captive lunch clientele, not to mention all the theatregoers piling into the Traverse every evening. It is a combination of an and money that has to be a restaurateur's dream.

The new venue has prompted some changes in the food itself. Service at lunchtime will be much quicker and the lunchtime menu will be available in the early evening for pre-theatre eating. As before, it will offer a relatively small but flexible range of freshly prepared dishes soup, salad, a simple herby fishy thing, as Radford puts it, and perhaps his celebrated pigeon so that people can have one or more courses of varying sizes. The dinner menu which comes into play at 7.30pm will be more extensive and more elaborate, but still ‘cooked from the hip‘ as Radford conjures daily with the best produce he can lay his hands on. Judging from the specially designed low burners in the kitchen, good stock will still be a mainstay; those who relished his incredibly rare game dishes will not be


disappointed, and there will also be a wide choice of seafood. ‘If anything, the food will be lighter,’ says Radford,

and he assures me that, unlike Waterloo

Place, Atrium will cater for vegetarians.

An evening meal at Atn'um does not come cheap, with main courses starting at £8.50. but even the most impoverished among us can enjoy the Atrium expen'ence Radford is due to Open a sandwich bar next door to his restaurant in a few weeks time. He has been scouting around in London for interesting filling ideas, and plans to offer a range of unusual breads to put them in. You should be able to get a sandwich, a piece of fruit and some juice for around £2.

All things considered, Atrium promises to be the most exciting thing in Edinburgh, food wise, since since Waterloo Place.

Atrium. Cambridge Street. Edinburgh 03/ 228 8882. Lunch noon—3pm. dinner 6—10pm.

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3 course business lunch £4.95 Full lunch menu available l2-3.30 Includes; Chunky minestrone, Traditional steak & kidney pie, Garlic Prawns, Mussels, Burgers, Pasta, Pizzas, Delicious sticky toffee apple pie, Cappuccinos etc.

Full snack or pre-theatre menu available 3.30-8.00


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142 West Regent Street, Glasgow. Tel: 04l-22] 4847

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