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.
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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.
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
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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)
Coming to .Glasgow: All Bar One;
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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
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.
557 447 6.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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
On Sunday aﬁernoon our 'cbeﬁ prepare a -
super/7 and innovative menu. Relax and
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Excellent value at £ 1 6 per person. .
12 Ashton Lane
Tel 0141-334 5007
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