New Cafe Punjab

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Our Michelle in 5pm Customer Care visited New Cafe Punjab, an Indian restaurant in Clydebank and here's her rundown (and scroll through what her and her friend ordered in the photos above). Tell us about the decor/atmosphere ​The decor was quite minimal/understated - no pretension at all, which I liked! It was fairly relaxed and felt quite 'open' although the restaurant itself isn't particularly big. What dishes did you and dining partner … [Read more...]

Spooktacular Halloween hotels

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With Halloween creeping up on the calendar, the 5pm blog thought this would be a good time to investigate things that go bump in the night. On our 5pm Hotels page, there are a number of inviting properties with ghostly links to the past. Some of the spooky tales may even be true… Dornoch Castle Hotel Dating back to the late fifteenth century, it is perhaps no surprise that plenty of ghost stories have grown alongside Dornoch Castle … [Read more...]

Protected status for Dundee cake?

Dundee cake. Pic from BBC Good Food. Many would see the inclusion of cherries as a heresy.

‘Jings’ and even ‘Crivvens!’ as Oor Wullie might put it. According to a report in today’s Times, the consultation process which would give Dundee cake protected EU status is to be given a further boost by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead. The minister is expected to launch a consultation exercise in the cake’s home town. The completed exercise will form the basis of the Scottish government’s official request for … [Read more...]