NEGOCIANT'S, Lothian Street, Edinburgh. Viva la difference! Viva Negociant'sl New and refreshingly unigue, Negociant's offers Bra1ilian and IndoneSian dishes along wuh classic continental fare, morning and afternoon coffees »- all in a calm South American setting. But if it's an impetuous evening in Singapore you're after, you are iii the wrong place. (For that you have to go downstairs to the cellar bar, where you'll also find live, tip—tempo tau and swmg Mondays to Saturdays.) And

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THE LIQUOR SHACK, Hope Street, Glasgow. The newly opened Liquor Shack is one of those rare bars which defy being pigeonholed and caters for an incredibly Wide range of clientele. The result is an extra—ordinary relaxed bar which under the effiCient management of Raymond Bell prowdes extremely good serVice. As an extra incentive The Liguor Shack is currently offering meals for two with coffee and a bottle of wine for only £8 and what's more, this remarkable offer is available all day tip tiiitil 8pm. So if you're looking for comfort, convw- iality and a long, cool glass of Stella Artois, The Liquor Shack has everything you'll ever need.

THE MEWS, Cadzow Street, Hamilton. Art Deco design, a sense of intimacy, subtle lighting and gentle mUSlC all give jUSI a hint of Casablanca. You may well feel like asking the pianist to play it again, Sam. But, there's more than a touch of romance behind the success of The Mews. Everything about this new barrestaurant suggests style. The attractive serVice, the enticmg menu and the seductive Stella at the bar. Open from 10.30 all day everyday With a late licence from Thursday to Saturday. On Sunday try brunch at lunch or while away the evenings to the peaceful melodies of the soulful singer. Di da di da di da . . .