New restaurants in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Pickled Ginger: bringing sushi to Finnieston.

The 5pm Dining blog is delighted to welcome Pickled Ginger to the 5pm fold.The Finnieston restaurant opened on St Vincent Street a couple of weeks back and seems to be going great guns.It's a contemporary Japanese restaurant. We have written a full description here so let's just say that it looks well funky.Obviously, they serve sushi and sashimi as well as ramen dishes, Korean bulgoki, gyoza and all manner of other good … [Read more...]

6 must-try steaks in Glasgow City Centre


29 – The Grill on the Square Popular with many 5pm Diners, 29 in Royal Exchange Square has an educated steak menu of primarily Scottish beef but also featuring Wagyu and USDA beef.We spoke to Head Chef David Friel who gave us some fantastic insights into the different cuts of steak available from a cow.£16.50 for 2 courses on lunch/pre-theatre menu and a free dram of Whyte & Mackay - book here. Meat BarMeat by name, meat … [Read more...]

Old Town Street Festival in Edinburgh

The courtyard at The Three Sisters will be jumping this weekend.

On Monday, we told you about this weekend's fab-sounding Mhor Festival in rural Perthshire.Happily for confirmed city dwellers who get slightly anxious at the thought of the countryside, there is also plenty going on in Edinburgh.Previously, we blogged about the Whisky Stramash but it's not the only show in town this Bank Holiday weekend.On Sunday, the Old Town Street Festival is back in action at the ever lively Three Sisters in The … [Read more...]