Restaurant supplier focus: Campbells Prime Meat

Restaurant supplier focus: Campbells Prime Meat

The 5pm Dining blog recently visited Campbells Prime Meats at Linlithgow. If you have ever eaten out in a Scottish restaurant then there is a high chance that the company supplied at least some, and quite possibly all, of your meal’s ingredients to the kitchen. While the family-run business is called Campbells Prime Meats, they also supply fish and deli goods to the restaurant trade. Read More…

Fish and chips in Glasgow

Fish and chips in Glasgow

Fish and chips are a national institution. Every week 7 million portions of fish and chips are consumed in the UK – that’s 380 million portions a year! There seems to be something about fish and chips we just can’t get enough of. Read More…

Dining across the globe: guide to Byres Road restaurants

Dining across the globe: guide to Byres Road restaurants

At the heart of the West End, Byres Road has long been a great place to eat out and drink in Glasgow. The large student population keeps it lively but the scholars are by no means the only influence on the area’s restaurant scene. Byres Road and the surrounding streets have also hosted some significant and influential restaurants which have had an effect on the rest of the city’s, and arguably, the nation’s eating habits. Read More…

5pm Dining Guide: Edinburgh New Town restaurants

5pm Dining Guide: Edinburgh New Town restaurants

Arguably, the Castle, perched high on its volcanic plug and visible from most of the city, is the defining feature of Edinburgh. However, the New Town and city centre have also done much to shape people’s perception of the capital. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the New Town was built to alleviate the overcrowding of the Old Town in the 18th century. Read More…

A 29 Steak

Talking steak with 29 The Grill Room’s Head Chef

David Friel has been the Head Chef at 29 The Grill Room on Glasgow’s Exchange Square since it opened in 2006. With spectacular views over Royal Exchange Square, The Grill Room specialises in selected, certified Scotch beef and local seafood, as well as prime USDA beef and Wagyu beef. Over the years, The Grill Room has accumulated multiple awards and has welcomed many a high profile guest. Read More…

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