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August 28, 2014

Over the last couple of days, the 5pm Dining blog has covered some of the new places which we knew were on the horizon in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.

Inevitably, we missed some. Here they are:

Cool lounge bar and bistro

First up, Velvet Appetite is up and trading on West Nile Street in Glasgow. A cool new lounge bar and bistro, it is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, coffees and a cheeky wee after work glass of vino.

Tasty Big Deal

Only open a matter of weeks, it has been picking up good reviews on assorted websites. All being well, we have a rather tasty Big Deal running with Velvet Appetite tomorrow.

You can find the full details on the deal here. Essentially, two people can each enjoy a prime Scottish sirloin steak with all the trimmings plus a bottle of wine to share for £28.

The offer is a great introduction to Velvet Appetite.

As well as prime steaks, the bistro serves fine pizza, handmade burgers and tempting dishes such as trad macaroni cheese; king prawn spaghetti and corn-fed chicken breasts on a spicy chorizo, garlic and pea cous cous.

Spit/Fire being built

Hanging Bat
Hanging Bat

Zipping back over the M8, it looks as though the team from The Hanging Bat are getting stuck into a new project.

Earlier this summer, the New Town Bar shut down. According to the Spit/Fire Bars Twitter account, the new venture will launch, hopefully, in November.

The team promise ‘Two floors. Two bars. Beer. Wine. Food. Spirits.’

The 5pm Dining blog is fairly indifferent to two floors but we like the rest of that list. You can read more about the project here.