Xmas gifts for… foodies who eat out every week & go to new restaurants before anyone else


You know that friend who appears to be checking in to a different restaurant every night on Facebook? Who, when you're about to book that hot new dining spot in town, casually lets you know their opinion? (Of course they will have eaten there already). We have loads of deals in Glasgow and Edinburgh restaurants on our 5pm Christmas Gifts page that would make excellent presents for them. From hipster street joints to fine dining establishments, … [Read more...]

Wacky wine events in Edinburgh and Glasgow

L'escargot bleu and blanc are celebrating Le Beaujolais nouveau.

The 5pm Dining blog has always enjoyed the more inventive ways in which the restaurant industry tries to get bums on seats.From pushing pink Champagne on St Valentine's Day to promoting flights of wine, the wine part of the trade has often been behind some of the most ingenious ideas to encourage business.One of the most well-known, at least it used to be, was the promotion of Le Beaujolais nouveau.Every year on the third Thursday of … [Read more...]

Cotton Club Casino launches in Corinthian Club on Friday

Going underground at the Cotton Club.

If you think that you have a working relationship with Lady Luck, you may wish to be at Glasgow's Corinthian Club this Friday as they unveil their new Cotton Club casino. Jazz-era Harlem The new venture is designed to evoke Jazz-era Harlem and will offer a 1920s style boutique casino and cocktail lounge.Set over two tiers, the casino will provide electronic gaming on the ground floor which opens at noon and closes at 6am.Downstairs, in … [Read more...]