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July 16, 2014

This 5pm Dining blog scribbler has been elsewhere for the last couple of weeks. One result of this is that we have an inbox stuffed with new openings and other exciting developments which will pique the appetite of those who live to scoff. Over the next couple of days, we’ll do a quick run through of all the newbies.

[Marco Pierre White: soon to be making an appearance in Glasgow.][2]
Marco Pierre White: soon to be making an appearance in Glasgow.

First up, Marco Pierre white is to open one of his steakhouses in Glasgow’s Hotel Indigo in late August. Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill will be situated on the ground floor of the hotel and will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Marco Pierre White said: ‘It’s been a long time in the planning, but I’m absolutely delighted to open my first city centre restaurant in Glasgow – a city that I love. Vibrant dining scene ‘Glasgow has a vibrant dining scene and I look forward to offering Glaswegians a taste of something a little bit different; my recipe for “affordable glamour” which is all about serving quality food at affordable prices. It isn’t about Michelin standard food, which for most is experienced as a one-off or for a very special occasion. ‘The Steakhouse Bar & Grill will cater for different budgets with a very reasonably set-priced menu to our delicious steaks which will sit at the higher price range of the menu. I truly hope the restaurant will be a place for restaurant goers to return again and again.’

[Paradise Palms is a new venue that aims to light up Edinburgh's nights.][4]
Paradise Palms is a new venue that aims to light up Edinburgh’s nights.

In other news, the blog is kicking itself at missing last week’s launch party for The Paradise Palms on Edinburgh’s Lothian Street. Late night kicks Located opposite Bristo Square, the new venture bills itself as a ‘dive bar’, diner and cabaret-led events venue. Tacos, ribs, burgers and cocktails will keep the body and soul together while DJs such as Frankie Sumatra, Tall Paul and Trendy Wendy will be wrangling the decks from 9pm each evening.

[Paradise Palms: the owners aren't big on minimalism.][6]
Paradise Palms: the owners aren’t big on minimalism.