Side orders Pivo Caffe

The more observant among you may have notrced that the St James Oyster Bar on Edfnburghs Calton Road has gone and slung lts hook In Its place IS the spankrng new Prvo Caffe. Named after the Czech word for beer. Prvo successfully manages to mrx the old traditronal feel of Prague With the brash face of Edrnburgh club life

The most strlkrng feature 15 the huge brass bar whlch dominates the place. EspeCrally made for Pivo. the beer pumps are dwarfed by two large brass klttens whrch climb over the bar In an arc. Staropramen. Budvar. Urquel Pilsner and the less well-known Louny are all avallable on draught In half pint. pint 0r whopplng two pint glasses. Twelve bottled beers swell the ranks.

The prtcher and shooter menu IS a bit on the lnumldatlng srde wrth concoctrons such as the Ball Burster (Wyborowa vodka and Erektus energy dunk) squarrng up to the equally worryrng Black Out (Bacardl. tequrla. Bacardl Splced. Jack Danrels and coke). The shooters areJust as fearsome the aptly named Czechlng Out consrsts of absrnth and more absmth while the lagermelster and tequila mlx lSJUSt called Wrong.

Soakrng up the assorted liquids us a food menu that ranges from duck and peach salad to Czech sausages with bread and dlpplng mustard. DJS have thelr own 5pm on the Czech revolutlon every Tuesday. Frlday and Saturday. an Pivo Caffe, 2—6 Ca/ton Road, Edinburgn, 0737 557 2925,


After nearly a guarter of a century. the Grassroots Organlc food shop us to open a cafe restaurant Sltuated In St Georges Studlos near Channg X. the Grassroots Cafe er| operate as a cafe dunng the day before swrtchrng to a more blStTO-OFICHIC‘O menu In the evening. All the grub wrll be vegetarian and as organlc as possrble Coffees. cakes and bakes are the order of the day. whrle tn the evenrng. the llkes of thd mushroom mash on a bed of mlxed leaves and roast peppers wrll be wrnnlng faVOur The exact Openlng date rsn t yet confirmed but everythlng shOuld be up and runnlng by the beginnlng of July

at Grassroots Cafe, St George’s Studios, Char/n9 X, 074 7 333 0534


Czech it out: Pivo Caffe


The Basement

10a-12a Broughton


557 0097.

Restaurant quallty food at pub-grub prlces. served 'tll 10pm ln Irvely. colourful surroundrngs


15 Charlotte Lane.


225 6060

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


32c BroughtOn


4 78 7246

Global food Wrth styllsh decor Tuesday - Saturday nrghts. Sunday lunch We need 'U' to tun DSK to DU SK

88 Lothian Road. 229 5932.

Relaxed. atmospheric cafe bar.

serving great value snacks. salads.

specials and brllllant cappuccinos 10am till late.


Helios 7 Grassmarket (With ghopl 229 7884 FILMHOUSE

Mon-Sat lOam-Gpm. Sun 12-5pm Excellent vegetarian coffee house servrng really tasty food

Pancho Villas

240 Canongate.

557 4416 ' s Mexican-born owner

Mayra Nunez says 'If you're gomg to eat Mexrcan. then don't be bland.’ Lunch untll 5pm. dunner untll 11pm


Passepartout 24 Deanhaugh Street. Stockbndge 332 4476 Cosmopolrtan curslne wrth darly set pnce dunner menus from £12.50 (booklng advrsable). llght lunches. coffees. beers and wrnes

Brel bar : restaurant

39 Ashton Lane.

342 4966

Belglan beers

(draft Leffe and


frne wrnes; rusuc food. c00l musrc. relaxed atmosphere

Caffe Latte 58 Virgrnra Street «32) Glasgow. 553 2553 m Puzzas. PastasSalads L saleWIChCS. Snacks

chensed untll mldnrght.

seven days Relaxed. fnendly atmosphere

Cafe Serghei

67 Bndge Street.

Glasgow. G5 9J8

429 1547

Authentic Greek cursme. Lunch. pre-theatre set-dmners Greek mng every Fnday. Expect to be rrnpressed


2O Woodlands Road

353 3278

Scare-free food. organrc grocenes. excellent bread. frne cheeses. herbs and


Splces. wholesome foods yum, yum. 158a Bath Street 331 2257.

Much acclaimed M 0

styllsh bar - a unlque blend Of modern brasserle cooklng rn an Intimate setting

The 13th Note


Klng Street 553 1638 Bar/cafe/venue wrth a totally vegan menu of wholesome food wrthrn a relaxed atmosphere.

The Ubiquitous Chip 12 Ashton Lane

334 5007

One of Glasgow's finest restaurants SCtvrng modern Scottish fayre

Ubiqullou/ Ltgp

Tron Bar and Restaurant Chrsholm St

552 8587

Contemporary European style bar and newly- refurblshed restaurant. serVIng excellent CtllSlne mean. and wrne tn comfortable. 35;“ relaxed surroundrngs. Open till mldnlght


Festive. _'


Le Sept

7 Old Fishmurlect Close Edinburgh Lunch and Dinner Monday to 'l'hursdat:

Friday. Saturday and Sunday open all day


()131 225 5428


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SANDWICH DELI 8! COFFEE BAR 274 Canongate. Royal Mile. Edinburgh Tel c\" Fax: 0131 5:37 9583 .“on - Fri 7.30am 4.30pm Over 21) yea/tr creative catering experience/hr your lune/J,

[Hui/read or p/crwurc.

Peter Sellars

11-13 Willliam Street.

226 3161

Icelandic experience; new cursine

comes to Edinburgh on Sundays wrth the best of Nordlc food - FOOD OF THE GODSl

Art Lover's Cafe BellahOuston Park

3 53 4 7 79

Fine Food and Wine In stylish parkland settrng. Open 7 days and most evenings.


Sunday Lunch

On Sunday aflernoon our e/ycfi prepare a

superb and innovative menu. Relax and enjoy a wonderful three-course lune/9 and a glass of

Excellent value at £ 1 6 per person.

12 Ashton Lane

Tel 0141-334 5007

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