FOOD & DRINK
Five bars . . .
i that make great margaritas
One of the institutions down Broughton Street, with lots of cocktails getting the hip and friendly crowd even more, well, friendly. Their use of tequila is outstanding. 70a—72a Broughton Street, Edinburgh, 557 0097.
This very busy restaurant is happy for
I folk to wander in, grab a booth and
sample their fantastic icy concoctions. Purists might frown at their slushy cocktails, but they are truly the business. 47 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, 225 1796.
10a-12a Broughton Street.
Restaurant quality food at
pub-grub prices, served 'til
10pm in lively, colourful
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).
Filmhouse 88 Lothian Roadﬁ
Relaxed, FILMHOUSE atmospheric
cafe’ bar, serving great value snacks, salads, specials and brilliant cappuccinos — 10am till late.
5 gﬁnmw Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm. Excellent
vegetarian coffee house
7 Grassmarket (with shop). 229 7884.
serving really tasty food.
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. Pizzas, Pastas,Salads, L Sandwiches, Snacks.
Hello tasty: Nice 'n' Sleazy
Adjoining the Tex Mex restaurant, this
funky bar offers great value pitchers of flavoured margaritas and excellent service. Always busy. 798—200 Bath Street, Glasgow, 332 8338.
Nice 'n' Sleazy
One of Glasgow’s most hallowed indie venues, down and dirty but great for cocktails. 427 Sauchieha/l Street, Glasgow, 333 0900.
Groucho St Judes
The margaritas are done properly at this ultra-chic, ultra modern bar. Be warned, the perilously high bar stools should not be underestimated when you are drinking seriously here. 790 Bath Street, Glasgow, 352 8800.
Mayra Nunez says 'If you're going to eat Mexican, then don't be bland.’ Lunch until 5pm, dinner until 11pm.
Passepartout g .,.-
24 Deanhaugh Street, LMD Stockbridge. ‘
332 4476. Cosmopolitan cuisine with daily set price dinner menus from
£12.50 (booking advisable), light lunches, coffees, beers and wines.
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.
(draft Leffe and Hoegaarden);
fine wines; rustic food; cool music;
relaxed atmosphere. Caffe Latte
58 Virginia Street, (037 79 3 Glasgow, 553 2553. Cale c
Licensed until midnight,
seven days. Relaxed, friendly 3 atmosphere.
Tron Bar and Restaurant
Spit or swallow
It’s all in the best possible taste.
Gone are the days when all you're faced with down your local offie is lager and heavy. Beers are getting exciting again, and real ales are making a comeback. It used to be the case that in order to drink any, you’d have to take your beard and sweater and head down to one particular hostelry, where you’d blend in with Similarly-attired Today, so-called micro
breweries are producing very exciting beers for the home market. It can - sometimes be a bit touch and go, but you’re Guaranteed to find some little scmtillate your
gems that will
Grozet (Scotland, £1.59) The first is an ale whose origins stem from the 16th century. This brewery is striving to bring back ancient Scottish styles like their more famous Fraoch. It’s a light ale, subtly flavoured with gooseberries. Before you wrinkle your nose, it’s very pleasant; light and refreshing with just a trace of fruit.
Liberty Ale (San Francisco, £1.39) For an American ale, it sure doesn’t taste like it. It’s in the style of a pale ale, but with fresh, citrus notes and a stunningly complex breadth of flavours - dry, hoppy with hints of orange peel. A cracker.
Hobgoblin (England, £1.69) This is a
dark, heavily malted ale that has
aromas not unlike dark coffee. On the
palate there’s a slightly burnt, roasted aftertaste, but on the finish it’s lighter
than you’re led to believe. Surprisineg . medium-bodied with a very long, pleasant finish. And the guy on the
label looks like he’s had too much of it. Hallowe'en drinking perhaps?
I All beers available from Oddbi'ns.
67 Bridge Street,
Glasgow, GS 9lB
Authentic Greek cuisine. Lunch, pre-theatre set-dinners. Greek night
every Friday. Expect to be impressed.
158a Bath Street.
331 2257. 0 Much acclaimed
stylish bar — a unique
blend of modern
brasserie cooking in an
The 13th Note
Bar/cafe/venue with a totally vegan menu ofwholesome food within a
The Ubiquitous Chip
12 Ashton Lane. . . _ 334 5007. Ubiwl‘l’f .(l‘éP One of Glasgow's finest restaurants serving modern Scottish fayre.
. Chisholm St. ; 552 8587 . ~ Contemporary T R O N 2‘ European "
style bar and newly-
: refurbished restaurant,
1 serving excellent cuisine
and wine in comfortable, é relaxed surroundings. Open till midnight.
‘ ' "A‘ 'THE FOOD LAN ATKlN' SANDWICH DELI & COFFEE BAR 274 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh Tel 8c Fax: 0131 557 9583 Mon - Fri 7.30am — 4.30pm Over 20 years creative catering
experience for your lunch, business or pleasure.
7 Old Fishmarket Close Edinburgh Lunch and Dinner Monday to Thursday.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday open all day
013 1 225 5428