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Whisky Bars

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noon midnight. l‘ri noon l3 Kilant. Sat noon 1 l.~iitpm Jilxingle itiilllMtlt ol'ler. l’ilth gill tiiett\ltl'e\ 95p it \ltnl . £3.35 tor 35 )L‘dl -oltl Maeallan. 'l‘ennants [A soon to he a\ ailahle. Dark and irtentlh haruith ttatltttonal atmosphere and ll\ e music some


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Ottering a short, daily changing menu j prepared by Wheeler‘s chet and a more ; triendly atmosphere, MacDonald

. hopes the new bar is more litting tor the

The wine bar opposite the DHSS oiiice in Castle Terrace has oi late changed its image with the regularity oi ; area. ‘We’ve got the girls irom the signing-on day. Most recently it was 3 oiiices across the road. the Art School PomBTOYS- a 000' adluncl 10 the MBHOW i just up there and the nurses irom the Wheeler‘s iish restaurant opened , Royal Infirmary' it's not a high spend earlier this year by Scottish 8. area. Even the people coming to the Newcastle In response t0 a la“ 0l 3 Lyceum are just looking tor a bite to eat response item the wine-swilling , beiore or atter the show. They don‘t DUbllC. it has Changed 893m. 300 Widet want to spend a lot oi money.‘ With

the guiding hand oi Ian MacDonald. prices hovering about the £2 mark tor a iormer owner oi Maxies it has been main course. Tabac will not break the


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bank, and MacDonald’s plan to plaster the walls with caricatures oi Malcolm Riikind, Muriel Gray and Joe Bloggs will go some way to tone down the hand-me-down decor.

Having put Tabac together in some ten days, MacDonald is only staying around ‘till it‘s up and running. I hate running and managing bars. I like starting them up, creating them.’ Alter that, 8&N will send him on to jump start the next likely venue which, he says, could be anywhere. Meanwhile, he hopes thatTabac will ‘drag people into the area. It's not going to be like Maxies, but I want people trom Maxies to come here. As well as people irom the Doric, the City Cale, all those people who are looking ior something a little ditterent.‘ (J.M.)


This is really two books. Not just in the sense that holding it one way it is The Glasgow Restaurant Guide and turning it upside down it becomes The Glasgow Pub Guide. in splitting the guide in two in this cute way, the authors have also emphasised its weak point. Out oi 109 entries only 28 are restaurants, and while the pub coverage is wide enough to interest those who know Glasgow iairly well but want to iind new depths or heights oi the drinking scene, the

Low sugar Christ-mos Cakes. wholesome pies, Chesfirml’ Puree. eram mmcewtéaf. Colours , na+ural Coloured marzt an , almonds . bmzils. haZels, pecans, eanuts ,masfid Cashews. . nu‘l’S.afrtCof5.da+€S t QS. mimevspice. Nar ll( wmc . over So Va.

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restaurant guide doesn‘t stray outside the expected paths. Don‘t buy this hoping to be led to unsung geniuses oi the kitchen: the restaurant guide is aimed at those who don’t know Glasgow’s eating scene too well.

That said, it‘s a useiul publication, split into ditierent mapped areas so you can lind somewhere to eat and drink nearwhereveryouare, listing opening hours and indicating with symbols big enough to recognise whether establishments have real ale, open on Sundays, or are plagued with fruit-machines. My only complaint is that ii the authors are going to be right—on enough to indicate whether a bar has a condom machine, they should also say it it’s accessible to women and/or men.

While each entry is iairly short, a generally slack writing style means that words are often wasted. It's not the sort oi reierence book you can read to admire the pithy turns at phrase, and the few attempts at wit are best left unexposed. A nice-looking book irom the outside, the internal layout is scrappy and where some reasonable photographs could have livened it up, the dismal snaps oi indistinguishable interiors do nothing to inspire. (Julie Morrice)

The Glasgow Pub and Restaurant Guide (Polygon £3.45)

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