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Spanish Festival

Edinburgh: George Hotel, Fri 27 Jun—Sun 6 Jul

If your experience of Spanish cooking has been limited to the pukka pies, stale paellas and sorry excuses for tortillas which pass for food in many of the more lurid t0urist resorts on the Costa Del Lager, then the George Hotel has a treat in store for you. For ten days, they are giving their buffet in

& drinking



the Carvers Restaurant over to the delights of Spanish food and drink.

Meals such as Escabeche de Pescado, pickled Mediterranean fish, and Cerdo Asada 0 La Ri’ojano, roast pork larded with garlic and served with fried pimentos, are a couple of the dishes which will be gracing your tastebuds matching Miguel Torres wines will slake any attendant thirst.

Just as welcome is the fact that for the duration of the festival, The Clans Bar will be taking up the Spanish theme and duplicating that most

Helios Fountain at Theatre Workshop 34

Hamilton Place. ii; 225 8802. ° .

A rather excellent ygouz'ww vegetarian coffee

house, where friendly staff serve tasty food -- also a bar.

Bann's. 5 Hunter Square. 226 1112

Voted best cheap and cheerful meal in Edinburgh by List readers. Egon Ronay recommended. 10am-1 1pm every day.

The Basement 10a-12a Broughton Street. 557 0097.

Restaurant quality food at pub-grub prices, served ‘til 10pm in lively, colourful surroundrngs.

Cellar No 1 1a Chambers Street. 220 4298.

For superb atmosphere, wrnes and food, late nights and live music, the Cellar is No 1!

Common Grounds 2/3 North Bank Street2261416

AleCflCc'ill‘Sile "AQZQ‘ coffee house on The

Mound Food served all day Live music most evenings.

Creelers 3 Hunter Square. 220 4447. Scottish seafood at its best’Bistro bar and a la carte restaurant. Game and vegetarian options

Dial restaurant/cafe

44/46 George IV Bridge. 225 7179. 'Wears its style wrth a capital wrth food to match.’ -- Conrad Wilson, Modern Scottish Cursuie


Ercolano Bistro 1011 Drumrnond Street. 662 7722.

A charming Italian bistro Within close proximity of the Festival Theatre.

Filmhouse 88 Lotltian Road.

229 5932. w

Relaxed, F'LMHQUSE atmospheric cafe " "'4 bar, sewing great value snacks, salads, specials and brilliant cappuccinos - 10am till late

Haw House 44 Candlemaker Row 220 4420.

Vibrant - a little slice of MeXico - highly recommended in The lists Eating And Drinking Guide 1997

Helios Fountain 7 Grassmarket.

229 7884

A rather excellent vegetarian coffee hetise, where friendly staff serve tasty food.

Espresso bar. Jurce bar. Food

Howies 208 Bruntsfield Place.

221 1777; 63 Dalry Road, 313 3334; 75 St. Leonard’s Street. 668 2917. Three popular Edinburgh restaurants servmg excellent value Scottish/French cuisine in an informal atmosphere.

Isabels Cafe 83 Clerk Street (below Nature’s Gate). 662 4014.

Stone walled, smoke-free basement oaSis serving homemade veggie/vegan food —- fresh, deliCious and cheap!

Khublai Khans Mongolian BBQ

43 Assembly Street. 555 0005.

Lunch (Fri 8! Sun) £5.95, dinner (seven days) £13.95. All you can eat DlY BBQ. Unique and fun.

Kaffe Politik 146/148 Marchmont Road. 446 9873.

specials all day. ’Worth the trip.’ 10am— 10pm, 7 days.

Ndebele 57 Home Street. 221 1141. A cafe and sandWich deli wrth an impressive range of culinary delights from SOUIhern Africa.

Negociants cafe, bar, restaurant. 45-47 Lothian Street. 225 6313. Eclectic Mediterranean menu, superb range of drinks, coffees, cocktails, wmes and beers. Open 9-3am.

Pancho Villas 240 Canorigate.

557 4416.

Mexican-born owner Mayra Nunez says ’If you're gomg to eat Mexican, then don't be bland.’ Lunch until 5pm, dinner until 11pm.

La Piazza 97—99 ShandWick Place. 221 1 150.

Visrt the most stylish Italian restaurant in town open Monday to Sunday.

Smoke Stack 53—55 Broughton Street. 556 6032.

Much more than burgers and steaks at this stylish but friendly new chargrill restaurant.

civilised of Spanish customs: tapas. Small dishes of tasty nibbles will make the chilled Cruz Campo beer slip down that little bit more easily. If you really want the full experience then Gypsy guitarist, Diego Alberto Morad, will be inflaming senses with a display of flamenco on the Fri/Sat nights of the festival. More information is available on 0131 225 1251. (Jonathan Trew)

Due to an alleged bust-up with Naomi Campbell, Joaquin Cortes (left) can't make the George. but Diego Alberto Morad will give just as convincing a display.

Back Alley Restaurant 8 Ruthven Lane. 334 7165.

World wide cuisine, weekend breakfasts, Happy Hour, lunch menu, evening specials and Glasgow's best burgers!

Balbir's 51 West Regent Street.

331 1980.

Not big, not designer, not sexy, just brilliant. High quality Indian cuisine at affordable prices.

Grassroots 20 Woodlands Road.

353 3278.

Scare-free food, organic groceries, excellent bread, fine cheeses, herbs and spices, wholesome foods yum, yum.

House For An Art Lover Bellahouston Park. 353 4779.

Fine food and wine in stylish ’Art Lover’s Cafe'. Visit our Mackintosh exhibition too! Art Lover Cafe open daily 10am to 5pm (please call for exhibition opening times).

Kama Sutra 331 Sauchiehall Street. 332 0055. Buffet on down for a quickie at lunchtime, £5.95. Monday evening buffet £9.95 (until 10.30pm).

Mama Miska 1321 Argyle Street.


334 0594. Mama Lashings of paprika, Alpine grotto of delight, highly

pasta and pizza. 'An recommended.’ The List.

Miro’s 36 Kelvingrove Street.

353 0475.

The new look Miro offers a fresh view to European dishes. Open from noon

Much acclaimed M a unique blend of

till late, 7 days a week.

Mojo 158a Bath Street. 331 2257. stylish


modern brasserie cooking in an intimate setting.

Mungo Jerri's, American Sandwich Cafe 25 Parnie Street. 552 7999 (phone/fax).

Chorce of 33 varieties of American food in American style with jazz and R&B.

36 36 Great King Street. 556 3636.

Demonstrates an eclectic: Vision of atmosphere in design, graphics and lighting, and importantly, its food and servrce.



Murphy's Pakora Bar 1287 Argyle Street. 334 1550.

Over 30 ways to get stuffed at the great Murphy's buffet. Daily 3-7pm only £3.95.

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332 1032. meals, noon-7pm,

Ocho 150 West Campbell Street. A vibrant new bar,

providing relaxed

funky music, great vibes and daily drinks promotions.

Rab Ha's Restaurant 83 Hutcheson Street. 553 1545.

Traditional Scottish cuisine offered in intimate surroundings, with a choice of pre-theatre and a la carte menus from 5.30pm, 7 days a week.

Ristorante La Fiorentina 2 Paisley Road West. 420 1585.

Savour the flavour of Tuscan cooking with our extensive menu including many vegetarian dishes.

Restaurant Splash. at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, 62 3NY.

Tel 332 3163.

Stravaigin 28 Gibson Street.

334 2665.

Fresh Scottish ingredients, authentic and original recipes, award-winning cooking, lively and informal atmosphere.

The 13th Note 80 Glassford Street.

553 1638. Bar/cafe/venue with a totally vegan menu of wholesome food within a relaxed atmosphere.

Tron Theatre 63 Trongate. 552 8587. 'A whole lot more than great theatre'. Voted Glasgow's best bar The List Readers Poll.

The Ubiquitous Chip 12 Ashton


334 5007. , .

One of Ubgc‘vglouf Glasgow's '—

finest restaurants serving modern Scottish fayre.

Vino Vino 51a West Regent Street. 332 7718. ’Good food prices right side of

modest.’ DinerTec. VINOoVINO Live music I’IZZERIA & WINE BAR

Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat.

For details of how to include your ' restaurant/bistro/cafelbar in this directory. call our advertising depart- ment on 01315581191.

27 Jun—10Jul 1997 THE U8T99