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The Outsider

15/16 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EE

It’s worth grabbing a table here for the view from those oversized rear windows alone – watching the sun dip behind the rooftops of the Grassmarket, the hulking mass of Edinburgh Castle looming in the background, is a magical sight, whether you’re a…

The Espy

62–64 Bath Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15 1HF

The Espy is a real neighbourhood favourite, full of coffee-drinking mums by day, families in the early evening and a casual crowd by night. The twinkling fairy lights and old pictures of Portobello create a comfortable place to come for a quiet pint…

Chaophraya

33 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DN

If you are looking for a destination dining experience featuring Thai food, then Chaophraya should fit the bill perfectly. With its city-centre rooftop location, intricate lighting arrangements and stunning view of the castle, this place is all about…

The Devil's Advocate

9 Advocates Close, Edinburgh, EH1 1ND

Tucked away on Advocates Close, the team behind Bon Vivant have unearthed another little gem. Exposed steel beams, stone and brick walls combine in a stylishly stripped-back industrial chic interior with candles and low lighting keeping it intimate and…

Fratelli Sarti

42 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 1NF

Fratelli Sarti have three City Centre venues, all sharing the same à la carte menus; and all have a devoted patronage solidly built on authenticity and warm service. The Renfield Street branch has an inviting, candle-lit, wood panelled and marbled…

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The City Café

19 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR

Checkerboard floors, neon signs, Art Deco lights and booth seating – the City Cafe ticks most of these obligatory American-style diner boxes. An all-day menu covers familiar comfort food staples with mac and cheese, southern fried chicken and club…

Tanjore

6–8 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9HX

Although a relative newcomer, Tanjore is becoming an increasingly popular spot for diners in the know. And quite rightly so. Tanjore exquisitely exhibits the best of south Indian cuisine, a lot of which is not to be found on menus in other Indian…

Cookie

72 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow, G41 2AN

After nearly five years Cookie is now well established in the Southside, but it has not taken its foot off the gas for a second in its drive to be a cut above your average neighbourhood eatery. There is a constant desire to deliver a good, affordable…

The Forest Café

141 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9JN

The Forest Café, a hippy-ish, vegetarian café in a glass-fronted corner on Lauriston Place, affords excellent views for people-watching both outside and in. Here, in dusty nooks, an army of volunteers bustle among mismatched, recycled chairs and…

Urban Bar & Brasserie

23–25 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2DT

The classical exteriors of this former bank building give way to a large suitably opulent room lined with sumptuous leather lined booths, white tablecloths, tall lamps, globe lighting and leafy plants alongside a lush cocktail bar. As befits the air of…

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One Square

1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR

One Square, an international hotel restaurant in a city-centre Sheraton, sure ticks the moneyed tourist’s boxes, overlooking Festival Square and on up to Edinburgh Castle. There’s much to commend it for Scots too: lovely, kind staff, an elegant…

Saramago Café Bar

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Teeter down the steep hill from Glasgow School of Art and you’ll find the CCA, a constantly-evolving space that’s not just about contemporary art; as well as galleries, bookshop and club nights, it’s host to the well-travelled Saramago. Although the…

Tron Theatre

63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB

The Tron is much more than a theatre space; it’s a Glasgow institution. As well as a base for the Tron Theatre Company, this vibrant venue provides a home to a broad programme of theatre, comedy and music. Visitors are well looked after at its eatery, a…

Laila's Bistro

63 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BS

This recent entrant to Edinburgh’s dining scene is brought to you by the people behind Hanam’s and Pomegranate and the menu is in very much the same territory, with a mix of Mediterranean dishes supplemented by the occasional bistro favourite like…

Buddy's Bar Diner Grill

677–681 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AB

Buddy’s, perhaps more than any other, epitomises the all-encompassing boom of the American-diner throughout the city. What began as a reasonable-sized takeaway now stands as a 60-seater restaurant that holds court on Pollokshaws Road. The recent…

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Fanny Trollope's

1066 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8LY

This cosy bistro located in the heart of hip and trendy Finnieston offers simple yet impressive cooking centred on an ethos of high quality and locally sourced ingredients. Tables are arranged galley style, with works by Scottish artists dotting the…

Lychee Oriental

59 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN

Each day the Lychee Oriental chefs brew up a stock pot for two hours and they use this, rather than plain water, in much of the cooking to intensify the flavour. It’s a nice touch – one of many here. Veg is crunchy, ingredients are local, and the…

La Vita

161 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BJ

The flagship of La Vita’s group, packing them in particularly at weekends, is a traditional Italian winding its way up several levels with the staff nipping up and down or fetching plates from an old-fashioned dumb waiter. Service is friendly but brisk…

The Waverley Tea Room

18 Moss Side Road, Glasgow, G41 3TN

This is a great place to bring your family or to have a chat and lunch with friends. The brightly lit and somewhat rustic interior gives the space a lovely relaxed atmosphere both in the summer with the fancy glass panelling or at winter within the…

Apiary

33 Newington Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1QR

To avoid any confusion, it’s nothing to do with hairy mammals – it’s all about the bees (an apiary, for the uninitiated, is a collection of beehives). Or, indeed, the birds and the bees, as this Southside newbie is the younger sibling to Bruntsfield’s…

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WEST Brewery

Building 4 Templeton Building, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G40 1AW

Who would have thought you could set up a Bavarian brewery in the East End of Glasgow and establish yourself as one of the most talked about places in the city? Not many, but Petra Wetzel has done it with a charm, success, and character second to none.

The Butterfly and the Pig West

2 Partick Bridge Street, Glasgow, G11 6PL

Moving in on Partick Cross is the Butterfly and the Pig’s new West End venture, combining cosy pub and restaurant with a wide, sunny tearoom upstairs. Prepare for a surprise, as behind the modern buff-brick, plate-glass façade they channel the same…

Hemma

75 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

Holyrood’s Hemma has become one of Edinburgh’s go-to venues for relaxed family time. Although grabbing its share of the nearby after-work crowd, popular kid-friendly weekend brunches are the main event with chilled-out staff ensuring its nice and…

The Kilderkin

67 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BT

Musical references abound at Kilderkin, with owner James’s album covers and vinyl adorning the walls, a wonderfully eclectic playlist on the stereo and a handful of playful evening menu pizza names. Hoinkytoink Woman marries nearby Oink’s pulled pork…

Monteiths

57–61 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

There is no shortage of tacky tourist honeypots on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, but hidden among the overpriced eateries and giftshops selling Lady Di tartan and kilt towels, this bar/restaurant is a pleasant surprise. It’s down a close lit by candles and…