Metro-politan, designs for the new restaurant

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WITH TENNIS, TYSON and Euro 2000 dominating the summer schedules, for those not yet weary of sport, there's a new chance to . sample the classic heady mix of big screen sport and the demon drink. Newly opened Glasgow bar Sporto, in the city's Waterloo Street, promises a view of the action from every seat in the house. If you're heartily sick of football already, we suggest you stay home, open a bottle of chilled Chardonnay and keep the television firmly switched off. Sporto, Waterloo Street, Glasgow.

PIZZA EXPRESS, THE classy end of high street pizza, has opened a new branch in Stirling. Sited at the entrance to the charming Victorian arcade on King Street, the new restaurant keeps the chain’s hallmark


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. * 229 5932. FILMHOUSE

Relaxed, atmospheric

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

Isabel's Cafe

83 Clerk Street.

662 4014.

Stone walled

smoke-free basement oaSis, servmg homemade veggie/vegan food - fresh, delicious aw;wa _ Tapas Olé

10 Eyre Place & 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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of having the kitchen in full view; customers who are not watching the world go by can keep an eye on the chefs. To further demystify the magic of pizza, local primary schools are invited to get in touch to arrange a visit and learn a little about how to throw that dough.

Pizza Express, 26—28 King Street, Stirling, 07786 474950.

METRO, A NEW venture in Edinburgh's Grassmarket is set to open in mid-July. Set over three levels, the restaurant will have the kind of enviable views of Edinburgh Castle that will undoubtedly draw in summer visitors. At the same time, the venue will hope to attract local business trade; it opens at 7am for breakfast and there’s even Metro To Go, a takeout counter for the latte-loving time-starved executive on the way to work. Metro, 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, 0131 474 3466.

26-30 Potterow "li 0131 667 8594

Freshly cooked, combining flavours of the Far East, including the tastiest dishes from Thailand, Japan, China and MalaySia and the best range of Asian beers.

10 Mitchell Lane 572 1448 Contemporary food, wide range of vegetarian dishes. Live Jazz Sundays afternoons. Dls and drinks promotions.

$323335. ' 84 Brunswick Street

Merchant City

564 5161. CAFE * BAR 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 Memo to Scotland. Buen provecho.



Opening 20th June 2000

Stills Gallery, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 lBP tues-sat loam-5pm

0131 225 1333

events bar & catering service


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