According to readers of The List, the Traverse Bar Cafe - affectionately known as "the Trav" - has the best staff in the city
Style conscious single malt, Glenfiddich, offered the "must have" new Apple Mac as a prize to encourage List readers to nominate their favourite style bars in Edinburgh or Glasgow in three categories :
0 Cool Bar Staff 0 Most attractive clientele 0 Most stylish surroundings.
Hundreds of readers put fingers to keyboards to email their responses and what follows is the
' first of a series of reviews of the bars that you think are the places to see and be seen.
Glenfiddich Style Bar with the Coolest Bar Staff 1) The Trav (Edinburgh) I 2) Human Be-ln (Edinburgh)
3) The Arches (Glasgow)
10 Cambridge Street Edinburgh
(0131 228 5383) www.traverse.co.uk
Subterranean and cavern-like, the Trav attracts a mixed crowd of theatregoers and trend setters, all of whom seem to appreciate the bar staffs’ friendly and efficient service. Designed by Nicholas Groves-Raines Architects it replicates the atmosphere of a theatre with the bar taking centre stage and featuring an excellent selection of stylish single malts and draft beers. Added attractions include an extensive food menu of ’ dishes from around the world that don’t cost the eanh.
The Trav bar manger Jeremy Adderley was keen to share the secrets of his bar staffs’ success:
What makes the Trav’s bar staff the best?
" It’s not one thing but a combination. They all receive proper training which helps, but their own personalities have a big role to play. When I’m recruiting I look for people who are confident, have common sense and also have what I call the "charm factor", a sparkle in their eyes, spirit - you can teach,bar skills but you can’t teach an interest in people . Our staff really want to make sure the customers are having a great time. They also enjoy working here and it shows."