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Söderberg Pizza at the Bakery

Söderberg Quartermile, 1 Lister Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9GL

Having first brought a stylish slice of Swedish artisan baking to Edinburgh in 2007, Peter's Yard have recharged and expanded their operation in 2015 with a new overall name, Söderberg, and two new outlets to add to the three existing under the original…

Victor & Carina Contini Ristorante

103 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3ES

In a palatial former bank, award-winning Victor & Carina Contini Ristorante (formerly known as Centotre) has been serving up authentic Italian cooking in the capital for the last 10 years. Dishes here are simple yet beautifully crafted, allowing the…

The Wilson Street Pantry

6 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1SS

As pretty as the Merchant City is to stroll through, it’s always been somewhat lacking in decent places to stop off and have a coffee. Thus, the Wilson Street Pantry is a very welcome newcomer, offering passers-by a cracking location in the heart of the…

Le Bistro Beaumartin

161 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 2UQ

If there were more French restaurants in Glasgow to measure it against, this place would compare most favourably. In their absence it shines on its own. ‘Beaumartin’ is co-owner Richard Dupupet’s family house in Burgundy, but it’s the ‘bistro’ in the…

BrewDog Edinburgh

143–145 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS

It feels customary to say in any piece about Stonehaven-based craft brewing chain BrewDog that the occasionally brash manner of the company can rub some up the wrong way. But boy, they know their beer. This student-friendly Cowgate branch was one of the…

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BRGR

526 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8EL

One of the newer members of Glasgow's burger scene, BRGR at Kelvinbridge has amassed a fanbase of regulars in its short existence. And while it isn’t on the most walked-past stretch of the West End, it’s more likely this following is lured back by the…

The Caley Sample Room

42–58 Angle Park Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 2JR

Although the staff refute the long-held rumour that a pipe runs directly from the nearby Caledonian brewery straight to the bar of the Caley Sample Room, its excellent provision behind the bar is just one of the reasons why this almost suburban venue is…

Charcoals

26A Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 1LU

Twinkling fairy lights shimmer enticingly in the window of this city centre restaurant. The skill and complexity of Charcoal’s cooking is evident from the outset – starting from the warm poppadums, spiced onions and mango chutney – stickily sweet and…

Eat Café

69 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow, G41 3YR

The dining-out experience is always a sum total of constituent parts, although the food inevitably plays the vital role – and at this Southside diner, blending daytime café and evening bistro, those parts come together to great effect. The space is cool…

Galvin Brasserie de Luxe

Caledonian Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d crossed the Channel, so reminiscent is the Galvin Brasserie of a typical Parisian bistro. Black and white tiles, white linen, and a stylish (and very well stocked) round bar replete with crustacean tank dominate the…

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Gandolfi Fish

84 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1NY

From the unpretentious wine pairings to the posh scampi, there’s little that Gandolfi Fish doesn’t get more or less spot on. Found behind a people-watching windowed exterior a few doors up the street from flagship outlet Café Gandolfi, and adjoining…

Indaba

3 Lochrin Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 9QJ

Billed as a mix of tapas from Spain, South Africa and Venezuela, the departure of one of the original partners means Indaba’s focus is broadly Spanish, with unusual meat like ostrich ticking the South African box. But with such an appealing menu (and…

Juan Chihuahua

373 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3HU

It can be an exercise in tedium trying to find trusted spots on Sauchiehall Street that you can drop in on for a bite. Cavernous wee pueblo Juan Chihuahua is a sure thing. This is true Tex-Mex, direct from the source, complete with ornamental dried…

The King's Wark

36 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QU

On an inclement night, this is an excellent place to hole up, drink red wine and eat really good pub food. In a stone-walled 15th century building down on The Shore, it feels like escaping to an old country pub. Flickering candlelight, low ceilings and…

Lamora

1166–1170 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TE

Father and son duo Silvano and Luciano Mora know a thing or two about Italian cooking – both are chefs to trade with father Silvano running front of house. Décor is simple but cosy – worn wooden flooring, beech wood furniture and plain walls dotted with…

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Mary's Milk Bar

19 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS

Mary’s Milk Bar is a marvellous ice-cream parlour in the Grassmarket, the work of Mary Hillard, an inventive chocolatier and 'gelato graduate' from an Italian ice-cream university, who has recreated the milk bars of her Yorkshire childhood. The black…

Meat Bar

142 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 2RQ

This subterranean haunt allows you to unashamedly placate your inner lumberjack. The décor is rustic, American and woodsy – think Twin Peaks, but less creepy. The pleasing odour of ‘smoked’ intermittently fills the air, kickstarting your salivary…

Nanyang Malaysian Cuisine

Unit 1, 3–5 Lister Square, South Pavilion, Quartermile, Edinburgh, EH3 9GL

Nanyang hides away amid the shiny glass, steel and stone of the Quartermile’s as yet empty Lister Square. But this plush, modern box is deservedly busy, because the chefs’ authentic cooking, fusing Malaysia’s Chinese, Indian, Thai and Malay influences…

Pâtisserie Maxime

6 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PA

It’s the croques monsieurs that make you want to return to Patisserie Maxime. Or is it the choux buns? Or the pain au chocolat? Zut alors! Perhaps it’s the whole package – the attractive window crammed with beautiful patisserie; the courteous French…

Restauracja U Jarka

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

Local expats and their families who frequent the Polish Club overlooking Kelvingrove Park know that there's more to this over-lit and somewhat old-fashioned looking basement restaurant than meets the eye. A small menu highlights northern hemisphere…

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Roast

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…

Roots and Fruits

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

Since the expansion of the popular Great Western Road greengrocer three years ago, the Roots and Fruits deli has established itself as a West End institution. The café strives to cater for every potential customer whether this be through their wide…

The Roseleaf

23–24 Sandport Place, Edinburgh, EH6 6EW

A likeable neighbourhood café/pub serving rose-frosted cakes and Cullen skink by day, and organic beers and cocktails in teapots by night. Although the website might be off-putting with its OTT-tweeness (saying they serve ‘lunchies, brunchies, din-dins…

The Salisbury

72 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow, G41 2AN

In this ambitious Southside newcomer, it looks like boho Strathbungo might have finally gotten the grown-up bar-diner it deserves. The bare walls and filament bulbs are modern design staples, here matched with warm vintage greens and upholstered booths…

Smile Café

102 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow, G20 8NZ

The accolades keep coming for this laid-back, warmly loved cafe who are expanding with a second location in summer 2015. Smile Café is a genuinely lovely spot, with Italian delicacies and specialist foods crammed into every space. Time seems to slow…