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Dumpling Monkey

121 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6PR

Although the rather cool, cartoony stylings have disappeared from the exterior to make way for a much more confusing PC repairs type sign spanning this Partick dumpling shop and neighbour. Smaller lettering on the signage is now the only give-away to…

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.

The Hidden Lane Tearoom

8 Argyle Court, 1103 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8ND

Mismatched patterned teapots and harlequin sets of chairs create a perfect setting for afternoon tea in this secretive lane near Kelvingrove. Dainty sandwiches, cream-filled meringues and miniature cakes are served on vintage tiered cake stands. All…

Hotel du Vin Bistro

1 Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UX

From the plush entrance vestibule and manager’s greeting, to the opulent décor and restrained atmosphere of the bistro itself, Hotel du Vin knows how to do formal dining like no one else in Glasgow. For those with plenty of change jangling in their…


1008 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8LX

Lebowskis has far more class than the name implies, but though the Dude has undoubtedly been ejected from worse places, the legendary slacker from the Coen brothers’ film would surely approve of the drinks menu, featuring 28 variations on his favourite…

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Meat Bar

142 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 2RQ

Rather than merely relying on the excitement that their name might create among ravenous carnivores, this bar – an early encumbent on booming West Regent St – has opted to take a meticulous approach to customer satisfaction, where skilled staff are…


2 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD

The original Ondine was a water nymph. And if she was anything like her restaurant namesake, she must have been quite a girl. Dark and coolly elegant, dressed in shades of silver, black and shimmery charcoal greys. The kind you might see on a Friday…

The Royal Dick Bar & Bistro

1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1 PL

The erstwhile home of Edinburgh University’s veterinary college still retains more than mere vestiges of Victoriana – in the main room at the bar, a selection of African masks gurn across at a bizarre collection of headwear that includes a pith helmet…

Sonny & Vito's

52 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9JG

From its perfectly positioned outdoor tables that maximise any available sunshine long into the evening, to the large oak table that sees customers sit side by side, and its well-stocked deli with all manner of Italian and Spanish products, Sonny &…

Stravaigin Café Bar

28 Gibson Street, Glasgow, G12 8NX

Since its debut almost twenty years ago this outlet has maintained a reputation for creative and interesting food that won’t be under threat any time soon. A bistro that boasts cucumber cannelloni, fried cuttlefish and crispy pig’s ear on its lunch menu…

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Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery

652 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8UF

Taken over by the Two Fat Ladies chain seven years ago, The Buttery has a distinguished past from its early beginnings as The Shandon Belles pub, through to the several fine-dining restaurants it has been since. Inside, dark leather, wood and marble…

Ubiquitous Chip

12 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8SJ

Any one of various elements alone merit visiting Ubiquitous Chip. The setting is unique, relaxed and stylish, in a greenery-draped covered cobbled courtyard with delightful little design quirks such as sliced-in-half vintage glass drinks decanters hung…

Union of Genius

8 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QN

Everyone is greeted with a smile at this warm, friendly and tiny café. Takeaways are extremely popular, partly due to the lack of seats but mainly due to its growing reputation as one of the finest purveyors of soups in Edinburgh. The six globally…

Victor & Carina Contini Ristorante

103 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3ES

Just as Centrotre celebrates its tenth birthday in 2014 it also unveils a new name as Victor & Carina Contini Ristorante. A family-run restaurant occupying the grand premises of a former bank in a prime city location, their ethos is about fresh and…

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.

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Avenue G

291 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TL

‘We Enjoy Serving Great Coffee,’ proudly declares the Avenue G website, and their very skilled barista staff certainly do not fail to live up to their billing. Coffee comes in all shades and forms – and for those who do not consider themselves…

The Balcony Café

Upstairs @ The Glasgow Climbing Centre, 534 Paisley Road West, Glasgow, G51 1RN

If scaling a wall with only a rope for support doesn’t get your blood flowing then a meal at the Balcony Café certainly will. Chef Liam McAlpine loves to spice things up and regularly updates his mouthwatering menu to keep diners on their toes. And this…

Bar Gandolfi

64 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1NY

The wee sister of long-term Glasgow culinary heavyweight Café Gandolfi, this wooden-clad attic hideout is a real gem in the Merchant City. High quality food is what the Gandolfi name is renowned for and it is the same food on offer in the café that…

Bar Soba

11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

It’s all about the design at Bar Soba – especially since this incarnation of the bar-diner had an upgrade in 2013 to keep up with its younger sibling. With plenty of reclaimed wood, bare bricks and concrete furnishings, there’s an underlying industrial…

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…

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La Bodega Tapas Bar

1120 South Street, Glasgow, G14 0AP

Driving down South Street, a part of Glasgow populated with warehouses and scrap yards, you will find La Bodega, the epitome of a ‘hidden gem’. Housed in a building formerly owned by ship builders Harland and Wolff, the interior is decorated in a…

Brasserie 19

19 New Kirk Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, G61 3SJ

When the salmon and crab parcel arrives, dressed with avocado and elegantly arranged orange slices, it’s obvious there‘s more than the regular out-of-town bistro at work. Buttery crab meat and zesty orange combine strikingly and it’s all very easy on…

Café Domenico

30 Sandport Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6EP

Café Domenico’s mix and mis-match dining room of mirrors, red and white checks and home shop bits is a little bit of laid-back sanctuary by the Shore. While its side trade is sandwiches for Leith office lunchers, behind the counter its menu is short…

Central Market

51 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1PA

The food at Central Market appears to be almost effortlessly accomplished. The bistro’s impressive oyster and champagne bar takes centre stage in the cleverly designed, two-tier space – with airier ground floor looking out through huge windows on to a…


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…