& drinking


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 surroundings.

Cellar No 1 1a Chambers Street. 220 4298.

For superb atmosphere, wines and food, late nights and live mu3ic, the Cellar is No 1!

Common Grounds 2/3 North Bank * Street. 226 1416.

‘\ ¥ American-style

:A" "32-". 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 ophons

Dial restaurant/cafe 44/46 George N 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. it

A charming Italian “- bistro within close prOXimity of the Festival Theatre.

Filmhouse 88 Lothian Road.

229 5932.

Relaxed, atmospheric cafe bar, serVing great value snacks, salads, speCials and brilliant cappuccmos 10am till late.

Haw House 44 Candlemaker Row. 220 4420.

Mexican/chargrill daily speCials. Highly recommended in The LISI.

Helios Fountain 7 Grassmarket, 229 7884 and

Helios Fountain at Theatre Workshop 34

Hamilton Place. % 225 8802. . Two excellent ygfimnw vegetarian coffee

houses serving tasty food (and booze at the Theatre Workshop).

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 Café 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 DlY 880. Unique and fun.

Kaffe Politik 146/148

Marchmont Road. 446 m 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 going to eat Mexican, then don't be bland.’ Lunch until 5pm, dinner until 11pm.

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

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.

:g63g6grgat King Street, a / Demonstrates an eclectic J O vision of atmosphere in

design, graphics and lighting, and importantly, its food and service.

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. M88313 Lashings of paprika, .v M‘ska 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

till late, 7 days a week.

Mojo 158a Bath Street. 331 2257. stylish

bar/restaurant -

modern brasserie cooking in an intimate setting.

Much acclaimed M a unique blend of

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

Choice 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 stuffed at the great Murphy's buffet. Daily 3-7pm only £3.95.

Mll‘l :m‘s \

332 1032. meals, noon-7pm,

news F000 &. DRINK A vibrant new bar, funky music, great vibes and daily

Ocho 150 West Campbell Street. providing relaxed 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, Glasgbw, GZ 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/café/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 Ubgqvirfllf Glasgow's ' ° '—

finest restaurants serving modern Scottish fayre.

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


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