Christmas festivities for many people involve indulgence of one type or another and foodie indulgence usually tops the list. This definitely

isn’t the season for calorie-counting, so don’t hold back, just let yourself experience the mouth- watering Christmas cuisine of some of Glasgow and Edinburgh’s finest. Whether it’s an office-party festooned in party streamers tucking into their Clootie dumpling or an atmospheric table for two over Scots salmon with champagne sabayon sauce, the following restaurants will be pleased to indulge your tastebuds. :


I GOA Cate/Bar 350 Sauchiehall Street. 041 332 7864. This spanking new revamped cafe/bar may not be : creating a 100 per cent vegetarian promoting their heany traditional fare ; Christmas menu designed to satisfy the as obviously as other eateries. but that‘s taste buds of those who get sick of because of the startling array of regular . endless plates of nut cutlets and over dishes to drool over. From breakfast to boiled carrots. Equally. anyone looking pre-show and after-show meals the for an inspired 4-course meal without patrons are well catered for. Main the turkey will be impressed by such courses like Red Pepper Loaf or delights as Chestnut. Mushroom and Smoked Haddock Dauphinoise weigh 1 Sage mousse baked in filo pastry. I in at around £4. with samies and Soups and the main course are the real ' desserts around £2. All this plus ‘jazzy. 5 case for celebration. Lunch costs £6.95 I groovy and funky music‘. and dinner £14.75. I I Tron Theatre Bar 38 Parnie Street. I Blue Parrot 49 St Stephen Street. l l l

I Black 80’s 61 Blackfriars Street. 557 6136. Chef Albert has succeeded in

552 8587. A popular thespian and 225 2941. Christmas down old El Paso 1 regular punter hang-out offering a pre- ! way comes from these fine purveyors booked only Christmas menu the only ; of Mexican food. Take an off-killer one in fact to offer a massive wedge of 5 view to traditional turkey and cranberry Christmas cake to round off the whole sauce and spice up your annual office I eating experience . If you‘re not quick knees—up with a spicy Burrito or enough off the mark to book lunch then ; seasonal Taco. Friendly service and i

go for one of the amazingly tasty ; guaranteed good time at very

appetiser. tapas. meat. vegetarian or reasonable prices.

fish dishes, I Le Sept 7 Old Fishmarket Close. 225 I Ubiquitous Chill 12 Ashton Lane, 5428. Situated just offthe Royal Mile. 334 5007. Where better to pull those les Francais who run this atmospheric crackers and don a daft hat than the . hm“) have OPlCd for ‘1 ding'dm‘g 0f 11 l 1993 Egon Romy Scottish Cellar of [he sumptuous feast. Taking an inventive year award-winncr? Exhibiting a ' Floydian view of the lunch and dinner healthy Scottish him with dishes menu de Noel, both meat and veggie 1 including Honey Roast Ayrshire Quails eaters are well catered for. Emphasis is or Tobermory Cheddar Galettes layered 0" the first and Second Courses With over fruit and pine kernels. And surely fine Salmon Steaks 0f Perhaps ma'am 3 you could Icavcjugt a time Space for will succumb to the Duck and Pistachio 1 that ultimate Scots pudding _ Clootie Nut Terrine'? Lunch costs £10.50 and dumpling in brandy butter. Lunch costs dinner £16-

“995 and dinner 5254 Note * bad I Care 0 Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. Wealhcr may (“C1810 a Change Of “Sh 668 3456. Celebrate in grand style here "enm- at a place proven to be a hit with the

satiated and full of Christmas cheer

§ after their impressive 3-course lunches. 1 Forget the calorie-counters because

5 despite the healthy sounding Melon and Orange cocktail with a hint of

l cinnamon. the Cream of Grand Mamier : Vacherin pudding will prove to be your downfall. Be sinful and book now.

Lunch costs £16. Christmas crackers provided.

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86 The List 19 November—2 December 1993