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Edinburgh's legendary chip shop L’Alba D'ore is Currently provmg that crocodiles do indeed rock, with the success of its latest offering. Forget tame fare like fish and chips, instead tiy its crocodile supper A snip tor should that be a snap?) at a fiver a portion and six quid Wlth ChlpS. L’A/ba D’ore, 5 Henderson Row, 0737 557 2580

The Sarti name, synonymous With the best produce that Glasgow’s Italian community has to offer, is gomg to become even more prominent from this month With the opening of two brand new ventures. In Renfield Street, it has opened Gran Caffe, a rather fine restaurant specialismg in fish With an extenswe wme list. And in a more informal venue on Sauchiehall Street,

L'Alba D'oe: nd make it snappy.

there’s an opportunity to choose from more than 50 types of bruschetta, the grilled bread that traditionally comes With tomato and basil, but offered here With a huge variety of toppings. Gran Caffe, 42 Renfi'e/d Street, Glasgow 0747 572 7000

Bruschetten’a Sarti, Glasgow, 0747 572 3360

The Caledonian Brewery in Edinburgh is once more ensuring that Summer starts in a frenzy of beer guzzling and ceilidh bands. The annual beer festival \Vl” take place June 1—3 with guest ales including the aptly named Fiddler's Elbow and Summer Lightning.

Think Global The food map is getting bigger and bigger in Scotland as new eateries push back the geographic bOundaries. Now yOu can try Lebanese fare in Edinburgh at Ramez Daher's Cafe Beirut. Cafe BerUit, 79 Co/i‘nton Road, Edinburgh, 0737 452 8453.

Cuba Norte 192 Morrison Street.

221 1430

Bienvenidos! Welcome to the authentic premier palador. Dance, Wine and

dine in Cuba Norte sunshine.

Filmhouse ,,

88 Lothian Road. F'LMHOUSE 229 5932.

Relaxed, atmospheric

cafe bar, servmg great value snacks, salads, speCials and brilliant cappuccmos 10am till late.

Tapas Ole

10 Eyre Place ii 4A Forest Road

556 2754/557 5101

30 different tapas

10 of fish,

10 of veggie,

10 of meat.

Live mUSIC, parties welcome.

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26-30 Potterow 0131 667 8594 Freshly cooked, combining flav0urs of the Far East, including the tastiest dishes from Thailand, Japan, China and MalaySia and the best range of Asian beers.



20 George Street, Edinburgh. EH2 2PF


111 Hope Street.

Back soon, Ad Lib

gourmet burgers, classic cocktails. 10 Mitchell Lane

Live music & Dis. 572 1448 E

Contemporary food, wide range of vegetarian dishes. Live jazz Sundays afternoons. DJs and drinks promotions.

Brel bar : restaurant

39 Ashton Lane.

342 4966.

Unpretentious relaxed continental bar restaurant offering Belgian cuisine

+ vast selection of Belgian beers, draught & bottled.

Mao Cafe Bar

84 BrunSWick Street Merchant City

564 5161.

Simple, quick and healthy Far Eastern cuisine. Eating out made easy.



Maclachlans Brew Bar 57 West Register Street 332 0595. Quality out of the ordinary with beer brewed on the premises, 100% organic food and live music.

Pancho Villas 26 Bell Street, Merchant City. 552 7737 Mexican born owner of Pancho Villas Mayra Nunez hopes to bring some of the real Mexico to Scotland. Buen provecho.

Why not come along on Sunday with the family for

Face Painfing



Open 7 days a week 12 till midnight

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