tasting menus since the conceptual brands launch in Glasgow and raised over £700,000 in two years for the groups charity partner Beatson Cancer Charity. Since the partnership's inception less than two years ago, the restaurant group and their customers have raised funds across their fifteen Six by Nico locations in England, Scotland, and Ireland as well as 100% of the proceeds from the Beat 6 restaurant in Glasgow Bearsden going directly to Beatson Cancer Charity. 


For further details on Six by Nico Merchant City and to book now for The Mad Hatter's Tea Party please visit


Please view The Mad Hatters Tea Party menu here


Address: Six by Nico Merchant City,  84-86 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1NY |



ANDY Murray has impressed his fans with a new skill set as he showed them that he can complete a Rubik’s cube in a personal best time of one minute and thirty eight seconds. 
The Wimbledon champion who just lost out to showed off his newfound talent in a video whilst he was sitting in a cafe and his moves were shown off proudly by his mum Judy on her Instagram.  
Andy said of his new hobby: “I learned to do the Rubik’s cube since I got to Australia which is a new thing for me this year. 
I learned to complete it.”
He explained: “My daughter got one for Christmas and I thought ‘Oh I should learn how to do it so I can teach her.’ I did that when I got over here. 

“To learn it so I could complete it each time it took probably about three days, not like every minute from when I first started off three days, but yeah three days.”
Andy can be seen muttering to himself as he moves his hands quickly to solve the famous puzzle and slams it down in the table when he is finished. 
Fans were impressed with one saying: “ Is there nothing that you can't do?”
Another added: “That's awesome! And the more he does it the quicker he will become too!”
And a third said: “Even Erno Rubik would be impressed.”
Andy is currently competing at the Australian Open.