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A.J. Ramsay's on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street is the latest capital bar to be revamped and restyled. Previously a fairly traditional dark wood and brass boozer, it has now been completely refitted and rechristened the Baroque bar. Primary colours, light wood, mosaics and different wall textures define the twenty/ thirtysomething market that they are aiming for, although the

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decor is several shades brighter than most. In the unlikely event of miracles and there being another sunny day this summer, then the big windows at the front of Baroque open out to let the light in.

Owned by the same peOple who run the Watershed and the Maltings, Baroque offers a lot of healthy options in the food department. Four different fresh pasta dishes compete With open sandwiches and around half of the choices are veggy-friendly. Most of the main courses are around the £4—E5 mark.

Helios Fountain at Theatre Workshop 34

Hamilton Place. fig 225 8802. ' .

A rather excellent 3%“) 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-11pm every day.

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

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

Cellar No 1 1a Chambers Street. 220 4298.

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

Common Grounds 2/3 North Bank v Street. 226 1416. '11» I} American-style '1 q‘fi‘z 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 with a capital with food to match.’ Conrad Wilson, Modern Scottish Cuisine.


Ercolano Bistro 1011 Drummond Street. 662 7722.

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

Filmhouse 88 Lothian Road.

229 5932. a

Relaxed, atmOSpheric cafe ' i :3“: bar, serving 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 List’s Eating And Drinking GUIde 1997

Helios Fountain 7 Grassmarket.

229 7884.

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

Howies 208 Bruntsfield Place.

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

lsabels 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 & Sun) £5.95, dinner (seven days) £13.95. All you can eat DIY BBQ. Unique and fun.

Kaffe Politik 146/148 Marchmont Road. 446 9873.

Espresso bar. JUice bar. Food specials all day. ’Worth the trip.’ 10am— 10pm, 7 days,

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

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

Pancho Villas 240 Canongate.

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 1150.

Visit 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.

36 36 Great King Street. 556 3636.

Demonstrates an eclectic vision of atmosphere in design, graphics and lighting, and importantly, its food and serVice.




It’s been buzzing the last couple of weekends and is well worth a visit if you happen to be down that end of town. Just watch out for the barman who, allegedly, has a habit of sticking several straws together and lurking beneath the bar looking out for unguarded pints to pilfer.

(Jonathan Trew) I Baroque, Broughton Street, Edinburgh, 557 0627.

'Several shades brighter than most': Baroque (right) is a welcome addition to Edinburgh’s designer bar scene

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, iust 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 Kevimac “flick gtiickie at "" '

lunchtime, £5.95. Monday evening buffet £9.95 (until 10.30pm).

Mama Miska 1321 Argyle Street. 334 0594. Mama Lashings of paprika, .1) Alpine grotto of delight, highly

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

Miro’s 36 Kelvrngrove Street 353 0475.

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

till late, 7 days a week

Mojo 158a Bath Street. 331 2257. Stylish


modern brasserie cooking in an intimate setting,

Much acclaimed a unique blend of

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

Ch()l(0 of 33 varieties of American food in American style With Jazz and R&B

Murphy's Pakora Bar 1287 Argyle Street. 334 1550

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

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Ocho 150 West Campbell Street?” W

332 1032.

A vibrant new bar, prowding relaxed

meals, noon-7pm,

funky music, great Vibes and daily drinks promotions.

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

Traditional Scottish (‘tiis'ine 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 Sauchiehe-ill Street, Glasgow, (32 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/tafe/venue With a totally vegan menu of wholesome food Within a relaxed attriosphere.

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 Lane

334 5007 . One of Glasgow's ' ' '— finest restaurants sewing modern Scottish fayre

Vino Vino 51a West Regent Street. 332 7718. 'Good food modest

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