Mayfest food guide

Fiona Shepherd selects some of the best places to eat during Mayfest.

Nothing like a little theatregoround to whet the appetite. ()r a trip to the chfrew lierry to titillate the tastehuds. (‘an‘t heat a special (‘anadian season to activate the salivary juices. Yup. come that May fest time of year. thoughts of your empty stomach come close behind thoughts of cultural edification and. as luck would have it. there's a broad spectrum of choice in (ilasgow when it

comes to satiating your yearning palate.

whether it he in the shape of a pre— theatre tnenu. pub grub or the full posho whack. before settling down to fare of a theatrical kind. So get your mandibles round this little lot.

I Blacktriars 30 Bell Street. 552 592-1. Catering for the needs of many and varied customers. from suits to students. providing a convivial mix of chat. local stand-up comedians and live mttsic. and guaranteeing a hu/xing

atmosphere. Blackfriars' range of

traditional ales is its pride and ~joy but its honest pub fare will satiate many an appetite throughout .‘ylayfest.

I Centre For Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. The (‘(‘:\'s ('afc Tries serves hot and cold food. with a Spanish bent. and drink from l lam until late each night during .\layfest. with a choice of three speciality tlisltes a day. at least one of which is vegetarian. In addition to the occasional jaI/y live music event. there will he a supper cluh each Saturday during Mayfest frotn l()pm onwards. I Change At Jamaica 1 1 t7 (‘Iy-tte Place. 42‘) 4-122

Located only a stones throw from The Renfrew Ferry, Change at Jamaica offers the most dedicated Mayfest theatre-goer a wide variety of good

value meals including a genorous set lunch and dinner and also an infamous breakfast served from midnight until 5am every Friday and Saturday.

I Junkanoo I 11 Hope Street. 248 7102. Glasgow's specialist tapas bar offers an extensive selection of small dishes and. in addition to the tapas. serves soft corn tortillas with a choice of three fillings two vegetarian. one meat. For the benefit of diners with a conscience. the eggs and chicken used are free range. ()pen till midnight during the week. and 1am on l’ridays and Saturdays. there is also live music on two nights l.atin on Tuesdays and trad jam on Wednesdays.

I The Lounge 143 west Regent Street. 22l 9555. So named because it seeks to re-crcate the relaxed atmosphere normally confined to your own living

room. The Lounge serves lunch

hetween noon and 3.30pm for those starting their aesthetic pursuits early. with a menu including Mexican food. burgers. pix/as and pasta. An extensive snack menu then takes over until 8pm. For those who don't overdo the Saturday night revelries. The Lounge is currently promoting The Epic Breakfast on Sunday mornings full breakfast (as much as you can eat) for £4.25.

I Paperino’s 283 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3800. .‘\'o pre’-theatre menu as such. but this relaxed. unimposing Italian restaurant. open 5—l lpm (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays). welcomes theatre-goers before or after their show. Their friendly staff will serve up the whole range of Italian favourites. with their pizza bread (focaccia) being a house speciality and their pepper

burgers reputedly unrivalled throughout the city.

I 86$ 73 Queen Street. 221 2200. Long established as a popular hang-out for the trendy bottled lager set. this atmospheric pub serves a full menu

1 lam—6pm in both bars. with a snack menu available thereafter. In keeping with their kitsch 50s Americana decor. there’s a full selection of burgers. but also a continental streak with a range of crépes. baguettes and club sandwiches. alongside other pub favourites. starters and desserts. ()n Mondays and



1‘ is PIZZA AND PASTA "WHERE EVERYONE COMES AND ANYTHING GOES!" Sun 5-11pm Mon, Tues,Wed Thurs 12-3pm, 5-11pm Fri 12-3pm, 5-12pm Sat 12-12pm


Wednesdays there’s usually a live band and DJs on Sundays. Thursdays and Fridays.

I Tron Theatre Cate Bars ()3 'l’rongate. 552 8587. The Tron has two eating areas its Victorian Bar being the traditional restaurant and the smaller (‘hisholm Street bar offering self- service buffet-style snacks - both with the obvious advantage of being as close as you can get to your theatrical entertainment for the night. The main menu includes a selection of tapas. salads and exotic meat, seafood and

(Fat 52 (lilies;

DINNER 6.30pm



also meat and vegetarian dishes

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86 The List 23 April—6 May 1993