Side orders All Bar One

Edinburgh's sparkling new development at Exchange Plaza is playing host to Scotland's first All Bar One. Already a Successful concept south of the border, where they have Over 30 branches, the Edinburgh Site has been spending the last four months preening itself for the public. In common With a lot of new places, All Bar One doesn't fall easily into any one category. Bar, cafe, restaurant and pub are all able labels With the place filling several different functions. Food is available throughout the day and is all prepared on the premises. There's a bit of a school common room feel to All Bar One so appropriater the menus are chalked up on a large blackboard. Unlike school grub the food is all sUitany modish: lime breadcrumbs make an appearance along with gouions of plaice while burgers are ground beef and coriander and come served on ciabatta. At the moment, char grilling, pan frying and searing appear to be the buzz words in the more style-conscious kitchens and all these methods appear on the All Bar One menu. In keeping With their Wish to be as flexible as the customer wants them to be, dishes come in different sizes to please the snacker as well as the dedicated belly- burster. I All Bar One, Exchange Plaza, Edinburgh, 227 7957.

Polo Fusron Drawing a neat analogy With Ivlarco Polo's explorations and their own culinary expeditions, Polo Fusion in Edinburgh’s Lawnmarket boasts a suitably exotic menu that takes in influences from Europe and south east Asia as well as the Caribbean. All their lunch menu dishes weigh in at £7.50 and forward c0ncoctions such as roast duck, artichoke and mango salad With Asian basil sauce Vegetarians are also pampered With the likes of sesame fried soba noodles With grilled vegetables and caiun fried leeks Lunch is served until a very reasonable 4pm

In the evenan the chef's imagination goes into overdrive and the main courses include saki steamed chicOry and (Ousc0us With tamarmd, gaiangal, tofu and Szechuan spice. Fish lovers can choose between Asian grilled tiger prawns With southwest ketchup and a warm carpaccio of tuna and monkfish Thai butter sauce Lamb cut ets come gnlieo‘ With tee... a, c". goats C'tC’GSG fiance and tatties, thankfuz‘yg are not an ophon

The dessert choices are eoual;y as adventurOus and hidden among the chocolate tonelhrm, pecan pies and cheese selections are clxili crepes filled with caramevzseo red onion, served With a pineapple and mint :aisa It ngi‘t be an :dea to cacx your passport at the same :me as ma< r‘g yOur booking -- three courses at Polo FusIOn Wit! be Ike a round the \‘yOTld trip fOr yCLI' tastebuds i,o"t‘itl".ar‘ Trey-.1 at: 0(NC FusJCKT, 503 Lawnmarket, The Fro/ya. .‘fliie, Ed.".c:.'.'gh, 622 7722

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The Basement 10a-12a Broughton Street. 557 0097,

Restaurant quality food at pub-grub prices, served 'tiI 10pm in lively, colourful surroundings.

The Bookstop Cafe 4 Teviot Place 225 5298.

New bookshop/cafe. Promises book- browsing, plus, extensive coffee menu,

1 smoothies and deli snacks.

Burns Ale & Rosti House 7 Bernard Street, Leith. 554 7515

Rosti With everythingll "Ludicroust good value” Evening News

Common Grounds

2/3 Nonh Bank Street 226 1416. American-style coffee house on The Ivlound. Food served all day. Live mUSIC most evenings.

4W4 ' (\r“ .AARfls"

Cyberia Internet Cafe,

88 Hanover Street

220 4403.

Cyberia offers a friendly,

relaxed atmosphere and 10 multimedia PCs, With fast internet access.

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

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


Filmhouse 88 Lothian Road 229 5932. Relaxed, 3s atmospheric FILMHOUSE cafe bar, sewing great value snacks, salads, specials and briiiiant cappuccinos 10am till late

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Kalinka Russian vodka oar cafe

65 Henderson Street, Lei-'1

Tel. 467 7053

Special vodkas, hornemade feed 8 traditional music Sunday Linc" .211": live "folk" from Cetintess Demoz‘r‘i'oya

Helios Fountain

229 7884. itng

Ivlon-Sat 10am-opm, . S iv

Excellent vegetarian.

coffee house serving rea-iy tasty ‘coo

146/148 Marchmont Road

446 9873,

Food specials all day

'Worth the tnp.’

7 Grassmarket (With shop) Sun 10am-4pm

Kaffe Politik

Espresso bar Juice bar 10am— len“, 7 days

Ndebele 57 Home Street 221 1141 A cafe and sandvuc" IlC'".‘.Z°l13'T impressme range of van, de arts from Southern Airca

Pancho Villas 243 Ca'xyiziate

557 4416 lifexicari-edri‘ (ti-.r‘e' Nunez says "i you‘e to eat Mexican, then :21:in ' ' until 5pm, dinner “:2?”

Passepartout 24 Deanhaugh Street,

Stockbr.dge 332 4476 w Cosmopolitan cuisine with" "-

daily set price dinner menus from £12 50 ibooking advisable», light lunches, coffees, beers and times.

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 H0ur, lunch menu, evening specials and Glasgow's best burgers!


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 tdraft Leffe and Hoegaardenl, fine Wines,

rustic food, cool music; relaxed atmosphere.

Caffe Latte

58 Virginia Street, Glasgow 0141553 2553. 1, 3 Pizzas, Pastas, Salads, Sandyviches, Snacks Laleww Licensed until midnight, sven days

Relaxed, friendly atmosphere

Gallery of Modern Art Cafe Queen Street

221 7484

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

Last orders 10pm

' Coffees, quality

and pastries to go

Le Petit Pain 239 Byres Road. 337 1118 (phone/fax).





158a Bath Street

or to stay. Outside catering. 331 2257, Much acclaimed

stylish bar a unique M o

blend of modern brasserie cooking in an intimate setting.

78 St Vincent, 78 St Vincent Street,

Glasgow GZ SUB 0141 248 7878 'Most invitineg priced restaurant to

have opened in Glasgow ' Conrad

Wilson, The Herald.

; 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.


With a totally vegan menu of

j Wholesome food Within ; a relaxed atmosphere.

The Ubiquitous Chip

12 Ashton Lane. I

334 5007 § 3 r ; One of Ub*‘l":.°.l’!. Glasgow's finest restaurants serVing modern Scottish fayre.

Grassroots 20 Woodlands Road.

| 353 3278.

! Scare-free food, organic groceries,

1 excellent bread, fine cheeses, herbs and spices, Wholesome foods yum, yum.

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Alosmokmg ~ N ewlp openeo if: for all lovers of fine fooo

., . ’~ 77 ‘- ll r. I

An intimate and friendly owner-chef rnn restaurant. The Daily changing menn rellects the chef’s passion for seafood lint also includes vegetarian ano meat Dishes. The menns offer a wibe range from a pasta lunch at 5.4.90 up to a litre-course gastronomic binner at £15.90

Finaal's Caz'e, 14A Stallort‘l Street, minltnrji Lunch Mon - Sat : 12 2.30 Dinner Tnes - Sat : (i - it (later at n'eeltenOsl

Telephone 0131 225 9575