of a German submarine. When his U- boat is sent to the Orkney islands in 1917. he gets more than he bargained for in the shape of his contact. the local schoolmistress.

The Drambuie Celebrity Scottish Chefs' Dinner The Sheraton Hotel. 1 Festival Square. 0131 220 4349. 8pm-lam. £50. For the highlight of the Whisky Festival. a quartet of Scotland's best chefs have come together to devise a four course festival dinner. Philippe Wagenfuhrer of the Sheraton in Edinburgh, Simon Haig of Inverlochy Castle. Fort William. John Webber of Kinnaird House in Perthshire and Iain McMaster of Glasgow's Yes Restaurant are responsible for a course each and will be on hand to present their creations. The Macallan Borders Literary Tour See Fri 31.

The Macallan Literary Pub Tour See Fri 31.

The Angels' Share See Fri 31. Exhibition of Jacobite Glass See Fri


Scottish Evening Carlton Highland Hotel. North Bridge. 0131 556 7441. 7pm. £30. By now even tourists should be well-practised at the Gay Gordons and the Canadian Barn Dance. More music. and dancing following a fine meal.


The Malt Masterclass See Sat 1. Dram Central See Fri 31.

The Macallan Borders Literary Tour See Thu 30.

The Macallan Literary Pub Tour See Fri 31.

The Angels' Share Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. 354 Castlehill. 0131 556 7441. 2.30pm. £6 includes tour and one free dram. Robin Laing celebrates Scotch whisky. as recorded in music and verse throughout the ears.

Exhibition of Jacobite Glass See Fri


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society lunch The Vaults. 87 Giles Street. Leith. noon. 0131 556 7441. £25. Edinburgh‘s famous Malt Whisky Society makes its contribution to the festivities with a light lunch in the sumptuous surroundings of its clubrooms. Followed by tastings and talks.

The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre Brunch 354 Castlehill. 0131 556 7441. 11.45am. £15. A buffet brunch followed by a tour of the popular Whisky Heritage Centre.

The Farewell Jazz Brunch Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 0131 220 4349. noon. £10 includes day admission to Dram Central. One more for the road. this time accompanied by live jazz. from Freddy King and his band. and food to round off the festival.

The Tartan Amoebas play The Scotch Club Sat 1 Nov

eating &

drinking directory


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.

The Bookstop Café 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. {kl-t. 2261416. .‘A “eds.

Americanstyle coffee house on The Mound. Food served all day. Live music most evenings.

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.


Filmhouse 88 Lothian Road.

229 5932. A

Relaxed, 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 loam-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm Theatre Workshop (licensed

) 34 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge. 225 8802 Mon-Sat ' .

10am-6pm.Two excellent vegetarian coffee houses serving really tasty food.

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!

Kaffe Politik 146/148 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.

555 0005.

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


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 9-33m.

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.

Passepartout 24 Deanhaugh Street,

Stockbridge. 332 4476

Licensed bistro and p T coffee house. New,

exciting, eclectic! Cosmopolitan cuisine with daily set price lunch/dinner menus from £5.50/£12.50 (booking advisable).

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

Stylish Italian restaurant without designer prices. Open 7 days 11am~midnight.

Smoke Stack 53-55 Broughton Street. 556 6032.

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

Tabula Rasa 90 Haymarket Terrace 474 3446.

It‘s Latin rhyming slang for a clean plate. Yours will be! Try it!

36 36 Great King Street. 556 3636. Demonstrates an eclectic vision of atmosphere in design, 4 / graphics and lighting, and J O importantly, its food and

service. mum'— 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.

Brel bar: restaurant 39 Ashton Lane 342 4966.

Belgian beers (draft

Leffe and

Hoegaarden); fine

wines; rustic food;

cool music; relaxed atmosphere.

Café 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.

353 3278.

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

Kama Sutra 331 Sauchiehall Street. 332 0055.

Buffet on down for a

quickie at lunchtime, K4th (Viki £5.95. Monday evening buffet £9.95 (until 10.30pm).

Mama Miska 1321 Argyle Street.

334 0594.

Lashings of paprika, Mama pasta and pizza. 'An 0; Alpine grotto of delight, highly

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. Much acclaimed stylish bar -

a unique blend M o

of modern cooking in an intimate setting.


Mungo Jerri's, American Sandwich Café 25 Parnie Street. 552 7999



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 Airwaves 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 meals, noon-7pm,

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


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. . o 334 5007. Ubifi‘fiifllf (HP Oneof

Glasgow's finest restaurants serving modern Scottish fayre.

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24 Oct—6 Nov 1997 THE U8T107