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The shire's stick-on brunch champions.


We're Renfrewshire's absolute stone-cold brunch MVPs...

Papamacs Gourmet Kitchen is a small, family-owned restaurant in the heart of Renfrewshire, on Johnstone's Houstoun Square - and we're known for the very best quality breakfasts and lunches in the local area. We've got a pretty unique perspective on food - owned by a chef-proprietor with a fine-dining background, we've turned our hand to hearty, accessible and affordable food for the local community, but made with the best possible ingredients and suppliers. Nothing stuffy - just a top-notch brunch experience. 

...but we're no one-trick pony.

We're also killing it with our bespoke home-made guilt-free ready meals, made to order which you can collect or have delivered every single week - and we're zipping around Renfrewshire for events, festivals and private parties in our brand new catering van. We're even doing the occasional tapas pop-up night at the restaurant where we're bringing that flair to dinner time. 


Why you
should care:


1. quality.

Imagine fine dining chefs (from Cameron House, Braidwoods, the Spanish Butcher, Brian Maule) doing their take on hearty family brunch fare, and selling it for an affordable price, with nothing but the best in produce, meats and suppliers.

Well - that’s us you’re imagining. You’re imagining us. 


2. Price.

For the quality, our prices are irresistible. 

Have a look for yourself:

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3. variety.

We've come up with a pretty banging menu, with plenty of variety and our usual flair for innovative family food. Plenty of options to keep the kids and the grandparents happy.

And wait until you see the food! 


ready to book? 


Great! Okay, so - we basically don't take bookings. For our regular brunch offering seven days a week, you just rock up and you'll get seated pretty quickly. We're at 5 Houstoun Square, in the heart of Johnstone.

We only take bookings for dinner, and we only serve dinner at our pop up nights. Feel free to do that below.

Also - you can only book for up to eight people online. More than 8? Give us a call on 01505 325 772.

opening hours

Mon-Sun: 9.30am - 5pm

Pop-up Dinner events as advertised

5 Houstoun Square,
JOhnstone, Pa5 8DT
01505 325 772

closed: 25th- 26th dec

1st - 2nd jan


a short history.

Chef proprietor Scott Keenan is a decorated and highly experienced fine dining chef, and a Johnstone boy to boot. He's worked in some of Scotland's most celebrated kitchens (Number 16 Byres Road, Perthshire Estate Kinnaird, Braidwoods of Dalry, MacCallums of Troon, Cameron House), and owns Papamacs along with his better half Lisa, who he married in 2007. The name Papamacs comes from Lisa's grandfather - Papa McIntosh, or Jimmy to his close friends and family, was head of the McIntosh Clan. He loved nothing more than having family and friends round to relax, socialise and most importantly eat good food! 

Sadly Papa Mac hung up his apron strings in February 2010 and he's sorely missed by the whole family. He generously left a financial contribution to Scott and Lisa, with the instruction that it wasn't to be spent on bills. So Scott and Lisa set about creating a restaurant for the family, something that they could build for their family and for their local community. Papamacs opened (as Papamacs Deli Bistro) in spring of 2011. As it turned out, Papamacs wasn't the only new chapter in the Keenan/McIntosh story in that period, as Scott and Lisa had their first child together, Dylan (Little Chef), in 2013.