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February 13, 2023

Spring is still a little way over the horizon. However, here is a selection of fabulous restaurants that will make riding out the winter so much more fun.

As ever, 5pm has a wide choice of restaurants and bars offering amazing Big Deals on dining out. Browse and book here.

2 Course Dinner with Optional Wine for 2 at The Inn at Loch Tummel, near Pitlochry; from £39

Get cosy at The Inn at Loch Tummel.

Get cosy at The Inn at Loch Tummel.

What’s Included

2 course dinner for 2

Optional glass of wine each

Award-winning country inn

Locally sourced produce

Rave reviews

Award-winning country inn

Located just outside the picturesque town of Pitlochry, The Inn at Loch Tummel is a traditional yet stylish country inn, boasting spectacular panoramic views of its own over Loch Tummel.

The chefs at the inn pride themselves on sourcing local produce and preparing all meals on site; suppliers are chosen carefully to ensure high quality produce.

Two course dinner

This Big Deal is for two people to each have two courses from the dinner menu, with the option to add a glass of wine each.

The menu changes with the seasons but typical starters may include the Stornoway haggis bon bons with brandy peppercorn sauce and the poached pear and rocket salad with pecans, Blue Murder cheese and maple with balsamic glaze.

Mains on offer might feature the mushroom and chestnut en croute, garlic mashed potatoes, maple-drizzled carrots and parsnips, braised greens and a brandy peppercorn sauce or the pan-fried sea trout with Scottish asparagus, peas & turnip in a butter and herb sauce.

For those with a sweet tooth, expect tasty dishes such as the white chocolate bread and butter pudding with home-made custard and the seasonal crumble with fresh cream.

Rave reviews

The Inn at Loch Tummel is rated excellent on TripAdvisor with plenty of wonderful reviews. Here’s some recent feedback:

‘The Inn at Loch Tummel had been on our bucket list for a while and my goodness it did not disappoint. Jade and Alice are wonderful hosts giving the place a very casual and relaxed feel. Breakfast was made from local produce with plenty to choose from. Our evening meal was delicious and beautifully served. It was particularly special to have the Snug and Library to chill out in before and after our dinner. We would highly recommend a stay here. We will definitely be back and will be telling our families and friends about the Inn at Loch Tummel!’

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£20 for a Pizza + G&T, Cocktail or Beer Each for 2 at Radisson RED Glasgow

Pizza and a view. What's not to like?

Pizza and a view. What's not to like?

What’s Included

Pizzas and drinks for 2

Choice of G&T, cocktail or beer

Chic dining space

Sleek riverside hotel

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

Pizza with cocktails or beers

Radisson RED hotel at Finnieston Quay offers a unique drinking and dining spot to unwind in the Oui Bar, a vibrant ‘neo canteen’ space with a pool table, snug room showing sports TV and wall murals by comic book artist Frank Quitely. The main pic shows the super cool interior.

This Big Deal is for a choice of pizza and drinks for two.

All pizzas are made fresh. Tasty options include the Red Devil with tomato, mozzarella, spicy salami; the All Day-er with baked beans, streaky bacon, sausage, haggis, cherry tomato & egg, and the Garden Gobbler with tomato, mozzarella, grilled peppers, artichoke & olives.

Your drink choices will be an Eden Mill gin and tonic, a classic Cosmopolitan cocktail or locally brewed West Lager.

With the laidback vibes of Oui Bar, this Big Deal gives you a chance to relax over pizzas and drinks, so why not treat your other half to a lunch or dinner to remember in a swish riverside hotel?

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

‘We visited the Sky Bar and were amazed. Fabulous views, great service and a really fun time… Thank you Radisson Red. We’ll be back and will hopefully stay over next time.’

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£50, £75 or £100 Spend at El Santo, Glasgow; from £35

Feel the good time vibes at El Santo.

Feel the good time vibes at El Santo.

What’s Included

Choice of food spends

New city centre restaurant

Great reviews

Available Sunday to Friday

Latin American dining in city centre

Located on Miller Street is Glasgow’s newest Latin American bar and restaurant, El Santo – a casual drink spot with luxury dining.

Available Sunday to Friday, this deal for a food spend is perfect for a romantic meal or a catch up with friends or family. It is also usefully close to Queen Street station and the big shopping streets.

£50, £75 or £100 spend

This Big Deal is for a £50, £75 or £100 spend towards food only.

There is a menu full of flavoursome dishes, such as aperitivos including crocantes with guacamole, prawn & mozzarella-filled savoury pastries, and crispy frog legs.

A variety of tacos, ceviches and fish dishes are available, alongside charcoal grill plates like the Picanha rump, rib-eye steak and Tomahawk sharer, corn-fed chicken with chorizo and cassoulet, and crispy pork belly.

El Santo has an extensive drinks list, including a range of cocktails inspired by Brazilian, Cuban and Peruvian flavours among others.

Rated highly on TripAdvisor

‘This place was brilliant – lovely staff, very smart place to be, reasonably priced and most of all food was fantastic. Will definitely come back… We came around tea time (which is dinner time for some) with two kids. Could see it being a great night for couples or adult parties too…’

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Afternoon Tea with Optional Champagne for 2 at The Register Club within 5* Cheval The Edinburgh Grand Hotel; from £45

Sink into the luxury at The Register Club.

Sink into the luxury at The Register Club.

What’s Included

Luxury afternoon tea for 2

Within 5* Cheval The Edinburgh Grand

Optional Champagne

Valid 7 days

Historic Edinburgh landmark

Set in the impressive surroundings of the former Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters, The Register Club is located in the five star Cheval Edinburgh Grand Hotel.

Enter via the stunning hotel lobby and take the lift to the fourth floor where you’ll find a stylish, contemporary hangout space to indulge in a tasty afternoon tea.

Luxury afternoon tea

This Big Deal is for two people to enjoy afternoon tea, with the option to add a glass of Champagne each.

Available seven days, you can expect to be served a range of exquisite treats alongside your choice of tea or coffee.

The menu

The menu is subject to change but might look something like the following:

Smoked venison sausage roll, served with homemade cherry ketchup

Smoked salmon éclair with pickled mini onion rings, keta & lime caviar

Mini pork and haggis pies seasoned with rosemary & cracked black pepper

Goat cheese served with red onion chutney

Home-made scones served with clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam

Matcha & white chocolate mousse served with fresh raspberries & lemon balm

Pink grapefruit and basil posset tart

Rose Champagne & honey jelly

Black Forest gateau

Wonderful reviews

‘Booked for afternoon tea, ordered wine and cocktails. Staff were pleasant and fast, meeting our needs. The afternoon tea was savouries not sandwiches, but ideal for the winter. Plenty of coffee supplied and the Aviation cocktail was excellent. After shopping a nice place to sit, discuss your purchases and relax.’

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Handpicked - £50 for a 3 Course Dinner & Fizz Cocktail for 2 at Glenskirlie Castle

The cheesecake is always a winner at Glenskirlie Castle.

The cheesecake is always a winner at Glenskirlie Castle.

What’s Included

Handpicked for you

3 course dinner & fizz cocktail

Award-winning kitchen

Elegant dining room

Weekend availability

Handpicked for you – curated deals for 5pm customers

Fine dining in a boutique style castle

Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, Glenskirlie Castle is located near Banknock.

Located just twenty minutes from Glasgow, forty from Edinburgh and fifteen from Stirling, it is very convenient for anyone in the Central Belt.

The award-winning kitchen prepares everything fresh and in-house with Scottish ingredients taking pride of place on the menus.

This Handpicked Big Deal is for a three course dinner for two from the market menu with a fizz cocktail each.

The dishes on the menu change regularly depending on what is in season, but the following are typical inclusions.


Hot soup, warm bread & butter

Tartlet, goat cheese & beetroot tart, rocket & baby beetroot salad, parsley dressing

Chicken liver paté, red onion marmalade, balsamic glaze, oatcakes

Salmon & dill rillette, baby leaves, citrus aioli, crispbread


Chicken breast, chorizo and shiitake mushroom farce, confit chicken & herb potato cake, kale, mustard and tarragon cream

Shin of beef, wrapped in panko breadcrumbs, baby carrots, crushed potatoes, red wine jus

Polenta, lemon and leek polenta, roasted romanesco broccoli, salsify, baby carrots

Fish of the day, Dauphinoise potato, seasonal vegetables, lemon and white wine cream


Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice cream

Cheesecake of the day, Chantilly cream, seasonal compote

Apple parfait, apple compote, home-made granola, brandy syrup, fresh brambles

Triple chocolate mousse, orange marmalade, vanilla ice cream

Happy diners on TripAdvisor

‘Top class food with lovely friendly staff. Superb presentation and lots of choices.’

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