eating & drinking


: The Basement 10a-12a Broughton

Street 557 0097

' Restaurant quality food at pub-grub prices, served 'til 10pm in lively,

Colourful surroundings

' Bookstop Cafe 4 TeViot Place

225 5298 New bookshop/cafe. Promises book-

browsing, plus, extensive coffee menu,

smoothies and deli snacks.

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

Rosti With everything" "Ludir rously good value"

Evening News

Common Grounds 2/3 North Bank Street 2261416

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Ainei'iran-style toffee house on The Mound. Food served all day Live

music rnost evenings.

l Cyberia Internet Cafe,

88 Hanover Street.

220 4403.

- Cyberia offers a friendly,

relaxed atmosphere and 10

; multimedia PCs, With fast Internet


Dial restaurant/cafe

44/46 George IV Bridge. 225 7179.

l ‘Wears its style \‘Jllll a

inatth' Modern Scottish Cuisine

(apital With food to Conrad Wilson,


F—ilmhouse 88 Lothian Road.

229 5932,

Relaxed, w atmospheric FILMHOUSE cafe bar, servmg great value snacks,

salads, speoals and brilliant cappuccinos

10am till late

Helios Fountain

7 Grassniarket (With shop) 229 7884.

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm Excellent vegetarian coffee

house serving really

tasty food

3 Cosmopolitan cuisine With daily set price

Tabula Rasa

Kaffe Politik

146/148 Marchmont Road. 446 9873.

Espresso bar. JUice bar. Food specials all day, 'Worth the trip'

10am— 10pm, 7 days.


Kalinka Russmn vodka bar & cafe.

65 Henderson Street, Leith.

Tel: 467 7053.

Special vodkas, homemade food & traditional music Sunday Lunch With live "folk" from C0untess Domozhirova.

Ndebele 57 Home Street. 221 1141, A cafe and sandWich deli With an

impressive range of culinary delights from Southern Africa. «,

V 58 Virginia Streetc «(‘3’ ' Glasgow L l \{729

0141553 2553.

Brel bar : restaurant

39 Ashton Lane.

342 4966,

Belgian beers (draft Leffe and Hoegaarden); fine Wines;

rustic food; cool mUSIC, relaxed atmosphere

Caffe Latte

Pizzas, Pastas,

Salads, SandWiches, Snacks Licensed until midnight, seven days. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Gallery of Modern Art Café

Queen Street 221 7484.

Arts Restaurant of the Year.

Pancho Villas 240 Canongate.

557 4416.Mexican-born owner Mayra Nunez says ’If you're gorng to eat MeXican, then don't be bland.’ Lunch until 5pm, dinner until 11pm.

Passepartout 24 Oeanhaugh Street, Stockbridge. 332 4476.

dinner menus from £12.50 (booking adVisable), light lunches, coffees, beers and Wines.

Smoke Stack

53-55 Broughton


556 6032.

Much more than burgers and steaks at this stylish but friendly new chargrill restaurant.

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!


51 West Regent Street.

331 1980.

Not big, not designer,

not sexy, just brilliant. High quality Indian cuisine at affordable prices.

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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.



Le Petit Pain

239 Byres Road.

337 1118 (phone/fax). Coffees, quality sandwiches

and pastries to go

or to stay. Outside catering. 158a Bath Street. M 0 331 2257.

Much acclaimed stylish bar a unique

blend of modern brasserie cooking in an intimate setting.



104 Bath Street. 0141 332 6678

Top quality cooking, two AA rosettes, fixed price menus. Theatre menu an amazmg £7.95. Glasgow's best.

78 St Vincent, 78 St Vincent Street, Glasgow 62 5UB. 0141 248 7878, 'Most inVitingly 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

3 cooking, lively and informal


The 13th Note

King Street, 553 1638. Bar/cafe/venue With a totally vegan menu of wholesome food Within a relaxed atmosphere.

The Ubiquitous Chip 12 Ashton Lane.

334 5007. . - _ One of Glasgow's

finest restaurants serVing modern Scottish fayre.

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Side Orders


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Bisquit No 1

There are times when any good barfly has to Just sit back and wonder at the sheer ingenuity of the drinks companies. Selflessly and ceaselessly they strive to come up With ever more esoteric concoctions to enliven our drinking pleasure. The latest invention to thud on the desk is called Bisqun No 1 and it seems to be aimed at a more discerning section of the population than the latest rash of drinks made from alcohol, synthesised fruit flavours and sugar.

If we are to believe the marketing flannel, in the 1950s, cognac producers Bisqwt created a cognac that was designed to be mixed with sparkling water and zest of lemon. The resulting drink was known as the Bisqun No 1 long drink. Forty years on, Bisquit are selling a pre-prepared version of the drink. It's a blend of herbs, lemon and cognac and looks rather distinctive in these sleek bottles. French chic is yours for about £2.30.


On a vaguely similar note, we're about to see a massive proliferation of something called Snapshotz around the nation's bars. Nifty little 50ml bottles of highly carbonated, flav0ured vodkas, Snapshotz seem likely to gain popularity qurte sharply. Available in lemon, cranberry and apple flavours, the bottles have a quick release snap- back cap; presumably so that you don't have to waste any time before necking the contents.


Bazal, producers of a new Channel Four series that seems to cross Blind Date With Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook, are looking for flirtatious foodies. The programme is called Dishes and we've decided to JUSI reprint this section of their press release so that any would be volunteers know What they're letting themselves in for:

'If you're frUitier than a summer pudding, cheekier than a full-bodied French Wine and dying to spill the beans about your most thrilling filling, this could be your chance to star on national TV.’

Would be kitchen Lotharios should phone 0171 462 922800.