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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…

Kitsch Inn

214 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HW

Vibrant and cute in teal blue and black vinyl, this Thai restaurant exudes similar retro cool to the 1950s surf-chic Tiki Bar downstairs, but is rather more grown-up. It’s light and airy with covetable window booths and a secluded snug for groups. Staff…


12 Kings Court, King Street, Glasgow, G1 5RB

With lots going on, seemingly at once, this open and airy bar/venue is an old hand at giving its clientele exactly what it wants. Its staunch dedication to vegetarian and vegan food is as impressive in ethos as it is on the palate. Starters of homemade…


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…

Riverhill Coffee Bar

24 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3PU

With its City Centre location, imaginative sandwich flavours, and cakes that have to be tasted to be believed, Riverhill Coffee Bar is worthy of daily visits. There's a serious commitment to high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, with Dear Green…

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1299 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TL

'Serves You Right', the tagline for Roast, a sandwich specialist close to Kelvingrove museum, could be as much a reflection of its modern take on the takeout as it is the pleasant neighbourly demeanour exuded. In her first venture, Lynn Girasoli is…


14a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

One of the best-kept secrets of the Old Town, nestled above a sandwich franchise and a music shop on Nicolson Street, Suruchi provides an inconspicuous oasis of calm in the bustling district of Newington. As Scotland’s first Thali restaurant, this…

Thai Orchid

5A Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW

The king and queen of Thailand preside over Thai Orchid from high above the bar and what a happy scene they survey. The warm colour palette of brown, pumpkin and ochre is matched by the relaxed geniality of the serving staff. For newcomers, a mixed…

Tuk Tuk

1 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LH

Since opening in late 2012, Tuk Tuk has brought a dash of modern India to this corner of Tollcross. On offer is a westernised take on the Indian street food delivered in small bowls, saucepans and tin plates by Tuk Tuk wallahs dressed in black aprons…

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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…


26A Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 1LU

The depth and complexity of flavours of a Charcoals curry result from the judicious use of freshly ground spices and herbs. Lamb desi served on the bone comes in a rich and abundant sauce while, by contrast, chicken saag is served in a yogurt sauce with…

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The Chocolate Tree

123 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4EQ

An especially ethical and lovely experience is to be had in the Chocolate Tree, which makes all cakes, truffles and ice-cream at their country kitchen in Haddington. This is certainly a wee place: with only twelve seats available it is always advisable…


497 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HN

Despite a growing reputation as a great lunchtime hang-out, there is no question that Cottonrake is a bakery at heart. From the minute the doors open, the bakery team produce all sorts of patisserie delights to keep the streaming queue of customers…

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.

Gran Caffè

The Signet Library, Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF

Case notes and legislation literature pack the shelves of the Georgian Signet Library, and tables from 1815 await their culinary offerings. Its position beside the courts means lunchtime clientele are mainly of the legal profession, although other local…

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…