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its clientele. th ' Luxemburg caters for all upmarket drinking tastes and offers a surprisingly cheap lunchtime menu. though service is sometimes poor and the music seldom matches the giant video screen.
0 The Belfry Argyle Street.
2210630. Mon—Fri ‘ noon—4pm and 5—1 lpm; (‘losed Sat afternoon and
Another delicious course in our gourmet guide to Central Scotland.
0 Caskies \Vest('ampbe1| Street ( Sauchiehall Street ('entrc. 332 S565 ) and St Vincent Street. 248 4989. Mon—Sun9am-l1pm. These two new city wine
bars otfc r subdued [mm/w
l‘ru'rl decor. a Wide selection of wines and other drinks and a pleasant if unadventurous menu. Drinks are quite dear. but both placcsare worth a visit.
0 The Gods/The Circle Bistro Bar King Street. 552 0734. .\1on Thurs
l lam 11pm; l-ri Sat till midnight; Sun till 5pm. ()nce an ironmongery warehouse. the ('ircle retains the original panelling. enhanced by relaxing cream-coloured decor and a theatrical theme. inspired by proximity to thc Tron and the ow ncr's collection of \ intagc theatre programmes. Drinksare not cheap. but an inexpensiv c and constantly varied menu is offered. day and night.
0 O'Henry‘s ls'clv inbridge. 3391275..\lon Sat
10am 11pm; Sun
11am llpm. A long stairway leads down to this pleasantly spacious bar built into the bridgc's arches. A w idc variety of beers. cocktails and wines are available at a price - the snacks are tetnpting and the monkey nutsarc free.
0 John StreetJamJuhn Street. 552 3801. Mon-Sat llam midnightzSun
l lam llpm. This new bar restaurant was once a church and now offers a
ﬂavourof the Deep South.
from New ()rlcans jazz (live at weekends and frozen on the frieze) to ('ajun cuisine. liv er lancied tasting Alligator 'I‘ail'.’ Now 's your chance. 0 Bar Luxemburg Pitt Street. 332 11 ll..\lon- Sat Ilam 3pm and 5pm-~midnight: Sun 6.301 1pm. A spacious bar decorated almost as sumptuoust as much of
all day Sunday. Quiet. comfortable wood-panelled wine bar offering a broad choice of wines. etc. and a very pleasant an inexpensive fishy menu. Recommended.
0 Sannino Pizzeria
iilmbank Street. 332 3565.
Mon—Sat noon—-2.30pm and 5pm -midnight. A standard pizza here feeds two and oozes tomatoes and stringy mozzarella — delicious. and quite reasonable at around £6. There are plenty of different toppings. a good v ariety of pasta dishes for non-pizzaphiles and some exotic salads. but don't bother with the starters: you'll need the doggy bag they offer at the end. (£1820) o P.J.'s Pastaria Ruthven [.ane. off Byres Road. 339 0932. Mon—Thurs noon—2.30pm and 5— 11.30pmzl-‘ritill 12.30am; Sat noon—1am; Sun noon— 1 1.30pm. The atmosphere here is agreeably relaxed and intimate; and the pasta is well cooked (al dente) with some adventurous sauces. Prices are very reasonable and pasta dishes are offered at half price 5 7pm. Mon—Thurs also lunchtime menu for £2.30 £1.95. Highly recommended. (£20—£22 O The Fire Station lngram Street. 552 2929. .‘ylon—-'I'hurs noon—- 2.30pm; Fri till 12.30am; Sat noon— lam; Sun noon—1 1.30pm. From the same stable as PJ's. the Fire Station offers a similar menu. but with a wider choice ofentrees and wines. and a more experimental touch. Try Spaghetti Pie (with fresh prawns) if you‘re hungry. and (‘hicken Wingsor (‘heese Dip as a starter. Built into the original marble walls and quarry tiles of the old (‘entral Fire Station. the restaurant manages to provide intimacy in a refreshingly open space. (£20425) 0 The North Rotunda Pizzeria 28 Tunnel Street. 204 I238. Mon—Sat noon—2.30pm and 5—1 lpm. [Enjoycrisp creamy pizzas (Lt—£5 ) or pasta (£3—£4). with a selection of sauces that includes vodka or chicken
livers. in plush - ifrather
pompous — surroundings. Service is smart and efficient. the wine list is impressive and soups and entrees look interesting. The lunch menu is pleasant if a little expensive and the cappuccino is delicious. (£20—£25)
0 Kalpna (Vegetarian) Restauraan 3 St Patrick's Square. 667 9890. Mon—Sat 530—] lpm; closed Sun. Even Egon Ronay agrees there's something special about Kalpna. Exquisite spicy food in airy surroundings. for those who prefer their taste-buds to be titillated. not trampled. (£20—£25). O Lancers 5 Hamilton Place. Stockbridge. 332 3444. Mon-Sun
noon- 2. 30pm and
5.30—1 1.30pm. More chic than most and pricier. Lancers do excellent vegetarian dishes and good curries for carnivores. Slightly starchy service from men in stiffcollars. (£30)
0 The Raj 89 91a Henderson Street (Leith). 553 39R0..\1onv-Sun noon—2.30pm and
530—1 1.30pm. Film set cum restaurant complete with cocktail shakers. propeller fans. and hit-part waiters. The colonial atmosphere may be fake. but the food is really awfully good. old chap. (£22
0 Royal Bengal 4 Forrest Road. 225 7069. Mon—Sun noon—2.30pm and 5.30pm—midnigbt. ('osy corner curry house. Nice food at nice prices. (£204.25)
0 Omar Khayyam l (irosvenor Street. 225 2481. Mon—Sat noon—midnight; Sun 4.30pm—midnight. Big. pleasant. edible. good vegetarian. not pricey. (£22)
Olde Worlde Coffee Shops
0 Carlyle's North Bridge. 5567277. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; closed Sun. Victorian elegance tacked on to the Carlton Hotel (and prices to reﬂect the fact). Stepping in here is like walking on to the pages of a Mrs (iaskell; but the sophisticated range of patisseries and delicious coffee make it worth the step back in time. (Tea and coffee by pot 75p; soup£l.10; gateaux 70p)
0 Baggutey's Coffee House 2 Deanhaugh Street. 332 1469. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm; closed Sun. A creeper-tangled niche reminiscent of Badger‘s set; warm and largely
56 The List 19 Feb — 3 Mar 1988