Large upstairs wine bar with just enough mirrors to pose in and a bearable cross-section of advocates. yahs. and ne‘er-do-wells providing the background buzz.
I Madogs George Street. 225 3408. Open 11am. licensed till 4am Mon—Sat. actual closing times vary (Sun Ham—midnight). Dinner 6.30—l0.30pm. Still doing the best cocktails in town. just not as charmingly sleazy as it was before the revamp. The eating area now seats up to forty-five and describes itself as an American seafood and steak restaurant; they also do burgers. salads etc. which you can eat at the bar ifyou like. Good range of bottled beer.
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I Filmhouse Bar and Restaurant Filmhouse. Lothian Road. 228 6382. Bar: Mon—Sat l lam~1am: Sun 6.30—1 1pm. Food: Mon—Sat 8am—late (hot food stops at 10.30pm); Sun from 12.30pm. In new ! hands since the last Festival. the Filmhouse restaurant is now an even better place to grab something to eat before or after a film. especially for vegetarians. The menu is reasonably priced.
eclectic and changes daily. I L'Aperitit Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. 229 8663. Mon—Sun 10am—midnight. Inexpensive restaurant downstairs serving good soups. baked potatoes and
French-inﬂuenced food. Upstairs is the theatre bar. which obviously gets very full during intervals but is otherwise fairly quiet. with huge red sofas.
I Traverse Cate Grassmarket. 226 2633. Food: Tue—Sun 10am-10.30pm. Bar: Tues—Sat 10.30am—2am; Sun 630—] 1pm. Reasonably priced hot dishes. soups. salads and home baking in a crumbling (trompe l‘oeil)
I Pierre Vtctoire 10 Victoria Street. 225 1721. Relaxed ambience and convincing French food. Service is erratic but fun and overall experience is
to be recommended and
still very good value for money. Booking advisable. (lfyou know the place you may want 0t
specify a table).
I Merchants 17 Merchant Street. 225 4009. Mon—Sat noon-2pm. 6.30—10pm. Sophisticated upmarket restaurant for special occasions. Nouvelle cuisine practised here - not to the point of ridiculousness. but watch out for exotic fruits in the sauce. Ceiling fans. parrots and unnoticeable service add to the ambience.
I Oasis 7 Victoria Street. 226 5260. Mon—Sat till 1am. Food (burgers etc) till midnight. Small. lively bar with well-stocked Wurlitzer jukebox and Rolling Rock beer to
drink whilst easy listening. I Mamma’s 30 Grassmarket. 225 6464. Mon—Sun noon—midnight (Fri and Sat. till 1am). Friendly invent-your- own-pizza parlour run by Americans. They will also deliver.
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I Negoctants 45/47 Lothian Street. 225 6313. Mon—Thurs 9am-2am; Fri/Sat 9am—3am; Sun 10am—1am. Relaxed bar/restaurant specialising in Indonesian/Malaysian cuisine. unusual imported beers and fiendish alcoholic coffees. Food is always interesting and good value. Live music in both upstairs (gentle guitar stuff) and downstairs (jazszunk/ you-name~it) bars most nights.
I Katpna 20 St Patrick‘s Square. 667 9890. Mon—Sun noon—2pm. 5.30—11pm. One of Edinburgh‘s best vegetarian restaurants. serving delicate North Indian food and wonderful home-made ice creams and sorbets for pudding.
I Oddtellows 14 Forrest Road. 220 1816. Mon—Sat 6.30pm—2am; Sun
6.30—1 1pm. Bar snacks. Huge galleried hall ofa bar with tables upstairs as well. handy for sending paper aeroplanes to your favourite barperson.
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Where do performers *at‘.’ The List asked some Festival regulars to tell us their secrets.
I Bruce Morton ofthe Funny Farm. "The City Cafe is the only place in Edinburgh 1 know. llove pasta. Though I've a feeling that time travellers eat there. they have very futuristic prices.‘ The Funny Farm. Lyceum Studios. 229 9697. until 2 Sept. 8pm.
Restaurant. though the name escapes me now.‘ To. by Jim Cartwright. the Pleasance. 556 6550. 25
Aug—2 Sept (not Suns).
I Les Bubb ‘earthy‘ comedian. ‘I eat anywhere [can get good healthy
vegetarian food. The Zap
' tent used to be good and
I John McArdle Billy from Brookside. ‘1 don‘t know Edinburgh that well. but we will do. won‘t we.eh'.’ By the end ofthe run. well survey the lot for you. Mainly Italian. though.‘ To. by Jim Cartwright. Pleasance. 5566550. 25 Aug—2 Sept (not Suns). 8pm.
I Sue Johnston Sheila Grant. also from Brookside ‘I just like food basically. any old food will do. Last Festival we went to a great Italian
Tex Mex just off Princes Street. I like that.‘ Another Fine Mess. Theatre Workshop. 226 5425. 21 Aug—2 Sept.
I Mervyn Stutter
comedian. ‘I‘ve found this
great place over in
Viewforth. The Parrot — great service and a fine house white. I think it‘s very important to look after your bowels during the Festival. You're on the go all the time. andl try to steer clear offast
food. I‘ll eat any good wholesome vegetarian meal.‘ Filth. Calton Studios. 556 7066. until 26 Aug. 8.30pm.
I Kowalskt Players ‘We go to Drummond‘s on Drummond Street. you can get a three course meal for£1.80. Which suits us fine as we‘re rather hard up. We‘re staying at a camp-site 12 miles outside Edinburgh. its a fiver for the tent then 75p each per night — oh. and an obligatory £6.50 for the camp entertainment.‘ Kingdome Come. Gilded Balloon Theatre. 226 2151 . until 2 Sept. 3pm.
IWlll Galnesjazztap dancer. ‘You name it I‘ll eat there. the Pelican. that looks good. and the World‘s End Pub on the High Street. it‘s the best.‘ Queen‘s Hall. 6682019.
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