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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…


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…

Master Sun's Hot Pot

87 Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G3 6RU

Hotpots are popular all over China and Southeast Asia, but this is one of the few places you’ll find them here. They’re a sort of cross between a fondue and a stew – choose your soup base (chicken stock, pork stock, miso, hot and spicy) and then cook…

52 Canoes

13 Melville Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7PR

Take a deep breath, descend the stairs, and enter 52 Canoes Tiki Den. Part surf shack, part underground drinking lair, its low ceiling and deep-red walls are covered with an eclectic and entertaining array of the kitsch and colourful. Essentially a bar…

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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 Holyrood 9A

9a Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AE

From the same stable as its Southside cousin The Southern and Lothian Road hangout Red Squirrel, Holyrood 9a has impeccable pedigree when it comes to beer and burgers. With over two dozen draughts on tap including familiar craft beer favourites from…

Joseph Pearce’s

23 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA

An Elm Row institution, Pearce’s – as it is commonly referred to by its sea of regulars – appeals to a smorgasbord of clientele. On a Friday night you will find it stowed out with local office workers and residents, whereas daytime Monday to Friday is a…

Mulberry Street Bar Bistro

778 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AE

With its wide windows looking out towards Queen’s Park and seating spilling out over the leafy street corner it occupies, this family-run bar-bistro is surely a contender for most relaxed bar in Glasgow. There’s always a couple of interesting guest ales…

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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232–246 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6ND

Formerly West End favourite Uisge Beatha, Dram has managed to fill the shoes of its predecessor, ensuring it remains a watering hole at the tip of everyone’s tongues. A sultry, warm venue offering a fantastic range of beers and wines, Dram is an ideal…

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…

Tony Macaroni

17 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1HP

Occupying a middle ground between restaurant and upmarket diner, Tony Macaroni’s Merchant City venue is homely and relaxed. With a quaint spiral staircase, wrought-iron balcony and classic Italian films playing in the background, the restaurant is…

Boteco do Brasil

47 Lothian Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HB

Inhabiting the long narrow space that used to be Negociants, Boteca Do Brasil is a busy, bustly burst of colour and sound. Graffiti-style murals on the walls jostle for space with drinks offers and birthday packages, and the floor is filled with tables…

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 Left Bank

33–35 Gibson Street, Glasgow, G12 8NU

Informal service and a confident kitchen are the hallmarks at The Left Bank where tall windows and high ceilings create a sense of space in the wooden panelled brick studded room. Waiters exude a laid-back vibe among a diverse clientele from young…

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…

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…


239 North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DL

Charles Bukowski testified that it was “very important … to take leisure time”, and within the bar that bears the name of his notorious alter-ego Henry Chinaski there is plenty the man himself would consider faithful to this philosophy. It’s hard not to…

Circle by Di Giorgio

1 Brandon Terrace, Canonmills, Edinburgh, EH3 5AE

Joining the hotbed of café competition in Canonmills, Circle by Di Giorgio opened under new owners Nadia and Ivan Di Giorgio in August 2013 and has already earned its stripes. Straddling the divide between bistro and café, a strong Italian influence…

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Earl of Marchmont

22 Marchmont Crescent, Edinburgh, EH9 1HG

Much like its Canongate sister the White Horse, the Earl is a grand mixture of classic Edinburgh local and funked-up eclectic touches. The crowd is a hotch-potch of students, cheery thirty-somethings and a clutch of venerable regulars decorating the…

The Hope

6/8 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 6DA

After the successful launch of their craft ale pub Munro’s last year, Maclay Inns have added yet another site to their already impressive roster of Glasgow bars (the Clockwork, Three Judges, the Landsdowne). Meet the Hope (which is actually just off…


203–205 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HZ

What do you get when you cross a well laid out basement bar with a fantastic rock vibe, good food and a fine selection of booze? Slouch – a somewhat obscure gem in Glasgow’s city centre offering tasty bar food at a good price, with one or two unexpected…

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.


14 Drury Street, Glasgow, G2 5AA

Nevermind fashion, style, chauvinism or political bribery – pizza, pasta, and coffee: that's what Italy does best. And that's what Italian-themed bar Vespbar does so very well. The small, quaint venue down Drury Street’s cobbles is renowned for its…