Lennox gold disc and a ’.'.'ell-dodgy brown woollen -.'-neck which was in fact owned by 70s icon Leslie l/‘lCKC’O‘J/n of Bay City Rollers fame

And with Arrierican-style food served up in typically huge all-frills portions, Hard Rock Cafe looks certain to pull in everyone from btisiness lunchers and shoppers looking to re-fuel, to families, big parties and post-work ouaffers The house speciality is burgers, though at between £7 -£8, they are far from your run-of-the-mill specimen, and also worth a whirl are Bruce's Famous Bar-B-Que ribs, at £9 95 For a slightly lighter alternative there are a range of sands/icth iflClUdlfig a blackened chicken variety, marinated in the chef’s own special Ca;un spices Also recommended are the Sante Fe spring rolls and the Tupelo-style chicken at £5 25, \‘.’1111 .‘layo'urs apparently inspired by Elvis' home town

The thirsty can get to work on an extensive list of exotically named shots and cocktails On the cocktail front, you can choose betu'reen an Orgasm lmultiple), Kam-l-Kazi, Raging Bull or Sex On The Beach Those with less stamina can opt for more standard beers

Unusually reticent for the '.'.’Ofl(1-‘.'Jld(.‘ chain, which nos: boasts 86 branches in 29 c0untries across the globe, the new cafe enjoyed a fairly low key public opening last Saturday But on Sunday 19 April, 8111 (ix'r'dl'd'L':llllle Friley Quaye will take to the stage at the Ross Band Stand in Princes Street Gardens to mark the opening of the cafe in style The Hard Rock hopes to raise £10,000 for local charities from the concert Tickets priced £8 are a'.ailable on this credit card hotline rizirttoer 0131 557 2590

Hard Rock Cafe, 20 George Street, Edinburgh, 0131 260 3000.

Finley Quaye brings his soulful reggae to Princes Street Gardens to raise money for charity and launch Scotland’s first Hard Rock Cafe

& drinking



The Bookstop Cafe 4 Te'iiot Place

Bann's 5 Hunter Square 226 1112

Voted best cheap and cheerful meal in Edinburgh by List readers Egon Ronay recommended 10am-1 1pm exery day

The Basement 10a-12a Broughton Street 557 0097

Restaurant quality food at pub-grub prices, served 'til 10pm in li.'ely, colowful Surroundings

225 5298.

New bookshop/cafe Promises book-browsing, plus, CXICTTSI'.'C coffee menu, smoothies and deli snacks

Cellar No 1 1a Chambers Street 220 4298

For superb atmosphere, ~.'.ines and food, late nights and live music, the Cellar is No 1'

Common Grounds 2/3 North Bank Street 2261416 .' American-style coffee house on The Mound :‘Ag‘z". Food served all day Live

music most evenings

Cyberia Internet Cafe, 88 Hanover Street 2204403

this is such a cool place to hang Out Scotland The Best.

Dial restaurant/cafe 44/46 George I‘.’ Br1ng225 7179

’Wears its style ‘.'.ith a capital with food to match ' Conrad ".\'ilson, 1.1odern S:ottish Cuisine


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. w

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

Helios Fountain 7 Grassmarket (with shop). 229 7884 Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun

10am-4pm Excellent g vegetarian coffee films INS 3mmtaitv

house serving really tasty food

Isabels Cafe 83 Clerk Street (below Nature's Gate

662 4014 St0ne

walled, smoke-free basement oasis SC’T‘Jltg homemade ‘i/eggie/g'egan food - fresh, delicious and cheap'

Kaffe Politik 146/148 I.1archmont Road 446 9873 Espresso bar Juice bar Food specials all day

'Worth the trip' 10am- 10pm, 7 days

In:- Q: m

Kalinka Russian vodka bar 8. cafe 65 Henderson Street, Lenh Tel 467 7053 SpeCiaI vodkas, homemade food 8 traditIOHal music Sunday Lunch .'.ith ll'.’C‘ folk" from CountessDorrxozl‘iiro'.a


l—(hu—b—lai Khans Mongolian BBQ

_ 43 Assembly Street 555 0005

LL11C11’Fr18iSUmf5 95, d11111er seven days' £13 95 All you can eat DIY 880 Unique and fun

Ndebele 57 Home Street 221 1141 A cafe an: sand .-.ic'h deli ‘.'.'1111 an impressie range of culinary delights from Southern Africa

Negociants cafe, bar, restaurant 45-47 Lothian Street 225 6313 Eclectic 1.1editerranean menu, superb range of drinks, coffees, cocktails, wines and beers Open 9-3am Pancho Villas 240 Canongate

557 4416

l.1e><ic.an-born owner Mayra Nunez says ’If you're going to eat 1.1exrcan, then don't be bland ' Lunch until 5pm, dinner until 11pm

Passepartout 24 Deanhaugh Street, Stockbridge 332 4476

Cosmopolitan cuisine with

daily set price dinner , menus from £12 50 7 (booking advisable’i, light lunches, coffees, beers and wines

La Piazza 97-99 Shandwick Place

221 1150.

Stylish Italian restaurant '.‘.|Ih()UI deSigner prices Open 7 days 11ain-rriidnight.

Pyramids 16 Haymarket Terrace. 337 9979

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

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, z-reekend 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

Lef.e and Hoegaarderm

fine ‘.'.:nes, rustic food,

cool music, relaxed


Cafe Del Mar 94 Queen 1.1argaret Dfl‘.'(.‘ 400 5560

A relaxed and friendly atmosphere, New 1.1editerranean bistro and coffee house in the West End

Students always lye/come BYOB Take-away available all day

Gallery of Modern Art Cafe Queen Street 221 7484

Arts Restaurant of the Year Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 6 30pm Last orders 10pm

No smoking

Grassroots 20 Woodlands Road.

353 3278

Scare-free food, Organic groceries, excellent bread, fine cheeses, herbs and spices, '.-.holesome foods yum, yum

' and pastries to go or to stay. Outside catering

' Grotto of delight, higth

Kama Sutra 331 Sauchiehall Street 332 0055 Buffet on down

lunchtime, ,.

for a Quickie at am“ .

£5.95. Monday evening buffet £9 95 (until 10.30pm)

Le Petit Pain 239 Byres Road. 337 1118 (phone/fax). Coffees, quality sandwiches


Mama Miska 1321 Argyle Street. 334 0594

Lashings of paprika, pasta and pizza 'An Alpine



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 of modern 0 brasserie cooking in

an intimate setting. Murphy's Pakora Bar 1287 Argyle Street3341550. g“ l"...\~\ Over 30 ways to get ( stuffed at the great

Murphy's buffet. Daily 3-7pm only £3.95.

Ocho 150 West Campbell Street.


A Vibrant bar, prowding

relaxed meals, noon- 7pm, funky music, great Vibes and daily drinks promotions.

Rab Ha's Restaurant 83 Hutcheson Street 5531545.

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 extenswe 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.

: athSphere.

The 13th Note King 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. 334 5007. One of Glasgow's finest restaurants serVing modern Scottish fayre.

For details of how to include your restaurant/bistro/café/bar in this directory, call our advertising department on 0131 558 1191

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