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The fine people at the Caledonian brewery have been hard at work formulating new beers for the greater good of the drinking public. The latest to roll through the doors of Edinburgh’s Slateford Road is called the Flying Scotsman. A traditionally fire-brewed ruby ale, Flying Scotsman uses Scottish barley and English hops to create its full-flavoured style.
Flying Scotsman completes the Caley range of six bottled beers which includes Deuchar's IPA and Caledonian 80/-, bottled versions of their well- known cask ales, as well as Merman, Edinburgh Strong Ale and Britain's first organic ale, Golden Promise.
Not content with producing the new brew, the Caledonian has also been busy redesigning all of its bottle labels in an effort to increase their impact on the premium ale sector. Best of luck to them, although one suspects that luck plays a very small part in the Caley's continuing success. Last year, the World Beer Guide named the Caledonian Brewery the British Brewery Of The Year 1996 for its bottled beer range while Tempus Fugit, a limited edition bottled beer which they produced earlier this year, won the silver medal at the CAMRA/The Guardian Bottled Conditioned Awards 1997.
This year marks the tenth year of independent trade for the Caledonian after the management buy out in 1986.
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Edinburgh Traditional Beer Festival
The Edinburgh and South East Scotland branch of‘the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) is holding the Edinburgh Traditional Beer Festival for the eighth year. Once again Meadowbank Stadium Will ring With the sound of happily troughing beer enthusiasts as they get stuck into a selection of over 75 cask ales. The organisers hope to feature as many as possible of the category Winners from the CAMRA Champion Beer of Great Britain competition. The overall winner was a brew called Mordue Workie Ticket which should prove intrigUing if it’s half as bizarre as its name.
CAMRA reckon that at some point on the second night of the festival, they Will sell their 100,000th pint of real ale since the inaugural Edinburgh Traditional Beer Festival way back in October 1990.
The Festival runs Thu 9—Sat 11 Oct, 4—11pm Thu, noon—1 1pm Fri & Sat. Entry and a souvenir pint glass costs £3. (Jonathan Trew)
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.
The Bookstop Cafe 4 Teviot Place. 225 5298
New bookshop/cafe. Promises book-browsing, plus, extensive coffee menu, smoothies and deli snacks.
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 Street. "Q‘zfﬁ 2261416. .‘A 2%“
coffee house on The
Mound. Food served all day. Live music most evenings.
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.
Filmhouse 88 Lothian Road.
229 5932. ‘
Relaxed, FiLMHouss. atmOSpheric cafe bar, serving great value snacks, salads, specials and brilliant cappuccinos — 10am till late.
Haw House 44 Candlemaker Row. 220 4420.
Mexican/chargrill daily specials. Highly recommended in The List.
Helios Fountain 7 Grassmarket (with shop) 229 7884
Mon—Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm Theatre Workshop (licensed)
34 Hamilton Place, % 10am-6mewo $400“ excellent vegetarian
Stockbridge. 225 8802 Mon-Sat coffee houses serving really tasty food.
Isabels 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!
Kaffe Politik 146/148 Ill- Marchmont Road. 446 9873.Espresso bar. Juice bar. Food specials all day. 'Worth the trip.’ 10am— 10pm, 7 days.
Khublai Khans Mongolian BBQ
43 Assembly Street.
Lunch (Fri & Sun) £5.95, dinner (seven days) £13.95. All you can eat DlY BBQ. Unique and fun.
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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.
Mexican-born owner Mayra Nunez says ’If you're going to eat Mexican, then don't be bland.’ Lunch until 5pm, dinner until 11pm.
Passepartout 24 Deanhaugh Street, Stockbridge. 332 4476
Licensed bistro and coffee house. New, exciting, eclectic! Cosmopolitan cuisine with daily set price lunch/dinner menus from £5.50/£12.50 (booking advisable).
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La Piazza 97-99 Shandwick Place. 221 1150.
Stylish Italian restaurant without designer prices. Open 7 days
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 x) O 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!
Mama Miska 1321 Argyle Street. 334 0594. “I pasta and pizza. ’An
Alpine grotto of m delight, highly
Lashings of paprika, recommended.’ — The List.
Miro’s 36 Kelvingrove Street.
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. Much acclaimed stylish bar —
a unique blend
of modern brasserie cooking in an intimate setting.
Mungo Jerri's, American Sandwich Cafe 25 Parnie Street. 552 7999 (phone/fax).
Choice of 33 varieties of American food in American style with jazz and R88.
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.
Ocho 150 West Campbell Street. 332 1032. A vibrant new bar, providing relaxed
funky music, great
vibes and daily mm 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.
Balbir's 51 West Regent Street.
Not big, not designer, not sexy, iust brilliant. High quality Indian cuisine at affordable prices.
Cafe Del Mar 94 Queen Margaret Drive. 400 5560
A relaxed and friendly atmosphere. New Mediterranean bistro and coffee house in the West End. Students always welcome. BYOB. Take-away available all day.
Grassroots 20 Woodlands Road.
Scare-free food, organic groceries, excellent bread, fine cheeses, herbs and spices, wholesome foods — yum, yum.
Restaurant Splash. at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY.
Tel 332 3163.
Stravaigin 28 Gibson Street.
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.
Kama Sutra 331 Sauchiehall Street. 332 0055.
Buffet on down for a gab-«c (Viki. quickie at lunchtime, “"0" £5.95. Monday
evening buffet £9.95 (until 10.30pm).
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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. , . . 3.3.2:?07- “will! 91?
Glasgow's finest restaurants serving modern Scottish fayre.
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