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Hello!   I'm just popping over from the USA:PNW board to see if I can get any tips on the food scenes in Edinburgh and Glasgow. It looks like I'll be heading over there this spring to do some rese

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American Airlines I am told (by my sister who I will be traveling with) is offering some sort of business class/hotel deal for dates next year. So this is all useful information, thanks.

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Recently eaten at

The Kitchin, 78 Commercial Quay, Leith.

A very extraordinary lunch. Can't remember the details, but the souffle was a knock out.


Mark Greenaway, 69 North Castle Street, in the New Town. A formal dinner in a gracious town house with a bank vault as the wine cellar.


The Scran and Scallie, 1 Comely Bank Road, Stockbridge.

A public house with dining by Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack.

Very informal, whiled away an afternoon there between Christmas and New Year before a 5-30pm kick off at Murrayfield.


Castle Terrace, 33/35 Castle Terrace, Old Town, another Kitchin/Jack venture, Haven't eaten here, yet!




Anderson has exploded since we last lived here.

Recently visited,


1114 Argyle Street, Finneston, Glasgow G3 8TD.

Great seafood and daily specials, Has a sister restaurant Oyster Bar. 1132 Argyle Street, Finneston, Glasgow G3 8TD, not been yet. Both are the brainchild of the lovely John McLeod. http://www.crabshakk.com/


Porter & Rye

Proper aged steak house. 105 day aged steak £100 for bone in rib for two approx 500grams. We had a 10oz rump, £19.95, and 10oz sirloin £29.95. http://www.porterandrye.com/


The Gannet http://www.thegannetgla.com/ We ate from the a la carte and thoroughly enjoyed every dish.

Elsewhere in Glasgow:

Hotel du Vin 1 Devonshire Gardens. A long time ago Gordon Ramsay had Amaryllis here. Now part of an upmarket chain offering monthly matched wine/food dinners. Ate here in July and September; faultless.

Brian Maule http://www.brianmaule.com/ former Roux scholar. Good value set lunch,

The Ubiquitous Chip http://www.ubiquitouschip.co.uk/ We had Sunday lunch here a few months ago with friends and were impressed with quality and value.

The Fish People http://www.thefishpeoplecafe.co.uk/ We ate in the restaurant and bought some monkfish from the fishmonger next door. A strange location outside of a subway station but great value, good, fresh fish.

111 by Nico http://111bynico.co.uk/?gclid=CIb0juSCmcsCFRFmGwodbpYOlQ A good neighbourhood restaurant with a social conscience and a competitively priced menu. We enjoyed both of our visits.

Cafe Source Too http://cafesourcetoo.co.uk/ Based in the West End and run by the brother of the proprietor of Babbity Bowster. Good for an informal lunch and, apparently, the upstairs is well suited for family functions.

Cafe Parma http://www.caffeparma.co.uk/ Based at the tennis club, visited during opening week. A bit hap hazard. Deserves a second visit now it has been running for a few months/

Roganos http://www.roganoglasgow.com/ A classic Glasgow restaurant in the city centre. Good value lunch.

Most of these restaurants offer lunch and pre-theatre deals through websites such as groupon, itison, 5pm. wowcher.

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