Hebridean gin, Pitlisgo tonic and brewing on Colonsay

Sugar Kelp is a key ingredient in the new gin from the Isle of Harris Distillery.

The 5pm Dining blog tends to focus on the Central Belt but never let it be said that we don't venture much further than the M8.Especially when the siren call of the gin bottle can be heard.Way out west, the Isle of Harris Distillery has just launched. It will be some years before the distillery's Hearach whisky reaches the market but, like many other new distilleries, the Isle of Harris Distillery is making gin in order to pay the bills … [Read more...]

Top Five Last Chance Sale Picks


There's only three days left of our dining sale - make sure you don't miss out on our sale offers priced at just £12.With just three lunch/dinners to go, here's our pick of the sale offers you don't want to miss. WEST at Glasgow GreenWEST Brewery is one of Glasgow's most famous landmarks due to its location in the iconic Templeton Carpet Factory at the far end of Glasgow Green and the reputation of its authentic German style beer which … [Read more...]

New restaurants on 5pm: V Deep, Bar Brig, 111 by Nico, The Weavers Table

Hardeep is in VDeep Pic: Paul Johnston at Copper Mango

5pm Dining is always signing up new restaurants. You can now book great offers at the following places through 5pm.V DeepThe brainchild of the broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli, V Deep is a funky craft beer and curry restaurant in Leith. Decorated with bright, eye-popping graffiti and sound tracked with a lovingly curated playlist, V Deep is a refreshing, contemporary take on an Indian restaurant. The beer offer is no … [Read more...]