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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…

The Bon Vivant

55 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DY

Few places in Edinburgh’s New Town exude as much dusky elegance as The Bon Vivant. Enter into this candle-lit den and enjoy an abundance of wine and good food. With more than 44 wines in stock and all available by the glass, this is an ideal place to…

Bond No. 9

84 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX

Three distinct contemporary spaces make up Bond No. 9: the busy bar area filled with a well-dressed crowd; the conservatory where sport is shown, and the restaurant alcove tucked away from the main bustle and noise. It has a well-deserved reputation as…

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…

La Brava

679a Clarkston Road, Glasgow, G44 3SE

Sashaying from lattes and eggs Fiorentina, via paninis, into the evening’s sharing platters and clinking glasses, La Brava does a roaring trade from school bell until last bus. With a largely local customer base, it pays attention to quality and allows…

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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…

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…

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…

Café Modern One

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

With tables spilling out into a picturesque walled garden, the Modern Art Gallery is an idyllic lunch spot on a sunny day. The neoclassical building with its sweeping landscaped front lawn is worth the jaunt from the city centre for the salads and cake…

Café Portrait

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

High ceilings, gothic windows and world-class portraiture set the scene for this top-notch café experience. A rolling seasonal menu means no day is ever the same, but it’s pretty sure to offer quality ingredients combined in exciting and delicious ways.

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Caffe Espresso

15 Bank Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2LN

Tiny Caffe Espresso is packed out at lunchtimes, with a loyal takeaway clientele of local office workers and a smattering of tourists. The atmosphere is jovial, with banter provided by owner Stephano while preparing all sandwiches fresh to order. A…

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…

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…

Cucina

G&V Royal Mile Hotel, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD

Style is of the essence in Cucina’s artfully lit dining space, with the finely tailored staff set against a muted riot of clashing print and colour. The clientele are a mixture of older well-heeled fine-diners and business travellers, catered to by a…

Dakhin

89 Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NP

Dakhin was the first South Indian restaurant in Scotland and, ten years after it opened, it still hits all the right notes when it comes to high-end Indian dining. The menu covers chicken, seafood, lamb and vegetarian choices, with regional specialities…

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Delizique

70–72 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11 5PT

This relaxed cafe-bistro is part of a wider neighbourhood family including next door’s Cafezique. It pulls off the feat of being stylish yet cosy, with an authentically European feel. Bread and cakes baked on the premises are the star attraction, from…

The Den at Dining In with Mother India

1347 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AD

The bistro-like ambience of The Den relaxes and intrigues while the thoughtfully selective menu reassures the discerning diner that this is no mere Indian takeaway sit-in. Dishes are tantalisingly described by their ingredients. A range of fresh fish…

Den Bar & Restaurant

128 Drymen Road, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 3RB

The Den makes no bones about its commitment to restaurant-quality food within a bar setting and this is evidenced by the abundance of fresh, locally sourced ingredients and an insistence on making as much in-house as possible. The interior is subtly…

The Dhabba

44 Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1LE

A very modern curryhouse styled as an upmarket diner, The Dhabba has an atmosphere as lively as its food and the frequent weekend queues at the door. The menu is classy and authentic North Indian, specialising in dum pukht, which are slow-cooked curries…

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…

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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…

Edinburgh Larder Bistro

1a Alva Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PH

Since opening in 2012, the folk behind Edinburgh Larder have upheld their original ethos of showcasing the best in-season produce Scotland has to offer while supporting local suppliers, and have gone from strength to strength. Step into the basement…

The Edwardian Kitchen Restaurant

Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT

Despite being tucked away in the servants’ quarters of Pollok House, the food here is definitely fit for the gaze of the oil paintings in the formal dining room upstairs. Reading the menu inspires anticipation; starters include baked camembert with red…

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…

Field

41 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB

Some addresses seem to doom a restaurant from the get-go; others attract those who just get what it is that people want for a meal out. Having successfully taken the reins from long-loved Home Bistro a year ago, Field is the latter. There’s nothing…