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EDINBURGH'S BOROUGH BAR AND restaurant. |.'l a boutique hotel of the same name. '.’.lH be launched slightly later than anticipated. A press lunch has been rescheduled for Friday 20 April. With interiors by Ben Kelly DeSrgn, responsible for the seminal HaCrenda in Manchester and Glasgow's influential Bar 10. Causewayside's latest new venture wrll feature the cooking of head chef Mark Abbott. formerly of the capital's Pompadour in the Caledonian Hotel.

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EDINBURGH-BASED BAR 38 HAS been awarded ‘Menu of the Year 2001’ by Pub Food magazine. “The feedback we've received about the menu here at Bar 38 in Edinburgh since we opened in February 1999 has been really positive,’ says Mark

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Frazer, manager of the George Street branch. ‘We’re very pleased that it’s gained industry recognition.’

THE FORMER CENTRE GALLERY ON Sauchrehall Street has Decor“: Ca“;- Centro. Under the san‘ie o\.'.'r‘,er<"iy‘: o" the print and framing shop. which has moved to George Street. the cafe serves pastries. coffees and teas. as well as a variety of reas0nably priced sandwiches and SOups Monday-iirrdar, 7am—7pm and Saturday 8am—6pm. Caffe Centro. ~150a Sauchrehall Street. Glasgow. 0141 332 8880.

IN A NICE PIECE OF EXPLOITING the countryside’s problems, Bass Leisure Retail is promoting pub walks in Edinburgh and Glasgow as an alternative to outdoor hikes suspended thanks to the foot and mouth outbreak. In a move not likely to repair schisms between rural and urban communities, Bass public relations informs us that ‘due to the current foot and mouth crisis, with many parts of the countryside closed to walkers, leisure pursuits in and around the cities are increasingly the only alternative’. We suppose that after hitting Greyfriars Bobby, The Kenilworth and Conan Doyle amongst others - for a few drams, the farmers’ plight won’t seem so pressing.

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