Dates for the diary

Blythswood Square dining room

Valentine's Day aside (you can check 5pm's Valentine's deals in Glasgow here and in Edinburgh here), a couple of imminent events taking place at 5pm member restaurants have caught our eye.Inverarity Wines and Glasgow's Blythswood Square hotel are running another of their popular Wine Man's Bluff evenings.Described as a sort of Call My Bluff with wine, it looks a fun way sample some fine wines, learn a little about them and have a cracking … [Read more...]

Hungry? Ask your gut brain

Just found this Wall Street Journal article about Swiss scientists developing foods designed to trick your stomach into thinking it is fuller for longer.Apparently, your stomach has its own brain of sorts which regulates your digestive system.I must have a more advanced gut brain than most as mine seems to regulate most of my life. … [Read more...]

New restaurant gets to the Point

The view from SKYbar.

The Point Hotel on Edinburgh's Bread Street has been under new ownership since September and they have just unveiled a number of new developments.First up, The Point Restaurant has been rebranded as the Bread Street Brasserie.With its floor to ceiling windows and chic good looks, it was always a rather smart space and it now has a new menu put in place.Using fresh, local produce, Head Chef Kenny Leary has come up with a menu of bistro … [Read more...]