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' who serve the Stella at this basement bar say “the Flu" is th_e centre for V Scottish rock music. the gig, in fact, where many a mega famous band cut its teeth. But whoever heard of Wet Wet ' Wet, llue and Gry and Deacon Blue? And who are tens when they’re

at home? Surely, then, they can’t be I trusted when they say this used I to be a jewellery warehouse, and the scene of a famous robbery.

Believe what you like, there’s

a real buzz here and a life size rhinoceros’ head sticking through the wall. No, really!

rinuco. emu SlllEEf, cuseov. the. strange name comes from the old Glaswegian word for parrot, ap-

parently. (Footballers, in those days, were probably sick as a papingo.) And

they certainly have a penchant for '_

our feathered friends at this bust- ling cafe, restaurant and sandwich deli. A giant metal bird sculpture greets you as you enter, and parrot paintings line the tasteful semi caged restaurant area. Grab a perch and you’ll be served a Stella in no time by the happiest staff in Glasgow. ihey're open from breakfast at eight ’til late. And it’s not far from the theatres. Brilliant if you’re feeling peckish before a show.

D’ARGY’S, PBIllGES SQUARE,’ GlASGll'. At last, a bar that knows its Bonchester Bridge from its llobrock. A place where you can order half a pound of Yarg with Nettles without being ridiculed. D’Arcy’s, you see, isn’t just a modern wine and food bar that spills out into the basement at Princes Square. Nor is it simply a beautifully designed restaurant where continental style food is the order of the day. It’s also a deli which sells a rather adventurous selection of cheeses. Such W- class isn't altogether unexpected,

though. D'Arcy’s isjust downstairs

from llamnett and Sassoon. " And they do serve 1 Stella.

CAFE GOllilllElllAl, lllll. PUGE, KIRKGALDY. In Kirkcaldy’s latin quarter, not a million kilo- metres from the nouvelle Go-op, you’ll discover a veritable continental haven. Step inside and they’ll pour you (pour vous?) the best cafe au

COURTYARD, BAGKVALK, SilllllllB. Derek (name changed) is the last remaining member of the Court- yard’s famous gnome family. the others escaped but he won't. Because

., .llEGGGlAlli’S, lulllllll SIRE“, EDINBURGH. llegociant’s is a cafe/bar/restaurant that has travelled the world and brought the best bits home. It lunchtime a

lait this side of Paris and one of the coolest he’s been glued tothetov of an indoor - , - ints of Stella this side of Brussel . Served fountain. Beneath him, oun fools ’3 " f a u p s 3' 3 new m min three

attempt to toss coins into a sub- merged wine glass to earn a free drink. Outside the fountain there’s a great come-one-come-all atmosphere. then are two bars to prop up that serve Stella, plus llosie O’Grady’s Food Emporium,

across one of the longest bars - on a clear day you can just about see the end of it. Visit the intimate restaurant through the back where you can sip wine and mange, too. Definitely the best thing to come

a g coffees are Eastern. And the

" frequentlystrongandBelgian.Stella being one of-many.'But a word of advice. If l‘ you have to get up early tomorrow don't drink 151 Shooters. A visit to

llegoclant's. like traveflng,

out of Kirk- home of the famous Orange Blossom man, m m. M caldy since Special. Well, who wanted to spend the -- mmmn Baith Rovers. afternoon up at the castle anyway?