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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…

Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery

652 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8UF

Taken over by the Two Fat Ladies chain seven years ago, The Buttery has a distinguished past from its early beginnings as The Shandon Belles pub, through to the several fine-dining restaurants it has been since. Inside, dark leather, wood and marble…

The Atelier

159-161 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8AG

Exposed brickwork and flickering candlelight mark out this double shop front on Morrison Street, where the atmosphere fizzes gently and family parties sit alongside romantic dinners for two. This place exudes a touch of class, where the welcome is…

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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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…

Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or

176 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RL

Glasgow doesn’t currently have a Michelin-starred restaurant, but le Chardon d’Or delivers an experience that’s pretty close. Chef Brian Maule spent eleven years with Michel Roux Jr at Le Gavroche, and his experience shows in elegant, precisely…

Burger Meats Bun

48A West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 2RA

While the proliferation of burger joints throughout Glasgow has driven competition and upped the overall quality of the star attraction, it also brings the danger of uniformity. In many ways, Burger Meats Bun represents everything that has become…

Café Domenico

30 Sandport Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6EP

Café Domenico’s mix and mis-match dining room of mirrors, red and white checks and home shop bits is a little bit of laid-back sanctuary by the Shore. While its side trade is sandwiches for Leith office lunchers, behind the counter its menu is short…

Café Modern One

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

With tables spilling out into a picturesque walled garden, the Modern Art Gallery is an idyllic lunch spot on a sunny day. The neoclassical building with its sweeping landscaped front lawn is worth the jaunt from the city centre for the salads and cake…

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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…

Crabshakk

1114 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TD

Crabshakk is probably Glasgow’s smallest restaurant – night after night punters squeeze into a handful of tightly packed wooden tables or sit on black leather high stools at the bar drinking champagne, eating oysters or langoustines – all freshly caught…

Delizique

70–72 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11 5PT

This relaxed cafe-bistro is part of a wider neighbourhood family including next door’s Cafezique. It pulls off the feat of being stylish yet cosy, with an authentically European feel. Bread and cakes baked on the premises are the star attraction, from…

Earthy Market Café

33–41 Ratcliffe Terrace, Edinburgh, EH9 1SX

Hidden among Causewayside's Dickensian range of antique shops, Earthy Market Café has a somewhat subterranean feel, and with its rustic décor and laid-back atmosphere, it is no wonder that it's a popular venue for all those in the know. Boasting ample…

The Glad Café

1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2HG

This immediately welcoming venue feels like the heart and soul of the Southside arts and music community, and with unconventional menu items, attentive cooking and entertainment galore, there’s plenty to be Glad about. The cafe’s own arts and literature…

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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…

Juan Chihuahua

373 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3HU

It is easy to be put off by the nightclub look of Juan Chihuahua, not to mention the strange name, but once you are inside and sampling the fresh and flavoursome Mexican food, you will forget any reservations you may have had. Owned by the same group…

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.

Malaga Tapas

213–215 St Andrew's Road, Glasgow, G41 1PD

Malaga Tapas is a friendly, family-run restaurant with attentive staff. Cheerfully decorated with bright red walls and pictures of Spanish dancers, it is popular with locals and only its Southside location means it doesn’t get as much custom as it…

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…

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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…

The Scottish Café

National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

In keeping with its art gallery location, even light bites like the chicken liver and Black Ball Stout pate or homemade butteries are plated with a picturesque finesse at the Scottish Cafe. Functioning as both a restaurant and cafe, the atmosphere…

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…

Smile Café

102 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow, G20 8NZ

Not many places serve a marocchino this good. The broad, striated layers – pouring dark chocolate, espresso, hot milk, and cream – beg to be stirred, so it’s no surprise this café was named a 3 Cup Excellence Outlet by the Beverage Standards…

Sonny & Vito's

52 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9JG

From its perfectly positioned outdoor tables that maximise any available sunshine long into the evening, to the large oak table that sees customers sit side by side, and its well-stocked deli with all manner of Italian and Spanish products, Sonny &…