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May 30, 2022

The list of restaurants that can be booked via 5pm keeps getting longer. Have a nibble on these three newcomers.


Roti is a family-run Indian restaurant on Edinburgh's Southbridge. Inside, you will find a space lit up in shimmering pink neon, where you can wash down your curry with a fancy cocktail as well as a more traditional beer.

The kitchen team’s aim is to deliver mouth-watering Halal dishes sourced from traditional Indian and Pakistani recipes. To this end, everything is prepared daily with fresh, flavoursome herbs and spices. Diners can pop in for Indian thali or tapas at lunchtime, a full curry feast in the evening or a traditional desi breakfast or brunch on Sundays.

Old meets new with a touch of fusion

There is plenty of choice at Roti, including tandoori grill dishes, spiced seafood and various lamb, chicken or veggie curries. Diners can enjoy classics such as butter chicken, lamb karahi and saag aloo alongside more unusual alternatives.

For instance, a house special is the Roti Tawa, the restaurant’s unique sharing selection served on one hot platter and featuring tandoori meats (or veggie alternatives), kebabs, curry, naan and roti. Check out the main pic.

Or why not sample the Old Delhi dish of nihari lamb shank prepared with curry sauce in a pressure cooker until it is deliciously tender, then served with delicate matchsticks of ginger? Or the North Indian chilli garlic king prawn cooked with bullet chicken in a garlic sauce?

Roti also offers a unique selection of fusion dishes, including Indo-Chinese chicken tikka served as a sweet & sour stir fry, or spicy mince meat with chips and melting mozzarella cheese.

What’s near to Roti in Edinburgh?

The restaurant is a short stroll from both the Royal Mile and Waverley station and as the Festival Theatre is nearby you could head here for a pre-theatre bite.

Other attractions in the area include Holyrood Park, the Surgeons’ Hall Museums, the Talbot Rice Gallery, the National Museum of Scotland and St. Giles’ Cathedral.

Book at Roti via 5pm and receive a 15% discount on your food bill when dining on the a la carte menu


Light up your night at Moskito.

Light up your night at Moskito.

Re-imaged and re-incarnated, the new Moskito celebrates everything that was originally loved about Glasgow’s famed nightlife institution, and much, much more….

Stylish, unique and with a 3am licence, the all-day restaurant, bar and events space serves globally influenced food with attitude along with innovative cocktails, up-beat DJ sets and live music.

Vibrant and edgy in feel and housing a state-of-the-art audio-visual system, the world of Moskito, transforms as the sun sets.

The result is a high-energy, drinking, dining and dancing concept, unlike any other in Glasgow.

 Glasgow’s favourite late night bar

Glasgow’s favourite, multi-award winning late night basement bar on Bath Street is back with a brand new look. Originally opened in 2000, Moskito is famed for its vibe, great food, friendly staff, wide range of drinks and well respected DJs. You’ll find everyone from lunching office workers to weekend party people here.

Contemporary bar menu

Moskito’s revitalised menu boasts an eclectic array of tantalising dishes combining exquisite flavours from around the world with fresh local produce – all designed to be shared amongst friends in a relaxed setting.

The dishes are inspired by Earth, Sea, Land and Fire. Some of our favourites include the roasted cauliflower, miso-glazed salmon, katsu sandwich and the char sui beef short rib. If you have room for dessert, the chocolate orange ganache and charcoal pavlova are not to be missed.

Book into Moskito with 5pm and look out for their offer: order three dishes per person on the a la carte menu for the price of two.

The Moskito menus are always fresh and new.

The Moskito menus are always fresh and new.


Vesta is a relaxing spot for a meal.

Vesta is a relaxing spot for a meal.

'Serving craft beer, creative cocktails, delicious food and warm welcomes, seven days a week' is how Vesta describes its operations. And we're not going to argue with that.

Vesta Bar & Kitchen is a social enterprise restaurant. That means that as well as enjoying great food in an elegantly rustic setting, you can help tackle homelessness when you dine at Vesta. Every Tuesday, the restaurant closes between 3-5pm to serve lunch to vulnerable people. Customers can ‘pay forward’ the cost of a coffee, lunch or dinner, with all proceeds going straight to Social Bite

Open seven days a week, guests can swing by  for lunch, dinner or a weekend brunch at Vesta. Menu staples include indulgent burgers, steaks and seafood dishes, accompanied by creative cocktails, mocktails, craft beers, wine and more.

From hearty classics to veggie delights

Keeping it delicious at Vesta.

Keeping it delicious at Vesta.

Vesta celebrates its namesake, the goddess of hearth, home and family, through a menu inspired by global cuisine and crafted from local ingredients. Think comfort classics with a few gourmet twists along the way, such as the hand-pressed burger in a pretzel bun with chorizo jam and Isle of Mull cheddar; the slow-braised pork belly with chimichurri or the fish of the day with French-style peas. Vegans and vegetarians can tuck into dishes like cauliflower buffalo wings with pepper salsa and superfood salad or a BBQ Moving Mountains burger.

The weekend brunch menu includes the full works as well as pancakes, waffle stacks, eggs Benedict and more. Enjoy it with a freshly made juice or smoothie, or a glass of fizz at the sparkling Sunday Bubbles & Brunch.

Artisan distilleries

The drinks list features over 30 gins and whiskies, as well as international wines sourced from responsible suppliers and beers brewed by artisan distilleries.

Vesta is on Queensferry Street in the West End, round the corner from the Johnnie Walker Experience. It’s perfectly placed for several central attractions and only a short walk from the Usher Hall, Traverse Theatre and several cinemas. Haymarket station is around a 10-minute walk away and if you’re driving, an NCP car park is nearby.

You can book Vesta via 5pm. Watch out for their set lunch menu at £14.50 for two courses.