AVIZANDUM, Carlton Place, Glasgow. For a taste of something special travel south of the river and visit Avuandum. Upposue Custom House Uuay and close to the Law Courts, this is where Chef Ferrier Richardson, late of the Regano Buttery, now practices his culinary alchemy. The restaurant menu includes such delights as Feuillete of Scallops in Mustard Sauce or Pink Best End of Lamb with Tarragon and Cream, and the distinctive wine list offers outstanding value for money. At the bar simple salads and French bread sandwmhes are available all day and, of course, there is an impressive selection of drinks including Campbells 70/— and the inimitable Stella Artois.

CAFE TANTALUS, 512 Crow Road. Glasgow. Sitting in the Cafe Tantalus you might be forgiven for thinking you were on the outskirts of Brussels, Milan or I ugano, rather than next door to the railway station inJortlanhill . . . To the locals it is Simply 'The Cafe a small, friendly, stylish brasserie filled With light and enthusiasm. lts owners, Stephen and Grace GiudiCi. go to great lengths to offer their customers the best Continental produceselectedfromtheirdelicatessan next door; Segalredo coffee, proscmtto from Parma. prawn cocktails as they should be made, With diced fresh tomatoes . . . and, of course, the best beer in Europe Stella Artois.

LE CAFE NOIR, Waverley Centre, Edinburgh. When you've got a good idea, stick With it - and this is precisely what has happened in the new Cafe Noir in Waverley Market for it is an exact copy of the highly successful Cafe Noir in Queen Street, Glasgow. Once again skilful use has been made til white tiles, contrast ing green paintvi'ork and gleaming brass and the over all mood is bustling,- conwwal, convuicingly Parisian. Le Cafe Noir entertains extremely varied clientele and customers enioy coffee and croissants, cold buffet fare, table d'hote (which changes dailyl or a la carte menus. True sophisticates WI” appreCIate the well chosen wme list and the ready availability of Stella ATIUIS.