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East meets West as Glasgow's only dedicated sushi bar opens on the City's Byres Road Fusion aims to offer good Japanese food WliIi Western style Surroundings and servic e

The brainchild of sushi fiend Stephen Ellis, Fusion should plug a gaping hole lll the market lulut it like the guy with the razor company, Ellis loved sushi but couldn't find anywhere to eat It in Glasgov; so he opened his own r‘estt‘iurant

The :hef is one Roland Huet, a Fren: rariian who has worked in some of London s top sushi restaurants Rec (nursing that for many people Sushi i‘fi]1l<ii(‘S‘.'.’lIIl rag'.’ fish, Huet is keen to lay that myth to rest Sushi and Japanese food in general is Widely misunderstood,' he reckons 'At Fusion we will gate" for a?l tastes from the most adventurous to the most conservative

A handy iliilr‘CILK tion to Japanese cuisine comes 'i the form of Fusion's kornhis Ranging in ;:ri: e from a £5 taster selection of sushi to a £12 banquet, the koiiibis feature a range of different sushi rolls Alternatively try the salads, noodles, duriiplings or even the shawan liltiSI‘J, a savoury custard F'isiorr, 47 Eyre-s Road, G/as‘gow, 0747 539 .3666


The first floor restaurant whose art deco windows look out onto Edinburgh's Nicolson Street has refurbished and repositioned Itself Nev. tun-L h rnenas i.".( Etiue riiains such as a roast fillet :tf cod with baby potatoes, fennel and basil (:r a sesame trusted (bx ken ‘.'..t."- honey mustard anr' steamed oak tho; The evening menus are 'l‘. the same '.'{"ll‘. but more so Think do: k trtnfit swath araguia, puy baton. ar‘ri parmentier potatoes 11‘- tlie .tll-‘lffl‘ area, they've gone for a" unr'iarket club feel Along ‘.".’|iIi an :ntr-gui'iri array ai‘ wines and ('I‘uitl‘pdtlllOS by the glass, there is a sriiall but perfectly formed cocktail list For something different, try the pisco sour a double shot (:f South American spirit \sxitli freshly squeezed


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The Basement

10a-12a Broughton Street. 557 0097 Restaurant quality food at pub-grub prices, served 'til 10pm in lively, colourful surroundings


Caffe Latte 58 Virginia Street, ,f'" Glasgow, 553 2553 L49 Pizzas, Pastas,Salads, Sandwiches, Snacks. Licensed until midnight, seven days, Relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Cafe Serghei

67 Bridge Street, Glasgow, G5 9J8 429 1547

Authentic Greek Cuisme. Lunch, pre- theatre set-dinners Greek night every Friday Expect to be irripressed


15 Charlotte Lane, Edinburgh

225 6060

Open 7 days a week for pasta parties. Bookings taken for parties of six or more (Next door to Indigo yard)


32c Broughton Street 478 7246

Global food With stylish decor Tuesday - Saturday nights, Sunday lunch We need 'U' to tun DSK to D'U'SK


88 Lothian Road Fifi-M 229 5932 HOUSE

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

Pancho Villas

240 Canongate

557 4416

Mexican-born owner

Mayra Nunez says 'If yOu're going to eat Mexican, then don't be bland.’ Lunch until 5pm, dinner until 11pm.

Passepartout 24 Deanhaugh Street, Stockbridge,

332 4476 Cosmopolitan cuisine With daily set price dinner menus from

£12 50 (booking advrsablel, light lunches, coffees, beers and wines

Peter Sellars

11-13 Willliam Street, 226 3161 Icelandic experience; new (tiiSine (Cities to Edinburgh on Sundays with the best of Nordic food - FOOD OF THE GODS!

Antoniou's Taverna“ 523 Sauchiehall St ' 'ANTomou's 0141 221 7636 E PLACE Enioy authentic plate-smashing 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.


20 Woodlands Road. 353 3278. Scare-free food, organic groceries, excellent bread, fine cheeses, herbs and spices, wholesome foods yum, yum


158a Bath Street 331 2257.

Much acclaimed stylish bar a unique blend of modern brasserie cooking in an Intimate setting.


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 servmg modern Scottish fayre.

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