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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…

Filmhouse Café Bar

88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ

The Filmhouse Café Bar has a real buzz about it, owing much but not all to the animated highbrow chat spilling from tables of post-screening filmgoers. The cinema’s independent ethos is matched by that of the café whose menu of wholesome, home-made food…

Smoke Stack

53–55 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RJ

With its urban-vintage loft-style interior, bluesy soundtrack and friendly laidback service, Smoke Stack is a little portion of bustling Brooklyn on busy Broughton Street. Popular with confirmed carnivores who enjoy a nice big slab of quality meat…

Three Birds Restaurant

3-5 Viewforth, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, EH10 4JD

The Three Birds, perched near the Meadows, feed many hungry maws in their busy little nest (a bistro on Viewforth). This chirpy flock bring forth a magpie’s menu of curious, eclectic grubs for gaping diners to swallow, often gathered far from their…

Circle by Di Giorgio

1 Brandon Terrace, Canonmills, Edinburgh, EH3 5AE

Joining the hotbed of café competition in Canonmills, Circle by Di Giorgio opened under new owners Nadia and Ivan Di Giorgio in August 2013 and has already earned its stripes. Straddling the divide between bistro and café, a strong Italian influence…

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The Apartment Bistro

7–13 Barclay Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HW

Insightful, minimalist décor choices made at the turn of the millennium allow The Apartment to remain contemporary, with a look inside and out that could sit comfortably on a Paris street. The regularly changing menus comprise à la carte, specials and…

Ashoka Ashton Lane

19 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8SJ

There is a carefully selected mix of contemporary and classical Indian music on the stereo but it is barely audible, so loud is the buzz generated in a successful restaurant. Ashoka Ashton Lane, at the heart of the West End dining scene, has a…

Brooklyn Café

21 Minard Road, Glasgow, G41 2HR

Now in its 85th year of business, the family-owned Brooklyn Café is a real Southside institution. The menu covers all three meals: breakfast is a juicy bacon roll or a traditional Scottish fry-up; lunch is a choice of soups, salads and sandwiches…

The Devil's Advocate

9 Advocates Close, Edinburgh, EH1 1ND

Tucked away on Advocates Close, the team behind Bon Vivant have unearthed another little gem. Exposed steel beams, stone and brick walls combine in a stylishly stripped-back industrial chic interior with candles and low lighting keeping it intimate and…

Di Maggio’s

21 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AJ

Though you wouldn't guess it from its unassuming exterior, DiMaggio's Royal Exchange Square flagship restaurant is a cavernous art deco treasure where hundreds of diners can relax amid its dark wood and sweeping curves. Given its premium location, this…

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The Espy

62–64 Bath Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15 1HF

The Espy is a real neighbourhood favourite, full of coffee-drinking mums by day, families in the early evening and a casual crowd by night. The twinkling fairy lights and old pictures of Portobello create a comfortable place to come for a quiet pint…

The Kilderkin

67 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BT

Musical references abound at Kilderkin, with owner James’s album covers and vinyl adorning the walls, a wonderfully eclectic playlist on the stereo and a handful of playful evening menu pizza names. Hoinkytoink Woman marries nearby Oink’s pulled pork…

Lebowskis

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…

Mediterraneo

159 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DW

This extensive glass-fronted venue, sandwiched between town and Merchant City, encompasses both Italian restaurant and champagne bar. It’s big, and needs people to give the contemporary decor soul, but seems to be having no problem pulling a crowd with…

The Roamin' Nose

14 Eyre Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5EP

Welcoming young families, local business people and visitors alike, this is a warm, friendly neighbourhood eatery open from breakfast fry-ups to late-evening cocktails – and it cuts no corners with its good, simple Italian cooking. Owner/chef Stefano…

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Shezan

24 - 25 Union Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3NQ

Following a major refurb in 2011, the iconic bright red paintwork of this Leith Walk curry joint has been replaced with a sleek, monochrome exterior. Inside, the vibe is very much Bollywood bling, complete with a sparkly bar and glittery walls. The menu…

Spoon

6a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

Plenty of restaurants bandy about their seasonal produce credentials, but not all take it as seriously as Spoon, where what’s on the plate takes its cue from what’s in season locally. It’s a mix and match kind of place: casual café by day, unpretentious…

Tinderbox

189 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TS

Hard to miss, with its large windows and metallic signage, the Byres Road branch of Tinderbox has been plying its brand of metro-chic coffee house style for over 15 years now – and it’s still the business. Aside from a set of thin new booths along the…

Velvet Elvis

566 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6RH

Where once stood a 1910 butchers’ shop now hosts a cool, understated neighbourhood bar ideal for relaxing with friends any day of the week. Something about the mismatched furniture, high ceilings and Edwardian tiles creates an inviting atmosphere that…

52 Canoes

13 Melville Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7PR

Take a deep breath, descend the stairs, and enter 52 Canoes Tiki Den. Part surf shack, part underground drinking lair, its low ceiling and deep-red walls are covered with an eclectic and entertaining array of the kitsch and colourful. Essentially a bar…

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Broughton Delicatessen

7 Barony Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6PD

Brightly coloured paper snowballs hang from the ceiling and illustrations by local artists adorn the walls of this vibrant deli-cafe, which is as popular for a takeaway salad box as it is for a relaxing coffee and cake pitstop. In a menu packed with…

Celino's

620–624 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 3BT

Celino’s is a lovely neighbourhood venue in the East End of the city, with a cosy feel created by the friendly staff, the buzz of conversation, nostalgic photos of the Celino family on the walls and a treasure chest of a deli chock full of Italian…

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…

Fratelli Sarti

42 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 1NF

Fratelli Sarti have three City Centre venues, all sharing the same à la carte menus; and all have a devoted patronage solidly built on authenticity and warm service. The Renfield Street branch has an inviting, candle-lit, wood panelled and marbled…

Gambrino

333 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9HS

A few years back Gambrino dominated both sides of Great Western Road – pizzeria on one side, bar on the other. Returning to a single venue restaurant seems to have paid dividends. Atmosphere is lively and informal, akin to the bustle of a rustic…