Restaurants, Hitlisted

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The Dining Room

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 28 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JX

With fine food, personable service and an impressive setting, The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street sits comfortably among the stars of Edinburgh’s fine-dining scene. Chef James Freeman’s dishes combine excellent ingredients, classic technique and creative…

Fishers in the City

58 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EN

This converted warehouse on Thistle Street has been a benchmark for seafood dining since Fishers in the City opened here in 2001. With dark wood balustrades and a sociable bar, it’s a relaxed and polished establishment smart enough to keep old…

The Gannet

1155 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TB

Of all the new openings within the last couple of years on the altogether transformed Finnieston strip on Argyle Street, The Gannet is arguably the most roundly welcome – an affordable fine-dining restaurant with an unpretentiously very stylish air.

Hellers Kitchen

15 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SL

Hellers Kitchen is a heavenly all-rounder. Feeding Southside locals morning to night, it transitions smoothly from full breakfasts and American-style pancakes as the sun rises, to stone-baked pizzas and sandwiches on home-made sourdough at lunch and…

The Italian Caffè

92 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1NY

Smart and sleek, the Italian Caffè is more wine bar than the laid-back café its name suggest. With its polished interior, all smoky mirrors and leather, the Caffè is sophisticated, yet warm and relaxed. Inspired by Italian ‘enotecas’, outlets for local…

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The King's Wark

36 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QU

The Shore area abounds with good bars these days, but none can quite match the King’s Wark both for its classic ambience, with stripped-back stone walls and old-fashioned wooden furniture giving it something approaching the air of a rustic country pub…

Mono

12 Kings Court, King Street, Glasgow, G1 5RB

With lots going on, seemingly at once, this open and airy bar/venue is an old hand at giving its clientele exactly what it wants. Its staunch dedication to vegetarian and vegan food is as impressive in ethos as it is on the palate. Starters of homemade…

The Pompadour by Galvin

Caledonian Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

It’s one of the prettiest dining rooms in Edinburgh: a Grade 2 listed hand-painted froth, elegantly spruced-up during the Caley’s recent refurb and wholly revitalised by the arrival of the Michelin-starred Galvin brothers. As you’d expect, it’s fine…

The Roseleaf

23–24 Sandport Place, Edinburgh, EH6 6EW

There can be few more dependable establishments in the whole of Edinburgh than the Roseleaf, a still-young Shore area bar and restaurant which takes on all challenges and excels in every respect. As an informal pub it’s hard to beat, with a lengthy…

The Scottish Café

National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

In keeping with its art gallery location, even light bites like the chicken liver and Black Ball Stout pate or homemade butteries are plated with a picturesque finesse at the Scottish Cafe. Functioning as both a restaurant and cafe, the atmosphere…

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Siempre Bicycle Café

162 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6XE

Siempre's philosophy of ‘independent, passionate and creative’ shines through every aspect of this welcoming café and bike shop. The teas, coffees and fruit juices are all organic and ethically sourced, with no compromise – you won’t find any Coca-Cola…

The Squid and Whale

372–374 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9HT

GLASGOW'S West End is full to bursting with eateries and bars. Some good, some not so good, and then the ones you want to rave about, and in the Squid and Whale Great Western has a new heir to the throne for king of the road. Formerly Bar Gambrino, the…

Battlefield Rest

55 Battlefield Road, Glasgow, G42 9JL

With fairy lights in its windows, The Battlefield Rest sparkles on its traffic island. Distinctly bistro, tightly packed tables are decked with attractive oilcloth and candles. With a number of specialities that aren't commonplace in Glasgow…

Bibi's Cantina

599 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6HY

Even on an unremarkable evening during the week, Bibi's Cantina is packed, clearly a popular neighbourhood restaurant. With only 35 covers, it's a snug place to dine but the food is fantastically fresh and thoughtfully prepared. The friendly staff…

The Blue Parrot Cantina

49 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AH

Some things about the Blue Parrot Cantina appear little changed since it opened in 1993. There are still outdoor toilets, albeit just a couple of steps from the dining room, while the décor and furniture remain somewhat rustic. But that’s part of the…

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The Brasserie at the Chip

12 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8SJ

Ashton Lane’s most mature resident continues to outrun the ever-growing competition by keeping a stern eye on quality and culinary entertainment amid a laid-back, West End vibe. Every corner of the former stable is pressed into service as a set of niche…

Burger Meats Bun

48A West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 2RA

While the proliferation of burger joints throughout Glasgow has driven competition and upped the overall quality of the star attraction, it also brings the danger of uniformity. In many ways, Burger Meats Bun represents everything that has become…

Cail Bruich

725 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX

There’s something about dining in Cail Bruich that feels a little special. It could be the informal yet sophisticated atmosphere, or the professionalism of the staff. Or the conceptual amuse-bouche, or the incredible standard of the cooking itself.

The Calabash Restaurant

57 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 3RB

This Union Street basement is as much a meeting place for Glasgow’s tiny African community as it is a restaurant, with folk dropping in for a beer on the way home from work, catching up with friends and watching football on the big screen TV. Whenever…

Cottonrake

497 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HN

Despite a growing reputation as a great lunchtime hang-out, there is no question that Cottonrake is a bakery at heart. From the minute the doors open, the bakery team produce all sorts of patisserie delights to keep the streaming queue of customers…

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Gandolfi Fish

84 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1NY

The small but perfectly formed Gandolfi empire again impresses with their dedicated fish outfit. Black, white and chrome blend together giving a sleek upmarket feel to the open-plan space, and the full-length windows allow for some Merchant City…

Indaba

3 Lochrin Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 9QJ

Ploughing its own idiosyncratic furrow since 2010, just round the corner from the Cameo cinema, the modestly sized and quirkily decorated Indaba combines tapas with South African and Venezuelan influences to delightful effect. Although the menu takes in…

Kember & Jones Fine Food Emporium

134 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TD

Long-standing favourite Kember & Jones’s reputation continues to flourish, its wide and varied menu along with excellent deli offerings and all manners of baking, maintaining its position as a citywide favourite. The Italian sharing platter is a…

Kitsch Inn

214 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HW

Vibrant and cute in teal blue and black vinyl, this Thai restaurant exudes similar retro cool to the 1950s surf-chic Tiki Bar downstairs, but is rather more grown-up. It’s light and airy with covetable window booths and a secluded snug for groups. Staff…

The Manna House

22–24 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RG

Half bakery, half café, the Manna House shows all-round dedication to excellent food, whether that’s a best-selling pain de campagne loaf to take home, a creamy slab of quiche or an elegantly chocolate-crammed patisserie with Eteaket tea. Absolutely…