Side orders The Tron Ptl

While it's keeping one part of its name, the former Tron Ceilidh House on Edinburgh’s Hunter Square is in the process of being completely revamped.

Now known simply as the Tron, it’s being given a makeover by the same people who have Ark, Curlers and It’s A Scream in Glasgow. Lots of bright colours, blonde wood and definitely no bric-a-brac are promised over the three floors.

Hearty portions of pub grub such as baked spuds, burgers and hot sandWiches are on the menu as is some form of as yet undeCided live mu5ic.

The new look Tron is to be aimed pretty squarely at the student market. ’lt’s students and like-minded people,‘ explained the manager. 'People like me who wanted to keep the student lifestyle but couldn't afford to stay at Unianylonger'

The Tron Pt II

Meanwhile over on the other side of the COuntry, our tale of two Trons and two Cities continues. The Tron theatre, bar and restaurant complex on Glasgow's Trongate is sprinting sWiftly towards the completion of their £5 million redevelopment.

The place is obviously something of a hotspot for our readers since it has won the bar of the year award for the last three years running in The List's Eating & Drinking awards. The latest stage of the work has seen the kitchens upgraded, an improvement which has given the three chefs a bit more space to spread their Wings.

As a result, the evening menu in the restaurant has been rewritten and is now aiming for higher standards than ever before. Typical starters now include a salad of air-dried beef, Tuscan pecorino and oven dried tomatoes at £5.45 or a caramelised monkfish and king prawn With deep- fried greens and sesame Oil. The main c0urses boast a ballantine of guinea fowl with potato and herb mousse, vine tomatoes and rosemary orl and a risotto primavera With baby asparagus and plum tomatoes finished with basil cream. Yum. (Jonathan Trew)

New improved recipe: Glasgow’s Tron Theatre bar and restaurant


The Basement

10a-12a Broughton

Street. 557 0097.

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


15 Charlotte Lane,


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


Global food With stylish decor. Tuesday - Saturday nights, Sunday lunch. We

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Filmhouse 88 Lothian Road. a 229 5932' FILMHOUSE

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


7 Grassmarket (with shop). fig 229 7884. W305 . Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, 3mmth Sun 12-5pm. Excellent

vegetarian coffee house serving really tasty food.

Pancho Villas

240 Canongate. 557 4416. Mexican-born owner

Mayra Nunez says ’If you're gomg 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 adwsable), light lunches, coffees, beers and Wines

Peter Sellars

11-13 Willliam Street, 226 3161 Icelandic experience; new cwsme

comes to Edinburgh on Sundays With the best of Nordic food - FOOD OF THE GODS!

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. A. Pizzas, Pastas,Salads, age {-153 SandWiches, Snacks. Elie Licensed until midnight,

seven days Relaxed, friendly atmosphere


Cafe Serghei

67 Bridge Street,

Glasgow, G5 9J8

429 1547

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

Grassroots 20 Woodlands Road. 353 3278

Scare-free food, organic groceries, spices, wholesome foods yum, yum. Mojo

331 2257 M 0 Much acclaimed

blend of modern

brasserie cooking in an

excellent bread, fine cheeses, herbs and 158a Bath Street.

stylish bar a unique

intimate setting.

9 style bar and newly-


The 13th Note


Bar/cafe/venue With a totally vegan menu of wholesome food Within a relaxed atmosphere

9 Street. 553 1638

The Ubiquitous Chip


334 5007

Ashton Lane. . Ubiqviiotl/ (kip

One of Glasgow's finest restaurants serving modern Scottish fayre

Tron Bar and Restaurant Chisholm St

552 8587

Contemporary European

refurbished restaurant, sewing excellent CUiSine

and Wine in comfortable. relaxed surroundings.


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