the world was literally his oyster.

He's put this experience to good use and created a new menu that mirrors the JOurneys which his tastebuds have made. So, leave your passport at home and get stuck into the likes of spiced lamb fillet with rice, curried pumpkin and sweet potato or Jamaican grilled jack fish with coconut sauce. Main courses are around a tenner and starters hover about the £4 mark. You can book a table on 0141552 0001.

National Curry Day Well, why not? We seem to have national days set aside for everything from insomnia to haemorrhoids. At least curry is something to celebrate.

Monday 10 November has been designated National Curry Day, with selected restaurants throughout Britain donating 10% of the day’s takings (both eat-in and take-away) to Save The Children.

Not that the great British public need much encouragement to beat a path to their nearest curry merchant. This year, curry overtook fish and chips as the nation's favourite take-out meal, with Brits scoffing a gut-busting half a million curries a day, supplied by more than 8500 Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants and take-aways. According to a survey by somebody With far too much time on their hands, chicken tikka massala holds the Number One spot in Britain's curry Top Twenty.

It transpires that Gladiators Ace is partial to the odd curry or two, citing a medium spicy King Prawn curry as his favourite. Fascinating as that may or may not be, Side orders think that much more pleasure could be derived from watching Ace trying to chase contenders around the arena after wolfing a couple of kormas on top of four pints of lager.

On a more serious note, you can phone the amusineg named Curry Day Hotline on 07000 780 837 to find out which restaurants are participating in the charity event.(Jonathan Trew)

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eating & 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.

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.

226 1416. ,‘Az‘fls‘ American-style

coffee house on The

Mound. Food served all day. Live mUSlC 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. k

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

34 Hamilton Place, 10am-6mewo wt!) excellent vegetarian

Stockbridge. 225 8802 Mon-Sat coffee houses servmg really tasty food.

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!

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Kaffe Politik 146/148 Marchmont Road. 446 9873.Espresso bar. Jurce bar. Food specials all day. ’Worth the trip.’ 10am— 10pm, 7 days.

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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.

Stockbridge. 332 4476

Ndebele 57 Home Street. 221 1141 A cafe and sandvvich 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.

Passepartout 24 Deanhaugh Street,

Licensed bistro and coffee house. New, exciting, eclectic! Cosmopolitan cuisine Wlih daily set price lunch/dinner menus from £5.50/E1250 (booking adwsable),

La Piazza 97-99 Shandwrck Place 221 1150.

Stylish Italian restaurant Without deSIgner prices. Open 7 days Ham-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, a / graphics and lighting, and J O importantly, its food and SQrVIce.

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

Brel bar: restaurant 39 Ashton Lane 342 4966.

Belgian beers (draft

Leffe and

Hoegaarden), fine

Wines, rustic food,

cool music, relaxed atmosphere

. 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 a/ways 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

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for a quickie at

lunchtime, £5 95 Monday evening buffet £9 95 (until 10 30pm)

Mama Miska 1321 Argyle Street. 334 0594.

i Lashings of paprika, v pasta and pizza. 'An Alpine grotto of

Miro’s 36 Kelvingrove Street.

' Mo—jo-S158a 63th anagram 2257.

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delight, highly

I recommended.’ -The List.

353 0475 The new look Miro offers a fresh view

. to European dishes. Open from noon

till late, 7 days a week

Much acclaimed stylish bar -

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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 ,ia/z and


Mufiihfi P'akéra-‘Bar 1287' "A‘ray'ia‘ _ Street 334 1550

Over 30 ways to get HI I. I 1 “S

3-7pm only £3.95

Ocho 150 West Campbell Street. meals, noon-7pm,

332 1032 funky rntisic, great

A vibrant new bar, vibes and daily drinks promotions.

providing relaxed

Rab Ha's Restaurant 83 Hutcheson Street 553 1545

Traditional Scottish cuisine offered in intimate stirr()tindint_;s, 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, G2 3NY

Tel 332 3163

Stravaigin 28 Gibson Street

334 2665

Fresh Scottish ingrecfients, and original recipes, aua'd-txinning cooking, iively 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 Tiongate 552 8587 'A whole lot more than great theatre’ Voted Glasgows best bar The List Readers Poll

The Unbiquuitous Chip 12 Ashton”

Lane I 334 5007 One of t - i . ..

Glasgow's finest restaurants serving modern Scottish fayre

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