Andiamo in Milngavie tell customers to ‘BYOB’ to outdoor space

Andiamo in Milngavie has told customers to “BYOB” (bring your own bottle) to their outdoor space

Thursday, 9th July 2020, 9:38 am

The Herald reported yesterday (Wednesday) that East Dunbartonshire Council thwarted the local venue’s beer garden plans on Monday after telling its owners it did not have permission to sell alcohol outdoors.

The decision evoked a backlash from local people on the Herald’s Facebook page with many calling on the council to give Andamio “a bit of slack” as businesses start to reopen after lockdown.

The local restaurant posted on its Facebook page yesterday morning that it was exploring the possibility of BYOB.

A few hours later, it updated its site to say: “Our outdoor space is 100% open. We are serving food and drink from 12 daily.

“We are not able to sell alcohol at the moment but customers can dine BYOB . You can book tables from tomorrow (Thursday) by calling the restaurant or visiting our website.

Corkage will apply.”

Ann Davie, Depute Chief Executive - Education, People & Business at the council told the Herald yesterday: “Council officers visited Andiamo on Monday to inform the business owner that they did not have permission on their current liquor licence for outdoor drinking.