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Ondine

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 Pacific

562 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6RH

The Pacific Tiki Bar and Kitch Inn brings the best of the dreamy Pacific isles right to our doorstep (minus the sunshine, of course). This bamboo-clad bar is decked out with a sumptuous range of rums and exotic cocktail ingredients ready to ease you…

Peter's Yard

27 Simpson Loan (Quartermile), Edinburgh, EH3 9GG

Fashion is fickle, but at present, Scandinavia is the ‘new black’. The theme of back to bare boards rustic simplicity is recurrent, and whether it is applied to the recent string of gripping and gritty murder mysteries, or to interior décor, food and…

Restaurant Mark Greenaway

69 North Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3LJ

Most fine dining can be a bit like being in church – all bowed heads and reverential hushed tones in a music-free zone – and while there's clearly a worship of food going on here, there's also an element of playfulness that's perhaps lacking in some…

Roots and Fruits

455–457 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HH

With a few seats dotted throughout its renowned deli, Roots and Fruits does not offer a conventional café atmosphere. What it does offer, however, is exceptional food, with customers only have to swivel around on their stool and gaze around the shop to…

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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 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…

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…

Shebeen

8 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BJ

Sometimes with restaurants that are located upstairs, you can find yourself looking at a stairwell and trying to work out whether to take a chance on them. With Shebeen, you definitely should. This cosy and welcoming South African steakhouse manages to…

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…

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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…

Stack Dim Sum Bar

42 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG

From outside, the unprepossessing shopfront of Stack Dim Sum barely catches the notice of most passers-by. Step inside, however, and the bustle of trays laden with steam baskets of dumplings, buns and won tons draws your attention around the room.

The Tearooms @ The Butterfly and the Pig

151 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4SQ

If vintage chic is your choice for a cuppa, look no further than the Butterfly and the Pig's Tearooms. As well as church pews, mismatched flowery china on piles of doilies, and old films showing on the TV, they also offer some of the best cake in…

Timberyard

10 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DS

Where to start with Timberyard? Perhaps it’s with the stunning surroundings of the old timber yard itself, the décor post-industrial yet homely, with tartan blankets and dripping candles to soften the edges. Could it be the obvious dedication to good…

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…

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Art Lover's Café

House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, G41 5BW

A kind of effortless elegance informs both the CR Mackintosh-designed building and the bistro it houses. Stylish without being stuffy, this is – from start to finish – an experience to be savoured. Starters arrive looking almost too good to eat: the…

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 Soba

116–122 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TB

The younger, more studenty twin of the City Centre Soba is made up of a restaurant, which only opens during weekends or busy periods, and a lively bar, which can attract loud crowds. The hip urban interior features funky graffiti, exposed brickwork and…

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…

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La Barantine

202 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DF

For an authentic taste of France, you could schlep off on the Eurostar or you could pop up to Bruntsfield Place, where owner and chef Vincent Alpincourt’s café is now comfortably established. A charming Gallic shrug of acquiescence greets almost any…

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…

Bijou

2 Restalrig Road, Edinburgh, EH6 8BN

Leith’s charming Bijou is a local bistro everyone would want round their corner: a small, relaxed place serving reliably delicious, creative, and reasonably priced food, ideal for taking a romantic date, friends, family, or just yourself for a…

Bindi

45 St Patrick's Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9ET

Entering Bindi you are met with welcoming smiles and a pleasing waft of incense and spices. Charismatic owner/chef/host Bindiya Kanani has created something special here: a marriage of vegetarian East African and Indian flavours that draws on family…