They can cope with any number of guests, and will let you have waitresses, bar service. crockery and glasses as well as delicious food a basic finger buffet of quiche, chicken drumsticks. samosas and the like costs £3.50 per head.

The Barcelona Restaurant Byres Road, Glasgow (0413570994). Le Bistro Caterers 11—13 William Street. Edinburgh (031225 3713). Gondane’s Anderston

Centre, Glasgow (041221 4837). Kensington’s First Choice 48 Woodside Terrace Lane. Glasgow (0413330498). Wheatsheai Catering

Hopetoun House. South Queensferry


When thinking about party booze. bear in mind that what you really want is as much of the stuff as cheaply as possible. Almost all the High Street Chains Augustus Barnett. Peteroominic. Haddows. Oddbins. Threshers. Victoria Wine will give you a discount (usually 5 per cent) ifyou buy wines or beers by the case (wine 12 bottles. beer 24 bottles). Most will also deliver cases free locally. and provide ice, glasses and even dustbins.

You could do worse in Glasgow than the Ubiquitous Chip Wine Shop (round the corner from the famous bar and restaurant). which offers a five per cent discount on cases mixed or otherwise a delivery service and an extensive range of malt whiskies, older clarets. Belgian beers and sherries. h

Edinburgh‘s Wine Emporium offers sale or return. and is one of the few places in Scotland that will sell you alcohol on a Sunday. A wholesale warehouse open to the public. it has a minimum order ofone case. but with soft drinks and spirits as well as over 700 wines to choose from. this shouldn’t prove too much of a . problem. Wines From Paris can also sell wine on a Sunday, provided you‘re buying at least one case (mixed, if you like). They also supply delivery. free glasses. ice etc. . to keep everyone happy.

Ubiquitous Chip Ashton Lane. Glasgow (041 334 7109). The Wine Emporium 7Devon Place, Edinburgh


ST 1N8 6136

(0313461113). Wines From Paris 30A Brunswick Road, Edinburgh (031

556 6424).


in Glasgow. The Barcelona will let you share its wonderful Catalan 1 atmosphere from Sundays to

Wednesdays. at a cost of£15 per

head upwards. Their special Christmas menu. which includes turkey stuffed with dried fruits and other traditional Spanish treats. will set you back £16.95 for four courses.

The Buttery will let you have a formal

dinner for £40 per head if you really feel like splashing out. Ifthe budget does not stretch that far. then downstairs in their bistro, parties of 40 or more can partake of their

Christmas menu at £12.50 a head.

Ifyou want somewhere all to yourselves. the Back Alley have an upstairs function room that can hold 25—30 people. There's no set fee for its hire. but a service charge of 10 per cent will be added to the bill. Their

' 4-course festive meal is £1 1 .50 per


Across in the east. Chinese Home Cooking is the venue for many a riotous student gathering. Despite the fact that the dining room seems to be somebody‘s house, and you have to trek through the kitchen to get to the 100. the food is good and cheap and the staff are always friendly. if you want to bring a party. they‘ll be only too happy to shove all the tables together to accommodate you.

Pierre Victoire is renowned throughout the city for its wonderful

food at moderate prices. They have a

cellar which they will let you take over; their Christmas lunch costs £8.80. Bo’s also do a sumptuous lunch in an atmospheric setting for around £7 per main course.

Back Alley 8 Ruth ven Lane, Glasgow (041334 7165). The Barcelona Bytes Road, Glasgow (0413570994). Bo’s Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh (031 5576136). The Buttery 652 Argyle Street, Glasgow (041221 8188). Chinese Home Cooking 21 Argyle Place, Edinburgh (031229 4404). Pierre Victoire 8 Union Street, Edinburgh (0315578451).


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