Spooktacular Halloween hotels

Spooktacular Halloween hotels

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 Hotel. Read More…

New Openings: The Rotunda Bar & Diner and Redwood Bistro

New Openings: The Rotunda Bar & Diner and Redwood Bistro

There are new restaurant openings afoot on both sides of the M8. In Glasgow, The Rotunda Bar and Diner is dishing up American-style favourites on Tunnel Street while Annette Sprague has opened Redwood Bistro in Edinburgh’s Corstorphine. Close to The Hydro Part of the Rotunda complex and handily situated next to The Hydro, The Rotunda Bar and Diner could be called a Ronseal restaurant in that it does what it says on the tin. Read More…

Modern Scottish influences at Blythswood Square

Modern Scottish influences at Blythswood Square

Blythswood Square may feature 8 foot pendant chandeliers, red velvet studded booths and be the highest spender of Harris tweed in soft furnishing since the original QE2. It may have hosted A list stars such as Liam Gallagher and P Diddy (or whatever he was calling himself at the time). But make no mistake, Blythswood Square is not a “stuffy five star hotel. Read More…

Griffin Bar

Haunted Glasgow & Edinburgh Restaurants

At 5pm we love nothing better than a good ghost story and in Glasgow and Edinburgh we’re surrounded by a number of ghouls (according to legend). In fact, Scotland is said to be one of the most haunted countries in the world, with 38% of the population claiming to have seen a ghost. Yvette Fielding, presenter of Most Haunted and Ghosthunting, has backed up this claim: Read More…

A 29 Steak

Talking steak with 29 The Grill Room’s Head Chef

David Friel has been the Head Chef at 29 The Grill Room on Glasgow’s Exchange Square since it opened in 2006. With spectacular views over Royal Exchange Square, The Grill Room specialises in selected, certified Scotch beef and local seafood, as well as prime USDA beef and Wagyu beef. Over the years, The Grill Room has accumulated multiple awards and has welcomed many a high profile guest. Read More…

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