Fri-Sat 11am—1 1pm: Sun noon—9pm. Licensed until lam. Small, inconspicuous cafe with excellent vegetarian choices and a wide selection of imported beer. Pleasant evening atmosphere but tends to get busy. Venues: Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

I Jimmy's 1 Victoria Road, 423 4820. Mon—Sat Ham—midnight; Sun 12.30pm—midnight. Cost min: Lunch £3.75. Dinner £6.40. Licensed fish and chip parlour with sit-down section and extensive selection of beers. Located conveniently near Tramway. Venues: Citizens TheatrefTramway.

I Two Fat Ladies 88 Dumbarton Road, 339 1944. Tues—Sun 7pm—10.30pm. Cost min: £10. Excellent food, innovative and varied menu, and fair prices. Seafood and game, but plenty of vegetarian dishes. Venues: Kelvingrove Art Gallery.


I The City Merchant 97 Candleriggs, 553 1577. Mon—Sat9am-11pm. Exceedineg good value. considering the quality ofcuisine. Fresh fish and game are frequent specialties. Cost min: Lunch £3.95, Dinner. £15. Pre-theatre menu: £6.50 includes starter/main course, served from 5pm—7.30pm. Last orders 10.30pm. Venues: City Hall/Tron TheatreHBarbizon Gallery.

I The flux 201/207 Hope Street, 332 1469. Mon—Wed 12—2.30pm. 5—10pm; Thu/Fri 12—2.30pm. 5pm—10.30pm: Sat 5—10.30pm. Cost min: Lunch £5, Dinner £8. Serves fast-food sandwiches. burgers. and vegetarian in a formal dining room setting. Pre-theatre table d‘héte: £7.50. served from 5.30—7.30pm. Venues: Pavilion Theatrefl‘he Arches Theatre/Theatre Royal.

I Rab He’s 83 Hutcheson Street, 553 1545. Mon—Sat noon—3pm, 7pm—10.30pm; Sun 10am—11pm. Last orders 11pm. Inconspicuous hotel/restaurant which serves bar snacks and mostly seafood and game in the downstairs dining room. Pre—theatre table d‘héte £7.95 from 6.30pm—8pm for starter. main course, coffee or main course. pudding, coffee. Venues: City Hall/Tron Theatre.


I Grande Ballo ltaliano Mon 7 May. £25/£275 per table of twelve. Hosted


by the Crolla Brothers in conjuction with Glass Magazine, the Grande Ballo ltaliano will include an Italian meal and fashion show, the Paesani Band, a world cup quiz, and competition prizes, such as a trip for two to Milan. To be held in Glasgow’s Hospitality Inn, tickets can be reserved on 041 204 3298.


I An American Place Dinner Theatre Until 20 May. Dinner 7pm, Perf 8pm. £16. Extending the idea ofa pre-theatre menu, the American Festival Theatre premier an American comedy, Elleemosynary, while the Royal Scots Club present a three-course silver service dinner. The meal is eaten before the performance, vegetarian menu on offer also, rounding off with coffee and After Eights. I am told both play and food are ofexcellent quality. Phone 557 5091 to book a place.


A guide to the guides

I Paupers' London Lindsay Bareham (Pan £4.99) Written by ex-Time Our food editor and food journalist Lindsey Bareham, Paupers’ London contains a lot ofuseful information for those with a limited budget. The layout is a little impoverished, which makes it seem bland on first glance and there is some unnecessary repetition, but for £4.99 it will prove a definite saving. Particularly useful are the eating out sections, in which all restaurants mentioned will set you back no more than a tenner, and the accommodation sections, which deal with the cheapest end of an expensive market. including Tent City in East Acton, where you can get a bed in a dormitory-style tent for £4.

I The Time Out London Guide/New York Guide/Paris Guide (Penguin £7.99) An impressive triumvirate. these guides contain a successful mixture of historical detail, lively comment and useful information. With sections on food. travel, shopping, accommodation. culture and trendy city living, they fill you in on most important details. Perhaps a little confusing to refer to ifyou know very little about the city in question; they are otherwise comprehensive, good-looking companions.

I The Family Welcome Guide 1990 Jill Foster and Malcolm Hamer (Macdonald Queen Anne Press £6.99) Above providing adequate facilities. (cots, highchairs, changing areas etc), the pubs, restaurants and hotels in this sprog-friendly publication must possess outstanding recreation or exceptional ambience to earn their crust. Non-smoking provisions and the (non-) ‘infliction ofthe mindless thump of rock music‘ are also efficiently dealt with and although the Central Belt is shown to be scandalously lacking, this is a handy tool for family outings. (Susan Mackenzie)

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