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EDINBURGH Barioja 19 Jeffrey Street, 557 3622

Mingle With great food, excellent Wine and terrific ambience and of course . Stills Gallery,

Cay 0m 23 Cockurn St,

225 1333 deliciously Simple French home-cooking. Choc’odile, illy coffee, i wme, patisserie, c’est si bonl Tues—Sat, 10am—5pm,

Café oaué‘éi Stills "

Cuba Norte

192 Morrison Street. 221 1430 Bienvenidosl Welcome to the authentic premier palador. Dance, wine and dine in Cuba Norte sunshine.

; 572 1448

Elephants & Bagels Nicolson Square. 668 4404.

Even more elephants and

Scotland’s only source of true bagels nutritious, filling, non-fattening, inexpensive & utterly delicious!

The Elephant House 21 George N Bridge. 220 5355.Hundreds of elephants, the best cappuccino in town. Great pizzas, original home of J K Rowling, and fully hcensed!


88 Lothian Road. F'LMHOUSE 229 5932.

Relaxed, atmospheric cafe bar, serving great value snacks, salads, specials and brilliant cappuccinos 10am till late.

Isabel's Cafe

83 Clerk Street. 662 4014.

Stone walled smoke-free basement oa5is, serving homemade veggie/vegan food - fresh, delicious and cheap. Scotland’s original and best

healthy eating experience.

Salad table/ restaurant, bistro/bar, deli/shop. Eat better, live better.

Henderson's 94 Hanover Street. 225 2131.


and drinks promotions.

; adventurous (staff and menu). served 12—7 daily (Thu/Fri till 9pm).

Mao Café Bar 84 Brunswick Street , Merchant City. 564 5161


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 mu5ic, parties welcome.

Wok Bar 26-30 Potterow 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.

'0! * IAI

. 80 Glassford Street 572 0080 l Globe trotting menu served 12-7pm

everyday plus speoal Sunday brunch menu. Football, DJs, private parties

Bar10 10 Mitchell Lane


Contemporary food, wide range of vegetarian dishes. Live jazz Sundays afternoons. D15 and drinks promos.

Fixx 86 Millers Street 221 1568 Interesting, well-balanced and

Restaurant food at bar prices,



Simple, quick and healthy Far Eastern I 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.

1534 Pollokshaws Road

632 0161. Km w ; Bar 11.45—11pm (12 Fri/Sat) lunch

11.40—2.50pm, dinner 5—9.30pm.

Traditional bar/bistro, est 1901. I Southside's original and best drinking den. 3

Pancho Villas | 26 Bell Street, Merchant City. 3 . 552 7737. Mexican born owner of : Pancho Villas Mayra Nunez hopes to

bring some of the real Mexico to Scotland. Buen provecho.


Le Sept

7 Old Fishmarket Close Edinburgh

Lunch and Dinner Monday to 'I‘hursday. Friday. Saturday and Sunday open all day

telephone 0131 225 5428

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Mexican cooking i rustic enviro

main course in February

Special Valentine's day complimentary glass of champagne with every main

course on 14th February

tudent Discount G ° Welcome Q


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Spit or swallow

It’s all done in the best possible


Valentine Fizz

It might be cliched, but Valentine's Day booze has got to be rose champagne. Whatever they say, it’s more romantic than a bottle of Miller Genuune Draft with a bit of red food colouring in it.

However, they are often

misunderstood and a55umed to be sweet. Not so, in fact many rose’ sparklers are marginally drier than their white counterparts. Anorak point here: pink champagnes are about the only wines in the world that are legally allowed to be blended from red and white wines.

However, they need not always be

3 that expensive, and there are plenty of

cheapish roses about, not all from the Champagne region.

Montana Lindauer Rose (New

Zealand, £7.99) A very soft, fruity style; not by any means sweet, but with a

' great rounded fruitiness. There are

l hints of strawberry and a fresh

yeastiness lingering in the background.

A great, almost budget-priced fizz,

which means you can buy two.


Mumm Cuveé Napa Rosé (California, £10.99) The champagne giant, Mumm, launched this venture in the Napa valley in the 80s Technically identical to a champagne, but not one, this is more serious stuff. Only lightly pink, and a bit drier, this has soft notes of cherry and strawberry, and with a fine persistent mousse.

Billecart Salmon Rose (Champagne, £29.99) This is a real benchmark and they don’t get much better than this. It has an extremely fine sparkle to it and a very subtle colour; very lightly pinky peach. The palate is also very subtle, but with layers of complexity. There are

overtones again of strawberries, but there's also a wonderful toastiness

underlying it. Best consumed in bed. I All wines are widely available. Prices are approximate.

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