States for love nor money may add a smug note to y0ur smoking pleasure. Those searching something more substantial than a wreath of smoke should cast an eye over the Hispanic American menu. From a selection of tapas at £3.25, grazers can choose from the likes of chicken brochettes, serrano ham With olives or tomato baked goat's cheese With flat bread. Larger appetites Will meet their match

Having piled on the pounds, you can make a vague attempt at shaking them off on the dance floor as DJs dominate the decks with pelvis-swaying lambadas, barrio beats, salsa and merengue.

With the stuffed tortillas, salads and a range of charcoal grills. The grills come piled high on interesting combinations of flavours. The leg of lamb steak sits comfortably on a bed of chilli mash while the marinated steak arrives with potatoes coated in a spicy, red pepper Jam. The sweetness of the jam is given an edge by the heat of the Spice and throws a completely different complexion on the steak. The same Willingness to experiment pays dividends in the sweet menu which boasts a cinnamon tortilla With walnut, banana and caramel baked vanilla ice cream. SerVice is effiCient and extremely friendly.

Having piled on the pounds, you can make a vague attempt at shaking them off on the dance floor as Dls dominate the decks with pelvis- swaying lamabadas, barrio beats, salsa and merengue, Tue—Sun nights. If your dancing is more two left feet than pasa doble, there are free dance classes at 6pm on TueNVed nights.

Havana, 50 Hope Street, Glasgow, 0141 248 4466.

Cuban cocktails are a speciality at Havana

& 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, extenswe 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. V American-style coffee house on The Mound. :~,\~“Z"‘ Food served all day. Live music most evenings.

Cyberia Internet Cafe, 88 Hanover Street. 220 4403.

'...this is such a cool place to hang out...’ Scotland The Best

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.


edinburgh espresso bar

10 Grassmarket, Edinburgh 220 2242. You’ll stay for more than an instantll Open 8-5pm - 7 days a week Filmhouse 88 Lothian Road. 229 5932. at

Relaxed, atmospheric cafe bar, servmg great value snacks, salads, specials and brilliant cappuccinos 10am till late

Helios Fountain 7 Grassmarket (With shop). 229 7884

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm Excellent . vegetarian coffee O house servmg really iv tasty food.

lsabels Café 83 Clerk Street

(below Nature's Gate).

662 4014. Stone

walled, smoke-free

basement oaSis servmg homemade veggie/vegan food - fresh, delicious and cheap!

Kaffe Politik 146/148

Marchmont Road. 446 m 9873.Espresso bar.

Juice bar. Food specials all day. —-“ trlp.' Pol)! 1k 10am— 10pm, 7 days. Kalinka RUSSlan vodka bar & cafe65 Henderson Street, Leith. Tel 467 7053. SpeCial vodkas, homemade food &

traditional mUSlC Sunday Lunch With live “folk” from Countess Domozhirova

F000 &. DRINK

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 Wltl‘ an impressive range of culinary delights from 50uthern 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 'Il you're gomg to eat Mexican, then don't be bland' Lunch until 5pm, dinner until 11pm.

Passepartout 24 Deanhaugh Street, Stockbridge. 332 4476. Cosmopolitan cUisme With

dally set price dinner 9 ' menus from £12.50 - (booking advisable), light lunches, coffees, beers and Wines.

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. Egyptian and Sudanese cmsine. 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 9O 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, iust brilliant. High quality Indian CUisine at affordable prices.

Brel bar: restaurant 39 Ashton Lane. 342 4966.

Belgian beers (draft

Lef e and Hoegaarden);

fine Wines; rustic food;

cool music; relaxed


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.

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, wholesome foods yum, yum.

Kama Sutra 331 Sauchiehall Street. 332 0055.

Buffet on down

fora quickie at “Mk lunchtime,

£5.95. Monday evening buffet £9.95 (until 10,30pm).

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

or to stay. Outside catering

flfi' Mn! at low


Mama Miska 1321 Argyle Street. 334 0594.

Lashings of paprika, pasta and pizza. 'An Alpine grotto of delight, highly recOmmended.' The List.

Mania Miglga

Miro’s 36 Kelvmgrove Street.

353 0475.

The new look Miro offers a fresh view to European dishes. Open from noon till late, 7 days a week.

Mojo 1583 Bath Street. 331 2257.

Much acclaimed

stylish bar a unique

blend of modern 0

Murphy's Pakora Bar 1287 Argyle

Street. ~u e\ (

brasserie cooking in

an intimate setting. 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 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, GZ 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 King Street. 553 1638.

Bar/cafe/venue With a totally vegan menu of wholesome food within a relaxed atmosphere.

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. ; g .. One of 0531‘“:th .Cl‘il’ Glasgow's finest restaurants ‘— serving modern Scottish fayre.

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