Restaurants, Hitlisted

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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…

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…

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…

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.

La Garrigue

31 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH

On the very short list of French restaurateurs who’ve imported a genuine taste of their homeland’s regional cuisine to Scotland, La Garrigue’s Jean Michel Gauffre will certainly be near the top. Here you’ll find the professionalism and élan of a proper…

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The Glasgow Curry Shop

29 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8SJ

One of Mother India’s offspring, the small dining room’s décor pays homage to Glasgow’s proud curry heritage. Despite it’s size, the layout cleverly makes use of the space and it doesn’t feel cramped. The menu is reassuringly small and populated with…

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…

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…

Kanpai

8–10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AS

Smooth, sleek and quietly sophisticated, Kanpai remains calming even when serving a full house. Staff flow by tables, steadily gracing eager patrons with artfully arranged dishes of crunchy tempura and paper-thin encased pan fried veg and chicken…

Kim's Korean Meals

5 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JN

Wouldn’t it be great to have a long-lost Korean family, who would warmly welcome and generously feed you whenever you rolled up? Great news. Head to a check-by-jowl affair in the midst of Buccleuch Street. Perplexed as to what to order? Not a problem.

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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…

Mimi's Bakehouse

63 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA

Cake, cake and more cake. Marvel at the selection of sweet treats on offer at both Mimi’s Bakehouse and Mimi’s Picnic Parlour, as this family does its utmost to increase the size of our waistlines with its indulgent layer cakes, gooey brownies and…

Mother India's Café

1355 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 7RU

Mother India’s Café offers all the culinary style and finesse you’d expect from the brand in an informal setting. Classy burgundy and gold flock wallpaper nods knowingly towards Indian restaurant style of old, while dark green subway bricks are…

Panevino

1075 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8LZ

This bustling wine bar ‘enoteca’ in Finnieston’s trendy heartland makes you all a-glow inside. A sensory experience that’ll bring pizazz to your palate – whether for aperitivo, brunch, pre-theatre or dinner. Pick and mix fine Italian cured meats…

Passorn

23–23a Brougham Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9JU

It is no surprise that Passorn has built up a strong following of regular customers from in and around the capital. The operation is slick from top to toe. Waiting staff glide in and out unobtrusively in bespoke uniforms; surroundings are spotless and…

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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…

Pomegranate

1 Antigua Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3NH

Situated on a brightly lit corner opposite the Playhouse Theatre, Pomegranate looks like a convenient place to grab a good value pre-theatre fill-up before catching a show, but take a closer look and you’ll find there’s more here than immediately meets…

Restauracja U Jarka

Sikorski Polish Club, 5 Parkgrove Terrace, Glasgow, G3 7SD

Substance over style is the best way to describe this wonderfully authentic family-run Polish eatery. The food is the main attraction here and words like hearty, wholesome and bargain are best to describe it. The soups deserve special mention with…

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…

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…

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Singl-end

265 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6TT

Off the beaten track, Singl-end is a destination venue for curious and discerning diners. Housed in a basement warehouse, imaginatively transformed into a rustic food shop, café and spacious kitchen restaurant with decked terrace for al fresco eats.

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…

Urban Bar & Brasserie

23–25 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2DT

The classical exteriors of this former bank building give way to a large suitably opulent room lined with sumptuous leather lined booths, white tablecloths, tall lamps, globe lighting and leafy plants alongside a lush cocktail bar. As befits the air of…

The Water of Leith Café Bistro

52 Coburg Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6HJ

Tucked away on a quiet back street in Leith, the Water of Leith Café Bistro boasts a loyal following, won over by the truly family-friendly atmosphere and excellent, well-priced bistro fare. Owners Ana and Mickael Mesle clearly love what they do, and…

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…