2015 Scotland Year of Food and Drink

2015 Scotland Year of Food and Drink

Following on from the success of the initial Scotland Year of Food and Drink in 2010, the Government has decreed that 2015 should also be a Scotland Year of Food and Drink. As well as a new, food-related slant on established events such as the Borders Book Festival (11-14 June), the Orkney Folk Festival (21-24 May) and the Glasgow Science Festival (5-15 June), there will be a number of new events designed to inspire and engage diverse audiences with Scottish produce. These include the Children’s Food Festival in the Highlands (5-6 June), Cake Fest Edinburgh (21 June) at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Food Town Day (6 June) in Dumfries and Galloway. Read More…

New Openings: The Rotunda Bar & Diner and Redwood Bistro

New Openings: The Rotunda Bar & Diner and Redwood Bistro

There are new restaurant openings afoot on both sides of the M8. In Glasgow, The Rotunda Bar and Diner is dishing up American-style favourites on Tunnel Street while Annette Sprague has opened Redwood Bistro in Edinburgh’s Corstorphine. Close to The Hydro Part of the Rotunda complex and handily situated next to The Hydro, The Rotunda Bar and Diner could be called a Ronseal restaurant in that it does what it says on the tin. Read More…

Glasgow dining guide: Great Western Road restaurants

Glasgow dining guide: Great Western Road restaurants

“The most noble entry to any city in Europe,” said Scottish politician Tam Galbraith about Glasgow’s Great Western Road. Stretching from Old Kilpatrick to Glasgow City Centre, Great Western Road certainly covers a big area. The best section is the leafy West End stretch which runs from Anniesland to St George’s Cross, taking in some of the best dining out spots in the city such as Hyndland and Kelvinbridge. 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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