and quality local ingredients. For the name-droppers among you it served as a location in the BBC'sJustir‘e Game.

I The Triangle 37 Queen Street. 221 8758. Open 10am—midnight 7 days. though last orders are earlier. A beautifully fashioned interior. displaying a selection of Glasgow artists' work . including a splendid mural commissioned from Jan Nimmo. the Triangle is one of the city's newest restaurants. The menu is an inspired selection of dishes catering to all tastes and pcrsuasions. There is also an extensive wine list including a good selection of wines by the glass. (£35)

I The Ubiquitous Chip 12 Ashton Lane. 334 5007. Open noon—2.30pm: 5.30—11pm Mon—Sat. Licensed to 1am. Closed Sun. Dine under the bower of hanging plants whilst a fountain trickles in the background. The extensive menu changes frequently and features game. fish. meat and an enlightened selection of vegetarian dishes. Each is a combination ofwell loved and unusual flavours. The wine list. one of the most extensive in the city. can also be sampled at the in-house wine merchant round the corner. Good. reasonably priced pub food served in the bar all day. Don‘t miss the Alasdair Gray murals. (£35)

Vegetarian & Fish

I The Rogano 11 Exchange Place. 248 4055. Open noon—midnight Mon—Sat. Closed Sun. The Rogano‘s interior dates from 1935 and the atmosphere corresponds with the period. Probably the best fish restaurant in Glasgow. offering a wide selection of dishes. many seasonal and from Scottish waters. Service is attentive and discreet. Worth visiting even if it is only to sample the delights ofthe bar. or the more modest. informal downstairs diner. (£35)

I Third Eye Centre 351) Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 ()pcn l0am— 1am 'l'ue-l-‘ri; lliam—midnight Sat; 10am-1 1pm Sun. Closed Mon. Food

as ailable late when shows are on. See panel.

Late Night Diners

I Baby Grand 3 71ilmbank (iardcns. 248 4942.

Thurs. Fri 8am? 1am; Sat 10am lam; Stilt

noon midnight. ()pposite (‘haring('rossStation. this popular bar and restaurant offers New York style food. ranging from clubsandwichcsto

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The Tron Bar. Buzzing but relaxed atmosphere in a major Maytest venue. With

Italian sausages and lentils. With daily specials and regular live jazz. Busy at weekends. (£18)

I The Blue Note 82 Clyde Street. 552 6027. Open 9am—1am Sun—Thurs; 9am—5am Fri. Sat. Open from breakfast. for morning coffees and for main meals. Entrees range from unusual fish to vegetarian dishes such as Spinach Roulade and Devilled Mushrooms. Very pleasant

bar restaurant with views out towards the Clyde and into the (currently closed) Briggait centre. (£18).

I Change at Jamaica 1 1. 17 (.‘lyde Place. 429 4422. ()pcn noon- 1 am Mon—~Wed; noon—2am Thurs; noon—5am Fri. Sat; 6pm—1am Sun. Designer chic beneath Central Station‘s bridge over the Clyde. one of the city‘s busiest thoroughfares.

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open lire. wood panelling. permanentand temporary } exhibitions of local

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4537. Open 10.30am—3pm; 5-1 1pm Mon—Thurs; 10.30am—3pm; 5pm—midnight Fri; Ham—midnight Sat. Closed Sun. llot milky drinks and scrambled eggs to full meals and genuine ltalian ice-cream.

I O'Henry's 14 Drury Street. 248 3751. Open 10am—lam Mon—Fri; 10am—midnightSat; 10am-11pm. Serves coffees and snacks along with a good selection of full pub meals. including vegetarian dishes. salads. sandwiches and daily specials. 1n the heart of the city centre. 200yards from Central Station.

I Tron Theatre Tron gate. Glasgow Cross. 552 4267. Open noon—1am

The huge menu ranges from the sublime tothe ridiculous. both in ingredients and portion sizes. tendingthankfully towards the larger end of the scale. (£20)

I Penguin Cale Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 221 0303. Open 1lam-midnightMon—Sat. last food orders 10.45pm. (‘losed Sun. Glasgow‘s only rooftop bar brasserie . enjoys magnificent views over the Princes Square development. Unwind and dine in style either from the bar menu available until 9pm or front the larger and more exotic brasserie menu. 1.ive jazz everyevcning. (£24 brasserie)

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Third Eye Centre Cale. Another venue for many Mayiest events. Home baking and vegetarian-only


theatrical chit-chat. but all very unpretentious. Food is simple but satlslying. with a Scottish emphasis.

Mon—Fri; noon—midnight Sat;noon—11pm Sun (full meals may not be available in the later evening).


I Food Court Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 221 0663. Open 10am—7pm Mon—Sat; 11am-5pm Sun. Situated on the second floor. the Food Court offers food to suit all tastes and ages from wholefoods to Chinese. from French to seafood. from Italian to American. Whether fora full meal or purely for a drink or coffee and buns. you can sit anywhere on the development's well-appointed horseshoe balcony. but bear in mind that you might have to

meals with a good selection olsalads. plat de iourand licensed bar. You don't need a ticket to visitthis

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queue at some ofthe cafeterias.

I Shenanigans 351 Sauchiehall Street. 332 8205. Open 11am—midnightMon—Sat; 11am—11pm Sun. This true-blue ‘all-American‘ experience (modelled on a US chain) can sometimes be a little overpowering. but they do cater for children with a special menu and guarantee that your lunchwill be at your table within 15 minutesor free. Seems worthwhile trying it just in case.

Curry Houses

I Cale India 171 North Street. Charing Cross. 248 4074/3818. Open noon—2.30pm: 5pm—12.30am Mon—Thurs; noon—12.30am Fri. Sat; 5pm—midnight Sun (last orders midnight Mon-Sat; 11.30pm Sun). One ofthe city‘s newer and more upmarket Indian restaurants. Offers a large selection of traditional Indian regional dishes such as thali and masalas. 1n pleasant surroundings minus flock wallpaper. (£20; lunchtime buffet £5.95 per head)

I Indus Tandoori 437 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9040. Open noon—midnight Fri. Sat;

noon—1am Fri. Sat. A very pleasant and imaginative a

la carte menu is supplemented by a presentable business lunch (Mon—Sat) and high tea (4—7pm Mon—Sat). (£16; lunch from £2.75)

I Shish Mahal 45 Gibson Street. 339 8256. Open 11.45am—11.30pm 7 days. Probably Glasgow‘s best known curry house. with elegant interior and

ideal meeting place. where you can also browse among a wide selection of arty and altematlve publications and cards in the bookshop.

exterior decor and also offering buffet lunch. Now that spring seems to have arrived. standing in long queues at the weekend shouldn‘t be quite such an ordeal. For those with a more delicate palate we suggest booking - worth the effort for the feast that follows. (£22; lunchtime buffet £4.95)


Alew extra-curricular suggestions.

I The Barras Gallowgate. Open 9am-5.30pm Sat. Sun. Free. Glasgow‘s official market is full of bargains and usually full of people. Salesmen ply their wares with Glaswegian intensity. but you have to look hard to find the real treasures. The Square Yard is agood place to start.

I Fossil Grove Victoria Park. Open 8.15am—8.45pm Mon—Fri: noon—8. 15pm Sat. Sun. Free. Take a walk through the city's pre-history and admire the marvellous fossils. as naturalistic a museum as possible.

I Haggs Castle Children's Museum 100 St Andrews Drive. 427 2725. Open 10am—5pm Mon—Sat; 2—5pm Sun. Free. The closest kids will get to live entertainment. Scottish domestic history is laid out before them and dressing ups are available.

I Kibble Palace Botanic Gardens. Great Western Road/Queen Margaret Drive. Open 7 days 10am—4. 15pm (gardens open unitl dusk). Free. Resembling a Victorian spaceship this palm house isone ofthe jewels ofthe Victorian city. now illuminated at night. The relatively small Botanics are a pleasant place to spend lazy. hazy daysif summer ever comes.

I Paddy's Market Bridgegate. Open roughly 9am—4pm. Mon—Sat. Free. lfyou want to see the real Glasgow. ignore the tourist guides and get down to Paddy's. People offer practically anything for sale here. from plaster lobsters to nylon underpants. Many stalls consist simply of a blanket on the ground. You may not find everything you want to buy: what you will find is dignity. good humour and determination (gallusness. in a word) in the face of repeated attempts to close the market down. aggravated by a fire which recently gutted one of the warehouses.