Edinburgh, 24 Deanhaugh Street, 332 4476.

Those who didn’t sleep through their French O levels may dimly remember that ’passepartout’ is French for masterkey. ’Access all areas’ might be a better translation for the name of this bijou restaurant since their menu takes its inspiration from all areas of the globe.

Taking Jules Verne's Around The World In 80 Days as a loose theme for the restaurant, chef/owners Mark and Sandra Reid have tastefully styled the basement setting as a railway carriage from the golden era of travel, a time when train journeys were a pleasure rather than a penance.

A typical menu might find Yucatan chicken from Mexico sitting beSide baked red onion with a date stuffing or Catalan duck flavoured With saffron, Cinnamon and pine nuts. The menu changes according to what is available locally from day to day and runs on a set price basis. At dinner two courses cost £12.50, three courses including coffee are £16 and 6—7pm there is an early dinner at £12.50 for three courses.

’lt’s well cooked, well flavoured bistro food,’ is Mark Reid’s description. ’We wanted to provide a set price structure where you know what you’re gomg to spend and know that you are not going to be disappomted Two people Will eat well With a bottle of wine for £40.’

Brunch fans will be interested to learn that Passepartout is planning to open for Sunday brunch from 22 Mar to COinCide With the rugby international. The menu, With an international flavour naturally, is still in progress.

Scottish Absolut Bartenders Club

Congratulations are due to Edinburgh’s City Cafe after their manger Fiona Skouse scooped second prize in the first ever Scottish Absolut Bartenders Club. Thirteen of Scotland’s top barmen and women gathered at Blue in Edinburgh to demonstrate their cocktail skills for a panel of judges.

Skouse impressed the judges With a concoction called Absolut Pear Shaped made from Absolut, Royal Mint Chocolate Liqueur, Lanza pear juice and a splash of NOIIly Prat. Skouse pocketed £100 and a rather fetching stainless steel cocktail shaker in the distinctive shape of an Absolut bottle.

The Absolut Pear Shaped is part of a neW range of cocktails which the City Cafe is developing. ’We wanted to update some of the older classic cocktails,’ explains Skouse.

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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 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. 226 1416.

American-style coffee house on The Mound. "A “354" Food served all day. Live

music most evenings.

Cyberia Internet Cafe, 88 Hanover

out...’ Scotland The Best.

Dial restaurant/cafe 44/46 George IV Bridge. 225 7179.

’Wears its style With a capital With food to d match.’ Conrad Wilson, Modern Scottish Cursine.

edinburgh espresso bar

10 Grassmarket, Edinburgh. 220 2242. You'll stay for more than an instant!! Open 8-5pm - 7 days a week

Filmhouse 88 Lothian Road. 229

5932. t ' Relaxed, FILMHOUSE l atmOSpheric cafe bar, serving great value snacks, salads, specials and brilliant cappuccinos 10am till late.

(with shop). 229 7884. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun

10am-4pm Excellent . iéé vegetarian coffee house .w serving really tasty food.

Isabels 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!

Kaffe Politik 146/148 m Marchmont Road. 446

9873.Espresso bar. JUice bar. Food specials all day. ’Worth ‘5 the trip.’ 10am— 10pm, 7 days. m 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. l 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 9-3am.

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, Stockbridge. 332 4476.

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

La Piazza 97-99 Shandwick Place.

221 1 150.

Stylish Italian restaurant without designer prices. Open 7 days Ham-midnight.

Pyramids 16 Haymarket Terrace. 337 9979.

For a completely different taste this Christmas. Egyptian and Sudanese CUisine. Bring your own wine.

The Sanctuary 38 Blair Street. 225 6885. New bar/cafe - excellent food in unusual surroundings with cool sounds. 6pm-late Tue—Sat.

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!

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

Le Petit Pain 239 Byres Road. 337 1118 (phone/fax). Coffees, quality sandwiches 5 and pastries to go

or to stay. Outside catering .645}?

Mama Miska 1321 Argyle Street.

334 0594.

Lashings of paprika, pasta Mama and pizza. ’An Alpine . grotto of delight, highly Mggka recommended.’ The


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

blend of modern M 0 brasserie cooking in

an intimate setting.

Café 25 Parnie Street. 552 7999. (phone/fax).

Choice of 33 varieties of American food

stylish bar a unique Mungo Jerri's. American Sandwich in American style with jazz and R&B.

Murphy's Pakora Bar 1287 Argyle Street. 334 15 0.

S mun-vs stuffed at the great Murphy's buffet. Ocho 150 West Campbell Street. 332 1032. providing relaxed meals, noon-7pm, drinks promotions. Rab Ha's Restaurant 83 Hutcheson Traditional Scottish cuisine offered in intimate surroundings, with a choice from 5.30pm, 7 days a week. Ristorante La Fiorentina 2 Paisley Savour the flavour of Tuscan cooking With our extensive menu - including Restaurant Splash at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Tel 332 3163. Stravaigin 28 Gibson Street. Fresh Scottish ingredients, authentic and original recipes, award-winning atmosphere. The 13th Note 80 Glassford Street. Bar/cafe/venue with a totally 1 vegan menu of wholesome j atmosphere. Tron Theatre 63 Trongate. 552 8587. Voted Glasgow's best bar The List Readers Poll.

Over 30 ways to get \ Daily 3-7pm only £3.95.

A vibrant new bar,

funky music, great vibes and daily Street. 553 1545.

of pre-theatre and a la carte menus Road West. 420 1585.

many vegetarian dishes.

Street, Glasgow, 62 3NY.

334 2665.

cooking, lively and informal

553 1638.

food within a relaxed

'A Whole lot more than great theatre’. The Ubiquitous Chip 12 Ashton

58322007. Ubgqvéioqulijp One of ' ' ' "—

Glasgow's finest restaurants serving modern Scottish fayre.

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