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All Bar-One Glasgow is to get a-taste of All Bar One with the opening of the city’s first branch of the'ba'r and restaurant chain. There are already two in, Edinburgh, both of which seem to be fighting their respective corners well. The All Bar One blueprint of airy bars that serve a decent range of wines and respectable bistro food look set to repeat its success with the new branch on St Vincent Street.

The Truffle Club .7

While the name may conjure up images of dogs and pigs rooting arOund the Tuscan countryside for rare and expensive tubers, Glasgow’s soon to open Truffle Club has other matters on its mind. A very upmarket table dancinggclub, it promises champagne tables and opening hours that stretch from the early evening into the small hours of the morning.

Truffle Club, Drury Street, Glasgow, 0747 229 0774.

Tuscan Square

Iain McMaster, Scottish Chefof the Year 7996 and former head chef at Glasgow’s Puppet Theatre, is setting up his own restaurant in Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre. Promising a fusion of culinary ideas from Northern Italy, California and Scotland, Tuscan Square will have two levels with the downstairs dining area offering a more informal menu and Set—'upthan the upstairs area. As well as feeding the multitudes, McMaster hopes to host numerous cookery demonstrations. Tuscan Square, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grind/ay Street, Edinburgh, 0737 227 9728

BaISa r 1 .

Belhaven are making their first steps intolthe style bar market with Balsa. Situated on the former sit-e ofv‘Brahms anfd Liszt onGlasgow’s Renfield Street, Balsa has been designed-by the ever innovative Graven Image company and takes its look from snowboarding paraphernalia and military kit. Opening to the public on Friday 26 March, the bar will have local 075 including the Jengaheads, Colin Walker and Tangent, playing at the weekends. Not content with stocking absinthe, Balsa will also boast Avalanche, an unholy concoction from the makers of After Shock. Check your head.

Balsa, Renf/eld Street, Glasgow, 0747 333 9725. (Jonathan Trew)

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The Basement

70a-7 2a Broughton Street. 557 0097. Restaurant quality food at pub-grub prices, served 'til 70pm in lively, colourful surroundings.

Cyberia Internet Cafe

’One of the best

cafes in Edinburgh’ The Scotsman.

With the fastest internet access in town. 32c Broughton Street " I 478 7246 ' S <

Global food with stylish decor. Tuesday Saturday nights, Sunday lunch. We need ’0’ to tun DSK to D'U’SK.

388 Hanover Street 220 4403



797 High Street

220 5277

Menu available all day. Also tempting daily specials served daily until 7pm.


88 Lothian Road. a. FHLMHOUSE Relaxed, atmospheric cafe bar, serving great value snacks, salads, specials and brilliant cappuccinos 70am till late.

Pancho Villas

240 Canongate.

557 447 6.

Mexican-born owner

Mayra Nunez says ’If you're going to eat Mexican, then don't be bland.‘ Lunch until 5pm, dinner until 77pm.


24 Deanhaugh Street,


332 4476. Cosmopolitan cuisine with daily set price dinner menus from £72.50 (booking-advisable), light lunches, coffees, beers and wines.

Peter Sellars

7 7-73 Willliam Street, 226 3767 Icelandic experience; new cuisine comes to Edinburgh on Sundays with the best of Nordic food - FOOD OF THE GODS!

Antoniou's Taverna

523 Sauchiehall St

0747 227 7636

Enjoy authentic‘ '5 ,ANTONIOU3 plate-smashing PLACE “firmer: Greek nights

with live music and dancing every weekend. Lunches from £2.95.

Art Lover's Café Bellahouston Park. 353 4779

Fine Food and wine in stylish parkland setting. Open 7 days and most evenings.

Brel bar: restaurant 39 Ashton Lane.

342 4966.

Belgian beers (draft

Leffe and Hoegaarden); fine

wines; rustic food; cool music; relaxed atmosphere.


Caffe Latte . 58 Virginia Street, ,_ Glasgow, 553 2553. Pizzas, Pastas,Salads, Sandwiches, Snacks. Licensed until midnight, seven days. Relaxed, friendly


Cafe Serghei

67 Bridge Street, Glasgow, G5 978 429 7547

Authentic Greek cuisine. Lunch, pre- theatre set—dinners. Greek night every Friday. Expect to be impressed.


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 7778 (phone/fax). Coffees, qualitysandwiches an pastries to goor to stay. Outsioe‘ebffiy catering.

Market Bar

24 Candleriggs. 564 3005 Relaxed atmosphere at this stylish new bar/kitchen, serving modern international cuisine ’till 8pm.

758a Bath Street. 337 2257. Much acclaimed

FOOD & DRINK stylish bar a unique

blend of modern

brasserie cooking in an intimate setting.


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 7638. Bar/café/venue with a totally vegan menu of wholesome food within a relaxed atmosphere.

The Ubiquitous Chip

72 Ashton Lane. 334 5007.

One of Glasgow's Ubéqvéifigflgp finest restaurants serving "— modern Scottish fayre.

Tron Bar and Restaurant Chisholm St. 552 8587 Contemporary European style bar and newly- refurbished restaurant, serving excellent cuisine and wine in comfortable, re | a xe d 5 U fro U n d j n g 5 . Open till midnight. Remmm

Sunday Lunch

On Sunday afiernoon our 'cbefi prepare a -

super/7 and innovative menu. Relax and

a < enjoy a wonderful three—course lune/7 I 5 . m... o ‘ana’aglass offizz.

Excellent value at £ 1 6 per person. .

12 Ashton Lane

Tel 0141-334 5007


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