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Shimla Pinks, the Indian restaurant chain that traded flock wallpaper for minimalist style with spectacular results, has opened a new branch at Glasgow's Hilton Hotel. The restaurants are named after the Indian equivalent of a Sloane Ranger and, since the first Shimla Pinks opened in Johnstone a decade ago, the brand has found a niche in the market. Billy Massih, the manager from Glasgow Shawlands, has been with the company since its inception. The menu will combine old standards with some new dishes, specially developed for the Hilton.

I Shim/a Pinks, The Hilton, 1 William Street, Glasgow, 248 1957.

Peter Banks, who has a pedigree that includes a stint at Champanys and Martins, has just opened a top notch operation, the eponymous Banks Restaurant in a Georgian townhouse on Edinburgh’s Newington Road. We're talking seriously sophisticated, with an interior by Bill Potter from lnHouse and Philippe Starck furniture. Upstairs is Fine Dining, downstairs on the ground floor is The Grill, where quality meat and fish fan the flames. I Banks Restaurant, 10 Newington Road, Edinburgh, 667 0707.

Est Est Est, the sleek modern Italian, has opened a Glasgow branch in the heart of the business district in Bothwell Street, under manager Stephen Walsh. Think wood-burning stove; think huge glass windows; think about booking a table. The Edinburgh establishment is regularly packed, so it would probably pay to phone ahead. I Est Est Est, 21—25 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, 248 6262.

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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.

Cuba Norte

192 Morrison Street.

221 143OBienvenidos! Welcome to the authentic premier palador. Dance, wine and dine in Cuba Norte sunshine.

Filmhouse *

88 Lothian Road. FILMHOUSE 229 5932.

Relaxed, atmospheric cafe bar, serving great value snacks, salads, specials and brilliant cappuccinos IOam till late.

Helios 7 Grassmarket (with shop).

229 7884. . % Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, ° Sun 12-5pm. Excellent

vegetarian coffee house serving really tasty food.

Isabels Cafe

83 Clerk St.

662 4014

Stone walled smoke-free basement oasis serving homemade veggie/vegan food fresh, delicious and cheap! Lianachan

15 Blackfriars St.

556 6922

A relaxed Old Town coffee shop selling light meals with organic hot drinks and juices.


24 Deanhaugh Street,

Stockbridge. 332 4476.

Cosmopolitan cuisine with daily set price dinner menus from £12.50 (booking advisable), light lunches, coffees, beers and wines.

Ad Lib

111 Hope Street.

Back soon, Ad Lib gourmet burgers, classic cocktails. Live music & DJs.

Arthouse Hotel

129 Bath St 221 6789

A fusion of contemporary cuisine and the best local produce. Two restaurants & Japanese teppamyiki qrill Brel bar: restaurant

39 Ashton Lane.

342 4966.

Unpretentious relaxed

|ontinenta| bar restaurant

offering Belgian cuisine + vast selection of Belgian beers, draught & bottled. Caffe Latte

58 Virginia Street, Glasgow, 553 2553. Pizzas, Pastas,Salads, L Sandwiches, Snacks.

Licensed until midnight,

seven days. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere.


Pancho Villas

26 Bell Street,

Merchant City

0141 552 7737

Mexican born owner of Pancho Villas Mayra Nunez hopes to bring some of the real Mexico to Scotland.

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